2017 STD & AIDS Research Symposium

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Harborview R&T Auditorium, Rooms 117 & 121
9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research and the UW STD & AIDS Research Training Program are delighted to invite you to attend the upcoming 14th Annual STD & AIDS Research Symposium on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at the Harborview Research and Training Building.

The purpose of the symposium is to increase communication and collaboration among UW and other local HIV/AIDS and STD investigators.  It provides an opportunity for trainees and junior investigators affiliated with, or receiving support from, one of these programs to present their research results.

Keynote Speaker

The Keynote Speaker for this year's 14th Annual Symposium is Dr. Matthew Golden, MD, Professor of the UW Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Director of the Public Health Seattle/King County STD Control Program. His research focuses on population-based interventions to advance STI surveillance, improve the HIV care continuum, and provide capacity-building assistance to US health departments in HIV prevention.

Junior Investigator Poster Session

We are soliciting posters for presentation of local STD and HIV-related research at the 2017 STD & AIDS Symposium. We are particularly interested in work from junior investigators. We encourage the submission of posters which have already been presented at other conferences, posters which are pending acceptance at other conferences, and posters that are prepared directly for this event. Posters will be displayed all day on October 31, 2017 in the Research & Training Building rooms 117/121. A dedicated poster session will take place from 1:15pm - 2:15pm, for which at least one author must be available to present.

Please submit your poster proposal by Monday, October 23 at 5:00pm.

Please forward to anyone who might be interested in attending. Please email cfardev@uw.edu with any questions.


2017 STD & AIDS Research Symposium

Tuesday, October 31, 2017  |  9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Harborview R&T Auditorium, Lobby, and Rooms 117/121  |  300 9th Ave, Seattle WA 98104


Continental Breakfast (R&T Lobby)


Sheila Lukehart, PhD

Ann Collier, MD

Introduction and Welcome


Christine Khosropour, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

UW Dept of Epidemiology

Rectal Chlamydia in Women: Current Controversies and Unanswered Questions


Amanda Woodward Davis, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Prlic Lab

Fred Hutch, UW Dept of Global Health

HIV susceptibility of circulating and mucosal resident CD4 T cells


Brandon Guthrie, PhD

Assistant Professor

UW Depts of Global Health & Epidemiology

Improving engagement in HIV care following diagnosis


Morning Break (R&T Lobby)


Chair: Anna Wald, MD, MPH – UW Dept. of Medicine

Lorenzo Giacani, PhD – UW Dept. of Medicine

Kevin Hybiske, PhD – UW Dept. of Medicine

Christine Johnston, MD, MPH – UW Dept. of Medicine

Scott LaMontagne, PhD, MPH – PATH

Nicole Frahm, PhD – Fred Hutch

Panel: Challenges in STD & HIV Vaccine

Development and Rollout


Lunch (R&T Lobby)


Junior Investigator Poster Session (R&T 117/121)


Bryan Kutner, MPH, MS

PhD Candidate

UW Dept of Psychology

Anal Stigma: Implications for Health-Seeking Behavior


Sarah Benki-Nugent, MS, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor

UW Dept of Global Health

Brain Matters: Focusing on HIV and Child Neurodevelopment in Kenya


Lucia Vojtech, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor

UW Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Modeling sexual transmission of Zika virus in realistic contexts: The role of Herpes infection and semen in altering Zika pathogenesis


Afternoon Break (R&T Lobby)


Presentation of the King K. Holmes Endowed Professorship in STD & AIDS to Dr. Ruanne Barnabas


Matthew Golden, MD

Professor, UW Department of Medicine

Director, STD & HIV Control, Public Health Seattle/King County

Keynote: STIs in the Era of TASP and PrEP: Problem or Opportunity?