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3rd Spring Seminar this Tuesday!

Wafaa El Sadr, M.D., M.P.H.

Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H. and Professor of Clinical Medicime and Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, will be giving the CSSR’s third seminar of the semester this Tuesday, April 13th. El-Sadr is a noted researcher of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and has created national and international programs in areas greatly affected by the diseases, including sub-Saharan Africa and Harlem. The CSSR is honored to have El-Sadr as a lecturer this Spring, and hopes to see you all at the event this Tuesday.

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has a huge global impact with an estimated 33 million individuals living with HIV around the world.  From 2002 to the end of 2008, the number of individuals with HIV who had access to HIV treatment in sub Saharan Africa increased from less than 100,000 to almost three million. This represents an achievement on a monumental scale.  How was this accomplished in settings with fragile health systems? What are the lessons learned? How can this effort inform the response to other health threats? And how can the platform established for HIV programs catalyze progress in addressing these health threats?

Tuesday, April 13th
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Davis Auditorium, Schapiro CEPSR Building <http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cssr/davis_directions.html>

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

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