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MI-CEID Spring Retreat Explores Approaches to Disease Mechanisms

Published April 2010

The Midwest Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (MI-CEID) held its spring retreat March 22 at the College of Medicine. Attendees heard research presentations, followed by a discussion of metagenomics in infectious disease by guest speaker Thomas Jarvie, PhD, of 454 Life Sciences Corp.

The retreat concluded with a social hour and poster viewing.

MI-CEID, jointly supported by UC and Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, is an umbrella organization dedicated to collaborative multidisciplinary approaches to disease mechanisms.

Pictured from left to right are Malak Kotb, PhD, chair of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology and director of MI-CEID; Tiffany Joffrion, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the infectious diseases division; Alexey Porolla, PhD, research assistant professor, department of environmental health, division of epidemiology and biostatistics; and Tom Sesterhenn, senior research assistant in the infectious diseases division.

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