Global Health Institute kicks off annual lecture series

The inaugural presentation of a new Global Health lecture series takes place on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Wright Hall Annex on the Health Sciences Campus. Global Health Institute director and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, Christopher Whalen, and epidemiology graduate students Leonardo Martinez-Pantoja and Maria Castellanos-Reynosa will present The Impact of Tuberculosis on Global Health.

This lecture series will highlight current topics in global health research and will serve as a platform for University faculty and students across multiple academic disciplines to share insights and approaches to improving global public health.

Five more lectures are scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year. Topics include Global Health at UGA; Scaling Up HIV Care and Treatment to Achieve Epidemic Control; Evaluation of a community-based service learning program in rural Ecuador; Addressing Biases in HIV Infectivity Estimates and Epidemiological Study Design; An Introduction to the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation; and Lessons Learned from Chernobyl and Fukushima Field Research in High Radioactively Contaminated Areas Pertinent to Nuclear War Medical Response.