Penn Center for AIDS Research

Seminar Series

Each academic year, the Penn CFAR's Administrative Core coordinates a monthly Seminar Series. Outside speakers from the clinical, behavioral and basic sciences are invited to give talks on the many topics surrounding HIV/AIDS research and the pandemic/epidemic.

Upcoming Seminars

"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


"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


"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

Thursdsday, October 14th, 2021

BlueJeans virtual meeting

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


(Title TBA)

Michel C. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, Zanvil A. Cohn and Ralph M. Steinman Professor

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Senior Physician

The Rockefeller University

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

(Location TBA)

Co-sponsored with Microbiology


(Title TBA)

R. Brad Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology in Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

(Location TBA)


(Title TBA)

Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, MD, Associate Professor

University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric HIV,  Institute of Human Virology

International Senior Technical Advisor, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV

Institute of Human Virology Nigeria

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

(Location TBA)

Co-sponsored with CHOP Global Health


(Title TBA)

Ya-Chi Ho, MD, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Yale School of Medicine

Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

(Location TBA)


(Title TBA)

Shane Crotty, PhD

Professor, La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

(Location TBA)

Co-sponsored with Microbiology


Previous Seminars


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