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Fauci, Frist to address global health issues

Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 3 Thomas Laboratory and Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Physician Anthony Fauci, former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist and other leading experts in science and public policy will gather for "No Country Left Behind: Transforming Global Health," a conference set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1.

The conference will feature scientific presentations on current research with global health implications as well as talks on the implementation of effective strategies to promote partnerships between public and private research institutions.

The event will begin with a series of scientific talks from 10 a.m. to noon in 3 Thomas Laboratory. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, will present the keynote address, "HIV/AIDS in 2008: Much Accomplished, Much to Do," at 2 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Fauci has received international recognition for his contributions to understanding the AIDS virus and for his work in convincing lawmakers to recognize the seriousness of the disease.

A panel discussion beginning at 4 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium will feature Frist, the former Senate majority leader and 1974 Princeton alumnus who is currently a visiting lecturer at the University, and Claire Fraser-Liggett, director of the Institute of Genome Sciences and a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman, a renowned molecular biologist, will moderate the discussion. A reception will follow.

The conference is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Molecular Biology. It is the inaugural event in the Adel Mahmoud Lecture Series in Global Health, a series funded by the Merck Co. Foundation in honor of Mahmoud, former president of Merck Vaccines and currently a senior policy analyst in the Wilson School and molecular biology at Princeton.

For more information, visit the conference website.

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