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Public Health Seminars

2018 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, MSCEUniversity 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, FIDSAUniversity 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, MPHCDC​​“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
9/27/18 ​TBD ​TBDTBD
​10/11/18​Sharon M. Bradley RN, CIC​Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority​“Blood Borne Pathogens”
​11/29/18​​Subhashinie Kariyawasam​TBD​TBD
​12/13/18​​Roy Gothie, MS Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ​“Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety”

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.