Global Health Seminar

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Time: 
March 30, 2017 - 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Wright Hall Auditorium

The UGA Global Health Institute invites you to the monthly seminar titled: “The Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation - What's the SCORE?" on Thursday March 30th, 4.00pm-5.00pm in Wright Hall, Annex Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic worm infection that people acquire by going into fresh water that contains schistosome-infected snails, the intermediate host. Globally, over 250 million people are infected with this intravascular worm. About 5%-10% of those infected may progress to suffer severe, life-threatening disease, while most of those infected experience more subtle morbidity, such as cognitive and physiologic deficits due to their schistosomiasis. It is a major public health threat in endemic areas of the world.

Our speakers will be Dr. Ye Shen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Dr. Dan Colley, Professor and Director of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at UGA. The seminar is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students as well as undergraduates interested in the global health Minor and Certificate programs.

We look forward to your attendance.

Also, please mark your calendar for our last seminar this Spring coming up on 4/27.

Coffee, tea and snacks with a “global theme” will be provided; doors open at 3.45pm.