Please see also archived presentations from Methods Core Seminars.
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Caroline Maposphere, RN (12:00pm-1:00pm)
Human Sexuality Education and Advocacy in Southern Africa – Challenges and Lessons Learned
Caroline Maposhere is a free-lance consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender, HIV and AIDS and works at local, national and international levels on HIV, gender and reproductive health research and policy development programs. She is a registered nurse (RN) with post graduate training in midwifery (maternity), public health, health and adult education, sexual health and HIV research. Ms. Maposhere also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Ministry. She has experience in working for the government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Health and Child welfare for ten years during which time she was responsible for recruiting both nursing staff and extension health workers, identifying training needs and conducting on the job training sessions. Lately, she has been working on health and advocacy assignments for sexual minority groups that include sex workers and the LGBTI community.
Ms. Maposhere is visiting the United States for a very short time and through colleagues at Stanford University has graciously agreed to speak to us here at UCSF.
Monday, November 10th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Kelika Konda, PhD MPH (11:30am-12:30pm)
Gay Male Couples in Peru: Research on relationships, partnership agreements, disclosure, and the feasibility of couples HIV testing and counseling
Kelika Konda, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the UCLA Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases. She is based in Lima, Peru and her research focuses on strategies to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) within the local social and epidemiologic context. In 2013, Dr. Konda received a K01 from the NIMH to study relationships between gay men in Peru and to develop an HIV prevention intervention for gay men. The proposed intervention will focus on their sexual partnerships and include couples HIV testing and counseling.
Dr. Konda developed an interest in HIV prevention and public health while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She went on to receive her Master’s in Health Science and PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her Master’s work focused on social and behavioral interventions in the Department of International Health, and her PhD was in infectious diseases in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Konda began working on a large clinical trial to test a behavioral intervention for HIV prevention in Peru under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Coates in 2004, while she was a master’s student. Since that time, she has focused on understanding the epidemiology of HIV/STIs in Peru, specifically among men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women, and on the development of HIV/STI prevention interventions tailored to their needs.
Friday, November 7th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Judith Auerbach, PhD (12:00-1:00pm)
New Mission Bay location: Mission Hall — 550 16th Street @ 4th St. — 3rd Floor McKusick Conference Room (B3700)
Optimizing HIV Research at the National Institutes of Health
An increasingly constrained budget poses a challenge for all aspects of the NIH HIV/AIDS research response, and also offers an opportunity to reassess and focus scarce resources on the highest priorities in the field—those that are most likely to have the greatest population-level impact in the near- and long-term. In an effort to optimize dedicated AIDS research resources, the Director of the NIH, Francis Collins, charged the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Committee (OARAC) with helping to identify priorities for the NIH in core areas of HIV/AIDS research for the immediate future (next 3-5 years). A Working Group comprised of several OARAC members and additional scientific and community experts was formed to undertake this charge, and its final report was presented at a public meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Director in June, 2014.
Dr. Judy Auerbach, who served as Executive Secretary to the Working Group, will present the key priorities and recommendations of the group, and will provide information about a second phase involving a portfolio analysis being undertaken by a second Working Group of the OAR.
Friday, September 26th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Paula Braveman, MD, MPH (12:00-1:00pm)
Friday, September 19th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Sandy Schwarcz, MD, MPH (12:00-1:00pm)
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
CAPS TIE Core Presents: A Hepatitis-C Community Town Hall (12:00-1:00pm)
Speaker will be Andrew Reynolds, Hepatitis C Education Manager at Project Inform. Join us for an engaged discussion on the current efforts being conducted and why its important for HIV.
Friday, August 15th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Meghan Morris, PhD (12:00-1:00pm)
Friday, July 25th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Soodabeh Navadeh, MD, MPH (12:00-1:00pm)
Friday, July 11th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Nelson Varas-Díaz, PhD (12:00-1:00pm)
Thursday, July 10th, 2014
CAPS Town Hall Presents: Charles Collins, PhD (12:00-1:00pm)
Charles Collins, PhD is the Team Leader for the CDC’s National Center for HIV & STD Control. He will be presenting:
Adapting Evidence-based HIV Behavioral Interventions to meet the goals of the National HIV AIDS Strategy and the CDC’s High Impact Prevention Initiative