World AIDS Day 2017
On December 1, 2017, people from across NIH and the community gathered at the NIH Office of AIDS Research on Fisher's Lane in Rockville, Maryland for the OAR-sponsored World AIDS Day Forum HIV and Beyond: The Benefits of HIV Research. Speakers representing NIH institutes discussed the impact of HIV research across scientific disciplines, including hepatitis C, cardiovascular disease, behavioral and social sciences, leukemia therapy, and organ transplantation. The event also included a panel discussion and lively Q&A.
The forum featured opening and closing remarks by Maureen Goodenow, Ph.D., NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director of OAR, and was moderated by Gina Brown, M.D., OAR Health Scientist Administrator. The speakers and their featured presentations included the following:
- Sarah Kattakuzhy, M.D.
Clinical and Administrative Director, DC Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress
Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, NIH Clinical Center
The Intersection of HIV and Hepatitis C
- Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, M.D.
Medical Officer, Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Branch
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
Intersection of HIV and CVD Improving Outcomes
- Dianne Rausch, Ph.D.
Director, Division of AIDS Research
National Institutes of Mental Health, NIH
Advancements in the Field of Behavioral and Social Sciences through the Lens of HIV Research
- Nirali N. Shah, MD, M.H.Sc.
Associate Research Physician, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Pediatric Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute, NIH
HIV-virus Inspires Effective Anti-Leukemia Therapy
- Jonah Odim, MD, Ph.D.
Chief, Clinical Transplantation
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Organ Transplantation and HIV Disease
Read OAR's blog post on the Benefits of HIV Research.