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Lasker Foundation president to address HIV/AIDS in women

Claire Pomeroy, president of the Lasker Foundation, will address "The Epidemic Without Headlines: Confronting the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Women" on Nov. 20.

Pomeroy's remarks are part of the Emory Center for AIDS Research Network Gathering and Pizza Party, set for 5:30-8 p.m. at the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Road, Room 1000.

The Lasker Foundation's mission is "to improve health by accelerating support for medical research through recognition of research excellence, public education and advocacy." Pomeroy, who holds an MD and an MBA, is an expert in infectious diseases and a long-time advocate for patients, especially those with HIV/AIDS, and public health.

The evening also includes short talks by Anandi Sheth, assistant professor in the School of Medicine, and Kate Michel, MPH candidate in the Rollins School of Public Health, on Emory scientists' work to stop HIV acquisition among at-risk women.

A poster session will highlight additional research on HIV and women. The schedule includes pizza and posters at 5:30 p.m., speakers at 6 p.m. and networking at 8 p.m.

The event is hosted by the CFAR HIV & Women's Interdisciplinary Research Group. Registration is available here.

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