The Providence/Boston CFAR is celebrating the work of our past Developmental Awardees at the annual CFAR Research Forum being held on Friday, May 11th from 9:00am - 3:00pm. The event will be held on the Boston University Medical Campus in the Crosstown Building located at 801 Massachusetts Avenue. All are welcome to attend.
The keynote presentation will be given by BU's own Deborah Anderson, PhD. Dr. Anderson is a Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Microbiology and Medicine. She will be speaking about her current research "Development of the Topical Microbicide MB66". Dr. Anderson's current research is focused on harnessing mucosal immunity and topical microbicides for the control of sexually transmitted pathogens including HIV-1.
Following the keynote presentation, Drs. Jacob Vandenberg, Rachael Bonawitz, Karsten Lunze, Nancy Barnett and Mr. August Guang will be presenting on CFAR awarded developmental projects. There will be a networking lunch where faculty will be able to break off into three different disciplines (basic science/clinical science/social-behavioral science). The afternoon session will feature the international work that BU and Brown faculty are doing, as well as opportunities available to CFAR affiliated investigators who are seeking to develop global health projects and/or careers. Speakers include: Susan Cu-Uvin, Jeffrey Samet, Matthew Fox, and Don Operario.