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Global Health and Infectious Disease
Lighting Talks
About the Speakers
Poster Presentations
Photo Gallery

Other Research Days:
Cancer ResearchTranslational Research: Applying DiscoveryDrug Discovery and DevelopmentShining a Light on Environmental ScholarshipCardiovascular Disease, Obesity & DiabetesInfectious Disease & Pathogens

About Research Days

Lightning Talks

Morning Sessions  
10:10 – 11:00

Food: Friend or Foe?

Shiga Toxin–Producing E. coli Around the World: Deadly Cookie Dough, Novel Toxins, and Superkids
Cheleste Thorpe

Nutritional Approaches to Reduce Infection in the Elderly
Simin Nikbin Meydani

Nutrition and HIV: India, Vietnam and Kenya
Christine Wanke

Edible Food Sensors
Fiorenzo G. Omenetto

11:00 – 12:00

Water: Potability and Pathogens

How to Identify Pathogens in Large Volumes of Water
Saul Tzipori

Clearing Out Host Cells as a Mechanism of Clearing Out an Extracellular Enteropathogen
Ralph R. Isberg

Water Movement in Schistosomes
Patrick Skelly

Cryptosporidiosis in South India
Honorine Ward

Satellites and Human Health: Tracking Cholera Outbreaks from Space
Shafiqul Islam

Afternoon Sessions  
1:30 – 2:30

Preventive Strategies and Therapeutics

World's First Pneumonia Day - November 2, 2009 - What is Tufts Doing About This #1 Global Killer of Children?
Patricia Hibberd

The Threat to Successful Treatment of Infectious Diseases Posed by Multiple Antibiotic Resistance
Stuart Levy

Potential Use of Probiotics to Control Antibiotic Resistance
David R. Snydman

Helminths Can Block Colitis Strictly Through Interactions with Innate Immunity
Joel Weinstock

Persistence and Diversity: Insights into the HIV-Host Relationship
John Coffin

2:30 – 3:20


Vaccines and Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease
H. Cody Meissner

Developing a Measles Vaccine That Needs No Refrigeration
Jeffrey Griffiths

Do the Benefits of Varicella Vaccination Outweigh the Long-Term Risks?
John Wong

Polysaccharide-Based Adjuvant System
Bruce Panilaitis

3:20 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:20

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases: Flora, Fauna and Farma
Joann Lindenmayer

The Elderly As Targets of an Emerging Infectious Disease
Henry H. Wortis

Novel Anti-Infective Targets for Clostridium Difficile
Abraham L. Sonenshein

H1N1 – Update on the Emerging Influenza Season October 2009
Lisa Davidson

  Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging Auditorium  


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