Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) - Gerald Friedland
Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Tuberculosis 2015: Great Progress and Persistent Problems
Dr. Gerald Friedland has focused his career in medicine and infectious diseases on creating new knowledge to improve the health of marginalized and underserved populations in the US and globally. He has been involved in HIV/AIDS care, teaching and research since 1981. More recently, although still working domestically on HIV/AIDS, a major focus of his work has been to integrate HIV and TB care and treatment in co infected patients in South Africa with the aim of improving diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of both diseases. This has led to the recognition of the epidemic of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) in Tugela Ferry in rural KwaZuluNatal South Africa and now focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and reduction of transmission of XDR TB and multiple drug resistant (MDR) TB and in HIV co-infected patients. During his career, I have developed multidisciplinary teams and constructed observational studies, clinical trials and operational research in community settings to address complex infectious diseases challenges. He has also served as a mentor for students, residents, fellows and faculty and other health care workers in the US and multiple international sites, with a current and continuing focus in rural South Africa.
Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD), the Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) is an interdisciplinary academic forum which brings together 50-60 faculty, researchers, pre/postdoctoral and international fellows and first year MPH students to discuss topics of HIV/AIDS-related research and policy.
CIRA supports innovative, interdisciplinary research that combines behavioral, social and biomedical approaches, focused on the implementation of HIV prevention and treatment and the elimination of HIV disparities.
When & Where
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator