Research Day




Time Topic Presenter
9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction Davey Smith
Keynote Presentation: Tuberculosis
9:10 AM Keynote: A New Perspective on Tuberculosis: The 24-hour Path to Resistance Faramarz Valafar
10:00 AM Keynote Q&A  
10:10 AM Break  
10:20 AM Moderator Introduction Doug Richman
10:25 AM Assessing tuberculosis risk in pregnant women from the PRACHITi study using transcriptomics Artur Trancoso Lopo de Queiroz
10:40 AM Q&A   
10:45 AM Rising Star Award Doug Richman
10:50 AM Novel bioelectronic assay for detection and quantification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen CFP10 in serum and urine for rapid diagnosis of active TB disease: a proof-of-concept study Marva Seifert
11:15 AM Q&A  
11:20 AM Moderator Introduction Robert Schooley
11:25 AM Opportunities and challenges after rapid implementation of telehealth in an academic HIV primary care clinic in response to COVID-19 Katherine Promer
11:40 AM Structural Shifts or Business as Usual? An Ethnographic-Epidemiological Assessment of COVID-19-Related Changes to the Risk Environment for People who Inject Drugs in Tijuana, Mexico  Joseph Friedman
11:55 AM Q&A Panel  
12:05 PM Lunch  
Global Responses to HIV
12:25 PM Moderator Introduction Mary Lewinski
12:30 PM Key Risk Factors for Substance Use among Female Sex Workers in Soweto and Klerksdorp, South Africa: A cross-sectional study Ellis Jaewon Yeo
12:45 PM Traditional healer-delivered counseling and point-of-care testing increases uptake of HIV testing compared with usual care: results from a mixed-methods randomized controlled trial in rural Uganda Radhika Sundararajan
1:00 PM Q&A Panel  
1:10 PM Break  
Keynote Presentation: Local Updates 
1:15 PM Moderator Introduction Mary Lewinski
1:15 PM Keynote 2: Local Updates on TB and COVID 19 Ankita Kadakia
2:05 PM Q&A  
Best Practices for Community Engagement  in Research
2:15 PM Adapting Research During the Pandemic Panel Discussion: Pearls, Pitfalls, and New Ideas Jessica Montoya
2:35 PM Community Engagement in Research Panel Discussion: Best Practices for Collaboration Jamila Stockman
2:55 PM Closing Comments Jamila Stockman
3:00 PM Adjourn  




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Previous CFAR Research Days

2018 Research Day: videos

2017 Research Day: videos and photos

2016 Research Day: videos and photos

2015 Research day: videos and photos 



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