Online Program

Minority HIV/AIDS Research Initiative (MARI): Ten years of strengthening the network of Black and Hispanic researchers and working toward reduced HIV/AIDS disparities, 2003-2013

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
MARI investigators from the University of Puerto Rico, University of Pennsylvania, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and Emory University will deliver oral presentations related to their ongoing HIV prevention research in Black and Hispanic communities. The session will be moderated by Dr. Madeline Sutton, of CDC, who will also summarize the impact of MARI to date, including work done by previously-funded investigators and future rounds of MARI funding opportunities. Presentations contained in this symposium will describe: (1) currently-funded MARI investigators’ studies that are in progress; (2) previously-funded MARI investigators’ studies and career progress; (3) research gap areas being considered for the next round of MARI and how early career investigators may apply
Session Objectives: 1. Present an overall picture of the relevant and diverse research programs and investigators funded under MARI to date. 2. Highlight the program’s commitment to foster a better understanding of the epidemic within Black and Hispanic communities 3. Stimulate discussion about future directions for important research priorities within disproportionately affected communities.
Carlos E. Rodriguez-Diaz, PhD, MPHE, MCHES

Metropolitan Atlanta community adolescent rapid testing initiative (MACARTI) with linkage to care and counseling trial   
Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, MSc, Kamilah Hendrix, MPA, Amy Wallins, LMSW and Rana Chakraborty, MD, PhD
Challenges of developing research on stigma among HIV-positive gay men and other men who have sex with men in Puerto Rico   
Carlos E. Rodriguez-Diaz, PhD, MPHE, MCHES, Edgardo Ortiz-Sanchez, MPHE, CHES, Ricardo Vargas-Molina, MA and Edda Santiago-Rodriguez, MPH, MA
Minority HIV/AIDS research initiative (MARI): An update on progress and next steps for mentored, underrepresented scientists doing HIV prevention research   
Madeline Sutton, MD, MPH, Leigh A. Willis, PhD, MPH, Ted Castellanos, MPH and Ashley Murray, MPH, CHES, CPH

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Medical Care, Socialist Caucus, Black Caucus of Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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