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This program, Ending the Epidemic: Science Advances on AIDS, brings together leading researchers on the forefront of scientific efforts to understand and attack the virus that causes AIDS. Moderator Richard Besser is joined by pathologist Susan Zolla-Pazner, biologist David Baltimore, activist Peter Staley, and researcher Robert Grant for a conversation about the early 1980s when AIDS was an unknown killer, the challenges activists and researchers faced trying to convince the federal government to fund the science necessary to rein in the epidemic, and what the future holds as the work towards a cure continues.
After serving as President of Caltech for nine years, David Baltimore was appointed President Emeritus and the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology (2006). Baltimore was awarded the Nobel Prize at the age of 37 for research in virology.Read More