Omicron is Mild: Sociopolitical Use and Misuse of Infectious Diseases in the Era of Infectious Disease Genomics

Newkirk Center for Science and Society presents Newkirk Faculty Fellow Sanghyuk Shin
Mon, 10/02/2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Beckman Center, Huntington Room

Newkirk Faculty Fellow Lecture Series welcomes Newkirk Faculty Fellow Sanghyuk Shin, PhD, an infectious disease epidemiologist with a background and expertise in genomic epidemiology and public health. His research involves the integration of infectious disease genomic data with traditional epidemiological data to understand how infectious diseases spread. His current research includes NIH-funded research projects on the spread of tuberculosis and SARS-CoV-2 in populations affected by HIV. He is also the PI of an NIH Administrative Supplement to explore bio-ethical issues related to the rollout of tuberculosis genomic sequencing technology in Botswana 

Parking is free for the lecture. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

The goals of Newkirk Faculty Fellowship are to:

1) provide a forum for cross-disciplinary interaction;
2) increase the visibility of UCI scholars and their activities within and outside the university;
3) build community around the strategic mission of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society.

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