Yale University

CIRA Faculty Join National/Regional Events Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS

Robert Heimer, CIRA scientist and Professor at the Yale School of Public Health, was a featured guest on a national public radio program focused on the state of the epidemic, contributions from the research field and continuing challenges to HIV prevention and care. 2016 is the 35th anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the US. Dr. Heimer was joined by CT and CIRA colleagues from the New England AETC, Karina Danvers, AIDS CT, and the UConn School of Nursing. The program is available for streaming here:

Elaine O'Keefe, CIRA Executive Director, will be the keynote speaker at a program sponsored by Leeway of New Haven on September 29th, in honor of Lowell Weicker's contributions to HIV research and health care. Weicker, a former state senator and governor of CT, was instrumental in supporting legislative actions in CT to enable Leeway to open its doors in 1995 as the first and only skilled health care facility in CT dedicated to caring for people living with HIV/AIDS. Leeway continues to this day, providing vital health care and housing services. The event is open to CIRA affiliates.

Published: Sunday, September 25, 2016