HIV RIG

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Description

Welcome to the webpage for the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy HIV Research Interest Group, or HIV RIG for short. The mission of the HIV RIG is to bring together researchers who share a common interest in the treatment, prevention, and behavioral risk factors associated with HIV and the HIV treatment cascade to the end of developing multidisciplinary collaborations and ultimately impactful, cutting-edge science. The group also aims to build upon the wealth of expertise of UConn faculty in behavioral HIV research to help train a new generation of HIV researchers.

The group meets periodically during the academic year, it will host events with relevant guest speakers as part of the InCHIP lecture series, and hosts an information/discussion listserv to share research ideas and funding opportunities.

Leadership Team

The InCHIP HIV Research Interest Group Leadership Team is comprised of UConn-based faculty and is headed by:

Jeffrey Fisher, PhD
Director, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences
Seth Kalichman, PhD
Professor, Psychological Sciences

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Upcoming Events

2017-18 Lecture Series


Thursday, 10/12/2017

Speaker: Lisa Butler, Ph.D., UConn InCHIP

Lecture title: “Pediatric HIV Disclosure: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Kampala, Uganda”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in the Colloquium Room (Room 14 on the first floor), or in room 204 upstairs. The specific room will be posted in the main InCHIP entranceway on the day of the lecture.

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Thursday, 1/25/2018

Speaker: Lisa Eaton, Ph.D., UConn / Yale

Lecture title: “Sexual Risk Reduction, Stigma, and PrEP Interventions for HIV/STI Prevention among Black Gay/Bisexual Men and Transgender Women”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in the Colloquium Room (Room 14 on the first floor), or in room 204 upstairs. The specific room will be posted in the main InCHIP entranceway on the day of the lecture.

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Thursday, 3/29/2018

Speaker: William Darrow, Ph.D., Florida International University

Lecture title: “Tuskegee, Patient 0, and Evidence-Based HIV Prevention: Why Can’t We Get Our Facts Straight?”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in the Colloquium Room (Room 14 on the first floor), or in room 204 upstairs. The specific room will be posted in the main InCHIP entranceway on the day of the lecture.

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Thursday, 4/26/2018

Speaker: William A. Fisher, Ph.D., Western University London, Ontario, Canada / UConn

Lecture title: “Do Good Values Make Bad Science? Research Case Studies in HIV/AIDS, Pornography, and Sexuality”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in the Colloquium Room (Room 14 on the first floor), or in room 204 upstairs. The specific room will be posted in the main InCHIP entranceway on the day of the lecture.

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HIV RIG Highlights

2016-2017 Highlights

The 2016-17 academic school year was the inaugural year for the HIV RIG, for which we held the following events .

  • In March 2017, a delegate of InCHIP affiliates, including several HIV RIG members went to Havana, Cuba to take part in a six-day workshop with Cuban investigators. The trip has resulted in at least three collaborative projects between Cuban and UConn researchers, including one project focusing on risk behaviors associated with HIV in Cuba.
  • Later in March 2017, the HIV RIG hosted a low hanging fruits breakfast, which included presentations by RIG members of datasets, projects in need of collaborators with specific skillsets, and unfinished grant proposals.

HIV-related lecture Series: 2016-17

  • 4/20/17 Lucie Cluver, PhD (Oxford University)Social Welfare or Cash Incentives: Can Benefits or Bribery Stop Adolescent HIV in Africa?Click herefor the recorded lecture webcast.
  • 4/6/17 Allison Earl, PhD(University of Michigan)Racial Disparities in Attention to HIV-Prevention Information: Causes and Consequences for Health Promotion.Click herefor the recorded lecture webcast.
  • 3/9/17 Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD (UCLA)“Implementing scalable HIV prevention interventions for women and adolescents in South Africa and the US.Click herefor the recorded lecture webcast.
  • 9/15/17 Rafael Ballestar Arnal, PhD (Universitat Jaume, Castellon de la Plana, Spain)Promoting Sexual Health in Spain.Click herefor the recorded lecture webcast.