2009 AIDS and STD Research Symposium

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2009 AIDS & STD Research Symposium The annual AIDS & STD Research Symposium featured research presentations by pre- and postdoctoral UW STD & AIDS Research Trainees, and recipients of Developmental Awards from the UW Center for AIDS Research and STI Cooperative Research Center. The 2009 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Peter Piot. Special Guest Speaker was Dr. Dan Rockey Webcasts: Old and New Challenges in HIV Prevention Peter Piot, MD, PhD, FRCP Chair, Institute for Global Health, Imperial College, London December 9, 2009 Exploring Chlamydial Phenotypes Using Rapid Genome Sequencing Dan Rockey, PhD Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University December 9, 2009 WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2009; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. WHERE: Harborview Research and Training Building (Auditorium); 300 Ninth Avenue; Seattle, WA. POSTER AGENDA For more information, contact Lauren Sterling (laurenst at u.washington.edu or 206-744-8876). Guest Speakers: Keynote: Peter Piot, MD, Ph.D., FRCP, is presenting a talk titled, "Old and New Challenges in HIV Prevention." Dr. Piot is a Professor of Global Health, and Director of the Institute for Global Health at Imperial College, London, UK. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008. Dr. Piot co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976, and led research on HIV/AIDS, Women’s Health, and Public Health in Africa. He was a Professor of Microbiology, and of Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, the Free University of Brussels, and the University of Nairobi, was a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington, a Scholar in residence at the Ford Foundation, and a Senior Fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He holds the chair “Science against Poverty” at the College de France in Paris. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences, and published over 500 scientific articles and 16 books. Special Guest Speaker: Dan Rockey, Ph. D. will be presenting a talk titled, “Exploring chlamydial phenotypes using rapid genome sequencing.” After completing his Ph. D. from Oregon State University, Dr. Rockey worked as a Staff Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories branch of the NIAID. He then moved back to a faculty position in the Oregon State University Department of Microbiology. He currently works in the Department of Biomedical Sciences within the O.S.U. College of Veterinary Medicine. His laboratory focuses on chlamydial host-microbe interactions. Dr. Rockey is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences at Oregon State University. Trainees: Kelly Davis, Ph.D. presented "Heterosexual Men's Condom Use Avoidance: Coercive and Deceptive Tactics." She is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Natalie Zheng, Ph.D. presented "Peripheral cytokine and chemokine profi les in HIV-1 and HIV-2 infected Senegalese individuals." She is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and was a recipient of the UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research New Investigator Award. Morgane Rolland, Ph.D. presented "Fitness-informed HIV-1 Gag-p24 Vaccine Design." She is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Microbiology and is a former recipient of the UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research New Investigator Award and Emerging Opportunity Grant. Judd Walson, MD, MPH presented "Treatment of helminth co-infection to delay HIV-1 disease progression." He is an Assistant Professor of the Departments of Global Health, Medicine (Infectious Disease), Pediatrics and Epidemiology. Catherine Wetmore, MPH presented "Associations of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum with nongonococcal urethritis in men: a case-control study." She is currently a fellow on the STD/AIDS Research Training Grant. Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH presented "Adolescents' sexual references on social networking web sites." She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin and a former fellow on the STD/AIDS Research Training Grant and recipient of the UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research Emerging Opportunity Grant. Brandon Guthrie, Ph.D. presented "Risk Factors and Potential Intervention Targets in HIV-1-discordant Couples." He is currently a Senior Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and was a recipient of an STD/AIDS Training Grant Fellowship.