Bioethics Breakfast with Dr. Kamiar Alaei Oct 9, 2013
October 01, 2013
Bioethics Breakfast with Dr. Kamiar Alaei (Oct. 9, 2013)
Over breakfast on Wednesday, Kamiar Alaei, M.D. shared his story with us. His talk, “The High Cost of Service: A Case Study on HIV/AIDS Work in Iran” was delivered to a group of local students, professional and other interested parties here at the graduate center.
Dr Alaei is Director of the Global Institute for Health and Human Rights at the University at Albany . He is an expert on HIV/AIDS, international health and human rights. He and his brother co-founded the first "Triangular Clinic" for three target groups in Iran — drug users, HIV patients and STD cases. Together with a group of experts, he also authored a major health proposal at a national level, which was awarded $15.8 million by the Global Fund. The controversial nature of his work, as well as its collaborative and international scope, led to his persecution and eventual imprisonment in Iran with his brother for more than two years. He was recently awarded the inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award in recognition of efforts to advocate for human rights in the field of HIV.
*Bioethics Breakfasts are local community education and networking events sponsored by The Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College and the Ichan School Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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