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Third Coast CFAR Seminar: Increasing PrEP Awareness and Use for People in the Criminal Justice System

When: Monday, May 22, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dana Kauffman  

Group: Third Coast Center for AIDS Research

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Russell Brewer, DrPH, and Chad J. Zawitz, MD, will present this Third Coast CFAR Ending the HIV Epidemic Awardee Seminar.

Brewer is a research associate professor at the University of Chicago and director of health equity research at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination. His HIV research focuses on addressing the socio-structural barriers (e.g., incarceration, stigma) to HIV prevention and care among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM), persons living with HIV, and criminal justice-involved populations in Chicago and the Southern United States.

Zawitz is an infectious disease specialist at Cermak Health Services and senior physician and clinical coordinator of HIV and Infectious Diseases Services at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center. He also serves as physician chair of the Infection Control and Communicable Diseases Department and director of the Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment Program. His research interests include HIV, hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, correctional health care, and LGBTQ+ health.

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