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PREPARE Institute Seminar Series

 

The UC San Diego PREPARE Institute offers a virtual Seminar Series on SARS-CoV-2 and topics related to pandemic preparedness.  

 

Friday, February 2, 2024, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM PT

Chikungunya-virus-specific CD4+ T cells are associated with chronic chikungunya viral arthritic disease in humans

 

Daniela Weiskopf, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Vaccine Innovation
La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI)
 
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases and
Global Public Health
School of Medicine, University
of California, San Diego (UCSD)

https://youtu.be/CTUU3vlGSoo

 

Poster_PREPARE-Seminar_02FEB2024_Weiskopf.pdf

 


Monday, December 11, 2023, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM PT

Disarming immunity: Understanding how Zika virus subverts cell-mediated immunity.

 

Aaron F. Carlin, MD, PhD, D(ABMM)
Associate Professor, Pathology and Medicine
Clinical Associate, Molecular Microbiology
Director, UCSD Emerging Virus BSL-3 Research Program
UC San Diego 

 

https://youtu.be/E4fotoqoy2Y?si=S6xenHSlt19Pkfy-

 

PREPARE-Seminar_11DEC2023_Carlin_Poster.pdf

 


Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM PT

Seq&Treat: targeted next-generation sequencing for drug-resistant TB diagnosis.

 

Anita Suresh
Head of Genomics & Sequencing, FIND

 

https://youtu.be/u4AuuwCOzlQ?si=Wj8sf2piMvDBb9yM

 

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar_29NOV2023_Suresh_Poster.pdf

 

 

 


Monday, October 30, 2023, 10:00 AM — 11:00 AM PT

“Resilient Shield: a CDC Center for Forecasting and Analytics, Reference Design for Public Health Integration and Convergent Intelligence.”

 

Eliah Aronoff- Spencer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health
Director, Center for Health Design and Health Initiatives, UC San Diego Design Lab
Director, Distributed Health Lab, Qualcomm Institute

UC San Diego 

 

https://youtu.be/dw3W_TXAFtk?si=1WRfjnfvaK_51Xb1

 

PREPARE-Seminar_30OCT2023_AronoffSpencer_Poster.pdf

 


Thursday, September 14, 2023, 3:30 PM — 4:15 PM PT

Accelerating Innovation in Public Health from the Lab to the Last Mile.

 

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, MD, PhD
Global Head
Global Public Health R&D 
Johnson & Johnson

 

https://youtu.be/SJwIBbMgYfY?si=JHNhoTIyra3snq42

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar_14SEP2023_Draghia-Akli_Poster.pdf

 

 


Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 12:30 PM — 1:30 PM PT

Who is translating? Who is listening? Values and praxis in translational research.

 

Rebecca Fielding-Miller, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor
Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health (HWSPH) 
Secondary appointment in School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and Global Public Health
Director of the Health Equity and Global Health Justice Research Group, HWSPH
Faculty in the Center on Gender Equity and Health

 

https://youtu.be/A5vt9ocAU2s?si=pyKATy5yoagpw-L-

 

PREPARE-Seminar_29AUG2023_FieldingMiller_Poster.pdf 

 

 


Tuesday, July 25, 2023, 12:30 PM — 1:30 PM PT

“Rapid Response Research: Getting the Public Back in Public Health.”

 

John W. Ayers, PhD, MA
Vice Chief of Innovation, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
Deputy Director of Informatics, Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Affiliate Scientist, The Qualcomm Institute

UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/U74GpOLKk3g?si=-PcpbxjQ1mu0R_21

 

PREPARE-Seminar_Ayers_25JUL2023_Ayers_Poster.pdf

 

 

 


Thursday, June 29, 2023, 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM PDT

“From Bog to Bedside: The Story Behind IPATH, the First Dedicated Phage Therapy Program in North America.”

 

Steffanie Strathdee, PhD
Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences
Harold Simon Distinguished Professor
UCSD Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Innovative Phage Applications & Therapeutics (IPATH) https://ipath.ucsd.edu
Author: The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save her Husband from a Deadly Superbug

 

https://youtu.be/N56cq-39LmA?si=OUx3_zZxgQMfqiXC

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar_29JUN2023_Strathdee.pdf

 

 

 


Friday, May 12, 2023, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM PDT

"Potential for Augmenting Public Health through IoT."

