Title: Friday ID Conference- “The Gates Foundation Approach to Global Health: Asking Big Questions in Public Health” – Dr. Stefano Bertozzi
Date: October 5, 2012
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)
Description: Dr. Stefano Bertozzi, director of HIV, oversees investments in HIV vaccine development, research and product development for biomedical prevention and diagnostics, and strategies for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of delivery of prevention and treatment services.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2009, Dr. Bertozzi was with the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) in Mexico from 1998-2009, as the director of its Center for Evaluation Research & Surveys, where he led economics and statistics teams that conducted impact evaluations of large health and social programs in Mexico, Africa, Asia and Latin America. He also led the INSP’s AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Infections research group. Prior to joining the INSP, he led HIV and health economics programs at UNAIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Dr. Bertozzi is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Dr. Bertozzi’s research has covered a diverse range of topics in health economics and policy, focusing on the economic aspects of HIV/AIDS and on the health impact of large social programs. He received his BS in Biology and PhD in Health Policy and Management from MIT, his MD from University of California, San Diego, and residency training in internal medicine at University of California, San Francisco.
About Friday ID Conference
The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor 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, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.