Penn Center for AIDS Research

Previous Seminars

"Neuroimmune Mechanisms Relevant To HIV/AIDS Prevention"

Adam Carrico, PhD, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology

Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health

University of Miami

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Co-sponsored with the School of Nursing & HIV Grand Rounds


"Neutralizing Antibodies Against Coronaviruses"

Pamela J. Bjorkman, PhD, David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering

Merkin Institute Professor

Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

California Institute of Technology

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with Microbiology


"Optimizing HIV and Mental Health Outcomes with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy"

Steven A. Safren, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Cooper Fellow

University of Miami

Director, CHARM – Center for HIV and Research on Mental Health, UM

Director, Health Promotion and Care Lab, UM

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with PMHARC & HIV Grand Rounds


Tapping into sites of HIV infection and persistence: Insights into the neuropathogenesis of HIV

Serena Spudich, MD, Gilbert H. Glaser Professor of Neurology

Division Chief, Neurological Infections & Global Neurology 

Co-Director, Center for Neuroepidemiology and Clinical Neurological Research

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE


What Can Elite Controllers Teach Us About an HIV Cure?

Joel Blankson, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with Microbiology


The Call is Coming from Inside the House: Implementation Science to Reduce Stigma and Promote Equitable Implementation

Sarit Golub, PhD MPH, Professor, Department of Psychology

Director, Hunter Alliance for Research and Translation (HART)

Hunter College of the City University of New York

Basic and Applied Social Psychology PhD Program

CUNY Graduate Center

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with PISCE and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE


Interventions to Address Stigma and Health Care Disparities among Black Sexual Minority Men: Expecting Change without Affecting Change?

Lisa A. Eaton, PhD, Professor of Medicine

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

University of Connecticut

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE


Natural control of HIV-1, elite controllers, clinical strategies that may yield to long term drug free remission

Mathias Lichterfeld, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Member, Ragon Institute of MGH and Harvard

Staff Physician, Infectious Disease Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital

Thursday, February 4th, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with IGG and HIV Grand Rounds

View a recording of this seminar HERE


From acute HIV infection to treatment interruption: HIV specific immune memory generation, persistence and recall

Lydie Trautmann, EngD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Science University

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

BlueJeans virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with Microbiology


Ending the HIV Epidemic in Washington, DC -
Health Department, Academic and Community Perspectives

Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

BlueJeand virtual meeting

Co-sponsored with CCEB

View a recording of this seminar HERE


Building the Infrastructure to End the HIV Epidemic

Matthew Golden, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Director of HIV/STD Program, Public Health - Seattle & King County

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds


Progress Towards Preventive and Therapeutic HIV Vaccines

Nelson Michael, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Infectious Diseases Research, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Institute for Immunology


Finding and Characterizing HIV's Hiding Places

Jacob Estes, PhD, Professor, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute and Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Department of Microbiology


The Use of mHealth to Address the HIV Continuum with Sexual and Gender Minorities

Keith Horvath, PhD, Associate Professor of Behavioral Psychology, San Diego State University

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds


Immune Activation in Treated HIV: The Role of Asymptomatic CMV Replication

Peter Hunt MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Experimental Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John. Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds


Innovations in Mobile Technology for Engaging Youth in Treatment and Prevention

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Health Behavior, Director, Behavior and Technology Lab (BATLab), Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds and the School of Nursing


Natural Hosts of SIV:  What can we learn for HIV Cure?

Michela Muller-Trutwin, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Head, HIV, Inflammation and Persistence Unit, Institut Pasteur 

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building


The Rakai Health Sciences Program: 30 Years of HIV Multidisciplinary Research, Lessons Learned, Future Directions

Larry W. Chang, M.D., PH.D., Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds


The Virtue of Simplicity: The Vaginal Microbiome, Genital Inflammation and HIV Risk

Douglas S. Kwon, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Department of Microbiology


Novel Nonhuman Primate Models for HIV Vaccine Development and Cure

Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Immunology Graduate Group


Addressing HIV in Transgender Populations

Tonia Poteat Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Medicine, Center for Health Equity Research, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Thursday,  December 6th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds


HIV Infection, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease: 2018 Update

Priscilla Hsue, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

4:00 to 5:00 pm

Smilow 11-146

Co-sponsored with the Penn Cardiovascular Institute


Avenues to Zero Transmission in the Black/African American Community

Marsha Martin, D.S.W, Coordinator / Director, Global Network of Black People working in HIV/AIDS

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building


Antiviral CARs in Stem Cells: Can We Engineer Lifelong Immunity?

Scott G. Kitchen, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, UCLAHumanized Mouse Core Laboratory, Division of Hematology / Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds


Mental Health and HIV-Risk: Leveraging Families to Promote Adolescent Well-Being

Geri R. Donenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Medicine & Psychology, Director, Healthy Youths Program, Director, Center for Dissemination & Implementation Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

Co-sponsored with HIV Grand Rounds and the School of Nursing


Immunotherapeutic Approaches for HIV-1 Cure

Dan H. Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Virology & Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building

Co-sponsored with the Department of Microbiology


Immune-Based Strategies Targeting Inflammation and Viral Persistence in SIV-Infected Macaques

Mirko Paiardini, Ph.D.  Associate Professor, Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 pm

Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building

       

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