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Michelle Floris-Moore, Heidi Swygard, Daniel Westreich, and David Wohl address the audience during a Friday Morning Conference at UNC.

The Institute partners with the University’s 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 professionals in infectious disease, epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place each Friday, September through May, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we’ll be offering the conference online via Zoom. An email with Zoom link is sent out weekly; sign up (at left) for email notices if you haven’t already.

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

Watch previous presentations

30 Years of HIV in South Africa: Navigating Treatment, Prevention, and Social Context

Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, MBBCh, PhD, DTM&H, is Research Professor and Director of Research at the Reproductive Health and HIV Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her research interests span the intersections between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and infectious diseases, particularly in adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). She has worked on several … Read more

Improving Care for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Peru

Courtney Yuen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Global Health and Social Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yuen has been involved in important research on the global epidemiology of childhood drug-resistant tuberculosis, contributing to estimates of the global burden of childhood multidrug-resistant and isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis and the risk of disease among children who … Read more

‘Fireside Chat’ with Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen

Bioinformatics Bioinformatics-1131, 130 Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Nutrition, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine.

TIDE T-32 Presentations

The following fellows in the Training in Infectious Disease Technology (TIDE) T-32 Program will present their projects Diana Zychowski, postdoc Nicole Kelly, predoc Karen Diepstra, predoc Kelly Carey-Ewend, predoc Leah Sadinski, predoc    

NCI/HIV HIV Dynamics and Replication Program

Mary Kearney, PhD, is deputy director of the HIV Dynamics and Replication Program the NIH Cancer Institute. Dr. Kearney conducts research on the emergence of HIV drug resistance, the persistence of HIV during antiretroviral treatment (ART), and the sources of rebound viremia after stopping ART. Her studies have demonstrated that a diverse population of HIV-infected … Read more

Abdominal Transplants: Technical Considerations Applicable to Infectious Diseases

Chirag Desai, MD, FACS, is Professor of Surgery, Division Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Executive Medical Director for UNC Healthcare Center for Transplant Care, Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program, and Director of the Chronic Pancreatitis & Autologous-Islet Cell Transplant Program. Dr. Desai is an abdominal organ transplant and hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgeon with more than 15 years of experience. His special … Read more

Guest Speaker TBA

The ID Path T-32 Program will welcome a guest speaker. More info will be posted soon.

Vision Impairment in the US and Abroad, and Its Impact on Daily Life

Emily W. Gower, PhD, is Associate Professor of Opthamalogy and Epidemiology, working in global health and ocular epidemiology. Her primary area of research interest is in improving trichiasis surgery outcomes for individuals with trachoma, which is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. She has led multiple clinical trials in Africa, and an ongoing clinical … Read more

Yonatan Grad, MD, PhD

Yonatan H. Grad, MD, PhD, is the Melvin J. and Geraldine L. Glimcher Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Grad’s work uses interdisciplinary methods, including basic microbiology, mathematical modeling, and epidemiology, to study how pathogens evolve and spread through populations, with publications in Science, … Read more