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Dr. Gustavo Pinto from Florianópolis, Brazil visits VTCSOM

October 5, 2016

Roanoke Graduate Student Association (David Hungate for VTCRI)

Dr. Gustavo Pinto with Dean Cynda Johnson.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto of the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil meets with Dean Cynda Johnson.

Dr. Gustavo Pinto is an infectious disease physician with the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, which is one of Roanoke’s sister cities. He recently visited Roanoke and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine to discuss infectious diseases and , more specifically, the Zika virus, HIV and hepatitis.

His visit was also part of preparations for VTC students to visit Brazil and for Brazilian students to visit Roanoke.

Dr. Gustavo Pinto speaks about infectious diseases, with a focus on the Zika virus, during a lecture at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto speaks about infectious diseases, with a focus on the Zika virus, during a lecture at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Dr. David and Ann Trinkle (left) host Dr. Gustavo Pinto at a local restaurant during a visit to Roanoke.
Dr. David and Ann Trinkle (left) host Dr. Gustavo Pinto at a local restaurant during a visit to Roanoke.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto visits with local newspaper reporter Luanne Rife.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto visits with local newspaper reporter Luanne Rife.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto and 4th year medical student Chris Li.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto and 4th year medical student Chris Li.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto visits with Helena Carvalho, PhD
Dr. Gustavo Pinto visits with Helena Carvalho, PhD

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