goldstein_videoVideo Series: Immunology Lecture Series
An extensive 14-part video series of immunology lectures given by Dr. Harris Goldstein, Director, Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research. Lectures organized by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Video Series: Fundamental Questions in Immunology
A 3-part video series organized by iBiology, in which Dr. Shiv Pillai provides a historical perspective on the current model of how the immune system works. He outlines the different models of the structure and functions of antibodies and explains the process by which antibody diversity is generated during B cell development (VDJ recombination).

Video: Traditional Healers are Underutilized Potentially Powerful Allies
iTEACH (Integration of TB in Education and Care for HIV/AIDS) a non-profit based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, works with African Traditional Healers to strengthen and expand the reach of the Department of Health. With plans to build a network of trained healers across the province, ITEACH has developed a curriculum for training healers, with input from healers, that includes HIV counseling certification.

Video: The FRESH Cohort
Launched in 2012, FRESH (Females Rising through Education, Support and Health) is an ongoing prospective study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was designed to diagnose acute HIV infection in young women at risk of contracting HIV, obtain pre- and post-infection blood and mucosal samples, enable study of HIV pathogenesis as well as biological and socioeconomic risk factors for HIV acquisition, and further development of vaccine and cure strategies. FRESH uniquely combined basic science research with a socio-economic intervention to ensure that study participants received direct and sustained benefit.

Video: MIT Course: Evolution of an Epidemic
Understanding the ongoing global AIDS epidemic and the drivers of new infections is best understood in context, which is the rationale for a course now being taught by Dr. Bruce Walker, Director of the Ragon Institute, together with Dr. Howard Heller from MIT.  The course, sponsored through Health Sciences and Technology (HST.434) is taught each January to between 20 and 25 MIT undergraduates, who travel to the heart of the epidemic in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Video: Published in Science: HIV, Elite Controllers, and Social Network Theory
Co-lead authors Gaurav D. Gaiha, MD, DPhil, and Elizabeth J. Rossin MD, PhD, and senior author Bruce D. Walker, MD, discuss the implications of their Science paper “Structural topology defines protective CD8+ T cell epitopes in the HIV proteome.”

Video: Ragon Institute 10th Anniversary
The Ragon Institute was founded on February 4th, 2009 with a generous donation from Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon. The goal was to bring together scientists, engineers and clinicians to harness the power of the immune system to prevent and cure human disease. Ten years later, this video celebrates the success of the first decade of the Ragon Institute.

Video: Rise Up: 10 Years of the Ragon Institute in South Africa
This video showcases the Ragon Institute’s involvement over the past decade in one of the areas hardest hit by the HIV epidemic: the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Programs shown here include iTEACH (Integration of TB in Education and Care for HIV/ AIDS) and FRESH (Females Rising through Education, Support and Health).