DC CFAR Sponsors the Fred M. Gordin Memorial Lecture

Fred Gordin Memorial Lecture Photos
April 10, 2019
On Friday, March 22, 2019, the DC CFAR sponsored the Fred M. Gordin Memorial Lecture. Dr. Gordin, who sadly passed away last year, was the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a distinguished HIV/AIDS clinician and researcher. He was a pioneer in clinical HIV research in Washington, DC, and served as the founding Director of the DC D-CFAR Clinical Core. 
 
The event brought together colleagues from academic institutions, government, multilateral organizations, community organizations, hospitals and other professional organizations, along with members of Dr. Gordin's immediate and extended family. The keynote address entitled, "Brief But Spectacular: Short-course TB Preventive Therapy to Control the TB Epidemic" was delivered by Dr. Richard Chaisson, Director of the Johns Hopkins University CFAR and a world-renowned expert in HIV and tuberculosis research. The Fred M. Gordin Clinical Investigator Award was then presented by Dr. Gordin's family to DC CFAR investigator Dr. Seble Kassaye of Georgetown University and Director of the DC WIHS, who gave a talk entitled, "Gen X HIV Research Perspectives: From the Individual to Population and Community".
 
Thanks to all who participated in this special event!