Monday, April 19, 2021
Noon – 1 p.m. CT
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Drs. Moira McNulty and Aaruni Khanolkar will present the results of their Third Coast CFAR pilot projects.
“Evaluation of immune function fitness in pediatric patients with vertically acquired HIV with early ART initiation”
Dr. Khanolkar is the director of the Diagnostic Immunology and Flow Cytometry Laboratory at Lurie Children’s Hospital. They are a full-service CLIA and College of American Pathologists (CAP)-certified clinical immunology laboratory that offers esoteric testing for primary immunodeficiency diseases, microbial serology, autoimmune diseases and pediatric leukemia and lymphoma. His research interests lie at the intersection of virology, immunology and primary immunodeficiency diseases in children.
“Towards Implementation of Hybridized HIV Testing Strategies to Optimize Care Continuum Metrics”
Dr. Moira McNulty, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases at the University of Chicago, where she serves as the Director of HIV Testing for the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. Her research focuses on HIV testing and engagement in the care and prevention continuums. In her clinical practice she cares for individuals living with HIV and provides PrEP services. Her pilot grant through the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research aimed to assess the HIV testing event as the entry point into the HIV continuum of care, and to develop a data collection tool to inform possible integration of HIV testing services as a way to encourage adoption of effective strategies. The preliminary data and methodology developed through the pilot award were the basis of a career development award focusing on understanding implementation of HIV elimination initiatives.