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World AIDS Day 2014 Events

Nov 24

World AIDS Day 2014 Events

World AIDS Day, established in 1988, is held annually on December 1st and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. Please find below a list of local events around Boston.   Getting to Zero […]

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Annual Institute Retreat Fosters Collaboration

Oct 20

Annual Institute Retreat Fosters Collaboration

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The annual Ragon Institute Retreat was held this fall in Hebron, New Hampshire and reinforced collaborative research ties across the institute.   “Collaboration” has long been the watchword of the Ragon Institute, and has typically been applied to collaboration with outside institutions and disciplines. However, with 28 labs at the Ragon Institute, all headed by […]

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Ragon Supports AIDS Walk 2014

Jun 04

Ragon Supports AIDS Walk 2014

Sunday, June 1 was a beautiful day for a walk… The 29th annual AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run that is!     For the 18th year in a row, Team Ragon walked with the goal, not only of raising money, but also of raising awareness. As the 78 team members joined the thousands who […]

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Ragon Hosts Section of AIDS Memorial Quilt

Nov 13

Ragon Hosts Section of AIDS Memorial Quilt

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For the month of November, the Ragon Institute is proud to host a section of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt, the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that memorializes more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS.   The AIDS Memorial Quilt was conceived of in November 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones, and […]

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Aspinwall and Friends hold fundraiser for FRESH

Jul 31

Aspinwall and Friends hold fundraiser for FRESH

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On the evening of July 18, 2013,  a benefit show was held in Boulder, Colorado to benefit the FRESH Study,  an HIV prevention and education program in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   The musical evening, held at Nissi’s, an award-winning restaurant and music venue, raised nearly $1,500 in support of FRESH!  With this gift, FRESH will […]

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White House Office of National AIDS Policy Visit

May 22

White House Office of National AIDS Policy Visit

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The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard had the privilege to host the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) last week.   The Director of ONAP, Dr. Grant Colfax, and the Senior Program Manager of ONAP, James Albino, toured the Ragon lab space and then participated in a roundtable discussion about current research […]

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Announcing the Penny Talks

May 07

Announcing the Penny Talks

The  Ragon Institute is proud to launch the Penny Talks, a monthly seminar featuring Ragon/MGH faculty explaining, in layman’s terms, the vision behind their work.   Few who met and worked with Penny Campbell could have forgotten her!  Penny started at Ragon (then Partners AIDS Research Center) in 2001 as Grant Administrator to Drs. Walker and […]

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HPP Graduates Four PhD and Five Masters Students

May 06

HPP Graduates Four PhD and Five Masters Students

On April 18, 2013, the HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) graduated nine students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) graduate program. Over the past recent years, the HPP program has consistently had students mentored by HPP and Ragon faculty represented in the UKZN College of Health Sciences graduation program, a culmination of a productive education partnership […]

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Ragon-cohosted AIDS Vaccine Conference Held in Boston

Sep 14

Ragon-cohosted AIDS Vaccine Conference Held in Boston

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September 9 – 13, the Ragon Institute and the Harvard Center for AIDS Research (Harvard CFAR) co-hosted AIDS Vaccine 2012, the world’s largest and most prestigious global scientific conference focused exclusively on HIV vaccine research.       Watch a webcast of the event Download meeting agenda (pdf)     The annual international conference brought […]

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International Students Visit Ragon

Jun 20

International Students Visit Ragon

As part of the Ragon Institute’s ongoing commitment to education, the week of May 14-18 saw Ragon hosting international students from Spain and Chile.   During the week, 8 Masters/PhD students from Spain and 3 high school students from Chile met with Ragon faculty and shadowed postdoctoral fellows.   Three of the eight visiting students […]

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