On November 30, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR) hosted a World AIDS Day Forum titled “More Than Three Decades: Inspiring HIV Discoveries Through Basic Science Research.” People from across the HIV research community gathered at Lister Hill Auditorium on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, to hear NIH and extramural HIV researchers discuss the role of basic science in developing treatment protocols, prevention tools, and possibly a cure for HIV. The forum featured opening and closing remarks by Maureen Goodenow, Ph.D., NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director of OAR, and was moderated by Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director of the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Speakers included Lawrence Corey, M.D., Principle Investigator, HIV Vaccine Trials Network, President and Director Emeritus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Professor, Departments of Medicine and Laboratory Medicine at University of Washington; Avindra Nath, M.D., Senior Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Daniel Appella, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Dima Hammoud, M.D., Tenure-Track Investigator, Center for Infectious Disease Imaging; Jeffrey Crowley, M.P.H., Program Director, Infectious Disease Initiatives, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law; and Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., Director, National Library of Medicine. Note that the video is optimally viewed at 1080p.
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