from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
The Center for Infectious Diseases and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases co-sponsor 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.
Dr. Mastro is one of the leading experts on HIV/AIDS prevention. During his tenure at the CDC, Dr. Mastro oversaw HIV prevention research activities, including a landmark study on mother-to-child HIV transmission, trials of microbicides for women, and the first international HIV vaccine efficacy trial. He has also served as chief of the CDC HIV Vaccine Section and directed the CDC's participation in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). At FHI, Dr. Mastro serves as the vice president of health and development sciences. He supports the organization's commitment to continue to expand its global leadership role in public health and development, particularly in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment research and programs.