Friday ID Conference: e-Health strategies for HIV prevention and the UNC-Lincoln partnership (presentations for ONAP)

Title: Friday ID Conference: e-Health strategies for HIV prevention and the UNC-Lincoln partnership (presentations for ONAP) - Lisa Hightow-Weidman & Heidi Swygard
Date: Friday, February 15th, 2013
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 1131 Bioinformatics

Description: This week at Friday ID Conference, two UNC faculty members will give the presentations they plan to give to the delegation from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy next Thursday.  If you have not yet registered for the public event, please do so here.

Lisa Hightow-Weidman will present “Innovative e-Health strategies to find, engage and retain Young Black MSM in HIV Prevention and Care.” She is an associate professor at UNC’s School of Medicine. Hightow-Weidman received her MD from University of Virginia and her MPH from UNC-CH. Her research interests include primary and secondary HIV prevention interventions for gay/bisexual/non-identifying men using both the Internet and other technologies (e.g. mobile phones, SMStexting), adolescents, acute HIV infection, and linkage and retention in care for young men of color.

Heidi Swygard will present “The UNC-Lincoln partnership: present opportunities and future vision.” Swygard is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at UNC-CH’s School of Medicine. She received her MD from Indiana University and her MPH from UNC.  Her clinical interests include public health, epidemiology, and sexually transmitted diseases.

About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.

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