Presented by: Dita Broz, PhD, MPH
Presentation title: Large Community Outbreak of HIV-1 Infection Linked to Injection Drug Use of Oxymorphone - Indiana, 2015
This presentation has been postponed due to weather related conditions from Hurricane Irma.
Dita Broz, PhD, MPH, is an Epidemiologist and Activity Lead for Methods with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this position, Dr. Broz provides scientific oversight for the implementation of the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system. Dr. Broz also serves as the subject-matter expert for HIV prevention among persons who inject drugs and supports her Division’s opioid epidemic response efforts. Prior to this position, Dr. Broz served in CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service in the Division of Global HIV/AIDS, where she provided technical guidance for conducting HIV surveillance in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Dr. Broz completed her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she worked on a prospective cohort study of transitions from non-injecting heroin use to drug injection and the risk of HIV and hepatitis B and C transmission.
Presented by: Lisa Marsch, PhD
Presentation title: TBA
Presented by: Denis Nash, PhD
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Presented by: Arthur Caplan, PhD
Presentation title: Expanded Access, Ethics and Compassionate Use - From Drugs for HIV to Personalized Medicine
Arthur Caplan is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is the co-founder and Dean of Research of the NYU Sports and Society Program and the head of the ethics program in the Global Institute for Public Health at NYU.
Dr. Caplan is the author or editor of thirty-five books and over 700 papers in peer reviewed journals. He is a regular commentator on bioethics and health care issues for WebMD/Medscape, for WGBH radio in Boston and WMNF public radio in Tampa. He appears frequently as a guest and commentator on various other national and international media outlets.
Dr. Caplan is the recipient of many awards and honors including:
- McGovern Medal of the American Medical Writers Association
- Franklin Award from the City of Philadelphia
- In 2001, Person of the Year, USA Today
- In 2008, one of the ten most influential people in science by Discover magazine
- One of the fifty most influential people in American health care by Modern Health Care magazine
- One of the ten most influential people in America in biotechnology by the National Journal
- One of the ten most influential people in the ethics of biotechnology by the editors of Nature Biotechnology
- One of the 100 most influential people in biotechnology by Scientific American magazine
- In 2011, Patricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics
- In 2014, the Public Service Award from the National Science Foundation/National Science Board, which honors individuals and groups that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States
- In 2016, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) honored him with their ‘Rare Impact Award’