Friday ID Conference: Malaria Vaccines: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Two Presentations

Title: Friday ID Conference: Malaria Vaccines: Where We Are and Where We’re Going – Two Presentations
Date: November 18, 2011
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics

Description: Friday conference this week will feature two talks by UNC malaria experts:

“Phase III RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine trial in African children:
first results on efficacy and safety”

Irving Hoffman, PA, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
UNC School of Medicine

and

“Next generation sequencing for next generation malaria vaccines:
implications of parasite diversity on malaria vaccine efficacy”

Jon Juliano, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
UNC School of Medicine

Irving Hoffman is associate professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine. He also serves as U.S. director of UNC Project-Malawi. His research is focused on the treatment and prvention of HIV and other infectious diseases in resource-constrained countries.

Jon Juliano is assistant professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. His research focuses on malaria drug resistance, diversity, and population evolution.

About Friday ID Conference

IGHID co-sponsors a weekly conference series which features 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. The conference takes place every Friday (September through June) from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.

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Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719.

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