Penn Center for AIDS Research

Frontiers in Medicine Course on AIDS/HIV

Sources of HIVAs part of the Perelman School of Medicine's highly innovative "Curriculum 2000™" program, the Penn CFAR sponsors a two-week elective course on AIDS offered to fourth-year medical students as part of the Curriculum's "Frontiers in Medicine" Program. THis course has been designed for individuals who are soon to graduate and who have expressed an interest in obtaining an in-depth learning experience about HIV/AIDS. The CFAR Course provides integrated, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art information on clinical, basic, behavioral and epidemiological research issues in HIV/AIDS as well as on issues in other areas including those pertaining to economics, ethics, quality of life, and the role of pharmaceutical industry in the epidemic. Dr. Janet Hines, an Infectious Disease clinician with extensive experience in the HIV Clinical at HUP, designed this course with assistance from the CFAR's Administrative Core.

Course Topics and Speakers from the Fall 2014 Course

Jim Hoxie
Overview of HIV/AIDS
Ron Collman Pathophysiology of HIV
George Shaw
HIV Transmission and Acute Infection
Janet Hines Clinical Scenarios, Treatment
Drew Weissman HIV Immunology
David Metzger Drug Treatment as HIV Prevention
Kathleen Brady HIV Epidemiology
David Weiner
HIV Vaccines
Baligh Yehia Health Policy and HIV
Jane Shull
Activists and the HIV Epidemic: How Activism Started and Where We are Now
Helen Koenig PrEP and Prevention for Positives
Rahul Kohli
Molecular Pharmacology of HIV
Ian Frank
Management of the HIV patient
Luis Montaner
Innovative approaches to the control of HIV
Rick Rutstein
Liz Lowenthal
HIV and Global Pediatrics

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