HIV/AIDS Learning Institute

HIV/AIDS Institute Academic Advisory Board

  • Dr. Shannon Galvin, Director of Clinical Programs and Training, Center for Global Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Adam Ritchie, PhD, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Institute Coordinator: Kate Klein, MA, MPH, Northwestern

 

Module 1: Introduction to HIV/AIDS in the Global Context

Monday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 25

Lecturer:

  • Nik Prachand, Senior Epidemiologist, STI/HIV/AIDS Division, Chicago Department of Public Health

This module will provide students with a solid grounding of global health principles related to HIV/AIDS. The following topics will be covered:

  • Epidemiological Facts (incidence, prevalence, strains, modes of transmission)
  • Historical and Current Efforts to Reduce HIV transmission
  • International Organizations and Funding Bodies for HIV

Module 2: HIV/AIDS Advocacy: “Global AIDS Advocacy and Political Mobilization”

Thursday, June 26 – Saturday, June 28

Lecturer:

  • Mitchell Warren, Executive Director, AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

This module presents the HIV/AIDS epidemic from the perspective of those in civil society trying to advocate for their health care rights by appealing to public policy makers and global leaders. The following topics will be covered:

  • What is advocacy?
  • History of AIDS advocacy
  • A pre-AIDS advocacy history examining the use of advocacy in other diseases
  • AIDS advocacy today and what is in store for the future

Module 3: HIV Clinical Care: “HIV Principles of Clinical Care” and “HIV/AIDS Clinical Care and Managing Opportunistic Infections”

Monday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 2nd

Lecturers:

  • Dr. Shannon Galvin, Director of Clinical Programs and Training, Center for Global Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Laila Woc-Colburn, Director of Medical Education, National School of Tropical Medicine and Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, Baylor College of Medicine

These modules will provide an understanding of the complexities of treating people with HIV and AIDS. The following topics will be covered:

  • HIV pathophysiology
  • Treating and preventing HIV globally and in the US
  • Common HIV co-infections
  • How to treat HIV and co-infections globally and in the US

Module 4: Community Development & Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, July 3 – Saturday, July 5

Lecturers:

  • Dr. Joseph Tucker, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Director UNC-China Programs

This module will help students understand the following principles in regards to treating HIV/AIDS and preventing HIV infection in the community, as applicable to spearheading social entrepreneurship programs to reduce the prevalence of HIV. The following topics will be covered:

  • Socioeconomic Determinants of HIV/AIDS
  • Barriers to HIV/AIDS Diagnosis and Treatment in Various Contexts
  • Awareness Programs

Module 5: Operational Research

Monday, July 7 – Wednesday, July 9

Lecturers:

  • Alice Gandelman, MPH, Director, California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

This module will provide an understanding of how community-level interventions are implemented. The following topics will be covered:

  • Basic Principles of Operational Research
  • Examples of Operational Research
  • Relevance of Research to Policy
  • Evidence-Based Social Interventions

Module 6: Laboratory Research: “Advances in HIV Prevention and Vaccines”

Thursday, July 10 – Saturday, July 12

Lecturers:

  • Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, University of Texas-Houston

This module explains how HIV infection happens in the body, the history of HIV vaccine research, and the most current work being done to develop a vaccine for HIV. The following topics will be covered:

  • Current research in HIV prevention and trends for the future
  • History of research towards a HIV vaccine
  • Current research towards a HIV vaccine and future directions