Month: December 2016

InCHIP Special Colloquium: Julia Dickson-Gomez

“Substance Use and HIV in El Salvador: Structural Determinants and Multi-Level Interventions”

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
12:00 – 1:30pm

About the Speaker
Dr. Dickson-Gomez studies HIV prevention among drug users in the United States and El Salvador and is also interested in the influence of structural factors on HIV risk. Her research explores the effects of housing policy on drug users’ access to housing, variations in housing status and housing options of drug users, and levels of HIV risk related to these factors. Dr. Dickson-Gomez’s work also explores macro- and micro-social contexts of crack use and HIV risk in communities in El Salvador. Her work develops and evaluates the impact of structural and multi-level interventions in the U.S. and Latin America.

The lecture will take place in Conference Room 14 on the first floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.

To attend this lecture, please RSVP by clicking this link: Lecture RSVP. This talk will not be live streamed.

Postponed: InCHIP Lecture 12/8: Lisa Butler (UConn)

Please accept our apologies, but due to scheduling conflicts, this InCHIP Lecture will be rescheduled for Spring 2017

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


Lisa Butler, PhD


Thursday, December 8, 2016 TBA, Spring 2017

12:30 – 1:30pm


About the Speaker

Dr. Lisa M. Butler is Associate Research Professor at InCHIP.  Dr. Butler has education and training in applied developmental psychology and population health sciences, and over 18 years’ experience with epidemiologic research in clinic and community settings in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, Uganda, Kenya and Ghana. Her research interests are in child health, development, and the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and associated infectious diseases affecting children and their families in sub-Saharan Africa.



Co-Sponsored By:

UConn Allied Health Sciences

UConn Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion

UConn Center for Public Health and Health Policy

UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

UConn Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

UConn Department of Communication

UConn Department of Human Development and Family Studies

UConn Global Affairs

UConn Neag School of Education

UConn Occupational and Environmental Medicine

UConn Office of Public Engagement

UConn School of Business

UConn School of Medicine



The lecture will take place in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For directions and maps, see directions to InCHIP.  Accessibility: elevator available in the building lobby on the ground floor.


To attend this lecture, please RSVP by clicking this link: Lecture RSVP.  When you RSVP, you can also request to meet with Dr.  Butler in an individual meeting on Thursday, December 8th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm TBA, Spring 2017


Web Stream

You can view this lecture streamed live or afterwards at the InCHIP Lecture Series Website.


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About the InCHIP Lecture Series

The InCHIP Lecture Series provides an invaluable forum for researchers – at InCHIP, throughout the UConn community and beyond – to learn about new work in development by leading figures in health behavior change. The InCHIP Lecture Series also provides a venue for researchers to share late-breaking findings and identify emerging trends in health behavior research. For the current semester schedule, visit InCHIP 2016 – 2017 Lecture Series.


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World AIDS Day 2016


UConn Events:

  • UConn’s Rainbow Center is screening We Were Here at 6PM.
  • UConn’s Wellness and Prevention Services Health Education is opens ART4AIDS today in the Student Union.


Documentaries and Video

Interview with InCHIP Affiliates Lisa Eaton and Seth Kalichman on the Behavioral and social aspects of HIV.

A few examples of InCHIP Affilliate Lisa Butler’s film work related to HIV/AIDS.

  • The Power of Knowing : Produced Worldwide, there are about 3.3 million children under 15 years of age living with HIV. Despite the many benefits of knowing their status, the vast majority of these children, even amongst those on treatment, have not been told that they are HIV positive. The Power of Knowing reveals the stories of young South Africans who have found out their status and recounts their experience – and those of their primary caregivers.
  • Youth Perspective on HIV/AIDS in South Africa  WOZA asks why do you think the Youth of South Africa are not testing for HIV/AIDS and how do you think we can increase youth linkage to HIV testing, care, and treatment?


  • AIDS in Black America : Every 10 minutes, someone in the U.S. contracts HIV. Half are black. Thirty years after the discovery of the AIDS virus among gay white men, nearly half of the 1 million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children.
  • Clips from Wilhemina’s War: In much of America, progress in HIV/AIDS treatment and improvement in education may suggest the worst is behind us, but every year 50,000 Americans are still diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS. Astonishingly, nearly half of them live in the South, where the AIDS epidemic has taken root in rural communities, and is one of the leading causes of death among black women.


  • How To Survive A Plague: Documentary centered around the grassroots movements ACT UP and the Treatment Action Group that came up during the AIDS crisis beginning in the 1980’s.

The State of HIV/AIDS