Epidemiology Research Seminar (HRP 236) - archive

Spring Quarter 2015
Course Director: Alice Whittemore
March 31-June 2, 2015
(Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.)
CCSR, Room 4205

Date Speaker Topic
3/31 Steven Charlap, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO of Health Drive
Founder & Chief Medical Officer of MDPrevent
Preventive Health Care: When Theory Meets Reality
4/7 Uri Laudabaum, MD

Professor of Medicine, Sr Vice Chief
Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Risk Stratification for Colorectal Cancer Screening
4/14 Vasu Divi, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, PhD

Research Scientist, Cancer Prevention Institute of California Fremont
Care of Advanced Head and Neck Cancers: Variation in Quality and Costs
4/21 Bruno Medeiros, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

Sacha Satram-Hoang, PhD


President, Q.D. Research
Issues in the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
4/28 Kim F. Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dept of Surgery
How Do Integrated Health Care Systems Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colon Cancer?
5/5 Channa Jayasekera, MD MSc

Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Expanding Access to Hepatitis C therapy in Lower Income Countries
  Victoria Sadaat, BSEE

Department of Health Research and Policy
HIV Epidemiology in the Former Soviet Union: Methodological Challenges and Considerations for Research
5/12 Lianne Kurina, PhD

Associate Professor (Teaching), Department of Medicine, Section of General Medical Disciplines
Prediction of All-cause Permanent Disability in U.S. Army Soldiers
5/19 Andrew Roos, MS

Student, Epi & Clinical Research Program
Sports Genetic Epidemiology and Personalized Medicine with Athletes
5/26 Sean Collins, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine
Switch from Nevirapine-based Regimen to Once a Day Rilpivirine/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir in Virologically-suppressed HIV-infected Rwandans
  Andrew South, MD

Pediatric Nephrology Fellow
ACE2 and Ang-(1-7) As Novel Biomarkers Of Subclinical Renal Allograft Injury
6/2 Danit Ariel, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Metabolism
The effects of Insulin Resistance on Testosterone
  Katharine Brock, MD

Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Fellow
Improving Palliative Care Education for Pediatric Fellows
6/9 No seminar Final exams week

Student/Alum Publications and awards

Dec 2017: Congratulations Ph.D. candidate, Stelios Serghiou, for being awarded the David Sackett Young Investigator Award 2017 by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology for his paper on Field-wide meta-analyses!
"Field-wide meta-analyses of observational associations can map selective availability of risk factors and the impact of model specifications"

Nov 2017: Congrats to recent Ph.D. grad, Andrew Goldstone, on his recent publication with NEJM! Keep up the fantastic work!
"Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement"

July 2017: Congrats to MD/Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, on his publication!
"Public Health and Economic Consequences of Vaccine Hesitancy for Measles in the United States"

April 2017: Congrats to Ph.D. candidate, Katherine Holsteen, for writing a competitive grant for the Center for Digital Health!

March 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate and guest speaker, Nathan Lo, for giving a talk in London for the Gates Neglected Tropical Disease Modeling Consortium meeting. Talk title: "Strengthening guidelines for helminths and NTDs: applications of cost-effectiveness analysis”

February 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, for his publication in NEJM
"The Perils of Trumping Science in Global Health — The Mexico City Policy and Beyond"