HIV Grand Rounds

HIV Grand Rounds

The HIV Grand Rounds series, offered by UCLA CHIPTS, UCLA-CDU CFAR, and the UCLA AIDS Institute, consists of hour-long lunchtime lectures that are delivered by invited guests or distinguished members of the Institute faculty on a broad range of HIV-related topics.

The aims of the Grand Rounds series are to:

  • Share the latest research findings on HIV prevention, care, and treatment, and highlight important developments in HIV-related research.
  • Encourage scientific collaborations and networking between UCLA investigators and invited speakers.
  • Excite an interest in HIV/AIDS research for early career investigators, and provide resources about new research findings, funding, and career opportunities.

For more information regarding the UCLA HIV Grand Rounds, please contact Damilola Jolayemi at ojolayemi@mednet.ucla.edu.

Virtual Registration: 

https://uclahs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsce6tpzsjGNTn884UgboEKxF_qD–bpz2#/registration

Upcoming Events:

The in-person Grand Rounds entitled, Bridging the Gap: Cell and Gene Therapies for Latent HIV Infection and Other Low-Antigen Diseases will take place at CHS 13-105 (UCLA) on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., PST.

The event will feature Christopher W. Peterson, PhD:

  • Assistant Professor, Translational Science and Therapeutics Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Event Summary:

Over the past decade, Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cells have emerged as a potent therapy for B cell malignancies. Applying analogous antigen-specific approaches for diseases such as antiretroviral therapy (ART)-suppressed HIV-1 infection poses additional challenges. This presentation will outline our efforts to deliver supplemental antigen and enhance the potency of anti-HIV cell and gene therapies.

In-Person Registration
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Past Events

“Identification Of Cellular Immune Vulnerabilities Of AIDS Causing Lentiviruses In Rhesus Macaques

Presented by: Louis J Picker, M.D.,

  • Professor and Associate Director, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at Oregon Health & Science University
Identification Of Cellular Immune Vulnerabilities Of AIDS Causing Lentiviruses In Rhesus Macaques - Slides

 

Recording:

“Using Intensive Longitudinal Measurement to Identify Intervention Targets to Improve Mental and Sexual Health and Reduce Substance Use in Vulnerable Populations

Presented by: Patrick A. Wilson, PhD

  • Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology, UCLA
Using Intensive Longitudinal Measurement to Identify Intervention Targets to Improve Mental and Sexual Health and Reduce Substance Use in Vulnerable Populations - Slides

 

Recording:

“Optimizing PrEP Uptake Among Youth in Los Angeles and New Orleans via Telehealth Coaching, Online Peer Support and Automated Texting: Results from ATN 149

Presented by: Dr. Dallas Swendeman

  • Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Event Flyer: Optimizing PrEP Uptake Among Youth in Los Angeles and New Orleans via Telehealth Coaching, Online Peer Support and Automated Texting: Results from ATN149 - Flyer

Presentation: Optimizing PrEP Uptake Among Youth in Los Angeles and New Orleans via Telehealth Coaching, Online Peer Support and Automated Texting: Results from ATN 149 - Slides

Recording:

HIV Epidemiology and Prevention with Transgender Men and Transmasculine People

Presented by: Sari L. Reisner, PhD

  • Director of Transgender Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Event Flyer: HIV Epidemiology and Prevention with Transgender Men and Transmasculine People - Flyer

Presentation: Soon!

Recording:

“A Behavioral Science Agenda for HIV Therapeutics

Presented by: Jane M. Simoni, PhD

  • Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Washington (UW)
  • Director, UW Behavioral Research Center for HIV (BIRCH)

Event Flyer: A Behavioral Science Agenda for HIV Therapeutics - Flyer

Presentation: A Behavioral Science Agenda for HIV Therapeutics - Slides

Recording:

“SARS-CoV-2 Variants Evolve Convergent Strategies to Remodel the Host Response”

Presented by: Mehdi Bouhaddou, PhD:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics (MIMG)

Event Flyer: SARS-CoV-2 Variants Evolve Convergent Strategies to Remodel the Host Response - Flyer

Presentation:

Recording:

Challenges of Researching Latina/os and Community-based Participatory Research Approach as a Response to Those Challenges

Presented by: Maria Cecilia Zea, PhD:

  • Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain
    Sciences, George Washington University
  • Founding Director, GWU Latino Health Research

Event Flyer: Challenges of Researching Latina/os and Community-based Participatory Research Approach as a Response to Those Challenges - Flyer

Presentation: Challenges of Researching Latina/os and Community-based Participatory Research Approach as a Response to Those Challenges – Slides

Recording:

Social Immiseration, Changing Drug Use Patterns and HIV Risk among Community-Recruited People who Inject Drugs in Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, and San Francisco California.

Presented by: Ricky Bluthenthal, BA, MA, PhD:

  • Professor, Vice Chair for DEI,
  • Associate Dean for Social Justice Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine, USC

Event Flyer: Social Misery and HIV Risk Among People Who Use Drugs - Flyer

Presentation: Social Misery and HIV Risk Among People Who Use Drugs - Slides

Recording:

Towards a COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Animal Sarbecoviruses Without Updating

Presented by: Pamela Bjorkman, PhD:

  • David Baltimore Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering; Merkin Institute Professor

Event Flyer: Towards a COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Animal Sarbecoviruses Without Updating - Flyer

Presentation: Towards a COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants and Animal Sarbecoviruses Without Updating - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Making a Difference in Health: Focus on the Environment, Not Only the Individual

Presented by: Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD:

  • Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Oregon Health and Science University – Portland State University School of Public Health.

