Friday Conference: “HIV Treatment and Prevention in NC and Malawi: From Clinical Trials to Implementation”

Title: “HIV Treatment and Prevention in NC and Malawi: From Clinical Trials to Implementation”
Speaker: Charles van der Horst, MD
Date: April 4, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)

Charles van der Horst, MD

Description: Charles van der Horst is professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. van der Horst has been conducting clinical trials in the treatment and prevention of HIV, opportunistic infections (CMV, PCP, MAC, Cryptococcus, adenovirus), EBV and influenza since 1982. Since 2001 he has also worked in Malawi and South Africa with a focus on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, treatment of cryptococcal meningitis and operations research on better methods to prevent and treat HIV in the resource constrained setting. His research is currently focused on randomized clinical trials to treat infections in Malawi and North Carolina as well as studying better methods to implement programs on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in Malaw. Dr. van der Horst also directs the UNC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program and the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program.

Following conference this week, please join us for a brunch reception to welcome the many new faculty members who have joined us over the past year.

About Friday ID Conference

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, Division of Infectious Disease, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series that 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 May, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus.

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