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Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Seminar Series

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Paul Lantos

The goal of the Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) is to foster multidisciplinary and innovative research that will positively impact childhood and lifelong health. Efforts in four key research focus areas (genes and biology, physical environment, social and economic factors, and health and behavior needs) will inform prevention, risk screening, and treatment, as well as provide training opportunities for the next generation of pediatrician-scientists to learn from Duke’s cadre of experts. As part of our goal of fostering multidisciplinary collaborations, the CHDI is holding seminar/brainstorming sessions, which we’ve termed “Great Minds Think for Kids”. These sessions will include a 40-minute research-in-progress talk from a guest speaker, followed by a 40-minute brainstorming/group discussion session led by the guest speaker and a member of the CHDI scientific leadership.

Details about the August seminar/brainstorming session follow:

Date: August 27, 2018
Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Location: Trent Semans Center, Room 3025 (Classroom 3)

Seminar Title: "Neighborhood Disparities in Cytomegalovirus Infection and Infant Hearing Loss”
Speaker: Paul Lantos, MD, MIS
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Duke University School of Medicine

Paul Lantos, MD, MIS, is associate professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, General Internal Medicine, and Global Health at Duke University. Dr. Lantos uses geographic information systems and spatial statistical models to study spatial patterns of infectious diseases. He is currently conducting studies of congenital cytomegalovirus, Lyme disease, influenza, dengue fever, and streptococcal pharyngitis. Dr. Lantos received his medical degree and did his residency in Med-Peds from the University of Connecticut, completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Harvard Medical School, and received a master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University.