AIDS, Behind Closed Doors” 4 December 1995 BBC2’s Red Ribbon season continues with a special edition of Horizon, which goes behind closed doors to a meeting of leading international figures in Aids research. Journalist Oliver Morton and development expert Susan George report on new thinking in the continuing battle against Aids. See today’s choices. Produce Andrew Chitty ; Editor John Lynch TRANSCRIPT: please send cheque for £2.50, payable to BSS. to: [address removed] Please allow 28 days for delivery. The Red Ribbon season continues tomorrow with Fine Cut at 9.00pm Contributors: Synopsis Special edition of HORIZON going behind closed doors of a meeting of international AIDS researchers. Cast & Credits Cast presenter Oliver Morton presenter Susan George Credits Unknown: Producer Andrew Chitty Editor John Lynch Transmission Company BBC Television https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7ed9a2fe
Norman Letvin lost his long fight with pancreatic cancer on 28 May 2012. The field of HIV-AIDS immunology has lost one of its founding fathers and one of its most clear-sighted and rigorous minds.
DANI P. BOLOGNESI is a Founder of Trimeris, Inc., has been a Director
since its inception and was named Chief Executive Officer and Chief
Scientific Officer in March 1999. Dr. Bolognesi held a number of
positions at Duke University from 1971 to March 1999, and served as
James B. Duke Professor of Surgery, Professor of
Microbiology/Immunology, Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery for
Research and Development and Director of the Duke University Center for
AIDS Research from 1989 to March 1999. From 1988 to March 1999, Dr.
Bolognesi was the Director of the Central Laboratory Network that
supports all HIV vaccine clinical trials sponsored by the National
Institutes of Health. Dr. Bolognesi received his PhD degree in Virology
from Duke University.
Dani Bolognesi – Trimeris Inc (trms)
October 12, 2001
Dani Bolognesi – Trimeris Inc (trms)
September 14, 2001
A $115 million collaboration to tackle the rapidly spreading viral disease COVID-19, led by heavy hitters of Boston science and funded by a Chinese property development company, kicked off today as the group’s leaders pledged to take on the virus on many fronts. The project brings together researchers at many of the city’s top academic institutions, along with local biotechnology companies such as Moderna. Those leading it hope they can quickly funnel money into studies that will build off a new repository of samples from infected people and community surveillance, materials that can be rapidly shared among scientists. The project, they anticipate, should answer critical questions about how COVID-19 is spreading and how best to prevent and treat infections.
“It was time to harness the whole breadth of knowledge that’s available” in the Boston region, says immunologist Bruce Walker, a leader in HIV/AIDS research; director of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard; and joint head of the collaboration. He leads the project with Arlene Sharpe, co-director of the Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Walker and Sharpe were among more than 80 scientists and clinicians who met Monday at Harvard Medical School—in person or, in the case of collaborators in China, remotely—to hammer out the details of the effort, including how to prioritize funding needs.
Dysfunctional HIV-specific CD8+ T cell proliferation is associated with increased caspase-8 activity and mediated by necroptosis
Mann was president of the National Honor Society in the Newton South High School class of 1965. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College, his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis (1974), and the degree of M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1980.
He moved to Zaire in March 1984 as a founder of Project SIDA, an effort to study AIDS in Africa, after being recruited by fellow epidemiologist Joseph B. McCormick. In 1986 he founded the WHO’s Global Programme for AIDS, resigning this post in 1990 to protest the lack of response from the United Nations with regard to AIDS, and the actions of the then WHO director-general Hiroshi Nakajima.
In 1990, Mann founded the health and human rights organization HealthRight International (initially known as Doctors of the World-USA), to fill a void he perceived amongst the health and human rights organizations in the United States and to create a unique organization whose mission was to create sustainable programs that promote and protect health and human rights in the United States and abroad.
Mann directed the launch in 1994 of the journal Health and Human Rights (journal), published by the François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, which he also helped to establish.
Promoting health and human rights
Mann was a pioneer in advocating combining public health, ethics and human rights. He theorized and actively promoted the idea that human health and human rights are integrally and inextricably connected, arguing that these fields overlap in their respective philosophies and objectives to improve health, well-being, and to prevent premature death.
Mann proposed a three-pronged approach to the fundamental issue of the relationship between health and human rights. First, health is a human rights issue. Secondly (and conversely), human rights are a health issue. Human rights violations result in adverse health effects. Thirdly, linkages exist between health and human rights (a hypothesis to be rigorously tested). Literature substantiates the effects of the first two points, but Mann and colleagues proceeded to call for the validation of the third point and challenged the world to practice it. His work led to the development of the Four-Step Impact Assessment, a multi-disciplinary approach of evaluating interdependent and overlapping elements of both disciplines of human rights and Public Health.
With this framework, Mann attempted to bridge a perceived gap of philosophies, correspondence and vocabulary, education and training, recruitment, and work methods between the disciplines of bioethics, jurisprudence, public health law and epidemiology. Furthermore, Mann knew that the history of “conflictual relationships” between officials of public health and civil liberties workers presented challenges to the pursuit of what he called a “powerful” confluence of health and human rights – a positive approach.
Mann died in the 1998 crash of Swissair Flight 111 along with his second wife, AIDS researcher Mary Lou Clements-Mann. At the time of his death, Mann was the dean of the Allegheny University School of Public Health (now Drexel University School of Public Health) in Philadelphia.
- Gorna, Robin; Mann, Jonathan M. (1996). Vamps, Virgins, and Victims: How Can Women Fight AIDS?. Cassell. ISBN978-0-304-32809-3.
- Mann, Jonathan M.; Gruskin, S; Grodin, MA; Annas, GJ, eds. (1999). Health and Human Rights: A Reader. New York: Routledge. ISBN978-0-415-92102-2.
- Mann, Jonathan M.; Tarantola, D. (1996). AIDS in the World II: Global Dimensions, Social Roots, and Responses. Oxford University Press. ISBN978-0-19-509097-0.
Swissair Flight 111 was a scheduled international passenger flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, United States, to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. This flight was also a codeshare flight with Delta Air Lines. On 2 September 1998, the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 performing this flight, registration HB-IWF, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax International Airport at the entrance to St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia. The crash site was 8 kilometres (5 mi; 4 nmi) from shore, roughly equidistant from the tiny fishing and tourist communities of Peggy’s Cove and Bayswater. All 229 passengers and crew on board the MD-11 were killed, making the crash the deadliest McDonnell Douglas MD-11 accident in aviation history.
The search and rescue response, crash recovery operation, and investigation by the Government of Canada took more than four years and cost $57 million CAD. The investigation carried out by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) concluded that flammable material used in the aircraft’s structure allowed a fire to spread beyond the control of the crew, resulting in the crash of the aircraft. Several wide-ranging recommendations were made which have been incorporated into new US Federal Aviation Administration standards.:253