Prof. William Blattner University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA, USA

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William Blattner graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA with a Medical Doctor degree. His post graduate training was done at the University of Rochester and Cornell University. He completed his training in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda Maryland. During his 22 year career at... read morethe National Cancer Institute he pioneered epidemiological research studies as a member of the team that co-discovered the HIV virus. These studies documented modes of transmission, disease associations and natural history. He co-founded with Professor Robert C. Gallo and Professor Robert Redfield the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland, where his team pioneered international interventions that are foundational to global scale up of antiretroviral therapy in Africa, a cornerstone of the UNAIDS 90 90 90 strategy for ending the HIV epidemic. In 2016 he founded Salt Run Global Health and Research to support various domestic and international partners in public health and biomedical interventions.