|School researchers to present at international AIDS conference|
|July 15, 2011|
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented at the 2011 meeting of the International AIDS Society (IAS), to be held July 17-20 in Rome. The research of more than a dozen faculty members, students and alumni will be presented at the conference, which is the world's largest open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS.
Myron Cohen, MD, professor of epidemiology and director of the UNC Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, will take part in several presentations describing HPTN 052. The study, conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), is largely funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. Its aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy with HIV primary care to prevent transmission of HIV-1 from an infected partner to a non-infected one.
The research will appear online in The New England Journal of Medicine on July 18.
Cohen also is J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine, with appointments in medicine, microbiology and immunology.
Other AIDS researchers from the UNC public health school include, from the epidemiology department, Adaora Adimora, MD, adjunct professor; Frieda Behets, PhD, professor; Anna Dow, PhD, postdoctoral fellow; Andrew Edmonds, student; Lydia Feinstein, doctoral student; David Kleckner, programmer, EPI; David Margolis, MD, professor; Steven Meshnick, MD, PhD, professor; Audrey Pettifor, PhD, assistant professor; Anne Rositch, doctoral student; Jennifer Smith, PhD, research associate professor; Deidre Thompson, research associate; Annelies Van Rie, PhD, research associate professor; and Marcel Yotebieng, PhD, research assistant professor; from health behavior and health education, Carol Golin, MD, associate professor; and from biostatistics, Michael Hudgens, PhD, research associate professor.
The sixth International Aids Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention has been organized by the IAS, in partnership with Istituto Superiore di Sanita (Italian National Institute of Health), which is the leading technical and scientific body of the Italian National Health Service. Held every two years, the conference attracts about 5,000 delegates from all over the world. It is a unique opportunity for the world's leading scientists, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV-related research, and explore how scientific advances can - in very practical ways - inform the global response to HIV/AIDS.
|Last updated August 04, 2011|