The Research Roundtable 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 Fridays. If you are interested in presenting at a Research Roundtable meeting or being added to our email announcement list, please contact Dr. Ellen Eaton at eeaton@uab.edu.

Research Roundtable meetings are held each Friday at 1:00 in the Bevill Biomedical Research Buiding, BBRB 256 (CFAR Conference Room).

Upcoming Presentations

Upcoming Presentations


May 20, 2016 - No Meeting Scheduled

May 27, 2016
Nate Gundacker, MD
Sidestream Dark Field Microscopy as a Predictive Tool in Severe Dengue Infection

June 10, 2016
Mandy Willig, PhD, RD
TBA



Past Presentations

Past Presentations


May 6, 2016
Ashutosh Tamhane, PhD
Odds Ratio:  What's so Odd about it

May 13, 2016
Swati Sakhuja, MPH candidate
Designing an Evaluation of Oral Health Screening in the 1917 Clinic Population


April 29, 2016
Jessie Merlin, MD
A pilot study of inflammation as a potential etiology

of chronic pain in individuals with HIV


April 15, 2016
Rob Fredericksen, PhD, MPH
Pcori PROMIS Study Follow Up

April 8, 2016
Kathryn Hudak, MD Candidate
Planning an assessment of financial barriers to STI Screening in the 1917 Clinic Population

April 1, 2016
Ellen Eaton
The Clinical Comparative Effectiveness of Contemporary ARV Regimens

March 18
Bing Xie
Modeling Depression Treatment Strategies for HIV patients Using Agent-based Modeling

February 12, 2016
Dori Pekmezi
There is nothing so practical as a good theory: how and why we should use social and behavioral science theory to guide our intervention research

January 29, 2016
Meredith Kilgore
Economic Evaluations in Public Health and Medicine

January 15, 2016
Zina Trost
Examining possible bias in perception of pain among patients with HIV: Methods and pilot findings

January 8, 2016
Lauren Saag
The influence of mental health service utilization on ARV adherence

December 18, 2015
Amanda Willig, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
HIV, Phase angle and mortality risk - what is the impact of obesity in the age of ART?

November 13, 2015
Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Reducing HIV and coinfections in pregnancy in Cameroon

October 30, 2015
Ellen Eaton, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Durability of ARV in Treatment Naïve PLWH

October 23, 2015
Jessica Merlin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Common and Challenging Behaviors Among Patients Taking Long-Term Opioid Therapy: Preliminary Results of a Delphi Study

September 25, 2015
Jessica Merlin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Concept proposal for a randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention for chronic pain in HIV

September 18, 2015
Ellen Eaton, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Cost effectiveness of Contemporary ARV regimens in a clinical setting

September 11, 2015
Lindsey Yessick
Student, Psychology Honors Program, Department of Psychology Undergraduate, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Detectable viral load is associated with increased heat pain sensitivity in individuals with HIV

July 10, 2015
Ravi H. Jariwala
M.D. Candidate, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
A retrospective chart review in 1917 clinic patients: staging of liver fibrosis using SAFE Biopsy algorithm in HIV/HCV co-infected patients

June 26, 2015
Aaron Grubbs, MD
Resident, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Integration of St. George Clinic patients into 1917: How well did we do and who had trouble?

June 19, 2015
Will S. Rutland, JD
Student, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
ART Delivery for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in Alabama: Do Mailed Medications with Enhanced Pharmacy Services Affect Biologic Outcomes?

May 22, 2015
Daniel I. Chu, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Surgical outcomes in HIV patients

May 8, 2015
Pariya L. Fazeli, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program, University of California, San Diego
Cognitive Aging with HIV: Findings to Date

April 24, 2015
Bulent Turan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

March 20, 2015
Anne Zinski, PhD, Kelly Ross-Davis, MS, & Ashley Brown, BA
Reports of Physical Abuse and Sexual Assault Among Clients of the 1917 HIV Testing and Counseling Program

March 13, 2015
Mercedes Morales-Aleman, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Examination of Adolescent Latinas' HIV Risk and Sexual Healthcare Needs in Alabama

February 27, 2015
Janet M. Turan, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Organiziation and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
-and-
Bulent Turan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Incorporating the examination of HIV-related and intersectional stigma into two multi-site HIV studies

January 23, 2015
Brian W. Pence, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

January 16, 2015
Natalie Wilson, DNP, ANP-BC, MPH, AAHIVS
Identifying Symptom Clusters among People Living with HIV Disease

November 14, 2014
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham

November 7, 2014
Latesha Elopre, MD
Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham

October 24, 2014
Amanda Willig, PhD, RD
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigating physical activity outcomes via CNICS for people living with HIV

October 17, 2014
Timothy J. Ness, MD
Simon Gelman Endowed Professor, Division of Pain Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Baclofen and Opioid Co-Administration

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

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

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