Upcoming Events

  • Most of our events take place in the McKusick Conference Room at Mission Hall, also known as the Global Health & Clinical Sciences Building on Mission Bay Campus, unless otherwise noted. [Directions to CAPS]
  • RSVP to Rochelle Blanco if you would like to attend. You will need to check in at the security desk upon arrival. Mention “Town Hall” at the security desk to expedite entry approval.

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

CAPS Town Hall Presents Dr. Martin Holt – Challenges to Research and Surveillance in the HIV “Treatment As Prevention” Era – an Australian perspective

Associate Professor Martin Holt has worked at the Centre for Social Research in Health since 2003. A social scientist by training, his research is concerned with HIV prevention, particularly among gay men, and the negotiation of sex and drug practices. He also researches treatment experiences and the use of technology (such as the internet, mobile phones or biomedical technology).

Martin manages the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, the main part of Australia’s behavioural surveillance system.

12:00pm-1:00pm. McKusick Conference Room (Room 3700), Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

CAPS e-Health Working Group Meeting Presents Dr. Kate Muessig – Use of the web, mobile apps and social media for HIV care and prevention in the U.S. and China

Kate Muessig, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Health Behavior department of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her doctoral training from Johns Hopkins University as a public health interventionist and social scientist and her current research centers on the prevention and care of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the U.S., China, and sub-Saharan Africa. At UNC, Dr. Muessig teaches graduate seminars in Globalization & Health and Research Grant Proposal Development. Her research focuses on key populations including men who have sex with men, commercial sex workers, and populations experiencing health disparities. She is currently engaged in the development and testing of a number of NIH-funded eHealth and mHealth interventions for men who have sex with men in both the U.S. and China. Her methodological focus is on the use of qualitative and mixed-methods research to support the development, implementation and evaluation of health behavior interventions.

12:00pm-1:00pm. Room 2700, Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

An Update on HIV/AIDS Research Priorities at the NIH: A Conversation with Dr. Judy Auerbach

Dr. Judy Auerbach is a public sociologist, independent science and policy consultant, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine. Join us as she discusses the current status of HIV/AIDS research prioritization at the NIH and the potential implications to researchers.

Kindly RSVP to Dave Robb at david.robb@ucsf.edu for those who wish to join by conference call.

12:00pm-1:00pm. 3500, Mission Hall, 550 16th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94158