Friday ID Conference: “Humoral Immunity Benchmarks for Advancing HIV-1 Vaccine Candidates”

Georgia TomarasThis talk is a part of our friday morning CFAR/IGHID Friday ID Conference Series.

“Humoral Immunity Benchmarks for Advancing HIV-1 Vaccine Candidates”
Georgia Tomaras, Ph.D.
Duke Human Vaccine Institute

November 14, 2014
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
1131 Bioinformatics
UNC Campus

Dr. Georgia Tomaras is a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center. She is the P.I. of the Laboratory of Immune Responses and Virology, Director of the DHVI Training Program, and Associate Director of Research for the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. She is Associate Director for the HIV Vaccine Trial Network Laboratory Center (Duke PI) and Director of the Duke CFAR Immunology Core. Research in the Tomaras lab focuses on understanding the ontogeny and anti-HIV activity of cellular and humoral immune responses as well as the identification of HIV-1 humoral immune correlates.

Special Note: This Friday Morning Conference event will be presented as an NCATEC training, and advanced registration is requested. Register here.

Friday ID conference: “Organized Crime, Kevin Bacon & Air Traffic: Lessons for HIV Prevention”

susanThis talk is a part of our friday morning CFAR/IGHID Friday ID Conference Series.

“Organized Crime, Kevin Bacon & Air Traffic: Lessons for HIV Prevention”

Susan Little, MD
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

November 7, 2014
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
1131 Bioinformatics
UNC Campus

Susan Little, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She conducts translational clinical research focused on the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of acute and very recent HIV infection. She is the director of the Primary Infection Research Program at UCSD, working to evaluate the epidemiologic, behavioral, biologic, virologic, and host factors that contribute to HIV transmission. She has been heavily involved in the design of novel approaches to screen and identify acutely infected individuals, and use of molecular epidemiologic methods to infer and characterize HIV transmission networks. Current research is focused on the evaluation of treatment and prevention interventions directed to network hubs to reduce incident infections. She is actively involved in the training and mentoring of students, post-doctoral research fellows and junior faculty and is an active investigator in the UCSD AIDS Clinical Trials Group.

Special Note: This Friday Morning Conference event will be presented as an NCATEC training, and advanced registration is requested. For questions about registration or general questions about the NCATEC, please contact michele_bailey@med.unc.edu.

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Friday ID Conference: Progress and Challenges in STI Research

King HolmesThis talk is a part of our friday morning CFAR/IGHID Friday ID Conference Series.

“Progress and Challenges in STI Research”
King Holmes, MD, PhD, FIDSA
Department of Global Health at University of Washington

September 19, 2014
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
4th Floor Old Clinic, UNC-CH Campus

King K. Holmes MD, PhD, FIDSA, has dedicated 50 years to research on the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections. From 2006-2014, Dr. Holmes served as the first William H. Foege Chair of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, where he is Professor of Global Health and Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Epidemiology. He also heads the Infectious Diseases Section at Harborview Medical Center. He founded and directs the UW Center for AIDS and STD, a WHO Collaborating Center.

Refreshments will be served.

Cohen to deliver 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Myron CohenCFAR Associate Director Dr. Myron Cohen (Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and Director, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases) will deliver the 2014 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture.

The event will be held Wednesday, October 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Carolina Club. A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following the lecture at 6:30 p.m.

The Dean and Advisory Committee of the School of Medicine established the Norma Berryhill Lectureship in September 1984. The Lectureship has two essential components: (1) a Lecture to be given annually by a tenured or tenure-track member of the faculty of the Medical School and (2) a convocation of the Medical School to be held at the time of the Lecture and at which new faculty members will be recognized.

The selection of the Norma Berryhill Lecturer is meant to honor a member of the faculty whose accomplishments have added distinction to the Medical School. The convocation is also intended to further a sense of community within the Medical School. Because Mrs. Berryhill was a major champion in promoting community connections, the Lectureship was named in her honor.

Video from Dr. Cohen on the Global AIDS Epidemic: Where Epidemiology Meets Biology and Public Health