Olivia Okereke, M.D., will present as part of the Bio-Epi Seminar Series. Okereke is Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Natalia Shcherbakova, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacoeconomics at Western New England University in Sprinfield, MA. Dr. Scherbakova will present a seminar entitled "Using administrative claims databases in health outcomes research: study of health outcomes in epilepsy treatment."
Dr. Patrick F. McArdle, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will present a lecture as part of the Bio-Epi Seminar Series. Titled "From Buggy to Bedside: CYP2C19 Genotyping and Anti-Platelet Therapy," the lecture examines how pharmacogenetics, or the ability to tailor pharmacological treatments based on one's genome, offers great hope for the future. Response to the anti-platelet agent, Clopidogrel, and CYP2C19 genotype is one of the first viable models for future success. This talk will trace that story from the beginning through implementation challenges. The initial discovery was a result of genome wide association studies performed in the Old Order Amish population. The Old Order Amish are a closed founder population living in Lancaster County, PA. Initial study design and analytic methods for discovery will be explored. Confirmation, dissemination of findings and formalizing guidelines are all precursory to implementation. The study of translating scientific findings into clinical care (so called "implementation science"), barriers to full adoption and the University of Maryland's experience in this area will be explored.
SPHHS is holding its annual Career Development and Internship Fair for undergraduates and graduate students in all departments. Students of all levels of professional experience can meet companies for:
- Volunteer work - Internships - Practicums - Jobs
The event is open to the public and free to all students, and features a wide variety of vendors. Read more here.
A few students at the Dept of Biostatistics and Epidemiology have formed a running club. We meet at the first floor of Arnold house at 5.30 pm and runs/jog for approximately 30-45 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We would like to have more members in our group and make exercise more fun.
Not everyone in our group is an expert athlete so you can release your stress on these two days of the week by a slow jog or a faster run with members of this group.
Dr. Jacquie Kurland and Graduate Students from the Department of Communication Disorders are hosting a monthly Stroke Support Group for stroke survivors and their significant others. Meetings dates are scheduled at the end of each monthly meeting.