Cohort Meetings

The 1917 Clinic Cohort meeting is an opportunity for investigators from across campus to meet to discuss HIV research. Meetings typically involve discussion of works in progress using 1917 Clinic Cohort data or closely related research, concept proposals, or methodological issues of interest to Cohort investigators. Attendees include a diverse group of faculty and staff from across campus; the Schools of Medicine and Public Health are particularly well represented.

Meetings occur on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Friday of every month. The 1st Friday meeting is set aside for a bench to bedside discussion of ongoing translational research projects and initiatives. If you are interested in presenting at a Cohort meeting or being added to our email announcement list, please contact Dr. Jessica Merlin at jmerlin@uab.edu.

The Cohort meeting is held in room 147 of the Community Care Building at 1 pm. Reservations are not necessary.

Community Care Building (CCB)
908 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL  35294

Upcoming Presentations

Upcoming Presentations

September 12, 2014
Latesha Elopre, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The role of early HIV status disclosure in engagement in care and viral load suppression

September 19, 2014
Ellen Eaton, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Feasibility and Sustainability of Satisfying ACIP Recommendations and Public Demand for Gardasil, Prevnar and Zostavax for Providers of HIV Services

Past Presentations

Past Presentations

August 29, 2014
Crystal Chapman Lambert, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, ACRN, AAHIVS
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Engagement and Retention in Care: Positive Sistahs Engaged for Life

August 22, 2014
Ellen Eaton, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Effect of Contemporary ARV Regimens on Treatment Persistence and Effectiveness

August 1, 2014
Eric A. M. Chamot, MD, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Looking at HIV care delivery from a different angle: two new project proposals

July 18, 2014
Jessica Merlin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigating the relationship between chronic pain and HIV outcomes in CNICS

July 11, 2014
Omar Ramadan
M.D. Candidate, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Equal Access Birmingham: Research & Development

June 27, 2014
D. Scott Batey, PhD
Program Manager II, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham

June 20, 2014
Jessica Merlin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Characterization of Pain Sensitivity in HIV-Infected Patients


June 13, 2014
Karen Cropsey, PsyD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
An Algorithm-Based Approach to Smoking Cessation for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS

May 30, 2014
Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Measuring and Monitoring Retention in Care: Beware the Missed Visit!

May 23, 2014
C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Project MOBILE Elevator Pitch to RWJF

May 16, 2014
Janis Cho, BS
Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Social Determinants of Obesity

April 18, 2014
Greer Burkholder, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Prevalence, Treatment and Control of Hypertension in the 1917 Clinic Cohort

March 14, 2014
Jessica Merlin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
HIV and Chronic Pain K23 Resubmission: Feedback on summary statements

February 28, 2014
Ellen Eaton, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Charges and Reimbursements for Common HIV Primary Care Procedures

February 21, 2014
Anne Zinski, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Chronic Hepatitis C in African American Males: A proposal to address screening and linkage disparities in an evolving chronic infection

February 14, 2014
Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rectal Gonorrhea in 1917 Clinic - Defining Prevalence and Improving Diagnostics

January 24, 2014
Cristina E. Brickman, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, The University of Pennsylvania
Treatment and Outcomes of Oropharyngeal Cancer in Patients with HIV

January 17, 2014
Eric A. M. Chamot, MD, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Next installment in his series of HIV-oriented epidemiology method talks


December 13, 2013
C. Ann Gakumo, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medication Self-Management in Older African Americans with HIV Using Patient-Centered SMS Reminders

November 15, 2013
Eric A. M. Chamot, MD, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Presenting a continuation of his October 11 methodology talk, regarding how to treat CD4 as a covariate


November 8, 2013
Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Designing Non-RCT Studies like Randomized Clinical Trials: Experience from Propensity-Matched Studies in Geriatric Heart Failure

October 25, 2013
Jessica S. Merlin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Provider Documentation of Aberrant Drug-Related Behaviors in Patients Referred to an HIV/Chronic Pain Clinic

October 11, 2013
Eric A. M. Chamot, MD, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Should we adjust for baseline CD4 cell count? (Very) basics of causal diagrams and estimation of causal effects

October 4, 2013
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
A telemedicine-delivered HIV care intervention - challenges and opportunities