Journal Club

Journal Club is an opportunity for all interested students, faculty, and staff to discuss papers suggested by the guest speakers prior to the semi-annual symposium. Each speaker is the focus of one of the meetings. Below are links to the speakers and their suggested readings.

To sign up for the journal club reminders go to the Journal Club profile on MCommunity and click Join Group or email Anna Cronenwett.

Student members of the Journal Club have the opportunity to personally get to know our guest speakers by dining with them, escorting them to events, and introducing them at the symposium. Click the Volunteer button below (first come, first served).

Current Symposium
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pXFu2uO9FRiVOOdSkRDUFn-9omd1qGh-n0dTwZUnV5s/edit?usp=sharing
https://mcommunity.umich.edu/#group:Journal%20Club-MicroEcoWs

March 10, 2020

1:00-2:00pm, room 2690, Public Health 1

https://www.who.int/features/2015/ebola-diaries-senga/en/

Mikiko Senga, PhD

Disease Outbreak Team Lead, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization, Yemen

Talk: "Integrating Operational Research to Combat Epidemics: Investigating Ebola Infection among Health Workers in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2014"

Suggested Readings

Contact tracing performance during the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Kenema district, Sierra Leone

Factors Underlying Ebola Virus Infection Among Health Workers, Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2014-2015

March 18, 2020

1:00-2:00pm, room 2750, Public Health 1

https://mmg.natsci.msu.edu/people/faculty/manning-shannon/

Shannon Manning, PhD

MSU Foundation Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University

Talk: "Group B streptococcal epidemiology and pathogenesis: A tribute to Carl Marrs’ mentorship"

Suggested Readings

Multilocus Sequence Types Associated with Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Sepsis and Meningitis in Canada

Differing mechanisms of surviving phagosomal stress among group B Streptococcus strains of varying genotypes

March 18, 2020

1:00-2:00pm, room 2750, Public Health 1

http://www.epi.msu.edu/faculty/zhang/

Lixin Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University

Talk: "Antibiotic use during pregnancy: Too much of a good thing?"

Suggested Readings

Maternal gut and breast milk microbiota affect infant gut antibiotic resistome and mobile genetic elements

Maternal antibiotic exposure during pregnancy and hospitalization with infection in offspring: a population-based cohort study

Questions? Contact Anna Cronenwett [weaverd@umich.edu]