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A Comprehensive Approach to Research and Innovation

Research Week Health Sciences Symposium

March 7, 2013 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

All are invited to a scientific exposition of research in the Health Sciences Research Institute, featuring faculty from the Schools of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts.

Time Faculty Speaker HSRI Cluster Title
1:00pm Suzanne Sindi Bio-simulation Mathematics and mad yeast: Modeling prion dynamics in living cells
1:20pm Michael Colvin Bio-simulation Atomic-level simulations of anticancer drugs
1:40pm Jan Wallander Health Disparities Children from racial/ethnic minorities and low income families do not have an equitable chance for good health and positive well-being
2:00pm Stergios Roussos Health Disparities Addressing language disparities for Limited English Proficient patients: Lessons from a statewide organizational survey
2:20pm Linda Cameron Cancer Graphic warning labels for cigarettes: Do they discourage smoking?
2:40pm Erin Gaab Cancer Communicating with children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses
3:00pm Jeffrey Gilger Basic and Behavioral Neuroscience Genes, brains, and learning disorders
3:20pm Masashi Kitazawa Basic and Behavioral Neuroscience Understanding molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease
3:40pm Evan Heit Decision Making Interpreting medical tests
4:00pm Paul Brown Behavioral Medicine Assessing the value of a public health system using discrete choice experiments
4:20pm Carol Sipan Behavioral Medicine HIV prevalence and related risk behaviors reported by male Mixteco migrant laborers in San Diego County
4:40pm Andy LiWang Biomolecular Research Rhythmic ring-ring stacking drives the circadian clock clockwise

For further information please contact
Trevor Hirst (


Half Dome Room (Social Science & Management Building, Room 317)

Contact Information

Trevor Hirst
(209) 756-6417
Health Sciences Research Institute