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Noor Qaragholi, Lead Research Analyst at Policy Research Group here in New Orleans is going to talk about her contributions to a couple of recent projects. Her talk is titled:  Evidence to Policy: Using Research and Evaluation to Improve Social and Economic Potential. She’ll discuss her part in a collaboration between PRG and the Louisiana OPH on assessing HIV needs across the state.  And also touch on activities that went into evaluating a teen pregnancy prevention program designed for at-risk youth in rural regions.

Zoom: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/98570651801?pwd=c2pwMi9DV1BoZWNET2d4alQ0OG1XUT09

 

For additional information please contact

https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93873115349 

For more information on the DTM Seminar Series please contactDr. Patricia Scaraffia, pscaraff@tulane.edu.

 

 

Measuring residual malaria in low transmission or eliminating areas is  challenging owing to the low frequency of infections. Antibodies to malaria are produced after an infection and persist in the blood after parasite clearance. They can thus be used to assess recent exposure to infection and thereby act as a metric to describe transmission which is known as serosurveillance. In this presentation, Dr. van den Hoogen will discuss several examples of applications of serosurveillance in malaria research projects, focusing on low transmission and eliminating settings.

Cheryl A. M. Anderson is a Professor and Dean of the UCSD Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. Dr. Anderson's research focuses on nutrition and chronic disease prevention in underserved populations using observational epidemiologic study designs, randomized clinical trials, and implementation science.

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