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Thursday, August 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
310 - Confronting the AIDS Epidemic

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The panelists explore a cross-section of approaches to achieving transparency about research efforts, government and community responses to AIDS, and the social impacts of the disease. UCSF, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Georgetown University Law Library, and Rockefeller Archive Center representatives discuss how transparency is balanced with legal requirements for medical privacy and third-party privacy while performing effective outreach through digitization projects, research summits, and public programming.

David Krah: The Bay Area's Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Balancing Transparency with Medical Privacy
Michele Beckerman: Rockefeller Archive Center Summit for HIV/AIDS Scholars, Grantmakers, and Activists
Christian G. Carron: Ryan White Letters Project
Leah Prescott: Legislative Papers of the Ryan White CARE Act of 1990

Chair
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David Krah

Project Archivist, University of California, San Francisco
David Krah has worked as a project archivist since 2010 at a variety of Bay Area institutions including the San Francisco Public Library, Stanford University and currently University of California San Francisco.

Speakers
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Michele Beckerman

Assistant Director - Head of Reference, Rockefeller Archive Center
Michele Beckerman manages reference services and the digital duplication program at the Rockefeller Archive Center. She holds a Master's in Landscape Architecture from UMass-Amherst, and a MSIS from Long Island University.
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Christian G. Carron

Director of Collections, Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Carron directs collection activities at the largest children's museum in the world. Its Power of Children exhibit utilizes artifacts and archives of Ryan White, a teen with hemophilia who contracted HIV/AIDS from a blood transfusion and became a powerful advocate before his death... Read More →
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Leah Prescott

Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections, Georgetown University Law Library
Leah Prescott is the Associate Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Special Collections at the Georgetown University Law Library. She received her BA in American History from the University of Connecticut and her MLS from Syracuse University. She has been a Certified Archivist... Read More →


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