CFAR Mentoring Program Research Symposium

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program of the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research will offer Bay Area investigators a glimpse into the future of HIV research with a half-day symposium by CFAR Mentees on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the J. David Gladstone Institutes' Mahley Auditorium. Dr. Jonathan Fuchs, Dr. Monica Gandhi and CFAR Co-Directors Drs. Paul Volberding and Warner Greene, will provide a venue for promoting the work of the future leaders in HIV research. The speaker lineup features a group of highly respected HIV/AIDS investigators from our Mentoring Program. Research presentations will span basic, clinical, epidemiologic, preventive and translational aspects of HIV biology.

A highlight of the symposium will be the presentation of the CFAR Early-Career Investigator Awards to recognize and honor the two most outstanding investigators of 2014. We hope to see you there!

Speaker Lineup

Felicia Chow, MDCerebral Vasoreactivity and Vascular Risk in HIV Infection
Sanjiv Baxi, MDMeasuring Intermittent and Daily PrEP Adherence by Hair, Serum and PBMC levels, Self-Report and MEMS Caps Openings
Darpun Sachdev, MDIntentions to Prescribe Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Results from a National Survey of Primary Care Providers
Phillip Coffin, MD Pharmacotherapies for Managing Methamphetamine Use
Sheri Lippman, PhDCommunity Mobilization for HIV Prevention in South Africa
Carina Marquez, MDTuberculosis Infection in Early Childhood in Uganda and the Influence of HIV-Exposure
Megan Huchko, MD*Cervical Cancer and HIV: Intersecting Risks and Opportunities
*Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Translational Research
Gilad Doitsh, PhD*HIV-1 Pushes Lymphoid CD4 T-Cells to a Fiery Suicide
*Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Basic Science

The program will be moderated by Drs. Jonathan Fuchs and Monica Gandhi, Co-Director of the Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program. For more details please see the full program.