Public Health Seminars
All seminars are presented at 11 am-12 pm in Conference Room 812, Health & Welfare Building, unless otherwise noted.
|1/11/18||Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE||University of Pennsylvania||"Denials of Direct-acting Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C: A National Cohort Study"|
|2/8/18||Ali Kahn||University of Nebraska||TBD - via WebEx|
|3/8/18||Irving Nachamkin, DrPH, MPH, FAAM, FIDSA||University of Pennsylvania||“Best Practices for the Laboratory Diagnosis of Campylobacter Infections”|
|4/12/18||Vernon M. Chinchilli, PhD||Penn State University||“Opportunities for Collaboration for Research and Advanced Training in Science for Public Health Practice.”|
|5/1/18||Rebecca Abelman and Andrea Keefer||Penn State University||"Using Whole Genome Sequencing to Characterize International and Domestic Shigella sonnei"|
|5/10/18||Keith Cheng, MD, PhD||Penn State College of Medicine||TBD|
|6/14/18||David Ledbetter, PhD||Geisinger Health||“Geisinger Precision Health Initiative”|
|6/28/18||Hannah Lawman, PhD||Philadelphia Department of Health||“Short-term Influence of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax on Beverage Prices and Purchases”|
|7/12/18||Dawn Smith, MD, MS, MPH||CDC||“Delivering on the Promise of PrEP: Reducing Disparities in New HIV Infection” via WebEx|
|8/9/18||Nolan Ritchie, MPA||Senate Transportation Committee||“Implications of Autonomous Vehicles”|
|9/13/18||Rebecca Greeley, MPH, and Patricia M Barrett, MSD||New Jersey Department of Health||“Candida auris: Global Emergence and Local Response to a Drug-resistant Yeast” via WebEx|
|10/11/18||Sharon M. Bradley RN, CIC||Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority||“Blood Borne Pathogens”|
The seminars are coordinated by the Physician General’s Office and organized by the Bureau of Epidemiology. Rachel Levine, MD, Acting Secretary of Health and Physician General, serves as the advisor; Nkuchia M’ikanatha, DrPH, MPH, develops the scientific content; and Sameh Boktor, MD, MPH, coordinates the presentation. Tabitha Reefer is responsible for communication. Connie Hocker and John Krahel are responsible for WebEx and logistics—they can be reached at 717-787-3350.