Mentoring Program Calendar & Events

2015 CFAR Mentoring Program Research Symposium

2015 Mentoring Symposium Presenters

Mentoring Program Research Symposium presenters. 

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.


Speaker Presentation Title
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

Planning Committee