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Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) Special Workshop

Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

Monday, July 8, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Closing the Gap: Advancing Health Equity in

HIV Through Community-Based Research

Presented by the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS), the purpose of this one-day working session is to present cutting-edge community-based research conducted by diverse scholars participating in the Research Education program supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. The conference will highlight the work of past and current REIDS scholars and their HIV research (prevention, treatment and retention) within diverse communities. Attendees will engage in small-group discussions about the status of HIV/AIDS research within diverse communities and generate strategies for addressing HIV-related health inequities through community-based research. 

Pre-registration is required for free breakfast and lunch.

8:00am   Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 8:45am  

Welcome & Opening Remarks - Barbara Guthrie, R.N. Ph.D., FAAN, Principal Investigator, REIDS

8:45am - 9:30am   David M. Stoff, Ph.D., Program Chief: Neuropsychiatry of HIV/AIDS, AIDS Research Training, HIV/AIDS Health Disparities, Division of AIDS Research, National Institute of Mental Health - HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Focus for the Next Decade: Challenges and Opportunities
9:30am - 10:10am   REIDS Scholars' Presentations - I. HIV and MSM
  • Wei-ti Chen, DNSc - Medical Management among HIV Positive Chinese American MSM
  • Rahwa Haile, Ph.D. - Structural Violence and Health among Black MSM Elders Living with HIV/AIDS
10:10am - 10:15am   Coffee Refills
10:15am - 11:15am   REIDS Scholars' Presentations - II. Developing Theory-Based Models to Guide Interventions
11:15am - 12:15am   REIDS Scholars' Presentations - III. Community, Structural and Multi-level Approaches
  • Jemel Aguilar, Ph.D. - Assessing Community Capacity for Transitional Services
  • Bridgette Brawner, Ph.D. - Exploration of Multi-level Drivers of HIV/AIDS among Black Philadelphians in High HIV Prevalence Neighborhoods
  • Jill Rowe, Ph.D. - Connecting PLWHA in Rural Virginia to Health and Mental Health Care: Perspectives from Frontline Health Workers and African American PLWHA
12:15pm - 1:30pm   Lunch & Keynote - Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Ph.D., FAAN, R.N.
Dr. Jemmott is the van Ameringen Professor in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research, Penn Nursing Science, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
1:30pm - 2:30pm   Concurrent Sessions
  • Developing a Research Career Trajectory in HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Community-Based Research in HIV/AIDS
  • Small Group Discussion with Dr. David Stoff (limited to 10- first come basis)
2:30pm - 2:45pm   Closing
Participating Organizations

Please contact Kate Stoddard kate.stoddard@yale.edu for more information.

Funded By
Funding for this working session is provided by The National Institute for Mental Health, Grant #R25MH08217. 
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When & Where

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510

Monday, July 8, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

The Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) program was designed to meet the challenges and barriers experienced by groups who are underrepresented in the field of HIV research. Fellows attend a six-week Summer Institute for two consecutive summers and receive sustained mentorship for two full years from an interdisciplinary team at the Institute for Community Research (ICR), the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at the University of Connecticut, the Yale School of Nursing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University.

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