Welcome to the PMHARC
The Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) strives to transform how individuals with comorbid mental illness and HIV/AIDS are treated and managed by developing innovative, interdisciplinary, and integrative approaches to optimize psychiatric, behavioral, and medical outcomes and achieving a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and behavioral mechanisms underlying these combined illnesses and treatments.
The Mission of the PMHARC is to:
- Focus on the combination of mental illness and HIV/AIDS and related comorbidities
- Develop innovative, integrated treatments to optimize psychiatric, behavioral, and medical outcomes
- Achieve a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and behavioral mechanisms underlying these combined illnesses and treatments
- Expand the research base by fostering collaborations among well-established:
- mental illness/AIDS researchers
- mental health researchers who have not previously studied AIDS
- substance abuse AIDS researchers who have not previously studied mental health
- AIDS researchers not previously focused on mental health
- researchers expert in metabolic phenomena common to AIDS and to mental illness
The PMHARC is co-sponsoring a free Philadelphia citywide HIV/AIDS Research Conference with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to update the science, highlight local researchers, and provide a networking/collaborative opportunity.
"From Bench to Bus Stop: Building HIV Research Collaborations in Philadelphia"
January 26, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
For information, please visit: www.phillyhivresearch.wix.com/hivconference2016