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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research

2019 Symposium

Lightning Talks

Whole Genome Sequencing of Single Malaria Parasites to Understand the Development of Drug Resistance

Speaker: Shiwei Liu, PhD Candidate-Biology Graduate Program

 

Combating Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs Using Chemokine-Derived Antimicrobial Peptides

Speaker: Molly Hughes, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; Shayn Pierce-Cottler, Professor Biomedical Engineering; Don Griffin, Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering; and Bob Nakamoto, Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
 

Tools for Rapid Detection of Bacterial Antibiotic Susceptibility in Resource-poor Settings

Speaker: Nathan Swami, Professor of Electrical and Chemical Engineering; Jason Papin, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Steven Zeichner, Professor PEDT Infectious Diseases

 

Nanotechnology to improve the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children

Speaker: Tania Thomas, Assistant Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; Najeeha Iqbal, Assistant Professor Aga University, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health Pakistan

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Social Media as a Recruitment Tool for Cervical Cancer Screening & Research in Trinidad & Tobago

Speaker: Christina Pierre, Clinical Chemistry Fellow Pathology

 

Extracellular Life Style of an Intracellular Pathogen

Speaker: Volkan Koseoglu, Research Associate; Herve F Agaisse, Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology; Andreas Gahlmann, Assistant Professor, Chemistry; and Huiwang Ai, Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

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A Randomized Clinical Trial of Early Empiric Anti-Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Therapy for Sepsis in Sub-Saharan Africa (ATLAS trial)

Speaker: Christopher Moore, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; Jessica Keim-Malpass, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Mark Conaway, Professor, Public Health Sciences; Scott Heysell, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; and Tania Thomas,Assistant Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health
 

Measuring Antibody Neutralization Against Flaviviruses: Mechanism of Action and Cross-strain Protection

Speaker: Peter Kasson, Associate Professor Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering; Daniel Engel, Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology; and Rebecca Pompano, Assistant Professor Chemistry
 

Predicting Antibiotic Resistance

Speaker: Farzad Hassanzadeh, Associate Professor School of Engineering; and Jason Papin, Professor Biomedical Engineering
 

Toward Rapid Antibiotic Resistance Prediction of C. difficile Infection

Speaker: Martin Wu, Associate Professor of Biology; Ann Hays, Assistant Professor, Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Cirle Warren, Associate Professor,
Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health; and Hoang Sook, Assistant Professor, Medicine: General Surgery

 

Measuring the Cost of Over-testing and Over-diagnosis of C. difficile Infection.

Speakers: David Smith Associate Dean for Center Development and Research Virginia Bankers Association Professor, McIntire School of Commerce and Gregory R. Madden MD Fellow in Infectious Disease Medicine; School of Medicine, Costi Sifri MD Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hospital Epidemiologist

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Impact of a Community-based Intervention on Heath Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Bangladesh

Speaker: MD Amzad Hossain, PhD Candidate College of Arts & Sciences-Economics

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HIV and Health Insurance: What’s the story?

Speaker: Kate McManus, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases; Sebastian Tello-Trillo, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics; Jessica Keim Malpass, Assistant Professor Pediatrics, School of Medicine; Rebecca A Dillingham, Associate Professor, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health
 

MSM Peer Counseling and the Ethical Dispositions of HIV Preventive Care

Speaker: Richard Deang PhD Candidate, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Development of Antibiotic Resistance “in the wild”.

Speaker: Jason A Papin, Professor Biomedical Engineering; Lisa Colosi Peterson, Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Systems & Environment; and Peter M Kasson, Associate Professor Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering
 

Defining the Roles of Inflammasomes in Congenital Zika Infection.

Speaker: Angelina Angelucci, Research Scientist (Hahn Lab); Young Hahn, Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology; and John Lukens, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience