Events & Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Epidemiology Departmental Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Borwell 658W

Rotavirus: Forgotten But Not Gone
by Dr. Benjamin Lee

Benjamin Lee, MD is a pediatric infectious diseases specialist with an interest in enteric and vaccine-preventable infections in children. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont (UVM), Larner College of Medicine, and conducts research with the UVM Vaccine Testing Center and UVM’s new COBRE center, the Translational Global Infectious Diseases Research Center (TGIR). He has an active clinical and translational research program evaluating human immune responses to rotavirus, the leading cause of infectious diarrhea in children worldwide, following oral vaccination and natural infection in Bangladesh. His goal is to advance knowledge of human immune responses to enteric infections to inform improved the design, administration, and evaluation of vaccines for the developing world.

A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP to by the end of the day on Monday, February 4, if you plan to attend.


Past Seminars

Epidemiology Departmental Seminar Series
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Evidence from New Zealand and the US
by Dr. Zaneta Thayer

Zaneta Thayer is an assistant professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Her research focuses on understanding how early life environments shape patterns of human biology and health. She has conducted research in Aotearoa/New Zealand and among Native American populations in the United States.


Epidemiology Departmental Seminar Series
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Non-tobacco related environmental exposures and COPD
by Dr. Laura Paulin

Dr. Paulin is a pulmonary/critical care physician-scientist whose research focuses on the health effects of environmental exposures, including occupational exposures and residential indoor air pollution, on individuals with and at-risk of obstructive lung disease.


Special Seminar
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Applicability and Limitations of Translating the Neonatal Salivary Transcriptome into Newborn Care
by Dr. Jill Maron

Dr. Maron is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine and a neonatologist at Floating Hospital for Children. Her laboratory focuses its research efforts on exploring neonatal development, physiology and pathology through salivary gene expression analyses.