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
January 16, 2015Mike FriedHCV Treatment and Cure
January 23, 2015Gerardo Garcia-Lerma TBD
January 30, 2015Edward MiaoTBD
February 6, 2015
February 13, 2015
February 20, 2015Martin Blaser
Microbiome and health
February 27, 2015Sam PhiriTBD
March 6, 2015Tom Hope
Northwestern University
Defining the mechanisms of HIV sexual transmission
March 13, 2015Joseph Eron/David Wohl
UNC - Chapel Hill
CROI Update
March 20, 2015Kelly L’Engle
Betsy Costenbader
FHI 360
Using mobile phones to provide health services to substance users in Kenya, Tanzania, and Atlanta, Georgia
March 27, 2015
April 10, 2015Allison Aiello
UNC - Chapel Hill
Social Network Study of Quarantine
April 17, 2015Peter Gilbert
University of Washington
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, 2015
May 22, 2015
May 29, 2015