Recommended Readings: W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., May 29th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 29, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

W. Ian Lipkin, M.D.
John Snow Professor of Epidemiology,
Mailman School of Public Health
Professor of Neurology and Pathology,
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, C
Columbia University

Small Game Hunting

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Cox-Foster, D. L., Conlan, S., Holmes, E. C., Palacios, G., Evans, J. D., Moran, N. A., … & Lipkin, W. I. (2007). A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder. Science, 318(5848), 283-287.

Memish, Z. A., Mishra, N., Olival, K. J., Fagbo, S. F., Kapoor, V., Epstein, J. H., … & Lipkin, W. I. (2013). Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in bats, Saudi Arabia. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(11), 1819-1823. doi:10.3201/eid1911.131172

Negredo, A., Palacios, G., Vázquez-Morón, S., González, F., Dopazo, H., Molero, F., … & Tenorio, A. (2011). Discovery of an ebolavirus-like filovirus in europe. PLoS Pathogens, 7(10), e1002304. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002304

Palacios, G., Druce, J., Du, L., Tran, T., Birch, C., Briese, T., … & Lipkin, W. I. (2008). A new arenavirus in a cluster of fatal transplant-associated diseases. New England Journal of Medicine, 358(10), 991-998. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa073785

Review Papers

Lipkin, W. I. (2013). The changing face of pathogen discovery and surveillance. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 11(2), 133-141. doi:10.1038/nrmicro2949

Lipkin, W. I. (2010). Microbe hunting. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, 74(3), 363-377. doi:10.1128/MMBR.00007-10

Lipkin, W. I., & Anthony, S. J. (2015). Virus hunting. Virology. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2015.02.006

Immediate, Aggressive Spending on HIV/AIDS Could End Epidemic

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2009) — Money available to treat HIV/AIDS is sufficient to end the epidemic globally, but only if we act immediately to control the spread of the disease. That was the conclusion of a study just published in the open-access journal, BMC Public Health. This approach defies conventional thinking, which recommends gradual spending over 15-20 years. Canadian Researchers found that an aggressive program over five years is the only way to end the epidemic given our current resources.  The study, part of a supplement on “The OptAIDS project: towards global halting of HIV/AIDS,” was based on a leading-edge mathematical model developed by mathematicians and biologists.   The research is in press; read more at ScienceDaily….