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 2013 Course

Jim Hoxie
Introduction and Overview
Kathleen Brady Epidemiology of HIV in Philadelphia
Bryce Carter HIV and Behavioral Health
Ron Collman
Pathophysiology of HIV
Benoit Dube HIV and Mental Illness: Psychiatry
Ian Frank Antiretroviral Treatment: Successes and Failures
Janet Hines Clinical Scenarios and Treatment
Helen Koenig PReP and Prevention for Positives
Rahul Kohli Molecular Pharmacology of HIV
Carl June
HIV and Biologic Therapeutics
David Metzger Drug Treatment as HIV Prevention
Luis Montaner
Innate Immunity
Rick Rutstein
Perinatal Transmission
George Shaw
HIV Transmission and Acute Infection
Jane Shull
Activists and the HIV Epidemic: How Activism Started and Where We are Now
David Weiner
HIV Vaccines
Drew Weissman HIV Immunology
Baligh Yehia Measuring Quality in HIV Care

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