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David Chia [log in to unmask]
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Sun, 06 Nov 2005 17:53:51 CST
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Thanks to all who attended last week's Film Festival!  This coming week --
on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday -- MNAIDS, a coalition project between AMA,
AMSA, and PHR and co-sponsored by SIHC and SNMA, will continue with AIDS
awareness events by hosting a Lunch Lecture series.  Below is a description
of the lunch lecture topics and the times and dates:

Monday, Nov. 7th: 12.15 - 1.15 PM
Susan Craddock, Ph.D.
Second Year Classroom, MT 2-650
Lunch Served

A discussion and information session on access to essential medications,
particularly focusing on the University of Minnesota-developed
antiretroviral, Ziagen, in the larger context of University-private
industry relationships and licensing practices, and the groups such as UAEM
(Universities Allied for Essential Medicines) which have been generated to
recognize and address the human rights abuses created by current licensing
agreements with pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline.

Professor Craddock is currently working on a project examining the
implications of medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological relationships
for global patterns of disease and geopolitics.

Tuesday, Nov 8th: 12.15 - 1.15 PM
Patrick Scully
Second Year Classroom, MT 2-650
Lunch Served

Patrick Scully is a local performance artist who has been HIV+ for the past
20 years.

Thursday, Nov 10th: 12.15 - 1.15 PM
Alan Lifson, MD/MPH
Second Year Classroom, MT 2-650
Lunch Served

Dr. Alan Lifson is a professor in the School of Public Health whose
research interests focus on HIV/AIDS and international health.  One of his
on-going projects is looking at malaria treatment in HIV-infected Tanzanian

Hope to see you there!

Sincerely yours,

David Chia
AMA Vice-President
AMSA Community Service Chair

Josh Lackner
AMSA President

Samantha Pace
PHR Student Leader
SNMA Community Service Chair

Viet Pham
AMSA Treasurer
SNMA Treasurer