2582. Closing Plenary Presentation
Session: Plenary Session: Closing Plenary: From Science Fiction to Clinical Trial: The Use of Phage to Treat Antibiotic Resistant Infections
Sunday, October 7, 2018: 9:45 AM
Room: W 2005-2024
Thomas Patterson, PhD, Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Thomas Patterson PhD is distinguished professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego. My HIV research has focused primarily on counseling interventions for high-risk individuals to increase condom use and reduce HIV transmission risk. I have been the P.I. of several major R01s to test such inter¬ventions with different populations (HIV+ men who have sex with men, HIV-negative hetero¬sexuals of both sexes, female sex workers, and the male clients of female sex workers), both in the U.S. and abroad (India, Mexico), as well as a major R01 to study the implementation of my safer-sex intervention for female sex workers at 13 diverse community clinics located throughout Mexico. I have published over 500 peer reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters. I am currently working of a book with my wife, Steffanie Strathdee which chronicles how phages were used to save my life and why they have been largely ignored by clinicians.


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