Student Achievements

A look at all the accomplishments our Global Infectious Diseases students have recently achieved:

Accepted Abstracts

  • E.A. Iarocci, E. Polakis, O. Thalen, N.P. Nelson, D.M. Hartley. Georgetown University. “Application of Event-Based Biosurveillance to the 2011 E. coli Outbreak in Germany.” 10th Annual Meeting, International Society for Disease Surveillance; Building the Future of Public Health Surveillance, 2011, Atlanta, GA. International Society for Disease Surveillance. Abstract, Oral Presentation (Provided by E.A. Iarocci December 2011). Emerging Health Threats Journal, 4:11099. 2011.
  • W.L Mui, B.White, E.A. Iarocci, A.R. Reilly, N.P. Nelson, D.M. Hartley. Georgetown University. “Application of event-based biosurveillance to disease emergence in isolated regions.” 10th Annual Meeting, International Society for Disease Surveillance; Building the Future of Public Health Surveillance, 2011, Atlanta, GA. International Society for Disease Surveillance. Abstract, Poster Presentation (Provided December 2011). Emerging Health Threats Journal, 4:11071. 2011.
  • Ying Zhang, Larissa May, Michael Stoto. “Evaluating University Syndromic Surveillance Systems During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic”. 9th International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Meeting, 2010, Park City, UT.
  • Ying Zhang, Michael Stoto. “Evaluating Georgetown University Syndromic Surveillance System on A/H1N1”. Public Health System Research Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Winner, AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, June 26-30 2010, Boston, MA.
  • Catharina Armstrong, Ying Zhang, Jorge Chiquie Borges, Christopher Rowley, Graham Snyder.. “Efavirenz- Versus Nevirapine-containing Combination Antiretroviral Drug Regimens for the Treatment of HIV in Treatment-Naïve Patients: a Meta-analysis.” AIDS XVIII International AIDS Conference, 2010, Vienna, Austria.
  • Michael Stoto, Melissa Higdon, Ying Zhang. “Do current surveillance systems provide valid and credible statistical information on 2009-H1N1?” 8th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics, 2010, Washington, DC.
  • Michael Stoto, Ying Zhang. “Did Advances in Global Surveillance and Notification Systems Make a Difference in the 2009-H1N1 Pandemic?” 8th Annual International Society for Disease Surveillance Conference, 2009, Miami, FL.

Presentations

  • Emily Iarocci gave an oral presentation entitled, “Application of Event-Based Biosurveillance to the 2011 E. coli Outbreak in Germany” at the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Disease Surveillance; Building the Future of Public Health Surveillance, held from December 7-8, 2011 in Atlanta, GA.
  • Emily Iarocci presented a poster entitled, “Application of event-based biosurveillance to disease emergence in isolated regions” at the 10th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Disease Surveillance; Building the Future of Public Health Surveillance, held from December 7-8, 2011 in Atlanta, GA.  
  • Sweta Batni presented a poster entitled, "Drug Discovery Targeting Attachment in Giardia lamblia" at the 60th Annual American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference, held from December 5-8, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Brittany Griffin presented a poster entitled, "Determination of hepatitis delta antigen and HDV RNA features required for the formation of RNA-protein complexes" at the Molecular Biology of Hepatitis Viruses Meeting, held from October 9-12, 2011 in Orlando, FL.
  • Nicholas K. Baro gave a presentation entitled, "Analysis of Chloroquine Resistance Transporter (CRT) Isoforms and Orthologues in S. cerevisiae Yeast" at the 2011 (22nd) Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting, held from September 11-15, 2011 in Woods Hole, MA.
  • Ying Zhang gave a presentation entitled, "Evaluating University Syndromic Surveillance Systems During the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic" at the 9th International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Meeting, held from December 1-2, 2010 in Park City, UT.
  • Ying Zhang gave a presentation entitled, "Evaluating Georgetown University Syndromic Surveillance System on A/H1N1" at the AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, held from June 26-30, 2010 in Boston, MA. Ying was a Public Health System Research Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Winner for this presentation.

Publications

Student Internships

  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Medical Countermeasures Policy Analyst
  • DC Department of Health (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration)
  • Director of National Intelligence- Open Source Center