Mentoring Program Calendar & Events

CFAR Future Leaders in HIV Annual Research Symposium 2019

2018-2019 CFAR Mentoring Program

The Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program of the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research offers Bay Area investigators a glimpse into the future of HIV research with a half-day symposium featuring the work of CFAR Mentoring Program participants and recipients of CFAR Developmental awards.

Presentations will span a wide range of basic, clinical, epidemiologic, socio-behavioral, and translational science topics. The event also features the work of three outstanding early career investigators who will receive Early-Career Excellence in Research Awards in Basic, Clinical, and Behavioral Sciences. 


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and continental breakfast 

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Program and presentations (half-day)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Networking lunch

Keynote Presentation

Mentoring Young HIV/AIDS Investigators in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

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Early-Career Presenters

Cerebrospinal Fluid Soluble CD30 Elevation Despite Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy Suggests Central Nervous System HIV Persistence

Differential Effect of Latency-Reversing Agents on Blocks to HIV Transcription in Gut and Blood

Estimating the Number of Female Sex Workers in Namibia Using a Respondent Driven Sampling Adjustment to the Reverse Tracking Method (RadR): A Novel Approach

Point of Care and Points to Care: Improving the Diagnosis of HIV-Associated Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Andrew Kerkhoff is an infectious disease fellow in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine and is an HIV provider at the San Francisco VA Hospital. His primary research is based in Zambia and is focused on gender disparities in the tuberculosis (TB) care cascade; he ultimately aims to design and implement novel interventions to improve men’s engagement and retention in TB care services in sub-Saharan Africa. He also has a longstanding research interest in identifying improved means for diagnosing HIV-associated TB and is involved in ongoing projects related to the evaluation of novel point-of-care diagnostics and improved screening strategies.

Early-Career Research Excellence Award Presenters

See 2019 announcement

    AKT/mTOR Activators Antagonize HIV-1 Latency Ex Vivo

    Urine Tenofovir Levels by a Novel Immunoassay Are Associated with Future HIV Seroconversion on PrEP: Implications for Point-of-Care of Adherence Monitoring

    Addressing the Psycho-Social Drivers of HIV Treatment and Care Outcomes among Latinx Communities Impacted by HIV: Rethinking How We Approach Health Disparities Research

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