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Round Table Discussion
Dr. Jim Curran

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(MP3, 21 MB)

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Introduction by Dr. Cook (7 MB)
Presentation Part 1 (27 MB)
Presentation Part 2 (38 MB)
Presentation Part 3 (27 MB)

About Dr. Jim Curran

James W. Curran, MD, MPH
Dean and Professor of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory
Atlanta, Georgia

James W. Curran, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized authority on AIDS prevention was named Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health effective November l, l995. Dr. Curran was Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service and Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the time of his appointment as Dean. He came to the CDC in l970 after graduating from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Curran directed the CDC Task Force, which conducted the initial investigations of AIDS and held various AIDS leadership positions at CDC until joining Emory University. He received his Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University School of Public Health, where he was a resident in general preventive medicine and a fellow at the Harvard Center for Community Health and Medical Care. In 1993, Dr. Curran was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, one of the numerous awards he has received in medicine and public health. Dr. Curran was recently selected as the 2003 winner of the John Snow Award from the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association. He is the author of more than 250 scientific publications. He serves on numerous boards and committees in research and education including Chair-Elect of the Associations of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). Dr. Curran's expertise in HIV/AIDS directly strengthens HIV-related projects. He is the principal investigator for Emory's recently funded Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and is an enthusiastic supporter of the MSCR/CRCA program.


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