SBS Core News Archives

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
SBS Core Member Highlight: Lauren Pacek, PhD

Thursday, September 5, 2019
NIH Bolsters Funding for HIV Implementation Research in High-Burden U.S. Areas

PrEP-MECK: Identifying community-driven approaches for increasing PrEP uptake, adherence, and persistence among Black men who have sex with men in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Duke CFAR investigators have assembled a strong multi-disciplinary team who will identify implementation science projects that address the HIV epidemic among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM) in Mecklenburg County, NC, by 1) creating a local coalition of community groups, BMSM, PrEP providers, and researchers committed to engaging BMSM in PrEP care; 2) engaging BMSM in formative research to describe multi-level factors that influence PrEP uptake, adherence, and persistence among BMSM, and to suggest methods for enhancing engagement among BMSM in PrEP care; and 3) using the formative research findings and the coalition’s expertise to identify community-driven implementation science projects focused on PrEP uptake, adherence, and persistence among BMSM. The team includes three CFAR Investigators: Amy Corneli, PI; Sara LeGrand, co-I; and Susan Reif, co-I. The community partners are Chelsea Gulden with RAIN, a non-profit organization providing PrEP-related services, and Wesley Thompson, a PrEP provider with the Amity Medical Group.
Getting to [NO]ne in New Orleans: Enhancing PrEP Uptake among Black Women to End the Epidemic. Duke CFAR is partnering with investigators at Louisiana State University (LSU) as well as community partners and representatives of local populations in New Orleans to 1) identify locally-conceived strategies for engaging Black women in New Orleans in PrEP services, informed by qualitative research, and 2) plan for implementation of the strategies. Duke CFAR will also help to build local research capacity and support the growth of investigators at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Investigators include Amy Corneli, Duke CFAR, PI, and Meredith Clement, former Duke CFAR member, co-I, and now a PrEP provider at the Louisiana State University Medical Center. The community partners are Rebecca Lillis, with the LSU-Crescent Care Sexual Health Center, and Veronica Magee, with Brotherhood, Inc., a community-based organization that focuses on HIV prevention among Black men and women in New Orleans.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Interviews from CFAR Small Grant in South Africa lend insight into disclosure challenges for pregnant women with HIV

Friday, April 13, 2018
O’Neill Institute report examines federal investment in HIV prevention

Friday, March 2, 2018
SBS Core hosts Chalk Talk and Networking Opportunity: Biomarkers for Behavioral and Clinical Outcomes

Thursday, January 25, 2018
Intent to recruit and hire for the Associate Director for the AIDS Research Program, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Friday, December 8, 2017
UNC and Duke SBS Cores host joint Networking Event – Meet your Matches

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Dr. Sarah Wilson attends Mentoring Day at CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network meeting

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
DGHI/KCMC Symposium Addresses Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Duke CFAR directors recall early days of HIV research at Duke for World AIDS Day event

Monday, October 31, 2016
SBS Core welcomes two new clinical investigators

Friday, October 21, 2016
Postdoctoral scholar Marta Mulawa attends CFAR Social and Behavioral Science Research Network Mentoring Day