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World AIDS Day 2013

Mailman School faculty, centers, and programs are leading scientific discoveries and initiatives that strengthen the capacity of health systems for HIV prevention, care, treatment, and related issues.

To commemorate World AIDS Day, the Mailman School's ICAP will host a special screening and panel discussion on December 2. Faculty are contributing to this and other events to honor World AIDS Day. See below for a select listing of related events and visit the HIV/AIDS expertise page for information about faculty working in the field.

“Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic”

December 2
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Hess Student Commons
Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th Street

ICAP hosts a special film screening of the widely acclaimed “And the Band Played On” about the first years of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and the political infighting that hampered early efforts to contain the virus. Based on the book by Randy Shilts published 20 years ago, the movie framed how AIDS was understood and discussed going forward.

Following the film, ICAP Director Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, will lead a panel discussion with invited guests: Mark Harrington, executive director of Treatment Action Group, Joan Kaufman, PhD, director of Columbia Global Center/East Asia, Emily Koech, MD, MPH, student at the Mailman School of Public Health, and Julie Myers, MPH, New York City Department of Health.


Additional Events

November 21

“Talk is Cheap: Saving Lives, Ending AIDS, and Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth"

Leading up to World AIDS Day, Dr. El-Sadr took part in a Town Hall event at the NY Public Library and convened by The Atlantic and MAC AIDS Fund. Experts from around the world came together with the aim to galvanize the American public and corporate establishment on the disease. NIH NIAID (Allergy & Infections Diseases) Director Anthony Fauci gave the keynote address. Dr. El-Sadr was on the panel that discussed “Fresh Thinking and Disruptive Strategies to End AIDS” and which also included Stephen Lewis, Co-Founder and Co-Director of AIDS-Free World.

December 1

“A Time of Reflection”

On December 1, Robert Fullilove, EdD, professor of Sociomedical Sciences, will be a featured speaker at the God’s Love We Deliver vigil and program, “A Time of Reflection." 

December 2

NYC Health Department's World AIDS Day Breakfast

Alwyn Cohall, MD, professor of Sociomedical Sciences and director of the Harlem Health Promotion Center (HHPC), will receive an award on behalf of the HHPC from New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley at the Health Department's World AIDS Day Breakfast at the New York Academy of Medicine. The award recognizes exceptional work in HIV/AIDS i