AIDS Science Day at Yale to Explore "Communities and HIV/AIDS Research"

The third annual AIDS Science Day to highlight the HIV/AIDS research being conducted at Yale, will take place on April 12 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Winslow Auditorium, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street.

The third annual AIDS Science Day to highlight the HIV/AIDS research being conducted at Yale, will take place on April 12 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Winslow Auditorium, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health, 60 College Street.

The event is co-sponsored by The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) and the Yale AIDS Program. It will feature research being conducted at Yale, and CIRA’s two collaborating institutions, the Hispanic Health Council and the Institute for Community Research. This year’s theme will be “Communities and HIV/AIDS Research.”

“Some of our presentations and the keynote address will focus on examples of successful community-University research collaborations, including the factors that facilitate their development and the benefits to both science and the community,” said Kim Blankenship, associate research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine. “We will also discuss innovative research strategies aimed at identifying or confirming new community prevention and service needs; cutting-edge natural or social science findings with clear implications that are research based, or have implications for research; and research results that suggest a need for new interventions in our communities.”

Panel presentations will include: “Interventions: What’s Hot?” “Sex, Drugs and Politics,” and “HIV Risk: Do We Know It All?” There will also be a special awards presentation for the outstanding student poster abstract. The event will consist of a continental breakfast, followed by a welcome, panel presentations, lunch, keynote speaker’s address and poster presentations.

Keynote speaker Phil Wilson’s address is titled “Until There is a Cure.” Wilson is founder and executive director of the African American AIDS Policy and Training Institute at the University of Southern California. He is founder of the National Black Lesbian & Gay Leadership Forum, and co-founder of the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention. He was the coordinator of the International Community Treatment and Science Workshop at the 12th World AIDS Conference in Geneva and he has also served as AIDS coordinator for the City of Los Angeles and director of policy and planning at AIDS Project Los Angeles.

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. To register, please call Debra Newton at 203-764-4333.

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