Monday, November 11, 2019
Noon – 1 p.m. CT
Stonewall Conference Rooms
625 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Drs. Chad J Achenbach and Carlos Gallo will present the results of their Third Coast CFAR pilot projects.
“Telomere length and associations with age-related diseases among people living with HIV on ART”
Dr. Achenbach is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Global Health. Dr. Achenbach is a specialist in Infectious Diseases with clinical interests in the treatment of HIV infection and co-infections. He is currently participating in several research projects and training programs through the Center for Global Health, including PEPFAR Nigeria, NU AITRP and the Eramune study.
“Using computational linguistics to amplify the effects of text messaging-based HIV Interventions”
Dr. Carlos Gallo’s research aims to facilitate the implementation of evidence based programs (EBPs) by local agencies, particularly those addressing health inequities in LGBT and ethnic minority populations. Dr. Gallo is interested in developing computational methods that monitor implementation indicators and provide real-time feedback useful for health care providers and funding agencies. He has successfully applied his background in systems engineering and computational linguistics to improving parent-training preventive interventions, such as Familias Unidas and New Beginning Programs.