Jonathan Lax Memorial Lecture

Wednesday, June 14th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for this free scientific lecture on innovations in HIV/AIDS research, treatment, and prevention, held each year in memory of leading AIDS activist Jonathan Lax.

This event is one of the only AIDS Education Month Events that is available by invitation only. For more information on how to get a seat at this year’s Lax Lecture, check the AIDS Education Month website in the coming weeks and months.

Lax Lecture Speaker

Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D.

Maureen Goodenow
Maureen Goodenow

NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director, Office of AIDS Research

Dr. Goodenow is the Director of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR). She also holds the title of NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research. She received her Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular oncology at the Sloan Kettering Institute in New York, she was a visiting scientist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, where she began her studies of HIV.

Previously, Dr. Goodenow served as professor of pathology, immunology, and laboratory medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville. From 2004 until her departure from the University, she held the Stephany W. Holloway University Endowed Chair for AIDS Research. She also was the Director of the Center for Research in Pediatric Immune Deficiency. She led a research program in molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis, and vaccines for HIV-1 and related viruses, including viruses that cause cancer. Dr. Goodenow has published over 100 articles and book chapters, and trained more than 25 doctoral and postdoctoral fellows.

Dr. Goodenow has served NIH on multiple NIH advisory committees, including the AIDS Research Advisory Committee for the Division of AIDS at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and an OAR planning committee for the Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research. She also advised a joint program between NIH and the U.S. Department of State to enhance research between U.S. and Russian scientists, and advised the Fogarty International Center on programs in India and Kazakhstan.

Recently, Dr. Goodenow has played an important role in international AIDS efforts as the Acting Director of the Office for Research and Science within the U.S. Department of State, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Office of Global Health Diplomacy. There she oversaw combination prevention trials funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). She also served from 2012-2013 as a senior science advisor and Jefferson Science Fellow in the Department of State Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Economic Policy.

Check out some highlights from the 2016 Lax Lecture!

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