Seminar Series

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

About

The UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI) has been committed to enhancing the skills of researchers and health care professionals in the diagnosis, management and prevention of HIV disease as well as its complications and co-infections since 1996. Current HIV research is prolific and constantly evolving. To help close the research-practice gap between HIV research and clinical care, THI and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) produce a Seminar Series. These essential forums help translate laboratory and public health research into practical guidelines that improve the HIV care continuum. The series is designed to help keep clinicians and associated health professionals managing patients with HIV up-to-date on the latest clinical evidence and treatment options. Each seminar is approximately 60-90 minutes in length and eligible for one ACCME credit.

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Upcoming Seminars

Wednesday, October 20, 2021: "A community-engaged approach to inform implementation of a technology-based intervention to support PrEP adherence"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research are pleased to present Jessica Montoya, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, October 20, at 4:00pm (PDT). This seminar will take place via Zoom in place of the regularly scheduled Work In Progress of the Retrovirus Seminar Series. Dr. Montoya is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UC San Diego HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program and a psychologist at the Owen Clinic. She will be presenting on A community-engaged approach to inform implementation of a technology-based intervention to support PrEP adherence.” For Zoom information email cfar@ucsd.edu


Past Seminars

Wednesday, September 29, 2021: "Defining the barriers: intrinsic immune effectors that limit HIV infection" 

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Molly OhAinle, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, September 29, at 4:00pm (PDT). Dr. OhAinle is an Assistant Professor of Immunology; Department of Global Health; University of Washington. To view webinar, click here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: "NK Memory to HIV" 

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Silke Paust, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, September 15, at 4:00pm (PDT). Dr. Paust is an Associate Professor of Immunology; Department of Immunology and Microbiology; Scripps Research Institute.  

Friday, June 25, 2021: "From Simulation Modeling to Developing Interventions: A Multipronged Approach to the HIV, HCV, OUD Syndemic"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Sabrina Assoumou, MD, MPH,  in seminar on Friday, June 25at 3:30pm (PDT). Dr. Assoumou is an Assistant Professor of Medicine Section of Infectious Diseases; Department of Medicine Boston University School of Medicine; Boston Medical Center. View and download Dr. Assoumou's presentation.


Thursday, June 10, 2021: Syringe Services Programs in San Diego - Exploring Best Practices

The UC San Diego Global Public Health HIV & Substance Use Research Seminar Series, The HIV Institute and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present a “Syringe Services Programs in San Diego - Exploring Best Practices” webinar on Thursday, June 10, at 12pm (PDT). Join our panel of experts who will discuss best practices for syringe service programs. To view webinar, click here.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021: Owen Clinic Town Hall

The UC San Diego HIV Institute is pleased to present Laura Bamford, MD and Robin Morrisey, RN for an Owen Clinic Town Hall on Tuesday, May 18, from 12:00 – 1:00pm via zoom. Dr. Bamford is the Medical Director of Owen Clinic and an Associate Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego. Robin Morrisey is the Owen Clinic Practice Manager. They will be sharing updates about UC San Diego’s Owen Clinic. 


Friday, April 9, 2021: “A New Perspective on Tuberculosis: The 24-hour Path to Resistance”

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Faramarz Valafar PhD, MSc, in seminar on Friday, April 9, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Valafar is a Principal Investigator, NIAID-funded Laboratory for Pathogenesis of Clinical Drug Resistance and Persistence, Alvarado Medical Center; Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Joint Doctoral Program in Global Health, San Diego State University. View and downlaod Dr. Valafars' presentation.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021: “Celebrating diversity: using high-dimensional single-cell analysis to better understand chronic HIV infection and the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Nadia Roan PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, March 3, at 4:00 pm via zoom. Dr. Roan is an Associate Investigator at the J. David Gladstone Institutes; Associate Professor University of California, San Francisco. To view seminar, click here. 


Friday, December 4, 2020: “Nobody really talks about any of it: HIV prevention among American Indians"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Tommi Gaines, DrPH, in seminar on Friday, December 4, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Gaines is an Associate Professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. To view seminar, click here.


Friday, October 30, 2020: “Immunodominance, germinal centers, T follicular helper (TFH) CD4 T cells, and antibody responses in the context of challenging vaccine targets"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Shane Crotty, PhD, in seminar on Friday, October 30, at 3:30 pm via zoom.  Dr. Crotty is a Professor at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research. To view seminar, click here.


Friday, October 9, 2020: “The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in Europe and North America"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Joel Wertheim, PhD in seminar on Friday, October 9, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Wertheim is an Associate Professor, UC San Diego School of Medicine. To view seminar, click here.


Friday, October 2, 2020: “Barriers to an HIV Cure.” 

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Sara Gianella-Weibel, MD, in seminar on Friday, October 2, at 3:30 pm via zoom. Dr. Gianella-Weibel is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health and Director of SD CFAR Translational Virology Core at UC San Diego. To view seminar, click here


Friday, September 18, 2020: “Using Novel Approaches to Evaluate Behavioral Interventions: Overlooked Significant HIV Prevention Effects of Project EXPLORE (HPTN 015)” 

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Eileen Pitpitan, PhD, in seminar on Friday, September 18, at 3:30pm via zoom.  Dr. Pitpitan is an Associate Professor at SDSU School of Social Work and UC San Diego School of Medicine Associate Director, Joint Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use. To view seminar, click here


Wednesday, Sept 2, 2020: "Analysis of HIV innate immunity and latency through a systems-biology lens"

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Sumit Chanda, PhD, in seminar on Wednesday, September 2, at 4:00pm via zoom. Dr. Chanda is a Director and Professor of the Immunity and Pathogenesis Program Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute.  To view seminar, click here


Friday, July 31, 2020: “Mixing qualitative research methods and mathematical modeling”  

The HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Annick Bórquez, MSc, PhD, in seminar on Friday, July 31, at 3:30pm via zoom. Dr. Annick Bórquez is an Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, UC San Diego. To view seminar, click here


Friday, June 19, 2020: "Trichomonas vaginalis interaction with human leukocytes.” 

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Frances Mercer, PhD, in Seminar on Friday June 19 at 3:30pm via zoom. Dr. Mercer is Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona.  To view seminar, click here.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020: "Optimizing combination prevention for HIV through epidemic modeling."

The Global Public Health HIV & Substance Use Research Seminar Co-presented with the HIV Institute Seminar Series and the San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present Nicole Bohme Carnegie, PhD in seminar on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 2:00pm in Medical Education and Telemedicne Building (MET), Room 315. Dr. Carnegie is currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University. To view seminar, click here.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020: "SD CFAR Faculty Success."

The UC San Diego HIV Institute and San Diego Center for AIDS Research were pleased to present: Mary Lewinski, MD, PhD, in seminar. Mary Lewinski’s overview of strategies for success in academia as taught by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Faculty Success Program Bootcamp. Dr. Lewinski will also cover the enrollment process and benefits of participating in the Faculty Success Program.