Event Flyer: Making a Difference in Health: Focus on the Environment, Not Only the Individual - Flyer

Presentation: Making a Difference in Health: Focus on the Environment, Not Only the Individual - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Beyond Research for Research Sake: Centering Equity and Community Engagement to Advance HIV Research

Presented by:

Sannisha K. Dale, PhD, EdM:

  • Associate Professor with Tenure in Psychology, University of Miami
  • Director and Founder, SHINE Research Program
  • Co-Director, MPI, Change

Event Flyer: Beyond Research for Research Sake: Centering Equity and Community Engagement to Advance HIV Research - Flyer

Presentation: Beyond Research for Research Sake: Centering Equity and Community Engagement to Advance HIV Research - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

ETR’s Health Equity Framework: From Reflection to Integration and Action for HIV Research

Presented by:

Dr. Ifeoma C. Udoh:

  • Senior Research Scientist, Education, Training, and Resource (ETR)

Event Flyer: ETR’s Health Equity Framework: From Reflection to Integration and Action for HIV Research - Flyer

Presentation: ETR’s Health Equity Framework: From Reflection to Integration and Action for HIV Research - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Regenerating T Cell Immunity

Presented by:

David T. Scadden, MD:

  • Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine, Harvard University

Event Flyer: Regenerating T Cell Immunity - Flyer

Presentation: Soon!

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

People Aging With HIV In The US: A Simulation Modeling Approach

Presented by:

Emily Hyle, MD, MSc, DTMH:

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Assistant Physician, Infectious Disease Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Event Flyer: People Aging with HIV in the US: A Simulation Modeling Approach - Flyer

Presentation: People Aging with HIV In The US: A Simulation Modeling Approach - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Environmental Justice and Women’s Reproductive Health 

Presented by:

Tamarra James-Todd, PhD, MPH:

  • Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Reproductive Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of PH
  • Instructor, Department of Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of PH

Event Flyer: Environmental Justice and Womens Reproductive Health - Flyer

Presentation: For a copy of the slides contact tjtodd@hsph.harvard.edu

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

N/A

The Politics of Epidemiologic Risk Data in Global HIV Prevention Science

Presented by:

Amaya Perez-Brumer, PhD, MSc:

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Event Flyer: The Politics of Epidemiologic Risk Data in Global HIV Prevention Science - Flyer

Presentation: For a copy of the slides contact a.perezbrumer@utoronto.ca

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Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Getting to Zero, San Francisco: Successes, Challenges, and Future Strategies

Presented by:

Susan Buchbinder, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, UCSF
  • Director- Bridge HIV, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Attending Physician General Medical Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital

Event Flyer: Getting to Zero San Francisco - Successes, Challenges and Future Strategies - Flyer

Presentation: Getting to Zero, San Francisco: Successes, Challenges, and Future Strategies - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

The Enemy of My Enemy: Bacteriophage Therapy to Treat Multi-drug Resistant Bacterial Infections

Presented by:

Steffanie A. Strathdee, PhD:

  • Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, UC San Diego
  • Professor and Harold Simon Chair, Department of Medicine, UC San Diego
  • Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences

Robert T. Schooley, M.D.:

  • Senior Director, International Initiatives, UC San Diego
  • Co-Director, Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapy
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, UC San Diego

Event Flyer: The Enemy of My Enemy: Bacteriophage Therapy to Treat Multi-drug Resistant Bacterial Infections - Flyer

Presentation: The Enemy of My Enemy: Bacteriophage Therapy to Treat Multi-drug Resistant Bacterial Infections - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Innovations in Digital Health Strategies for Engaging Youth in HIV Treatment and Prevention 

Presented by Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH:

  • Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of N. Carolina
  • Professor, Dept. of Health Behavior, University of N. Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Event Flyer: Innovations in Digital Health Strategies for Engaging Youth in HIV Treatment and Prevention - Flyer

Presentation: Innovations in Digital Health Strategies for Engaging Youth in HIV Treatment and Prevention - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Disentangling the Role of Networks in the Transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C Virus among People Who Inject Drugs

Presented by Sunil S. Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH:

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, MD
  • Chairman, YR Gaitonde Medical Educational and Research Foundation/ Chennai, India

Event Flyer: Disentangling the Role of Networks in the Transmission of HIV and HCV among PWID - Flyer

Presentation: Disentangling the Role of Networks in the Transmission of HIV and HCV among PWID - Slides

Question & Answer: N/A

Recording:

Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir for HIV PrEP: What We Know and What We Need To Know

Presented by Raphael J. Landovitz, MD, MSc:

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, UCLA DGSOM
  • Co-Director, UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education
  • Co-Director, UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services

Event Flyer: Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir for HIV PrEP - Flyer

Presentation: Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir for HIV PrEP - Slides

Question & Answer: Long-Acting Injectable Cabotegravir for HIV PrEP - Q&A Session

Recording: