HIV Research Interest Group


The mission of InCHIP’s HIV Research Interest Group (HIV RIG) is to bring together researchers who share a common interest in the treatment, prevention, and behavioral risk factors associated with HIV for the purpose of developing multidisciplinary collaborations and ultimately impactful, cutting-edge science.

The group hosts events with relevant guest speakers and an information/discussion listserv to share research ideas and funding opportunities.


The HIV Research Interest Group is headed by:

Deborah H. Cornman, Ph.D.
Associate Director, InCHIP
Associate Professor, InCHIP

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Upcoming Events

2018-19 Lecture Series

Thursday, 11/29/2018

Speaker: Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lecture title: “Innovations in Mobile Technology for Engaging Youth in Treatment and Prevention”

Lecture time and location: 12:30-1:30pm in J. Ray Ryan Building, Room 204 (second floor).

Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Infectious Diseases and Health Behavior, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Hightow-Weidman completed her medical school training at the University of Virginia and became board certified in Internal Medicine in 2001 after completing residency training at Stanford University. She completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and earned a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Hightow-Weidman is an expert on mhealth, social media and utilization and evaluation of technology-based interventions to address the HIV Care Continuum for youth and young adults, particularly among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). She has published >90 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. She has developed technology-based interventions to address uptake and adherence to biomedical HIV prevention technologies, as well as intervening to increase HIV diagnosis, linkage and retention in care for YMSM. She is the PI of iTech, The UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology Across the Prevention and Care Continuum. This grant, part of the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV Interventions (ATN), seeks to develop a technology center to address the domestic epidemic of HIV among at risk and HIV-infected youth.

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