AIDS Research Symposium

The UCLA AIDS INSTITUTE & UCLA CFAR PRESENTS The 2nd Annual AIDS Research Symposium!

Monday, October 19, 2009
9:00 PM - 1:30 PM
B Level, Room B130
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In an effort to promote the research and publications produced by our junior investigators and seed grant recipients, the UCLA AIDS Institute will be holding a half-day symposium on October 19, 2009 to highlight new invetsigators working in AIDS and AIDS-related research- featuring research in basic and translational science, clinical therapeutics and biomedical prevention, international health services and policy, as well as prevention and clinical research.

Oral and poster presentations will be held and discussed during this half-day symposium in which we hope to foster cross collaborations among investigators, opportunities for mentorship among our junior faculty members, as well as a chance for senior faculty members to learn more about the work being conducted by our up-and-coming investigators.

Basic and Translational Research Presentations
David Jesse Sanchez, MIMG, “Modulation of the Type I Interferon Response by HIV Infection”
Scott G. Kitchen, Hematology/Oncology, “Antigen Specific T cells from genetically engineered human stem cells”
Marta Epeldegui, MIMG, “Role of direct activation of B cells by CD40L in HIV virions in vivo in AIDS-NHL development”
Clinical Therapeutics and Biomedical Prevention Presentations
Andrew Levine, Neurology, “Different Neurocognitive Outcomes in HIV+ Abstinent Cocaine versus Methamphetamine Users”
Debika Bhattacharya, Infectious Diseases, “Women Experience Higher Rates of Adverse Events During HCV Therapy in HIV Infection”
International Health Services and Policy Presentations
Jesse L. Clark, Infectious Diseases, “Routine Screening for Acute and Recent HIV Infection in Lima, Peru”
Risa Hoffman, Infectious Diseases, “Impact of Antiretroviral Regimen and Duration on Risk of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in Johannesburg, South Africa”
Prevention and Clinical Research Presentations
John K. Williams, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, “Exploring Childhood Sexual Experiences and Vulnerability to Intimate Partner Violence among African American MSM/W”
Chandra L. Ford, Public Health, “An Evaluation of ‘Critical Race Theory and HIV/AIDS Disparities: A Multidisciplinary Think Tank’”
Poster presentations will also be presented by the following investigators:

Angela Bayer
Azadeh Farzin
Andrew Levine
Allison Ober
Angela Presson
Bita Amani
Robert Furler
Dimitrios N. Vatakis
Jun Zuo
Koki Morizono
Lei Jin
Martha J. Lewis
Marc Douaisi
Ryan Murphy
Nava Yeganeh
Roshni Mehta
Sanggu Kim
Sean Young
Vaithilingaraja Arumugaswami

Special Instructions

A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to

Cost : Free to the public. RSVP required.

For more information please contact:

UCLA AIDS Institute Tel: 310.825.4750

Sponsor(s): , UCLA AIDS Institute & UCLA CFAR

Flyer -2nd Annual AIDS Symposium 101909.pdf