HIV and Human Rights: The New Metrics of Human Rights Interventions and Outcome Research

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

12noon – 1:15pm  |  Light lunch provided
Biological Sciences Learning Center, Room 008 | 924 E. 57th Street, Chicago
This event is free and open to the public. 

Please join us for a lunchtime talk with Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy and Director of the President’s Emergency Programs for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). 

Special Student Session: University of Chicago students interested in attending a special session with Ambassador Birx from 11:00 - 11:45am may apply here by 5pm on Monday, October 17. Space is limited. 

Presented by the University of Chicago Section on Infectious Diseases and Global Health and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. Cosponsored by the University of Chicago Office of Global Engagement and the Center for Global Health.

About Ambassador Birx:

Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., is the Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. Ambassador Birx is a world-renowned medical expert and leader in the field of HIV/AIDS. Her three decade-long career has focused on HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health.

As the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Birx oversees the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history, as well as all U.S. Government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Serving as the U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, she aligns the U.S. Government’s diplomacy with foreign assistance programs that address global health challenges and accelerate progress toward: achieving an AIDS-free generation; ending preventable child and maternal deaths; and preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious disease threats.

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