UBC Health Information Series and the Life Sciences Institute Presents "Tuberculosis – a silent local killer and global threat"


Tuberculosis (TB) has plagued humanity since antiquity. Today it still infects one third of the human population and new drugs are urgently needed to prevent the spread of drug-resistant strains. UBC LSI Public Talks, in collaboration with TBVets Charitable Foundation, presents an interactive panel of internationally acclaimed speakers on the local and global state of TB as well as cutting-edge approaches to combatting the disease.

Speakers:
Dr. Jeremy Hirota, Moderator – Assistant Professor, UBC, Department of Medicine

Dr. Bill Jacobs – Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology and Genetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dr. Kevin Elwood – Clinical Professor Emeritus, UBC, Dept. of Medicine, BC Centre for Disease Control


Select Articles Available at UBC Library

Gold, M. J., Hughes, M. R., Antignano, F., Hirota, J. A., Zaph, C., & McNagny, K. M. (2015). Lineage-specific regulation of allergic airway inflammation by the lipid phosphatase src homology 2 domain–containing inositol 5-phosphatase (SHIP-1). Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2015.01.019. [Link]

Hernandez-Garduno, E., & Elwood, K. (2012). Nontuberculous mycobacteria in tap water. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 18(2), 353-353. doi:10.3201/eid1802.110455. [Link]


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