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  • January 27, 2021, 1 PM - Supporting Treatment Adherence for Resilience and Thriving (START): Assessing intersectional stigma within an mHealth intervention to improve treatment adherence among HIV+ stimulant-using MSM

    Presenters: Renessa Williams, PhD, RN Postdoctoral Fellow Deportment of Surgery and Chika Christle Chuku, MPH Pre-doctoral Fellow Deportment of Public Health  

    Stimulant-using MSM (SUMSM) may have greater difficulties navigating the HIV care continuum as well as display substantially elevated viral load, amplified HIV transmission risk, and faster clinical HIV progression. Efforts are needed to understand how managing multiple stigmatized identities related to HIV status, substance use, race, and sexual minority status may further challenge HIV-related disparities. This proposed research aims to test an mHealth intervention targeting treatment adherence, substance use, and intersectional stigma among SUMSM. 

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  • February 3, 2021, 12 PM - Sex, Drugs and REDCap: How to Collect Research Data on HIV and Substance Abuse

    Presenter: Dr. Raymond R. Balise, Department of Public Health Sciences, Biostatistics

    REDCap is a popular, user-friendly, web-based data collection tool that can be used to collect sensitive research data. This presentation will show the process of setting up a REDCap database used for a clinical trial aimed at assessing the utility of an iPhone/Android mobile app designed to support medication adherence in HIV+ men who have sex with men and who use stimulants (cocaine and/or methamphetamine).

    The completed project includes a screening survey, study e-consent, randomization into study groups considering race, and tracking of specimen collection over a year. Attendees will see how REDCap can be used to do data validation, control the display of data with action tags and feed data between study instruments/questionnaires with piping. New features in REDCap 10, such as field embedding, to make good-looking questionnaires, will be covered.

    Intended audience is people who have some REDCap experience, but novices who would like to learn more about REDCap's capabilities are welcome. Attendees must register in advance and must watch the tutorial videos (1.5 hour length) before the seminar. 

    Tutorial videos and information are available here 

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  • February 3, 2021, 3:45 PM - Introduction to Social Network Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

    Presenters: Mariano Kanamori, PhD Assistant Professor University of Miami, Stephen Fallon, PhD Executive Director Latinos Salud

    Topics Covered:

    • CBPR’s Definition, Design Principles and Challenges 
    • Developing Partnerships 
    • Incorporating Social Network Analysis in CBPR 
    • Finding The Right Community Partner 
    • Examples of Outcomes of Community Engagements 

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  • February 10, 2021, and February 11, 2021, 9:30 AM - 15th Annual HIV Symposium: The Path to Ending the HIV Epidemic

    The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), the HIV/AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases Institute (HEIDI) and the Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM) have partnered to host the 15th Annual HIV Symposium: The Path to Ending the HIV Epidemic.

    The symposium will take place over two mornings: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and Thursday, February 11, 2021, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

    Speakers include:
    Carl W. Dieffenbach, PhD
    Julia Marcus, PhD
    Brian Mustanski, PhD
    Lynne Mofenson, MD
    Emma Spencer, PhD
    Dennis Burton, PhD

    Register in advance by clicking here.  Your registration link will permit you to attend both presentation days. 

    If you have questions, contact CFAR at cfar@med.miami.edu or CHARM at charm@miami.edu

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