Gender-specific approaches to preventing HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases will be the topic of a talk by Nabila El-Bassel on Thursday, March 20, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Student Union Room 421G (the Women Center’s Program Room).
El-Bassel, a professor of social work at Columbia University, has spent 17 years designing and testing HIV prevention strategies in clinical trials for women, men, and couples recruited from drug treatment, primary care, criminal justice, and international settings.
She directs Columbia University’s Social Intervention Group, a multidisciplinary research center on HIV and drug abuse, and the university’s recently established Global Health Research Center based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which serves countries in Central Asia. El-Bassel also directs the National Institute of Mental Health’s HIV training program for racial ethnic minority researchers.
The event, sponsored by the Southeast HIV and AIDS Research and Evaluation Project (SHARE) at the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) and the Women’s Center, marks National Women and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.