Title: Friday ID Conference: Reading the Tea Leaves: Can HPTN 052 Work in China? – Kumi Smith
Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics
Description: Kumi Smith is a doctoral student in infectious disease epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill focusing on behavioral and biomedical interventions for HIV prevention in developing country settings.
Since 2007 she has worked with colleagues at the National Center for AIDS/STD Control & Prevention in Beijing, first as a researcher and now through her dissertation field work in Henan province. She has collaborated on HIV field research across China, and has helped build ties between the China CDC and UNC through participation in Joe Tucker & Mike Cohen’s UNC South China STI Research Training Center, Dr Gail Henderson’s R24 on social science and public health partnership for HIV research in China, and the China CDC’s recent application to be a clinical trials unit (CTU) in the NIAID HIV Research Networks.
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.