Friday ID Conference: “Aging and cancer in HIV-infected individuals”

When Sep 16, 2011
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
Contact Name
Contact Phone (919) 966-2536
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Meredith Shiels, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. She earned an MHS (2006) and a PhD (2009) in cancer epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Shiels studies cancer among those with HIV/AIDS. In her dissertation, she examined the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on AIDS-defining cancers relative to other AIDS-defining events, estimated smoking-associated cancer incidence and survival among HIV+ and HIV- injection drug users and carried out a meta-analysis of non-AIDS-defining cancers among those with HIV. Refreshments will be served.

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, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James.

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