Monday, February 8, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. CT
RSVP Required: RSVP on Zoom
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 a 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 a computational epidemiologist and statistician at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. 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.