Friday Morning conference is held from 8:30-9:30AM each Friday in the Bioinformatics Building room 1131 (UNC Campus)

UNC CFAR partners with the clinical division of infectious diseases and the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Disease on a weekly conference series featuring distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

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2017-2018 Conference Schedule

DateSpeakerTitle or Topic
Sept. 8, 2017Gavin Cloherty,
Abbott Diagnostics
Infectious Disease: Elimination Begins with Diagnostics
Sept. 15, 2017Bob Verity,
Imperial College London
From Jack the Ripper to Epidemiology: Spatial Targeting Using Bayesian Modeling
Sept. 22, 2017UNC CFARCapacity of the Cores and the Science the Cores Helped Generate
Sept. 29, 2017Ann Moormann,
Impairments in Immune Surveillance over EBV during Malaria Co-infections in Children as a Risk Factor for Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma
Oct. 6, 2017Canceled due to ID Week
Oct. 13, 2017Myron Cohen,
Recombinant Antibodies for HIV Prevention
Oct. 20, 2017Gerald B. Pier,
Broad-based potential of active and passive vaccination targeting the conserved microbial surface polysaccharide PNAG
Oct. 27, 2017Sarah Beth Joseph,
Molecular characterization of CSF escape virus in HIV-infected people on ART
Nov. 3, 2017Arlene Sena/Heidi Swygard,
Hepatitis B and C: From Surveillance and Outbreaks to Linkage and Cure in North Carolina
Nov. 10, 2017Sean Sylvia,
Tuberculosis Detection and the Challenges of Integrated Care in Rural China: A Cross-sectional Standardized Patient Study
Nov. 17, 2017Nadia Roan,
Influence of the Tissue Microenvironment on Susceptibility to HIV Infection
Nov. 24, 2017Canceled due to Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 1, 2017World AIDS Day Symposium
Dec. 8, 2017Tim Mastro,
FHI 360
Hormonal Contraception and HIV Acquisition Risk
Dec. 15, 2017Tamiwe Tomoka,
UNC Project-Malawi
Building Diagnostic Pathology Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Improving Care for HIV and Non-HIV Related Cancers in Malawi
Dec. 22, 2017Canceled due to the Christmas Holiday
Dec. 29, 2017Canceled due to the New Year Holiday
Jan. 5, 2018Cancelled due to weather
Jan. 12, 2018Susan Kansagra and Zack Moore,
NC Dept. of Health & Human Services
The Opioid Epidemic and Its Infectious Diseases Consequences
Jan. 19, 2018Cancelled due to weather
Jan. 26, 2018Natalia Soriano-Sarabia,
Role of gamma/delta T cells in HIV persistence
Feb. 2, 2018Michelle Floris-Moore,
Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in HIV-Infected Adults
Feb. 9, 2018Jeff Stringer,
HIV, Antiretroviral Therapy, and Adverse Birth Outcomes: Why Isn’t Option B+ Yielding A+ Results?
Feb. 16, 2018Rachel Miller,
Transplant Transmitted Infections: Let’s Talk about Communication
Feb. 23, 2018Emily Gower,
Innovations to Improve Surgical Outcomes in Low-income Countries
March 2, 2018Sachiko Ozawa,
Value of Vaccination in Controlling the Development of Antimicrobial Resistance
March 9, 2018Andrea Vinson,
BD Sciences
Global Health at BD
March 16, 2018Joe Eron and Heidi Swygard,
Updates from CROI
March 23, 2018LeShonda Wallace,
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
HIV and Nursing: The View From Southeastern NC
March 30, 2018Canceled due to the Good Friday Holiday
April 6, 2018STD/HIV T32 TraineesTransactional Sex and HIV Incidence in a Cohort of Young Women from Rural South Africa: Evidence from HPTN 068; The Trauma Informed Approach in HIV Primary Care; and EED Inhibitors as a New Class of PRC2-targeted Small Molecules for Reversal of HIV Latency
April 13, 2018Joe Eron, Ben Chi, Mackenzie Cottrell, and Julie Nelson,
Sex, Drugs and World Domination
April 20, 2018Jerry Keusch,
Boston University
Improving clinical research and trials during epidemics: When will we ever learn? Report on a Report from the National Academies
April 27, 2018Jane Chen, Sara Levintow, Dana Pasquale and Asher SchranzInfectious Diseases Epidemiology
May 4, 2018Shirit Einav,
Toward predicting and preventing the development of severe dengue
May 11, 2018Dennis Lang,
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health
Effects of Early Life Exposures on Child Development: the MAL-ED Study
May 18, 2018Kristen Sullivan,
Findings from Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS Seeking Equitable Study (PHASES): Women's Views on Rules Governing Reproductive Issues in the Context of Biomedical Clinical Trials