September 11, 2012 — Myron Cohen, MD, director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, will give the annual R. E. Dyer Lecture at the National Institutes of Health on September 19, as part of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, the NIH’s most visible and prestigious lecture program. Dr. Cohen will present “Working to End the HIV Pandemic: Glimmers of Hope.”
Cohen is an infectious disease specialist whose research is focused on the transmission and prevention of transmission of HIV. He is study chair of the HIV Prevention Trials Network 052 study, a landmark clinical trial which is considered a cornerstone of the global HIV prevention strategy and has influenced changes policy at the national and international levels.
The R. E. Dyer Lecture was established in 1950 in honor of former NIH director Dr. Rolla E. Dyer, a noted authority on infectious diseases. The Dyer lectureship is an honor conferred on an internationally renowned researcher who has contributed substantially to medical as well as biological knowledge of infectious diseases.
The lecture will be recorded and posted online on the NIH website.