NYC Health Department-ERC CFAR HIV/AIDS and STI Research Symposium

On May 30, 2024, the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research (ERC CFAR) convened a half-day symposium featuring a keynote address by Sarah Braunstein, Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV and STI at the NYC Health Department, and three sessions comprised of NYC Health Department-CFAR research collaborations across HIV prevention, HIV treatment, and future directions. In the HIV treatment panel, ISPH Research Scientist Rebecca Zimba presented work from the APPLI Study, Affiliate Investigator Tigran Avoundjian presented work from the Data-to-Suppression (D2S) and DISCO Studies, and Investigator Heidi Jones presented findings from a study that used electronic healthcare record data obtained through a collaboration with Montefiore, Mount Sinai, and Northwell to investigate COVID-19 outcomes among people living with HIV. Investigator Christian Grov moderated the HIV prevention panel session.

Top left: Denis Nash kicks off the symposium. Top middle: Preeti Pathela addresses the room. Top right: Heidi Jones shares findings from the electronic health record collaboration across several institutes.

Bottom left: Christian Grov moderates a panel discussion. Bottom middle: Rebecca Zimba shares findings from the APPLI Study. Bottom right: Tigran Avoundjian shares findings from the D2S and DISCO studies.