Friday ID Conference: “North Carolina and the battle against HIV: historical reflections on local research efforts”

Stephen Inrig, PhD to speak at Friday ID Conference on April 19.

When Apr 19, 2013
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Stephen InrigDr. Inrig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences Division of Outcomes and Health Services Research at UT Southwestern. He is a member of the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center, a Clinical Research Scholar in UT Southwestern’s Center for Translational Research (formerly UT-STAR), co-director of the rotation program on health care financing and policy, and also serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management.

Dr. Inrig studies the intersection of health policy and the social determinants of health among vulnerable populations. His research has focused on HIV in the American South as well as Global Health governance. He is presently conducting work on delivery of care in Safety Net institutions in North Texas, giving particular attention to HIV, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Maternal-Fetal Health.

Dr. Inrig hails from Canada. He spent many years running programs for youth, especially at-risk youth, in Illinois, California, and North Carolina. He received his PhD from Duke University and lives with his wife, a nephrologist, and three children in Dallas.

Dr. Inrig will also be giving another presentation, “North Carolina’s HIV epidemic in historical context,” on Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the UNC Health Sciences Library, 5th floor conference room (#527). This lecture is co-sponsored by the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases and is part of the Bullitt History of Medicine Club Lecture Series.

About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor 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. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.