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HIV/AIDS Education in America (MWV14)



In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video we ask some leading researchers, education specialists, and public health officials about the state of HIV/AIDS education in America and ideas they have to support the teaching of microbial evolution using the latest HIV/AIDS research ? all while instilling innovative prevention strategies.

Filmed at the Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C. and San Diego State University, this episode features the following experts:

  • Roland Wolkowicz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, whose research focus is on the use of random peptide libraries and other chemical genetics approaches for the study of viral pathogenesis and the search of antiviral factors in HIV1 and HCV.
  • Shannon Lee Hader, M.D., MPH, Director of the HIV/AIDS Administration for Washington, D.C., an epidemiologist and public health physician who has worked with HIV-infected children and adults in Brazil, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe.
  • Anila Asghar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University, whose research focuses on curriculum development and evolution.

Educational resources mentioned within the video can be found online at:

Koshland Science Museum

NIH curriculum guide

Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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