Challenges and Opportunities: The Fight Against Emerging Infectious Disease
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Challenges and Opportunities: The Fight Against Emerging Infectious Disease

Challenges and Opportunities: The Fight Against Emerging Infectious Disease

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Fight Against Emerging Infectious Diseases

New, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, such as pandemic viruses and resistant bacteria, pose a serious public health challenge. A concerted effort of experts from multiple disciplines—microbiologists, immunologists, clinical diagnosticians and epidemiologists—can address this problem by researching the mechanism of disease process (pathogenesis), discovering therapeutics, and devising plans to mitigate and monitor the spread of disease. Clinical researchers can also help by conducting the clinical trials necessary to assess the safety and efficacy of new therapeutic and diagnostic tools.

At this event, research epidemiologist and educator Yvette Girard shares her insights on combating the global threat of infectious diseases. Dr. Girard received her M.P.H. in microbial disease epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and her doctorate in experimental pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Before developing her career as an instructor, Girard received training in infectious disease epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley and at the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center.

If you are interested in the life sciences—including pre-health professional students; graduate students; and those looking to pursue a career in medicine, public health or biomedical research—get a compelling introduction to ongoing and future efforts to stop the spread of infectious disease.


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Yvette Girard, M.P.H., Ph.D., is a Bay Area native whose research focuses on the ecology and epidemiology of wildlife and zoonotic infectious diseases including West Nile virus, Lyme disease, avian influenza, toxoplasmosis and avian trichomonosis. She received her M.P.H. in microbial disease epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and her doctorate in experimental pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Before developing her career as an instructor, Girard received training in infectious disease epidemiology in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley and at the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center. She previously taught general parasitology and parasitology laboratory at San Francisco State University and has guest lectured at Stanford University and UC Berkeley on emerging arthropod-borne viruses.

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UC Berkeley Extension's programs in Advanced Biosciences, Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparation, Clinical Research Conduct and Management, and it's classroom and online science courses.

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