From 1980s New York to Present-Day Mozambique, YSPH Dean Discusses Life’s Work Against HIV/AIDS

Dean Sten Vermund, Yale School of Public Health

Sten H. Vermund, the new dean of Yale School of Public Health, held a standing-room-only audience rapt for more than hour on March 29 with tales of his work fighting AIDS from 1980s New York City to present day Mozambique.

Vermund’s talk—the 69th annual Lecture of the Associates of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and given at the library—was something of a coming out for the bewhiskered epidemiologist and pediatrician. Titled “HIV/AIDS from A(labama) to Z(ambia): Research and Response since 1981,” his presentation represented his first major public speaking event since taking the helm of the Yale School of Public Health on Feb. 1.