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Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard

March 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Two top deputies working alongside Deborah L. Birx, M.D., Ambassador-at-Large and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, will chart the scientific progress against AIDS and enduring barriers to stopping its spread at 5:30 p.m. on March 21, 2017, at the University of Georgia Chapel.

Birx, the program’s original speaker, is unable to attend due to a family health emergency. Sandra L. Thurman, chief strategy officer, and Cornelius Baker, chief policy advisor, both from the United States Department of State’s Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy, will present “The War Against AIDS, 35 Years and Counting: Are We There Yet?”

The lecture is sponsored by the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases.  It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception at Demosthenian Hall, next door to the Chapel.


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