About the Symposium
The Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program of the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research offered Bay Area investigators a glimpse into the future of HIV research with a half-day symposium by CFAR mentees. The program featured a group of respected HIV/AIDS investigators from the Mentoring Program and a keynote address from Associate Director Dr. Steven Deeks. The program was moderated by Drs. Jonathan Fuchs and Monica Gandhi, Co-Directors of the Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program.
A highlight of the symposium was the presentation of the CFAR Early-Career Investigator Awards to recognize and honor the three outstanding investigators of 2015.
|Steven Deeks, MD: Keynote Speaker||Beyond Antiretroviral Therapy: The Future of HIV Therapeutics|
|David Greenberg, PhD||The KRAB-ZNF Army: A Genome Defense System Against Retro-transposons And Retroviruses|
|Shereen Katrak, MD, MPH||Predictors of Community-Level Malaria Parasitemia In Uganda|
|Rena Patel, MD||HIV and Reproductive Health: Investigating Interactions Between Antiretroviral Therapy and Hormonal Contraception in Kenya|
|Milo Santos, PhD, MPH||Alcohol And Substance Use Interventions For Non-Dependent Users: Expanding Treatment Strategies To Prevent HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men|
|Mohamed A. Mohsen, PhD||Simultaneous Reactivation and Lethal Mutagenesis of Latent HIV
*Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Basic Science
|Hiroyu Hatano, MD, MPH||
Initiatives to Diagnose, Treat, and Study "Hyperacute" HIV Infection in San Francisco
*Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Clinical Research
|Sheri Lippman, PhD, MPH||Strategies to Improve Update of HIV Testing and Care in South Africa
*Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Behavioral Science