September 14, 2001 GENEVA, N.Y.–Dr. Christopher C. Beyrer, a 1981 graduate of Hobart College, will give a Druid Society lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, in Coxe Hall, Room 7, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Beyrer will discuss “The AIDS Pandemic in 2001: What is Needed for a Full Response.”
Dr. Beyrer is an expert on AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, and is director of The Johns Hopkins University Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program. As such he is the principal investigator for the program, whose mission is to increase the capability of developing-country scientists to conduct research in HIV/AIDS and related health issues. Recently he testified before the United Nations on conditions in Burma and the attempted cover up by the military government on the AIDS epidemic there.
Dr. Beyrer graduated cum laude from Hobart in 1981 with a major in Asian studies and anthropology. He completed his residency in General Preventive Medicine in 1992, at John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, in Baltimore, Md. He earned his M.P.H. in International Health in 1991, and his M.D. cum laude from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1998.
The Druid Society lecture series brings back outstanding Hobart alumni to speak on campus. Past speakers have included Jeffery Amestoy, Chief Supreme Court Justice of Vermont, Warren Littlefield, former president of NBC entertainment, and Leo O'Neill, president of Standard and Poor.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y. in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean's offices, athletics programs, student governments, and traditions.