Vanderbilt faculty from across campus will have a strong presence at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). In particular, VIGH core faculty Muktar Aliyu M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H and Kate Clouse Ph.D., M.P.H. and VIGH affiliated faculty will be presenting their work on optimizing the PMTCT cascade. See more details about their work and other Vanderbilt researchers below:
Thursday – 12:00pm to 1:00 pm Presented in A-2200 of Medical Center North (MCN) with Video Teleconferencing (VTC) to the 5th Floor Conference Room at 100 Oaks. August 14 W. David Hardy, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA “HIV and Reproductive Health” September 4 Sten Vermund, MD Amos Christie Chair and Professor of Pediatrics Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health “Circumcision for HIV prevention: where are we and where do we need to go?”
Researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) recently received a two-year, $895,072 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study whether an integrated, family-focused approach can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV—the AIDS virus—in Nigeria.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty members, R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, have been elected into the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Membership in the IOM is one of the highest honors presented to elite physician-scientists who demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Dr. Sten Vermund, VIGH Director, began involvement in Zambia after attending a research needs assessment conference in 1998. Dr. Vermund co-chaired the HIV Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Working Group with Dr. Chewe Luo and in 2000 he co-founded the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) located in Lusaka.