 

Benjamin L. Smarr, PhD
Assistant Professor
Shu Chen - Gene Lay Department of Bioengineering and the Halicioglu Data Science Institute
UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/y1k6IaxSIjo

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar-Poster_12MAY2023_Smarr.pdf

 

 

 


Thursday, April 27, 2023, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM PDT

"Of mice and men: The role of neutrophils in ARDS immunopathogenesis."

 

Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine & Physiology
UC San Diego
Section Chief, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
VA San Diego Healthcare System 


Jorge Masso-Silva, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care,
Sleep Medicine & Physiology
UC San Diego
 

https://youtu.be/-3qBo1eRVjY

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar-Poster_V2_27APR2023_Crotty-Alexander_Masso-Silva.pdf

 

 


Friday, March 24, 2023, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM PDT

"Homelessness as Context and Mirror for Infectious Disease Pandemics."

 

Leslie R. Lewis, PhD, MPH
Continuing Lecturer, Urban Studies & Planning
Director of Education and Community Engagement, Homelessness Hub at UC San Diego
Director of Urban Health and Equity Initiatives, Bioregional Center for Sustainability Science, Planning and Design
UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/18FHwQGUSV4

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar_Lewis_24MAR2023.pdf

 

 


Friday, February 24, 2023, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM PST

"Computational Methods in Viral Molecular Epidemiology."

 

Niema Moshiri, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Computer Science & Engineering
UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/IkSkQPXsXds

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar_Moshiri_24FEB2023.pdf

 

 


 

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM PT

"The use of CBPR for addressing vaccine hesitancy among Latinx and Black communities in Southern California."

 

Argentina E. Servin MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health
Director, Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health & Human Longevity Science
UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/wDQD3chS_6w

 

 

PREPARE-Seminar-Poster_Servin.pdf

 

 


 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM PT

"Multiantigen synthetic poxvirus-based vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and Monkeypox."

 

Flavia Chiuppesi, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Dept. of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope  

 

 https://youtu.be/yA8loTcAu5Y

 

 

 PREPARE-Seminar_Chiuppesi_15NOV2022.jpeg

 

 


 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM PT

"Substance Use-related Epidemics in North America: A Tale of Two Crises and Two Futures."

 

Dan Werb, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health
UC San Diego
Associate Professor
Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation
University of Toronto

  

https://youtu.be/Nce9uGnm7aI

 

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Thursday, September 22, 2022, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM PT

"Meaningful engagement of diverse partners to address COVID-19 testing and vaccination uptake for underserved communities: strategies and lessons learned."

 

Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD
Nicole Stadnick, PhD, MPH
UC San Diego


Bill Oswald, PhD
Paul Watson, Jr., MSHS
Global Action Research Center

 

https://youtu.be/RBAPCwnOHd

 

 PREPARE Seminar_22SEP2022_Rabin et al

 


 

Monday, August 22, 2022, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM PT

"The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants in interrupted transit in Tijuana."


Ietza Bojorquez, MD, PhD, MSc
Department of Population Studies
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

 

https://youtu.be/wD58BVi0avw

 

PREPARE-Seminar_August-22_Bojorquez-Screen-Shot.png

 


 

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 2:00 PM — 3:00 PM PT

"Agent-based Models: Applications to modeling infectious disease spread and evaluating mitigation strategies."

 

Ravi Goyal, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health

UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/fTZpO_Lu5zY

 

 PREPARE-Seminar-Poster_21JUN2022_Goyal.pdf

 


  

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM PT

"Collaborating with the Innate Immune System to Treat Multidrug-Resistant Superbugs."

 

Victor Nizet, MD
Distinguished Professor and Vice-Chair for Basic Research,
Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics
Distinguished Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/HvWeRUf8BVE

 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM PT

"Discovery and functional interrogation of SARS-CoV-2 protein-RNA interactions."

 

Joy Xiang, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Cellular Molecular Medicine
Yeo Lab
UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/l39Z6PMt6M8.

 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 3:00 PM — 4:00 PM PT

"Defining correlates of protection and markers of disease progression during SARS-CoV-2 infection."

 

Gene S. Tan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases
J. Craig Venter Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
UC San Diego

 

https://youtu.be/qqX1ueajuR4