PH Lunch with AIDS Activist Gregg Gonsalves

PH lunch this week: The Public Health Coalition invites you to attend a lunch with Gregg Gonsalves, world-renowned AIDS activist and board member of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition.

When?: Friday, April 17th; 12:30-1:30 pm

Where?: The Saybrook Fellows Lounge (in the back of the Saybrook dining hall, on the opposite end from the kitchen)

Come meet Mr. Gonsalves to learn more about AIDS and TB Activism in the USA and Around the World! Contact mia.kanak@yale.edu with any questions.

Gregg Gonsalves is a student at Yale College, admitted through the Eli Whitney Students Program for non-traditional undergraduates. He has worked in AIDS and TB policy for close to 20 years, with organizations including the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, the Treatment Action Group, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa and the Treatment Action Campaign. He has also been a consultant for the World Health Organization and served on advisory committees at both the US Food and Drug Administration and National Institutes of Health. He’s currently on the board of directors of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, an international network with members in over 125 countries around the world working to promote access to AIDS and TB services for all who need them. He is also the chair of the steering committee of the CD4 Initiative at the Imperial College of Medicine (UK), which is developing a simple point-of-care assay for measuring CD4+ T-cells in resource poor settings with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was the recipient of the $100,000 John M. Lloyd Foundation AIDS Leadership Award in 2008. Mr. Gonsalves has given numerous talks to Yalies since his enrollment, including his February talk for the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) Colloquium series titled, “Science, Social Movements, and Epidemics: AIDS and TB Activism in the USA and Around the World.” (From http://cira.med.yale.edu/events/yacs.html)

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One Response

  1. Should be great!

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