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Archive: Past Events

Archive: Past Events

HIV, COVID-19 and Health Disparities
A Director’s Scientific Briefing on HIV, COVID-19 and Health Disparities was conducted on September 22, 2020. The seminar was comprised of three invited speakers who presented from different perspectives on the intersection of HIV, COVID-19, and health disparities. A Q&A followed the presentations. 

HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances & Opportunities (HIVIS) Workshop
The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) and the National Institute of Mental Health Division of AIDS Research (NIMH DAR) co-organized a three-phase HIVIS workshop from July 13th through September 18th, 2020. Co-chaired by Dr. Maureen M. Goodenow, NIH OAR Director, and Dr. Dianne Rausch, NIMH DAR Director, the workshop included over 100 participants representing research, community, program/policy, and other sectors. The workshop aimed to advance HIV prevention and treatment science, inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative, and bolster HIV efforts worldwide. The workshop summary report describes the workshop’s phases, activities, and outcomes. Visit NIMH to find all of the HIVIS Workshop deliverables, including the recordings and transcripts.

AIDS 2020: Virtual
OAR was pleased to be part of the NIH community that participated in AIDS 2020 and to organize a virtual satellite session, The Impact of NIH HIV/AIDS Research and Discovery at the Intersection of Prevention, Treatment, and Disparities Across the Lifespan. The session is publicly available on the AIDS 2020 website. Please find the link to the pre-recorded and live segments. Multidisciplinary scientists shared unique insights, research findings, and experiences that will improve understanding of how the global and the domestic HIV epidemics can inform each other and accelerate epidemic control.

OAR BSSR-focused symposium at IAS 2019
The OAR hosted a behavioral and social sciences (BSSR) focused symposium at the 10th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Science on July 23, 2019, in Mexico City. The symposium titled “Approaches and Opportunities in HIV-related Behavioral and Social Sciences Research: A View from the National Institutes of Health” informed and updated the IAS conference attendees on NIH supported priorities and opportunities in HIV/AIDS-related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR). Top international researchers and NIH AIDS leadership provided an overview of NIH HIV-related BSSR and insights into future directions of the NIH AIDS Research Program. OAR Director Dr. Maureen M. Goodenow chaired the symposium. This symposium supports IAS Conference Track D, “Social, behavioral and implementation science.” Click here to learn more.

NIH Office of AIDS Research Offered New HIV/AIDS Prize in 2019 DEBUT Challenge
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), in association with VentureWell, conducted the 2019 Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge to recognize undergraduate excellence in biomedical design and innovation. With OAR’s support, DEBUT offered a new $15,000 HIV/AIDS prize for a project that was judged to be the strongest in developing an engineering or technologically based solution to a current HIV/AIDS prevention and/or health care problem. Entries by undergraduate teams were judged on the significance of the problem being addressed, the impact on potential users and clinical care, innovative design, and a working prototype. The submission deadline was May 31, 2019. Winners were announced on August 27, and winning teams were honored at an award ceremony during the Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in October 2019. Read on for more information about the 2019 DEBUT challenge and 2018 winning entries.

This page last reviewed on October 5, 2021