2008 AIDS and STD Research Symposium

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The Annual AIDS & STD Research Symposium featured research presentations by pre- and postdoctoral UW STD & AIDS Research Trainees, and recipients of Developmental Awards from the UW Center for AIDS Research and STI Cooperative Research Center. The 2008 Keynote Speaker was Dr. Eric Buhi. Special Guest Speakers included Drs. Elizabeth Bukusi and Helen Horton. AGENDA (PDF, 26KB) WHEN: Friday, November 21, 2008; 9am – 5pm. WHERE: Harborview Research and Training Building (Auditorium); 300 Ninth Avenue; Seattle, WA. Speakers: Eric R. Buhi, MPH, PhD, CHES, has maintained a longstanding interest in improving the sexual health of young people. Since 2006, he has served as Assistant Professor and, more recently, Director of the Collaborative for Research Understanding Sexual Health at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health in Tampa. Dr. Buhi’s current research focuses on two main issues related to young people, technology, and sexual health: 1) the HIV/STI risks of meeting Internet sex partners and 2) how individuals find and evaluate sexual health information online. He is evaluator on a SAMHSA-funded program designed to prevent HIV, hepatitis, and substance abuse among rural youth, and is investigator on a NIH-funded study assessing men’s cognitive and emotional responses to HPV diagnoses. Dr. Buhi earned a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and M.P.H. from Indiana University-Bloomington. Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, M.Med (ObGyn), MPH, PhD, will be presenting a talk entitled: “Updates from the Kisumu RCTP Site”. Dr. Bukusi is a Principal Research Officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, a Research Associate Professor, in the UW Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Global Health, and Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Nairobi. Helen Horton, DPhil, will speak on “Immune Control of HIV - does it exist and can vaccines induce it?" Dr. Horton is an Associate Member in the Viral Vaccine Program at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute.