[pccgrads] Please join CHanGE for a breakfast seminar, April 18th, 8:00am in Roosevelt 1

Marci Burden mburden at uw.edu
Thu Apr 5 15:19:54 PDT 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) for our monthly Breakfast Seminar. Our April event will feature CHanGE faculty member Dr. Cory Morin, who will discuss climate impacts on avian influenza ecology.
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Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 am
Location: Roosevelt 1 Building, Fishbowl conference room
(4225 Roosevelt Way, Suite #100 - through revolving doors, on your left. Buzz to be let in; conference room is at the top of the stairs.)

RSVP: chge at uw.edu<mailto:chge at uw.edu>

Beverages (coffee/tea) and a light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to help us plan our order and accommodate all participants.

More Information & Speaker Bios:

Cory Morin is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Global Health in the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE). His research uses data-driven, process-based models to simulate mosquito population and virus transmission dynamics with the aim of identifying climate and meteorological conditions that facilitate epidemics. Cory's recent work has focused on Aedes mosquito transmitted pathogens including the dengue and Zika viruses and incorporating weather and climate forecasts into models for disease prediction.


Avian influenza virus (AIV) is a major health threat to both avian and human populations. The ecology of the virus is driven by numerous factors including climate and avian migration patterns, yet relatively little is known about these drivers. Warming temperatures can change the timing and patterns of bird migration, creating novel assemblages of species and new opportunities for viral transport and reassortment. Water temperature and chemistry may also be altered, resulting in changes in virus survival. These shifts have the potential to increase viral persistence, pathogenicity, and transmissibility and amplify the threat of pandemic disease in animal and human hosts. Better understanding of climatic influences on viral ecology is essential to developing strategies to limit the health effects on human and animals.
About Us:

The Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE) collaboratively develops and promotes innovative approaches to understanding and managing the risks of global environmental change. CHanGE conducts research and policy analysis, education and training, and technical assistance and capacity building, integrating health, environmental, and social sciences. CHANGE focuses on health outcomes associated with the consequences of global environmental changes, such as extreme weather and climate events, water and food security, and infectious diseases. (http://globalchange.uw.edu/)

Breakfast Seminars will be held monthly, aiming to grow and strengthen networks, promote sharing of ideas, and support collaboration across health and climate change communities. Meetings are open to students, faculty, and staff across the University of Washington with an interest in understanding and mitigating the health impacts of climate change.

Marci Burden, MA
Program Manager
Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE)
Department of Global Health

4225 Roosevelt Way NE #100
Suite 2330 | Box 354695
Seattle, WA 98105


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