Yale AIDS Colloquium Series (YACS) - Sheela Shenoi
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
"Addressing TB in a High HIV Prevalence Setting in Rural South Africa: the 3I's"
Dr. Shenoi will review the global burden of tuberculosis and the World Health Organization’s platform for addressing TB in HIV patients, the 3I's: Intensive Case Finding, Isoniazid Preventive Therapy, and Infection Control. She will present her ongoing community based research from rural South Africa in the context of the 3I's as well as new endeavors to improve outcomes of patients with TB and HIV in resource limited settings.
Dr. Shenoi is an Assistant Professor Medicine in the AIDS Program in the Section of Infectious Diseases at Yale University School of Medicine. She conducts clinical research on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, with a focus on resource-limited settings. Dr. Shenoi has worked in South Africa to study the epidemiology of drug resistant tuberculosis and tuberculosis infection control strategies. She currently develops and implements community-based projects that emphasize the integration of HIV and tuberculosis services. Dr. Shenoi works with the Tugela Ferry Care and Research Collaboration in South Africa to improve prevention, care and treatment for patients with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. She serves as a member of Yale's Global Health Program committee of the Department of Medicine and works with Yale's Doris Duke Clinical Research Program to mentor medical students in global health research. She is a member of the International AIDS Society, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. Dr. Shenoi was honored as a Fulbright Scholar and was awarded an international clinical research fellowship in global health by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences.
Sponsored by CIRA, the Yale School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, and Yale's Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Yale AIDS Colloquium Series is an interdisciplinary academic forum for discussion of HIV/AIDS-related research and policy. CIRA's mission is to support the conduct of interdisciplinary research focused on the prevention of HIV infection and the reduction of negative consequences of HIV disease in vulnerable and underserved populations nationally and abroad.
When & Where
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University
CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator