IDM Annual Research Day

2019 IDM Research Day and Symposium
Thursday, September 26

8-11:30 am
G23 Public Health

Join us for IDM’s newest addition to Research Day as we welcome invited speakers to our morning symposium.


Jonathan Oliver
University of Minnesota

Daniel Voth
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

David Lampe
Duquesne University

Poster Presentations
1:30-4 pm
Public Health First Floor Commons

Following the symposium, support IDM PhD, MS, and MPH students and their research by attending the annual poster presentations. You will learn about IDM’s current research projects while getting to know our students!

Selected winners are then invited to present their work on Monday, September 30, as part of the departmental seminar series at noon in the Public Health Lecture Hall (A115).

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PhD Presentations

First Place: Kevin Joseph
"Efficient High-Throughput Single-Genome Sequencing of Variable and Near-Full Length HIV-1 Integrated Proviruses"

Second Place: Abigail Gerberick
"Antigen-Presenting Cell Mediated Trans Infection of naïve T Cells in HIV Reservoir Maintenance"

Third Place: Henry Ma
"Increased Intracranial Pressure and Electroencephalographic Abnormalities in Cynomolgus Macaques Infected with Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus"

MS Presentations

First Place: Victoria Gould
"Immunometabolism of Lung and Lymph Node Granulomas in Non-Human Primates with Tuberculosis"

Second Place: Daniel Evans
"Comprehensive Analysis of Horizontal Gene Transfer Among Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Pathogens in a Single Hospital"

Third Place: Subramanian Thothathri
"Generation and Characterization of Immune Polarized Exosomes Derived from Dendritic Cells"

MPH-MIC Presentations

First Place: Inngide Osirus
"A Critical Needs Assessment of HIV Position Haitians Living in Dominican Republic"

Second Place: Briana Edison
"Sexual Health Communication and Sexual Violence Prevention Among College Students"

Third Place: Rajeev Salunke
"Are We ‘Prep’ Ared to Prevent HIV?"

MPH-PEL Presentations

First Place: Rachel Jaffe
"Increasing Standard Precautions Compliance to Improve Healthcare Worker Safety and Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections"

Second Place: Abigail Rubio
"In vitro Susceptibility Profile Analysis of Emerging Drug Resistance in Extensively-Drug Resistant Pseudomonas Aeruginosa"

Third Place: Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie
"Seroprevalence of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsial Antibodies in Humans in Uganda Using Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay"

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