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TEDxPotomac - Dr. Shannon Hader - Minding the Gap-Finding Solutions for HIV in DC

Dr. Shannon Hader is the director of the HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration within the DC Department of Health. As a public health doctor with a long-standing commitment to the HIV/AIDS response and a career focus on translating information to action, she has worked in a diversity of challenging situations, from rural Mississippi to rural Russia, and has emphasized accountability, scale, and impact to build sustainable responses from Washington, DC to Zimbabwe.Shannon is known for boldness, transparency, and working across organizational boundaries to foster innovative partnerships and collaborations. She has worked clinically caring for children and adults in the United States and abroad, in Brazil, China, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe.She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, medical school at Columbia University, residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University, and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Emory University Hospital. Shannon is currently adjunct clinical faculty at Emory University, and was a 2007 Katherine Houghton Hepburn Fellow at Bryn Mawr College. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesWhat is TEDx? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.Text in the footer that states "This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED."
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