September 11, 2008

4-6 PM

Cannon Room, HMS Quad



Speaker:                                 Sally Blower, PhD


Title:                                        “Modeling clinical trials & public health interventions”


Question:                                 Could clinical trials of antiretroviral-based microbicides cause public health problems?


Quantitative Method:              Simulation of clinical trials and modeling transmission dynamics.


Medical Impact:                      Predicting drug resistance, improved trial design, improved public health interventions.


Suggested Reading:               Wilson DP, Coplan PM, Wainberg MA, Blower SM. The paradoxical effects of using
antiretroviral-based microbicides to control HIV epidemicds. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.
2008 July 15; 105(28):9835-40. Epub 2008 Jul 7.


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