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Dr. Disease Detectives in Training: Meet Your PhD’s Past and Present



“PHS Seminar Series #3​: Dr. Disease Detectives in Training: Meet Your PhD’s Past and Present”


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to do a PhD in Epidemiology or what you do with one? Ever wonder where our PhD alumni have ended up finding jobs? Would you like to get to know those students who sometimes TA your classes and why they are so excited about public health? Join us next week for our third PHS seminar to hear from a panel of fabulous PhD students: Liam Remillard, Michael Palmer, Colleen Webber & Afshin Vafaei. Liam is a 2nd year PhD student exploring the spatial expression of sexually transmitted infections in Ontario. Michael is a third-year PhD student with a research interest in using a mixed methods approach to identify the root causes of missing data with patient reported outcomes. Colleen is a 4th year PhD student studying access to colonoscopy and its association with diagnostic processes for colorectal cancer patients. Afshin is an upper year PhD student studying the impact of community social capital on injuries. Come prepared to learn more about these four PhD students, their stories, and ask questions about a day (or year) in the life of a PhD Epidemiology student at Queen’s. The session will start with a short description of the program and a who’s who of PhD alumni from Queen’s Epidemiology (Dr. Patti Groome, PhD Program Director). Each PhD student on the panel will then provide a brief introduction to their PhD story, including an overview of their current research interests. Each mini-presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer period, moderated by Dr. Groome.

Where: Rm 215 Dupuis Hall
When: Wednesday October 14, 2015
Time: 12:30-1:30pm