Yale University

CIRA International Visiting Fellow Program 2017

Four international HIV researchers will travel to Yale in March and April 2017 as part of the second International Visiting Fellow Program organized by CIRA. The visiting fellows will spend their time at Yale working on collaborative HIV research endeavors with their host faculty members and participating in meetings with others in the CIRA's HIV research community where they will present their research and explore new collaborative opportunities. The invited fellows and Yale host faculty include:

  1. Lisa McDaid, PhD (University of Glasgow, Scotland) - John Pachankis, PhD (Yale School of Public Health)
  2. Venkatesan Chakrapani, MD (Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) and Centre for Sexuality and Health Research and Policy (C-SHaRP), India) - Trace Kershaw, PhD (Yale School of Public Health)
  3. Iskandar Azwa, MBChB (University of Malaya, Malaysia) - Jeffrey Wickersham, PhD (Yale School of Medicine)
  4. Peter Cherutich, MBChB, PhD, MPH (Ministry of Health, Kenya) - Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN (Yale School of Nursing)

A seminar series featuring presentations by the five visiting fellows will be held on the following dates:

  1. Social and Behavioral Sciences Seminar (co-sponsored by CIRA and YSPH's SBS Division)
    Thursday, March 23, 12:00-1:00 PM
    Room 216, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Lisa McDaid, PhD, "Health and Wellbeing of Gay and Bisexual Men in Scotland: Critical Reflections and Challenges Ahead"
  2. CIRA International HIV Research Seminar
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 3:30-5:00 PM
    Suite 200, Conference Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT 
    Presenter 1: Venkatesan Chakrapani, MD, "Men who Have Sex with Men and Hijras/Trans Women in India: Stigma, Syndemics and HIV"
    Presenter 2: Iskandar Azwa, MBChB, "A Journey to Biomedical HIV Prevention Research in MSM in Malaysia: The Trials and Tribulations"
  3. CIRA International HIV Research Seminar
    Monday, April 24, 2017, 3:30-5:00 PM
    Suite 200, Conference Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Peter Cherutich, MBChB, PhD, MPH, "Implementation Science: Potential for Greater Partnerships"

For questions, contact Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu).

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017