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PHHP Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series

Published: November 19th, 2012

Category: Archived Features, Current, Global

Myron Cohen, M.D., will present “Transmission and prevention of transmission of HIV: Where do we go from here?” on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the HPNP Complex, room G101, as part of the PHHP Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series.

Cohen is the associate vice chancellor for global health and the J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Cohen’s work focuses on the prevention of transmission of HIV, with emphasis on the role played by STD co-infections. He has conducted landmark studies related to the biology of HIV transmission, and use of antiretroviral agents for prevention. In 2005, Dr. Cohen received an NIH MERIT Award for ongoing support of this work. In 2012 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine.

Cohen’s talk is hosted by the college’s public health programs and the Rural South Public Health Training Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. The College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series brings some of the nation’s top health professions and public health researchers to the University of Florida campus.