World Health Interest Group

hosted by the Center for Global Health and Diseases

Overview

This weekly seminar meets most Fridays throughout out the Fall and Spring Semesters between 9AM - 10AM. Discussion series will focus on a broad range of topics related to infectious disease research in international settings. The speakers will be comprised of a diverse group of local faculty, post-doctoral and graduate student trainees, as well as visiting colleagues from around the world.

Spring 2014

Janurary 10, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Lisa Palazzo, JD

Director of Export Control and Privacy Management

Case Western Reserve University Compliance Office

"Export Compliance in Research at CWRU"

 

January 17, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Anil Ghosh, PhD

Senior Research Associate

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Multiple Pathways for Plasmodium OOkinete Invasion of the Mosquito Midgut"

 

January 24, 2014

Joint Center for Aids Reearch and Center for Global Health and Diseases
Biomedical Research Building 105

Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair

Department of Epidemiology

University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

"Genetic Diversity of Malaria: Deep Thoughts About Deep Sequencing"

 

Janurary 31, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 105

Gloria Tavera

MD, PhD Candidate

Christopher King Lab

Case Western Reserve University

"Bench to Bedside: The Role of Universities, Researchers and Students in Improving Access to Medicines"

 

February 7, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Jonathan (Rob) Honegger, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

The Ohio State University/Nationwide Children's Hospital

"Cellular Immunity to the hepatitis C virus during and after pregnancy"

 

February 28, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

Myreen Tomas, MD

Fellow

Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

"Mucin-degrading anaerobes and colonization resistance to Clostridium difficile"

 

March 7, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

George Dubyak, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

Co-director, Medical Scientist Training Program

Case Western Reserve University

"Pyroptosis: A caspase-1 mediated pathway of inflammatory cell death in myeloid and lymphoid leukocytes"

 

March 14, 2014
Spring Break -- No Seminar

 

March 21, 2014

Utkarsha Hazarnis

Graduate Student

Institute of Management and Engineering

Case Western Reserve University

"Rapid assessment of malaria detection device"

 

March 28, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Janell Friesen

Graduate Student

Anthropology Department

Case Western Reserve Univesiry

"The relationship between food insecurity and adherence to antiretrovial therapy"

 

April 4, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Carlos Subauste, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Ophthalmology and Pathology

Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

“CD40 expressed on endothelial cells restricts retinal and cerebral invasion by Toxoplasma gondii"

 

April 11, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

Barne Willie

Graduate Student

Biology Department

Case Western Reserve University

“The Association of Toll-Like Receptor Polymorphisms with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in North Americans”

 

April 18, 2014

No Seminar

 

April 25, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

Ernest "Ricky" Chan, PhD

Post Docotoral Fellow

Genomic Medicine Institute, Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic/Case Western Reserve University

“Genomic Analysis of Plasmodium vivax

 

May 2, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Andrew Talal, MD, MPH

Professor and Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Department of Medicine

University of Buffalo

“Peripheral and intrahepatic viral kinetics and host immunie responses in HCV during antiviral therapy"

 

May 9, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Paul Wille, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

Case Western Reserve University

The cis-Acting Genomic RNA Packaging Enhancer (GRPE) Enhances HIV-1 and Lentiviral Vector Genome Packaging

 

 

May 20, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 433

Scott T. Small, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Center for Global Health and Diseases

Case Western Reserve University

"Population Genomics of Wuchereria bancrofti in Papua New Guinea"

 

May 23, 2014

Biomedical Research Building 433

David Serre, PhD

Associate Staff, Associate Professor

Genomic Medicine Institute, Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

“Complexity of Infection and Drug Resistance in Cambodian Plasmodium vivax”

 

June 6, 2014
Biomedical Research Building 105

Joint Seminar with Center for Global Health and Diseases ID & HIV Host Defense

Co-sponsored by the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Georg Lauer, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

"HCV-specific T cells in viral control and viral persistence"


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