World Health Day event: Antimicrobial Resistance and its Global SpreadWorld Health Day event: Antimicrobial Resistance and its Global Spreadhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/169452KINSC Sharpless Auditorium2011-04-06T16:15:002011-04-06T18:30:00
April 6, 4:15PM–6:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Dr. Stephen Baker, Guest Speaker for World Health Day
4:15-4:40pm: Screening of 'Race Against Drug Resistance'
4:45-6:00pm: 'Antimicrobials as the Drivers of Shigella Evolution in Vietnam' with guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Baker of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam
Stephen Baker received his PhD from Imperial College London in 2005. Following postdoctoral training at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, he moved to Vietnam to study the microbiology and epidemiology of bacteria that cause endemic typhoid fever and diarrheal diseases. His lab’s recent work has identified novel resistance-bearing elements that provide disease-causing organisms with a worrisome selective advantage in this waning antibiotic era. His laboratory has been instrumental in our understanding of the epidemiology of resistant bacteria circulating in many parts of Asia, as well as in training scientists there in molecular microbiology and genomic techniques. Dr. Baker is presently an Oak Foundation Leadership Fellow and faculty member at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the KINSC, and the Biology Department.
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