2019 COBRE mini-symposium
March 20, 9:00am - 11:30pm
Kakaako Campus, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Medical Education Building Auditorium (Room 315)
(1) â€œMeasles in the 21st Centuryâ€
Diane E. Griffin, M.D., Ph.D.,
Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, Maryland;
Abstract: Measles remains an important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries, despite the availability of a safe and effective live attenuated measles vaccine. Barriers to vaccination include: lack of political will; logistical difficulties of vaccine delivery; and unfounded fears of diseases caused by vaccines.
(2) "Unrest at Home: Diversity and Disturbance in Mammalian Microbiomes"
David A. Relman, M.D.,
Stanford University,Stanford, California;
Abstract: We have undertaken longitudinal studies in humans with the goals of describing the temporal dynamics of the microbiome and of identifying features associated with stability in the face of disturbances or changes in the environment. A predictive understanding of the human microbiome will inform effective strategies to prevent and/or mitigate disease.
(3) "Microbial and Host Behaviors Underlie Colonization Success"
Edward G. Ruby, Ph.D.,
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii;
Abstract: The association between the bacterium Vibrio fischeri and the light-organ of the sepiolid squid, Euprymna scolopes, provides a model system to gain insights into mechanisms by which beneficial bacteria optimize tissue colonization. Bacterial behaviors (such as aggregation, chemotaxis and flagellar motility) have evolved, in coordination with host responses, to promote specificity, mutualistic activity and population stability.
(4) "Critical Informatics in a
Puerto Rico after Maria"
Eric Rasmussen, M.D., Infinitum Humanitarian Systems
Abstract: After recent deployments to Supertyphoon Haiyan in
the Philippines, the Kathmandu earthquake in Nepal,
Hurricane Odile in Mexico, and Hurricane Mathew in
Haiti, the Global Disaster Response Team for the
Roddenberry Foundation concluded that gaps in
assessment and shortfalls in resource allocation could
be mitigated by developing free and open-source apps
designed to guide the reporting of damage to
streamline care and accelerate recovery.
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Pacific Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Research, Mānoa Campus
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