February, 2021

202108feb12:00 pm1:00 pmResults From Third Coast CFAR Pilot ProjectsThird Coast CFAR Joint Webinar with Drs. Sally McFall and Aditya Khanna

Event Details

Sally McFall, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University

Aditya Khanna, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Brown University School of Public Health

Monday, February 8, 2021
12–1 p.m. CT
Livestream Only
RSVP Required:
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Drs. Sally McFall and Aditya Khanna will present the results of their Third Coast CFAR pilot projects.

Sensitivity and specificity testing of a qPCR-based tuberculosis detection method that approaches the sensitivity of culture”

Dr. Sally McFall, is an MPI of the Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technology for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern (C-THAN), and Director of the Technology Development/Refinement Core. Dr. McFall is Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Dr. McFall has extensive experience in leading point-of-care technology development projects for infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis designed specifically for low- and middle-income countries.

“Identifying Peer Change Agents for HIV Prevention on a Large Social Network”

Dr. Khanna is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University School of Public Health. He directs a multidisciplinary team that develops biosocial network models to inform policies to increase population health equity. Dr. Khanna’s substantive research is in reducing HIV/STI incidence in sexual and gender minority communities, and increasing breast cancer screening among African American women. He uses a combination of agent-based modeling, network analysis, and predictive methods, and disseminates research results across academic, governmental and community-based stakeholders.

 

Time

February 8, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)