Friday Conference: “High Impact HIV Prevention for the United States”

Title: Friday Conference: “High Impact HIV Prevention for the United States”
Speaker: Amy Lansky, PhD, Deputy Director for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Science
Date: April 11, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics (directions)

Lansky-Amy-CDC.jpgDescription: Amy Lansky is the Deputy Director for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Science in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at CDC. She provides scientific direction and oversight for CDC’s HIV surveillance activities, epidemiologic studies and clinical trials, and laboratory research including HIV diagnostics and preclinical evaluation of biomedical HIV prevention strategies. Dr. Lansky leads the Surveillance Work Group for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. Dr. Lansky has been working at CDC since 1991; she has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals and CDC’s MMWR on issues such as uptake of HIV prevention guidelines, sampling methods for reaching high-risk populations, HIV testing behaviors, heterosexual transmission of HIV, prevention of perinatal HIV transmission, and HIV risk among persons who inject drugs.

Lansky holds Doctoral and Masters degrees from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a certificate in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health, where she currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Epidemiology Department.

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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