CAPS is excited to welcome ten Visiting Professors taking part in an intensive six-week training institute designed to accelerate their progress towards becoming independent investigators in HIV prevention. The participants, who are affiliated with a U.S. research institution and conducting research to address HIV/STI health disparities, are matched with UCSF mentors well-versed in conducting research and obtaining NIH funding.
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Marguerita Lightfoot, CAPS Professor and Co-Director, with researchers from University of Miami, outline structural level factors that contribute to HIV disparity among ethnic minority youth, calling for more macro-level interventions, and the role of psychologists and behavioral scientists play in these interventions, to impact the HIV epidemic at a population level.
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This new publication, by CAPS Associate Professor Maria Ekstrand, and CAPS researcher Elsa Heylen, with co-authors from UCSF's Institute for Global Health, the Royal Thai Navy Medical Department and several Thai and American universities, points to sexual health education and targeted condom campaigns as solutions to increase knowledge of risk and prevention methods among recruits.
CAPS Professor Kyung-Hee Choi and researcher Jay Paul, with Annie Ro from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and George Ayala from the MSMGF, found three major themes: exclusion from LGBT venues, sexual rejection based on race/ethnicity and sexual stereotypes, which also impacted mixed-race partner selection.
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Prior to CAPS, Dr. Auerbach worked as Vice President of Science & Public Policy at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Vice President of Public Policy and Program Development at amfAR, and Director of the Behavioral and Social Science Program in the Office of AIDS Research at the NIH. Published and presented widely in AIDS, health research and science policy, sex and gender, and family policy, Auerbach was awarded the Career Award from the Sociologists AIDS Network in 2008.
July 2, 2013
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