The Associates sponsor an annual lecture in the spring. The event is held in the Medical Historical Library in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.
The 69th Annual Lecture
March 29th, 2017 at 4:00pm
“HIV/AIDS from A(labama) to Z(ambia): Research and response since 1981”
Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health
Dean of Public Health
Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
Please join us for The 69th Annual Lecture of the Associates of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Dr. Vermund will present a 37 year history of the HIV epidemic, starting with his experiences in New York City in the early 1980s, from the AIDS Division of the National Institutes of Health (1988-1994), and from his last 23 years in Alabama and Zambia, and then in Tennessee, Mozambique, and Nigeria. In Africa, HIV has rivaled the bubonic plague of the 15th Century Europe in its societal devastation, until the advent of the U.S.-led response beginning in 2003. With this historic view of the American and African HIV epidemics, he will highlight the specific urgent challenges and threats to effective response to one of the world’s worst pandemics highlighting policy, prevention, and health care challenges through to the present day.