"Innovations in HIV Testing" Is
Focus of Lecture March 30


West Windsor, N.J. - Dr. Sindy M. Paul, medical director of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) in the Division of HIV/AIDS Services, will discuss "Innovations in HIV Testing" on Tuesday, March 30 at 12 noon. Dr. Paul's lecture will take place in the Communications Building, CM 109, on MCCC's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Free and open to the public, her talk is part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series for the Spring 2010 semester.

Board certified in public health and general preventive medicine, Dr. Paul has more than 20 years of experience in infectious disease epidemiology. In addition to her NJDHSS post, she is an associate professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Paul has co-authored and edited two books, published over 140 articles, and presented numerous papers at scientific conferences as an invited lecturer. Many of her articles and presentations provide information on rapid HIV testing. She is an editorial board member for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and the Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline.

Cindy Paul

Dr. Paul is a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) task force that developed "Rapid HIV Antibody Testing During Labor and Delivery for Women of Unknown HIV Status: A Practical Guide and Model Protocol," a member of the CDC-Association of Public Health Laboratories Point-of Care Testing Algorithms Workgroup, and a member of the American Board of Preventative Medicine Certifying Examination Committee, just to name a few groups. She is a past Public Health Regent for the American College of Preventive Medicine and past president of the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr. Paul graduated from Bryn Mawr College magna cum laude with honors in Biology and from Temple University School of Medicine with honors. She earned a master's degree in Public Health from the New Jersey Graduate Program in Public Health and certification from the CDC/University of California Public Health Leadership Institute.

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