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The Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium

Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research SymposiumThe first annual Dr. John Lamont Peterson Annual Research Symposium is the culminating event for participants in the Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research (SOAR) program. The symposium will include poster presentations by SOAR scholars who will share findings from their mentored research experiences in behavioral and social science research related to HIV and/or sexual and gender minority populations. There will also be presentations by interdisciplinary researchers working to develop innovative and effective approaches to ending the HIV epidemic.

Keynote Speakers:
David Malebranche, MD, MPH, Board-certified Internal Medicine Physician, Sexual health/HIV expert
Gregorio Millet, MPH, Vice President and Director, Public Policy, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Research talks by:
Akshay Sharma, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, U-M School of Nursing
Racquelle Trammell, Love Her Collective Research Associate, U-M School of Public Health
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, and Jean E. Fairfax Collegiate Professor of Public Policy, U-M Ford School of Public Policy; Professor of Sociology, U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Gary W. Harper, SOAR Co-Director & Research Director; Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education, U-M School of Public Health
Anna R. Kirkland, SOAR Co-Director & Academic Director; Director, Institute for Research on Women & Gender; Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, U-M College of LSA

9:00 am: Registration Check-in & Coffee
9:45 am: Welcome Remarks
10:00 am: Keynote Talks
11:30 am: SOAR Scholar Poster Presentations
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break
1:00 pm: SOAR Scholar Poster Presentations
1:45 pm: Michigan Research Talks: Behavioral and Social Science Research on HIV/AIDS
2:45 pm: Closing Remarks
3:00 pm: Symposium Ends

Register to attend in person or to receive the livestream link: https://myumi.ch/bRDyy

Portions of the symposium will be livestreamed. Please contact Heidi Bennett (heidiab@umich.edu) with questions.


April 8
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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