University of Washington

Challenges in Molecular Medicine
MOLMED 504, 1.5 credits

Each year, this class focuses on an important topic in medicine and science. Lectures introduce clinical and basic science background, followed by a seminar/discussion with speakers. Lectures are open to interested parties. The post-lecture seminar/discussion is open only to enrolled students.

This year, the topic is "Challenges in HIV." This course is chaired by Dr. Michael Lagunoff, Professor of Microbiology. This years speakers are:

May 7
Julie Overbaugh, PhD
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Title: The search for Immune correlates of HIV protection in naturally exposed populations

May 14
Ann Collier, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Director, Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
University of Washington
Associate Director, Center for AIDS Research
Title: Antiretroviral Therapy 2014 - State of the Science and the Art

May 21
Shiu-lok Hu, PhD
Professor of Pharmaceutics
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology
Title: Prime-Boost” immunization against HIV/AIDS: Lessons from primate models

May 28
Julie McElrath, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Professor, Pathobiology, Global Health, and Lab. Med.
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Director, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Title: New Perspectives for an HIV Vaccine

June 4
Corey Casper, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Global Health
Member, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center
Title: Opportunistic infections and cancers of AIDS patients

Past topics have included:

2007: Challenges in Malaria
2008: Challenges in Gene Therapy
2009: Hepatitis C Virus--A Global Pandemic
2010: Challenges in Stem Cell Research
2011: The Neurobiology of Addiction
2012: Challenges in Cancer Treatment
2013: Opportunities for innovative applications of technology to disease

Webcasts View the Webcasts of the Challenges 2009 Lectures


Sponsorship by:

University of Washington HHMI Gates Foundation Seattle Biomed

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