Universities of Manitoba & Nairobi Health Initiative (UMNHI) collaborates with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra during the New Music Festival to bring forth the International HIV Prevention Exchange.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) brought back John Corigliano’s Symphony No.1 as part of their opening night to the New Music Festival (NMF) on January 29, 2011. This work was composed by Corigliano as his personal response to the AIDS epidemic during the late 1980s. See more on the WSO's media release.
To coincide with the performance, the Universities of Manitoba & Nairobi Health Initiative (UMNHI) brought forth an International HIV Prevention Exchange (The Exchange), held in Winnipeg to create a discussion on HIV research, January 28-29, 2011.The two-day symposia and workshops culminated with the opening night of the WSO's NMF and inlcuded a pre-concert video presentation of the HIV project work in Nairobi and India.
The Exchange was chaired by Dr. Keith Fowke, Dr. Marissa Becker and Dr. James Blanchard and was organized by a group of people from the Medical Microbiology (Med. Micro.) and Community Health Science (CHS) departments at the University of Manitoba lead by Jude Zieske, Lynn Gauthier, and Dr. Adrienne Meyers.
Many of the presentors and those in attendance included trainees and leaders in the CIHR International Infectious Disease and Global Health Training Program. It brought together local and international researchers and created awareness of HIV research and its global impact to those taking in the WSO concert.
(From left to right) Vincent Ho, Composer-in-Residence WSO, John Corigliano, featured guest composer WSO's NMF, Alexander Mickelthwate, Music Director WSO, Dr. Frank Plummer, Chief Science Advisor, Public Health Agency of Canada and Co-Principal Investigators, CIHR IID&GHTP, Dr. Keith Fowke, Associate Professor, UofM Med. Micro. and Program Director, Principal Investigator & Canada Site Leader, CIHR IID&GHTP.
Photo credit: John Johnston
(From left to right, top) Jude Zieske, Administor for UofM Med. Micro. Resistance to Susceptibility and Infectious Disease Group and for the CIHR IID&GHTP, Lynn Gauthier, Financial Assistant, UofM CHS, Michelle Driedger, Associate Professor, UofM CHS and Mentor, CIHR IID&GHTP, Dr. Joshua Kimani, Assistant Professor,UofM Med. Micro. and Mentor, CIHR IID&GHTP. Dr. Frank Plummer (as referenced above), Dr. Javiar Mignone, Associate ProfessorUofM Family Social Sciences and Infectious Minds Leader, CIHR IID&GHTP, Dr. Carlos Rojas, Associate Professor, National School of Public Health, Universidad de Antiquia and Colombia Site Leader, CIHR IID&GHTP. (From left to right, bottom) Lesley Slaney, Research Technician UofM Med. Micro., Dr. Adrienne Meyers, Adjunct Professor UofM Med. Micro. and Coordinator, UMNHI, Dr. Keith Fowke (as referenced above).
Photo credit: John Johnston