from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., is a professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Chaisson is currently the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research, a multidisciplinary center with more than $60 million in grants for the study of TB from bench to bedside. Dr. Chaisson's research interests focus on tuberculosis and HIV infection, including global epidemiology, clinical trials, diagnostics and public health interventions. He is currently principal investigator of 11 research grants, and is director of the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic (CREATE), an international research consortium funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the impact of novel strategies for controlling HIV-related TB. He has published over 300 scientific papers and book chapters.
About Friday ID Conference
IGHID co-sponsors a weekly conference series which features 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 June) 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 sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.
Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719.