Center for AIDS Research

AIDS Club Seminars

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Through the CFAR AIDS Club, members of the center and the rest of the Einstein-Montefiore Community can learn about the work of CFAR members. A listing of upcoming speakers and their topics is provided below.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL SEMINARS WILL TAKE PLACE IN PRICE CENTER, CONFERENCE ROOM 251 AND VIDEO CONFERENCED TO THE MONTEFIORE CAMPUS AT THE DGIM CONFERENCE ROOM, 3514 DEKALB AVE, ON FRIDAY’S FROM 9 TO 10 A.M. IN CASE OF CHANGES, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED.
 

EINSTEIN/MONTEFIORE CFAR AIDS CLUB 2013

Date 
Speaker   Title  

1/4/13

Teresa DiLorenzo, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Department of Medicine

Experimental delivery of HIV antigens to dendritic cells.

1/18/13

John Reidhaar-Olson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Biochemistry
Operations Director of the Einstein shRNA Facility

An update on the shRNA Core Facility


 

James Brust, M.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine

Improving outcomes for multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa.

2/1/13 Pedro Mesquita Ph.D.
Instructor,
Department of Pediatrics
Pre-clinical evaluation of topical microbicides for prevention of HIV and HSV
  Ronald Seidel Ph.D
Assoicate Professor,
Department of Biochemistry
Associate Director of the Albert Einstein Protein Production
High Throughput Protein Production at the Macromolecular Therapeutic Development Facility
2/15/13 Julie Secombe Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Using Drosophila to study the effects of retroviral therapies on mutation frequency, aging and cancer
  Michelle Khan, M.D., M.P.H.Reproductive Infectious Disease Fellow,
Clinical Instructor WOS Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
HPV-related anogenital neoplasia in HIV-infected women: an equal opportunity risk?
3/1/13 Erik L. Snapp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Anatomy & Structural Biology
Visualizing Env in Living Cells
3/15/13

Max O’Donnell, M.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health

Outcomes and Adherence to Medication in XDR-TB/HIV Treatment
  John Pachankis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychology
Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
Yeshiva University
Translating Stigma Mechanisms into Effective LGBT Health Interventions
4/12/13 Sarah Hochman, M.D.
Instructor,
Department of Medicine

From pathology to bedside: HIV as a risk factor for fatal cerebral malaria. Part I

 

  Kami Kim, M.D.
Professor,
Departments of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology

From pathology to bedside: HIV as a risk factor for fatal cerebral malaria. Part II

 

4/26/13
Chanin 5th Floor
Jacqueline M. Achkar, M.D. M.S.
Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine
Biomarkers for active tuberculosis
  Vinayaka R. Prasad, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Clade C HIV-1 isolates from 1 Southern Africa bear a unique genetic signature in Tat and cause increased neurovirulence
5/10/13 Presentations by HIV/AIDS and Opportunistic Infections training grant trainees  
5/24/13 Nikolaos Frangogiannis, M.D.
Professor,
Department of Medicine
Edmond J. Safra/Republic National Bank of New York Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Matrix: fibroblast interactions in the remodeling myocardium. Implications for HIC cardiomyopathy
  Aaron Fox, M.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Medicine
Why Incarceration Matters in HIV Research and Clinical Care
6/7/13 Thomas J Hope Ph.D.
Professor,

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Defining the earliest step in HIV Sexual Transmission

9/13/13 David Fooksman Ph.D.
Associate Professor,

Department of Pathology
Myeloid Cells regulate Plasma cell responses in the Lymph Node
  Matthew Levy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,

Department of Biochemistry
Targeting DCs with Aptamers
10/4/13 David Hanna Ph.D.
Instructor,

Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Assessing community viral load in the Bronx: Preliminary analyses from the CFAR Integrated Data Repository
  Kerry Murphy, M.D.
ID Clinical Fellow,

Department of Medicine
Association of Self-Reported Race with AIDS Death in Continuous HAART Users in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS)
10/11/13 Ganjam V. Kalpana, Ph.D.
Professor,

