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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, to deliver Barmes Lecture at National Institutes of Health


The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Fogarty International Center, both part of the National Institutes of Health, jointly announce Eric Goosby, M.D., as presenter of the 2011 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture. Dr. Goosby, who serves as an ambassador through his work at the U. S. Department of State, will discuss “PEPFAR: Moving from Science to Program to Save Lives.”


Goosby, M.D., is the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the Department of State and administrator of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). He also manages the federal government’s participation in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and serves on the operations committee of the Global Health Initiative.


Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, 11 a.m. EST


Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10, Bethesda, Md.


Dr. Goosby has been a pioneer in the fight against AIDS since the earliest days after the epidemic was recognized.  He was among the very first physicians to treat people with HIV at San Francisco General Hospital, where he helped to integrate HIV treatment programs with methadone clinics.  In 1991, Dr. Goosby moved to Washington to become the first director of the Ryan White CARE program, the nation’s domestic HIV care and support initiative.  He then became the director of the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy for the Department of Health and Human Services and served in various capacities in the Clinton White House’s National AIDS Policy Office, where he helped to establish the Minority AIDS Initiative.  He also served as CEO of the Pangea Global AIDS Foundation, which works with governments around the world to establish their own sustainable HIV treatment programs.

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The Barmes Lecture is free and open to the public.  The lecture, jointly sponsored by the NIDCR and Fogarty, also will be videocast at:

The annual lecture series honors the late David E. Barmes, a long-standing World Health Organization employee, a special expert for health at the NIDCR and an ardent spokesman for global health who died in 2001.  A public health dentist and epidemiologist by training, Barmes raised the profile of oral health, health promotion and non-communicable diseases while at the WHO, and was a tireless advocate for research aimed at improving health for those living in low-income countries.

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