“The Traveler and Their Microbiome Get On A Plane... What Could Go Wrong?”

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

MEZCOPH College-Wide Seminar

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Drachman Hall A114

Mark S. Riddle, MD, DrPH, FISTM | Professor, Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Research, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and Associate Chief of Staff – Research, VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System

“The Traveler and Their Microbiome Get On A Plane... What Could Go Wrong?”

Our growing understanding of the importance of the human gut microbiome in health and disease is expanding the medical frontier from nutrition, cancer, immunology, endocrinology, and infectious disease. The traveler is a unique situation where multiple assaults from food, stress, circadian rhythm disturbances, and infections intermingle with the host and their microbiome to potential retain health and prevent disease on the up-side, as well as result in negative health consequences on the down-side. In this presentation a review of the role of the gut microbiome from the perspective of protection from enteric infection by colonization resistance, the effects of infection and antibiotics on the microbiome, the development of post-infectious sequelae such as irritable bowel syndrome, and the evidence supporting microbiome modulation. In addition, frontiers in research will be presented and discussed.

Contact: Sharon Bolin, sharonb@email.arizona.edu

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University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Drachman Hall, Room A114

1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724

Contact Info
Sharon Bolin, Administrative Associate
(520) 626-0023
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University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health