A Presidential Symposium for You

Dear Tulane Community:

One of the best things about being part of an academic community is the opportunity to encounter some of the world's greatest minds and be challenged by the most provocative, innovative and life-changing ideas. This will be the case when Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, speaks on "Journey with Blood Cells and Viruses" at 7 p.m., March 12 in the Woldenberg Art Center's Freeman Auditorium.

Dr. Gallo's talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of a three-day Presidential Symposium highlighting and celebrating the work of faculty researchers in the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Tulane National Primate Research Center.

The symposium also marks the 50th anniversary of the Tulane National Primate Research Center. We are unique among universities in being home to a school of medicine, school of public health and tropical medicine and a National Primate Research Center. The collaboration of these three entities has led to some amazing discoveries and treatments that have improved the lives of all of us.

Tulane researchers are working toward the same goal as Dr. Gallo in battling AIDS. We are also leading the way in combating Ebola, cancer, West Nile, Lyme disease, malaria and a host of other enemies of humankind. It is a battle we intend to continue to fight – and to win.