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Recent Master's Topics

Tue 4/25/2017
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay IDM Master's Defense
Sarah Sandrian - PCMI Essay
Tue 4/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health 2140

Sarah Sandrian's Essay, Program Evaluation of a Structural Intervention Aimed at Improving Maternal Health Outcomes in Rural Zambia, aims to address the needs of pregnant women in resource poor settings as well as countries with similar health systems and challenges to improve maternal health and to engage communities in solving local problems through partnerships and collaboration. 
Fri 4/21/2017
Phil Han "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency ..." IDM Master's Defense
Phil Han "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency ..."
Fri 4/21/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Phil Han's thesis defense, "Chemical-Biology Approach to Delineate the Mechanism on Action of HIV-1 Latency Reversing Agents"  will show you how he identified several kinase inhibitors that activated HIV-1 latent genes in a significant level individually, including CUDC-101, XMD8-92, PD173074, Quizartinib, and CUDC-907.

Thu 4/20/2017
Gregory Shedlock - MIC Essay IDM Master's Defense
Gregory Shedlock - MIC Essay
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Gregory Shedlock's essay "A Literature Review and Analysis of Organizational Frameworks and Systems-Level Outcomes of HIV Primary Care Integration" aims to review the current evidence-base for 1) frameworks and models of integration and how these may best be applied and 2) systems-level outcomes as a direct result of HPCI.

Thu 4/20/2017
Hong Liu - MS Defense IDM Master's Defense
Hong Liu - MS Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Hong Liu MS thesis "Glucose Transporter Expression in Lung Granulomas from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-Infected Monkeys"  focuses on expression of glucose transporters (Gluts), a diverse set of proteins involved in glucose metabolism, in granulomas from Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected monkeys.
Thu 4/20/2017
Julie Laux - MPH-PEL Defense IDM Master's Defense
Julie Laux - MPH-PEL Defense
Thu 4/20/2017 8:30AM - 9:30AM


Julie Laux's thesis "CCR5 Antagonists Used as Topical Microbicides Modulate CCF5 Expression and May Compound HIV Infection"  reports that the public health impact of improving topical HIV drugs would reduce global HIV prevalence and shift toward an HIV-free world.
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The schedule of defenses in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology is maintained by:

Abby Michael
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412-624-3331

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