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 or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator Dr. Arlene Seña-Soberano or Kathy James.

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2017-2018 Conference Schedule

Title or Topic
Sept 8, 2017Gavin Cloherty,
Abbott Diagnostics
Infectious Disease: Elimination Begins with Diagnostics
Sept 15, 2017Bob Verity,
Imperial College London
From Jack the Ripper to Epidemiology: Spatial Targeting Using Bayesian Modeling
Sept 22, 2017UNC CFAR Developmental, Biostatistics, and Social and Behavioral CoresCapacity of the Cores and the Science the Cores Helped Generate
Sept 29, 2017Ann Moormann,
Impairments in Immune Surveillance over EBV during Malaria Co-infections in Children as a Risk Factor for Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma
Oct 6, 2017Canceled due to ID Week
Oct 13, 2017Myron Cohen,
Recombinant Antibodies for HIV Prevention
Oct 20, 2017Gerald B. Pier,
The vaccine potential for animal and human pathogens of the broadly expressed microbial surface antigen Poly-N-acetyl Glucosamine (PNAG)
Oct 27, 2017Sarah Beth Joseph,
Molecular characterization of CSF escape virus in HIV-infected people on ART
Nov 3, 2017Arlene Sena/Heidi Swygard,
Hepatitis B and C: From Surveillance and Outbreaks to Linkage and Cure in North Carolina
Nov 10, 2017Sean Sylvia,
Tuberculosis Detection and the Challenges of Integrated Care in Rural China: A Cross-sectional Standardized Patient Study
Nov 17, 2017Nadia Roan,
Influence of the Tissue Microenvironment on Susceptibility to HIV Infection
Nov 24, 2017Canceled due to Thanksgiving Holiday Break
Dec 1, 2017World AIDS Day Symposium
Dec 8, 2017Tim Mastro,
FHI 360
Hormonal Contraception and HIV Acquisition Risk
Dec 15, 2017Tamiwe Tomoka,
UNC Project-Malawi
Building Diagnostic Pathology Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Improving Care for HIV and Non-HIV Related Cancers in Malawi
Dec 22, 2017Canceled due to Christmas Holiday Break
Dec 29, 2017Canceled due to New Year's Eve Holiday Break
Jan 5, 2018Cancelled due to weather
Jan 12, 2018Susan Kansagra and Zack Moore,
NC Dept. of Health & Human Services
The Opioid Epidemic and Its Infectious Diseases Consequences
Jan 19, 2018Cancelled due to weather
Jan 26, 2018Natalia Soriano-Sarabia,
Role of gamma/delta T cells in HIV persistence
Feb 2, 2018Michelle Floris-Moore,
Assessing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in HIV-Infected Adults
Feb 9, 2018Jeff Stringer,
HIV, Antiretroviral Therapy, and Adverse Birth Outcomes: Why Isn’t Option B+ Yielding A+ Results?
Feb 16, 2018Rachel Miller,
Transplant Transmitted Infections: Let’s Talk about Communication
Feb 23, 2018Emily Gower,
Innovations to Improve Surgical Outcomes in Low-income Countries
March 2, 2018Sachiko Ozawa, PhD MHS,
March 9, 2018Andrea Vinson,
BD Sciences
Global Health at BD
March 16, 2018Joe Eron/David Wohl,
Updates from CROI
March 23, 2018LeShonda Wallace,
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
HIV and Nursing
March 30, 2018Canceled due to Good Friday Holiday
April 6, 2018STD/HIV T32 TraineesTBD
April 13, 2018Joe Eron, Ben Chi, Angela Kashuba and Julie Nelson,
Sex, Drugs and World Domination
April 20, 2018Jerry Keusch,
Boston University
April 27, 2018Epi ID T32 TraineesTBD
May 4, 2018Shirit Einav,
May 11, 2018Luther Bartelt,
May 18, 2018Kristen Sullivan,
May, 25, 2018TBDTBD