Department of Genetics, Microbiology & Immunology
Chromatin remodeling protein INI1 and its interaction with SAP18 are required for HIV-1 Gag/GagPol trafficking and stability
  Bettina C. Fries, M.D.
Professor,

Department of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology
Replicative aging of Cryptococcus neoformans and its contribution to pathogenesis
10/25/13 Arturo Casadevall,M.D, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair,

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
The capsule of Cryptococcus neoformans
  Robert D. Burk, M.D.
Professor,

Department of Pediatrics, Microbiology & Immunology
Human microbiome and HIV
11/8/13 Oni J. Blackstock, M.D.
Assistant Professor,

Department of Medicine
Leveraging social media to enhance engagement in care and treatment for HIV+ women
  Gregoire Lauvau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
May we harness non-cognate activation of memory CD8+ T cells for host HIV-specific immunity?
11/22/13 Kartik Chandran Ph.D.
Associate Professor,

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Elucidating host-virus interfaces with haploid genetic screens
  Marla Keller Ph.D.
Professor,

Department of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Antimicrobial Activity of Female Genital Tract Secretions: Biomarker of Mucosal Health and Microbicide Safety
 
12/6/13 Jorge Kizer, M.D.
Associate Professor,

Department of Medicine, Epidemiology & Population Health
HIV and Cardiovascular Disease
  Rebecca Madan, M.D.
Assistant Professor,

Department of Pediatrics
Biomarkers of genital mucosal immunity in adolescent females: clues to STI/HIV susceptibility
12/20/13 John Chan, M.D.
Professor,

Department of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology
Tuberculosis latency and reactivation
  Mark Einstein, M.D., M.S.
Professor,

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Epidemiology & Population Health
Anal Cancer Screening in HIV infected women and men
1/10/14 Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.
Professor and Chief,

Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Cryptococcal susceptibility revisited
  Julia H. Arnsten, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chief,

Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
HAART adherence and drug use
 1/24/14 Alain H. Litwin, M.D.
Professor,

Department of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Intensive Models of HCV Care for Injection Drug Users
 
Associate Professor, 
Departments of Medicine and Otorhinolaryngology 
 Cancer in HIV-infection: Current clinical trials and opportunities for collaboration
 2/7/14
Professor, 
Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Genetics 
 Recombinant Herpes Simplex Virus 2 / HIV Vaccines
 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of Medicine 
Bone disorders in HIV-infected patients
 2/21/14
Instructor, 
Department of Pathology 
Role of Dopamine in HIV infection of Macrophages
 
Professor, 
Department of Medicine (Clinical Medicine) 
Tobacco Treatment for Smokers Living with HIV
 3/7/14
Assistant Professor, 
Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 
Smoking Cessation Medication Treatment-How Can We Help the Remaining Smokers Quit?
 3/21/14
Professor, 
Department of Pediatrics 
Barriers and Facilitators to Linkage and Engagement in HIV Primary Care in NYC
 
Assistant Professor, 
Department of Pediatrics 
 Kasarani OVC Project Evaluation (KOPE)
 4/4/14
Professor, 
Department of Pediatrics (Clinical Pediatrics) 
Scaling Up Routine HIV Testing: Public Health Lessons from the Bronx and South Africa
 4/25/14  David Stein, M.D.
Associate Professor,

Department of Medicine
 Antisense and Gene Editing Trials for the Treatment of HIV Infection 
 
 5/9/14
Gloria C. Preza, PhD
Postdoctoral Research
Department of Dermatology
Keck School of Medicine of USC
 
 HIV-1+/HSV-2+ Co-infection is Associated with Persistence of CD14+ and DC-SIGN+Antigen Presenting Cells at the Mucosa Independent of HSV Recurrences
 
Associate Professor, 
Departments of Medicine and Family & Social Medicine 
 Opioid addiction and HIV: Improving access to treatment and health outcomes
 5/23/14
Associate Professor, 
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health 
CD4+ and CD8+ T-Cell Trajectories During Pregnancy in HIV-infected Women
 

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