Mentoring Program Calendar & Events

CFAR Future Leaders in HIV Annual Research Symposium 2016

2015-2016 CFAR Mentoring Program Event

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 Dr. Sheri Weiser who is the winner of the Academic Senate's Distinction in Mentoring Award. The program will be moderated by Drs. Jonathan Fuchs and Monica Gandhi, Co-Directors of the Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program.

Drs. Paul Volberding and Warner Greene provide this venue for promoting the work of the future leaders in HIV research. The speaker lineup will feature 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 three outstanding investigators of 2016.


Sheri Weiser, MD: Keynote Speaker
The Bread and Butter of Mentoring: Lessons from Research at the Intersection of Food Insecurity and HIV/AIDS.

Thomas A. Packard, PhD
Does Non-Pyroptotic IFI16 Signaling Promote HIV Pathogenesis by Recruiting New Target Cells to Die?

Rachel L. Kaplan, PhD, MPH
Adaptation of an Intervention among Trans Feminine Individuals in Lebanon.

Lillian Brown, PhD
Getting to The Third 90: Retention in Care and Viral Suppression in a Universal Test and Treat Setting.

Judy Y. Tan, PhD
Relational Factors in HIV Care and Treatment Engagement: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Reducing HIV/AIDS Disparities.

Anand Pai, PhD
A Hardwired HIV Latency Program. *Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Basic Science.

Catherine 'Cait' Koss, MD
Viral Suppression and Retention in Care Up to 5 Years after ART Initiation in Pregnancy in Uganda.
*Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Clinical Science

Jae Sevelius, PhD
Promoting Health among Transgender Women: The Critical Role of Gender Affirmation.
*Recipient, Early-Career Award of Excellence in Behavioral Science