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Results From Third Coast CFAR Pilot Awards Seminar

Logo with red ribbon and name "Third Coast Center for AIDS Research"

When: Monday, October 2, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: 625 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1400, Stonewall Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60611 Chicago map it

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

Cost: This event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Dana Kauffman  

Group: Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)

Category: Academic


About the Event:

Lauren Beach, PhD, JD, Yufen (Jennie) Chen, PhD, and Laura Rusie, ScM, will discuss results from their Third Coast CFAR pilot awards. Beach and Rusie will present, “CVD Analyses Designed to Elucidate Consequences of Comorbidities, Environment, SDOH, and HIV at Howard Brown Health (CADENCES HIV – HBH).” Chen will present, “Cerebral Small Vessel Disease in Early HIV Infection.”

This hybrid event will have three viewing options:

1. In-person at Northwestern with presenters on site (625 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60601)
2. In-person at the University of Chicago’s The Village where event will be live streamed (1525 E. 55th St., Suite 310, Chicago, IL 60637) 
3. Online via Zoom

Lunch will be provided to attendees at Northwestern and The Village.


About the Presenters:

Lauren Beach, PhD, JD, (they/them), is an assistant professor of medical social sciences and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, director of the ReACH SGM Laboratory, and director of the ADVOCATE SGM Health Program at ISGMH. They investigate the epidemiology of aging and chronic physical health conditions among diverse sexual and gender minority populations and people with HIV.

Yufen (Jennie) Chen, PhD (she/her), is a research assistant professor of radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her research focuses on studying cerebral vascular health with quantitative MRI techniques such as arterial spin labeling, cerebral vascular reactivity, and dynamic susceptibility contrast imaging.

Laura Rusie, ScM (she/her), is the director of data, evaluation, and epidemiology at Howard Brown Health in Chicago, one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ organizations. In her current role, Rusie oversees the usage of much of the organization’s operational and research data, and she is passionate about using data to improve patient-centered care.

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