Friday Conference Series

IGHID partners with the clinical division of infectious diseases and the Center for AIDS Research on a weekly conference series featuring 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.  For more information, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To suggest a speaker, contact the faculty organizer, David Wohl.

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2014-2015 Conference Schedule

Title or Topic
September 5, 2014Katie Mollan and Michael Hudgens
UNC - Chapel Hill
Power and Sample Size Boot Camp
September 12, 2014Charles Boucher
University of Amsterdam
Antimicrobial Dynamics and Clinical Relevance of Drug Resistant HIV: the end of the problem
September 19, 2014King Holmes
University of Washington
Progress and Challenges in STI Research
September 26, 2014Maximo Brito
University of Illinois Chicago
The acceptability of male circumcision for HIV prevention in the Dominican Republic
October 3. 2014Yoshi MurataAntimicrobial Development Targets for Acinetobacter baumannii
October 10, 2014Billy Fischer
UNC - Chapel Hill
The Struggle to Contain Ebola - from Outbreak to Epidemic
October 17, 2014David McGivern
UNC - Chapel Hill
New direct-acting antivirals for therapy of hepatitis C and how they interrupt the virus life cycle
October 24, 2014Jason Stout
NonTB Mycobacteria
October 31, 2014Dr. Frank Palella
Complications of HIV Infection: It's Complicated
November 7, 2014Susan LIttle
Acute HIV
November 14, 2014Georgia Tomaras
Humoral Immunity Benchmarks for Advancing HIV-1 Vaccine Candidates
November 21, 2014Garrett NicholsNovel Therapeutic Approaches for Ebola Virus Infection
November 28, 2014HOLIDAY
December 5, 2014WORLD AIDS DAY
December 12, 2014Jessica Lin
UNC - Chapel Hill
Malaria in the Mekong
December 19, 2014Charles MorrisonHormonal Contraception and HIV Acquisition – an Ongoing Dilemna
January 9, 2015James Hoxie
Penn Medical
Targeting the SIV Envelope Cytoplasmic Tail for Pathogenesis and Vaccine Research
January 16, 2015Mike FriedHCV Treatment and Cure
January 23, 2015Gerardo Garcia-Lerma Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Lessons from Macaque Studies
January 30, 2015Edward Miao
Cytoplasmic LPS Activates Caspase-11: Implications in TLR4-Independent Endotoxic Shock
February 6, 2015Jane Carlton
New York University
Global genomics of the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax: neglected no more?
February 13, 2015David WeberC. difficile colitis
February 20, 2015Martin Blaser
Microbiome and health
February 27, 2015Joseph TuckerCrowdsourcing: An innovative and effective way to spur HIV Testing
March 6, 2015Tom Hope
Northwestern University
Defining and enhancing mucosal barriers to immunodeficiency virus in the female reproductive tract
March 13, 2015Ariane van der Straten
Acceptability of and adherence to HIV prevention methods in women: past, present and future
March 20, 2015Kelly L’Engle
Betsy Costenbader
FHI 360
Using mobile phones to reach and intervene with high risk populations in the US and globally
March 27, 2015Joseph Eron
UNC - Chapel Hill
CROI Update
April 10, 2015Allison Aiello
UNC - Chapel Hill
A randomized social network intervention of isolation on respiratory infections in the community setting
April 17, 2015Peter Gilbert
University of Washington
The state of the HIV vaccine field from the HVTN perspective
April 24, 2015STD/HIV TraineesSTD/HIV Training Program Potpourri - I
May 1, 2015Nora RosenbergCouple-Based Approaches to HIV Prevention in Malawi
May 8, 2015STD/HIV TraineesSTD/HIV Training Program Potpourri - II
May 15, 2015Brad Aouizerat, UCSFThe Women's Interagency HIV Study: A Model for Genomic Research in an Observational Cohort with Deep Data
May 22, 2015Bill Rutala
Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities: Endoscope-Related Outbreaks of CRE and Other Hot Topics
May 29, 2015Buddy Creech
Translational Approaches to S. aureus Colonization and Disease