February, 2020

202010feb12:00 pm1:00 pmThird Coast CFAR Seminar with Lisa Hightow-Weidman: Innovative mHealth strategies for engaging youth in HIV treatment and prevention

Event Details

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH
Director, UNC Behavior and Technology Lab Professor of Medicine and Health Behavior University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Monday, February 10, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. CT

Lisa B. Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Infectious Diseases and Health Behavior, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Hightow-Weidman completed her medical school training at the University of Virginia and became board certified in Internal Medicine in 2001 after completing residency training at Stanford University. She completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health in Epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Hightow-Weidman is an expert on mhealth, social media and utilization and evaluation of technology-based interventions to address the HIV Care Continuum for youth and young adults, particularly among young men who have sex with men (YMSM). She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on these topics. She has developed technology-based interventions to address uptake and adherence to biomedical HIV prevention technologies, as well as intervening to increase HIV diagnosis, linkage and retention in care for YMSM. She is the PI of iTech, The UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology Across the Prevention and Care Continuum. This grant, part of the Adolescent Trials Network for HIV Interventions (ATN), seeks to develop a technology center to address the domestic epidemic of HIV among at risk and HIV-infected youth.

Seminar Locations:

Northwestern University (in-person) The University of Chicago (videoconference) The Village (videoconference)
Stonewall Conference Room Wyler Pavilion L-038 Conference Room Suite #310
625 N Michigan Ave, 14th Floor 5837 S. Maryland Ave. 1525 E. 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60611 Chicago, IL 60615 Chicago, IL 60615



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February 10, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)