Microbiome & Population Health: 

challenges & opportunities

March 9, 2018

School of Public Health 

1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(Registration closes 5:00PM March 7, 2018)
Symposium Registration
(to cancel, email weaverd@umich.edu)


All events are FREE and open to the public but please register so we can provide appropriate quantities of food.  Thank you!
Pre-symposium Events  Journal Club  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17_iTSfLtpksiH0RB3z6NHLGAjkpbcTy9jHiT6LmGHu8/edit?usp=sharing    https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/mac-epid/contact/map  Past Symposia


9:00 AM - Sign In and Coffee 

9:15AM - Opening Remarks 
Betsy Foxman, PhD (Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Endowed Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID))

9:30 AM - "Can the microbiota be harnessed to prevent antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections? 
Melinda Pettigrew (
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health)
Introduced by Kyu Han Lee

10:30 AM - Break 

11:00 AM -  "The evolution of the human gut microbiome 
Andrew Moeller (Research Fellow, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science at UC Berkeley)
Introduced by Freida Blostein

12:15 PM - Luncheon/Discussions (we try to be inclusive with our complimentary lunch but if you have dietary restrictions please plan to bring your own food. See menu)

1:30 PM - "Letting go of labels in microbiome diversity: a self-help guide"  
Ashley Shade (Michigan State University, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Plant Resilience Institute, and DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)
Introduced by Hayden Hedman

2:30 PM - Coffee Hour 

Thank you to our sponsors: Gudakunst Lectureship, MAC-EPID, Dept of Epidemiology, and SPH.  
MAC-EPID symposia are also supported through donations from people like you.