2015 Education and Career Development Workshop

Measles, MERS, Influenza, Ebola... These examples highlight that viruses know no boundaries. But who are the people involved in detecting, investigating, and dealing with these viruses at a State, National, and/or International level? More importantly how can that person be YOU? This workshop will feature presentations from the scientists who have successfully pursued careers in global public health. Helpful insights and practical advice learned by these scientists while pursuing their careers will be shared. This special session is principally aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, although anyone registered for the meeting is welcome to attend. The workshop will be interactive and will offer time for discussion and questions.

  • New Global Challenges: Careers in Public Health
  • Tuesday July 14, 2015. 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Somerville House/Thames Hall
  • Convener: Stacey Schultz-Cherry / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

4:30 - 4:50 pm

My Life as a Clinical Virologist 

Peter Shult
Director Communicable Disease in the Division and Emergency Laboratory Response, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

4:50 - 5:10 pm

Saving the World One Shot at a Time

Mark Pallansch
Director Division of Viral Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5:10 - 5:30 pm

An Unexpected Fork in the Road

Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Department of Infectious Diseases

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior scientists, and teachers are especially invited to attend

Virology Education Workshop 'Teaching Virology' Panel Discussion

How can virology be integrated into undergraduate lab exercises? Can virology lab courses be designed to result in a legitimate, inquiry-based research experience? Workshop participants will engage in a discussion about lab activities that have been successfully implemented by faculty members at diverse academic institutions that introduce fundamental concepts of virology and motivate students to get involved in virology research.

  • Designing Undergraduate Virology Labs to Motivate Student Interest in Viruses and Virology Research
  • Sunday July 12, 2015. 12:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
  • Location: Somerville House/Thames Hall
  • Conveners: Troy Cline - California State University, Chico Lauren O'Donnell - Duquesne University

Ruth Gyure, Professor

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Western Connecticut State University

Eric Miller, Professor

Department of Microbiology

North Carolina State University

Seating for this event may be limited (no pre-registration required)