Current Symposium

Canceled to prevent spread of COVID-19 (more info)

"From Laboratory to Population: Molecular Epidemiology in Action"

a MAC-EPID symposium honoring Carl Marrs's retirement

March 20, 2020

Rackham Amphitheatre (4th floor)

915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(Registration closes 5:00PM March 16, 2020)

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All events are FREE and open to the public but please register so we can provide appropriate quantities of food. Thank you!

If you will need access to our lactation room email at least 1 week prior to event.
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9:00 AM - Sign In and Coffee

9:30 AM - 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), Co-Director of the Integrated Training program in Microbial Systems (ITiMS))

Janet Gilsdorf, MD (Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases and co-founder of MAC-EPID.)

Joseph Eisenberg, PhD, MPH (Chair and Professor of Epidemiology, Professor of Global Public Health)

9:45 AM - "Antibiotic use during pregnancy: Too much of a good thing?"

Lixin Zhang, PhD (Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University)

Introduced by Student

10:45 AM - Break with snacks

11:15 AM - "Group B streptococcal epidemiology and pathogenesis: A tribute to Carl Marrs’ mentorship"

Shannon Manning, PhD (MSU Foundation Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University)

Introduced by student

12:15 AM - Luncheon

We try to be inclusive with our complimentary lunch but if you have dietary restrictions please plan to bring your own food.

1:30 PM - "Integrating Operational Research to Combat Epidemics: Investigating Ebola Infection among Health Workers in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2014"

Mikiko Senga, PhD (Disease Outbreak Team Lead, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization, Yemen)

Introduced by student

2:30 PM - Epidemiology Alumni Reception (all are welcome)

Thank you to our sponsors:

Gudakunst Lectureship, MAC-EPID, Dept of Epidemiology, and Public Health.

MAC-EPID symposia are also supported through donations from people like you.

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