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Past Annoucements

Public Health Faculty Candidate Seminar April 19, 2017

Public Health Faculty Candidate Seminar Alicia L. Battle, PhD, MCHES Assistant Professor College of Health and Human Services Department of Addictions Studies & Behavioral Health, Governors State University “A Jedi Public Health Educator Must Have the Deepest Commitment, the Most Serious Mind” April 19, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Wolstein Research Building Room 4-136

Rebecca Carter’s Dissertation Proposal, April 19th

You are invited to attend Rebecca Carter’s Dissertation Proposal on Wednesday April 19th at 10am in WG-86.  The title of her proposal is Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes. Description: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause over 2.5 million infections and 23,000 deaths annually. Nursing homes, where experts estimate that 25% to 75% of antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate or unnecessary, […]

Satya Sahoo to lead multi-institutional ”Big Data” project

Case Western Reserve University is one of three institutions nationwide to win federal “Big Data” grants focused on  ensuring the integrity and comparability of health care information nationwide. Dr. Satya Sahoo, assistant professor, leads a team that includes researchers from Harvard and UCLA. Read full story in The Daily.

Calendar

  • Elina Misicka's Dissertation Proposal

    December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 1223B

    Elina Misicka's Dissertation Proposal

    Thursday December 12th @ 10am

    Wolstein Research Building, WRB-1223B

    Establishing the causal relationships between cardiometabolic risk factors on multiple sclerosis risk, presentation, and progression.

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative, autoimmune disease that affects more than 900,000 individuals in the United States alone. This disease is characterized by neurological disability that increases in severity over time over multiple functional domains, substantially lowering quality of life and independence. Notably, persons with MS (PwMS) have a higher burden of cardiovascular comorbidities than the general population. However, little is known about the role played by cardiovascular comorbidities in MS development, presentation, or progression. A deeper understanding of how these comorbid conditions interact with the MS phenotype is necessary if health care providers are to fully treat PwMS. Unfortunately, existing observational studies are frequently subject to issues of confounding, reverse causality, and measurement error; therefore, analytical methods are needed that are robust to such flaws. The wealth of available genome-wide association data, as well as longitudinal cohorts, that measure multiple cardiometabolic- and MS-related phenotypes may provide an opportunity to perform such analyses.

    Mendelian randomization (MR) is a form of instrumental variable analysis specialized for the implementation of genetic data. By using genetic variants fixed at conception, confounding from unmeasured environmental and behavioral factors may be circumvented. Such measurements are cross-sectional in nature, however, and lack the ability to fully describe the time-variable nature of cardiometabolic factors. Longitudinal cohorts have the potential to capture such changes, though they can be vulnerable to unmeasured confounding. The proposed project will utilize extensive genome-wide association data and longitudinal cohorts from the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center to investigate the causal influence of comorbid cardiometabolic conditions on the MS phenotype. Complimentary Mendelian randomization (MR) and longitudinal analyses will be used to comprehensively explore the causal role of cardiometabolic risk factors such as hypertension and obesity on various aspects of MS. This project seeks to describe the causal association between five cardiometabolic risk factors – hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, serum vitamin D, and serum uric acid - and MS risk, presentation, and progression.

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    December 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

    https://goo.gl/forms/yBWBqEnBRMfCpjYo1

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    December 16, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    December 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

    https://goo.gl/forms/yBWBqEnBRMfCpjYo1

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    December 23, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    December 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

    https://goo.gl/forms/yBWBqEnBRMfCpjYo1

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    December 30, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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  • PQHS Faculty Meeting

    January 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    WRB-2136

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  • Grant Submissions Link

    January 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

    Attention faculty:

    If you have any new grant submissions coming up, please fill out the form here:

    https://goo.gl/forms/yBWBqEnBRMfCpjYo1

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  • PQHS 501 Seminar

    January 6, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    Wolstein Research Bldg. 4136

    PQHS 501 Seminar
    The presenter will be Scott Williams, Ph.D.

    Title: HEALTH AND EVOLUTION: THE RELEVANCE OF PQHS, AN (UN)BIASED VIEW

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