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Frontiers in HIV Prevention and Virus Reservoirs

Creating and Strengthening Cross-Collaborative Partnerships to End the HIV Epidemic in Philadelphia through Implementation Science


Friday, December 4th, 2020 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EST

See the full agenda here!

Keynote Address:

“Getting to Zero Plus: A Tale of Two Cities”    

Vicki Cargill, MD, MSCE 
Assistant Commissioner
Office of HIV Services
Baltimore Department of Health

Nikita Wilson MPH, Case Manager
The REACH Initiative
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Watch the Keynote Address HERE

Brief Talks to Spark Collaboration (Part 1):

“Radically Unstuck: How we end the HIV epidemic through innovative implementation science” 
Javontae Williams, MPH
AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO)
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

“PDPH Implementation Priorities for Ending the HIV Epidemic”
Coleman Terrell
Director, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office
Philadelphia Department of Public Health

“Sometimes you gotta choose”: Navigating implementation barriers to PrEP initiation in women who inject drugs with a community-based communication intervention”
Sarah Bass, PhD, MPH 
Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Risk Communication Laboratory
College of Public Health, Temple University

“Nurse-led management of HIV/HCV co-infection in HIV care settings”
Laura Starbird, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Health
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Watch Part 1 HERE

Brief Talks to Spark Collaboration (Part 2):

“Ending AIDS in New York: The Viral Load Suppression Project”
Toorjo Ghose, MSW, PhD
Associate Professor
Calvin Bland Faculty Fellow, Engaging at-risk Black Youth
Founder & Coordinator, MSW MFA Dual Degree Program
School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, The Center for Carceral Communities

“Implementation Science to Optimize the Use of Evidence-Based Interventions in HIV Prevention and Care among Latinxs”
Omar Martinez, JD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Temple University

“Using a peer-driven, resilience-based approach to address syndemics among Latino immigrants in Philadelphia”
Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD
Professor of Community Health & Prevention
Director, Migration, Ethnicity, Race & Health Working Group
Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

Moderated by Penn CFAR ISPHERE SWG Co-Directors
Rinad Beidas, PhD
Florence Momplaisir, MD, MSHP, FACP
Steven Meanley, MPH, PhD

Watch Part 2 HERE