Remembering Julius "Julie" Schachter It is with great sadness that we write to you that one of the greats of Chlamydia research, Dr. Julius (Julie) Schachter, succumbed to COVID in late December. Julie was born in 1936 and raised in the Bronx. His father was a furrier, and his mother was a clerk at the DMV. As the first in his family to attend college, he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Columbia
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Release of First-Ever Sexually Transmitted Infections National Strategic Plan The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is excited to announce that the first-ever STI National Strategic Plan (STI Plan) will be released on Thursday, December 17, 2020. You can learn about the STI Plan and where to find more information about it by participating in a webinar hosted by HHS, Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. The plan will serve
The World Health Organization (WHO) periodically generates estimates to gauge the global burden of four of the most common curable sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis. The estimates provide evidence for program improvement, monitoring and evaluation. Published in the WHO Bulletin, the estimates underscore the continuing public health challenge posed by these four STDs. The 2016 estimates are similar to those published in 2012, both globally and by region, showing that STDs
ASTDA Board Member Receives King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship A member of ASTDA's board, Julie Dombrowski, has been named King K. Holmes Endowed Professor in STD and AIDS. Named after Dr. King Holmes, professor of medicine and global health, and founding chair of the Department of Global Health, this three-year rotating award recognizes and supports a faculty member with exceptional commitment to STD/HIV research and training. This year’s recipient, Dr. Julie Dombrowski, is an
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) is offering new educational programs online and as webinar for the benefit of their colleagues working in the fields of sexually transmitted infections and sexual health. The first of these is the HIV Virtual Masterclass Lite. The masterclass is a new additional helping of the very popular HIV Masterclass, and will comprise four weekly webinars with medical updates on topics related to HIV from leading
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) seeks exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). As a leader at CDC, the Division Director will play a key role to bring together the best tools and science for sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention, treatment, research, policy, and surveillance. The Division Director will oversee the implementation and evaluation of CDC-supported
Dear members of the American STD Association:I hope you are all doing well and have found a new rhythm to your daily lives that keeps you safe, productive and mentally well. I know it has been a struggle to find new processes for working and communicating, but hopefully we are all getting to a better place than we were two months ago! I wanted to share with you some updates on ASTDA activities that might
The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmitted Infections is accepting applications for two STI-related positions: The Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Lead within the Department of Global HIV, Hepatitis and STI programme at WHO, Geneva. This is an exciting position to help lead and build a public health programme to address the growing burden of STIs globally and to ensure countries are on track to implement the Global Health
Call for Applications for the ASTDA Board of Directors The ASTDA Nomination Committee is soliciting applications for several positions on the ASTDA Board of Directors. Based on the latest amendments to the ASTDA Charter and Bylaws approved by the ASTDA membership on January 7, 2020, we are currently looking to fill the following positions for a two-year term: Up to two (2) early career stage members (i.e., a member who is no more than
ASTDA awards recognize individuals who epitomize the Association’s mission. Awardees are honored for significant contributions toward the prevention, control and ultimate eradication of sexually transmitted infections. Individuals may be recognized for significant scholarship in medical, epidemiologic, laboratory, or behavioral research; for the development of high-impact programs in partnership with key communities; for exemplary teaching or mentorship of developing leaders; or for other distinctive services to the field. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 15, 2020 by