This year's lecture was given by David L. Thomas, MD, MPH, FIDSA. His topic was "Hepatitis C: Drugs, Diversity, and Opportunity."
Dr. Thomas is chief of Infectious Diseases and the Stanhope Bayne-Jones Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas is trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases and cares for patients with infectious diseases, including chronic viral hepatitis. He also oversees clinical research projects whose aims are focused on understanding the natural history and pathogenesis of hepatitis C virus infection. Liver disease in HIV-infected persons is a special area of clinical and research focus. He is the principal investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and the author or co-author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Thomas has served the NIH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and IDSA in multiple capacities and has won international recognition for his academic contributions.
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