WHAT: A series of talks will mark the 35th anniversary of the Pitt Men’s Study, a confidential research study of the natural history of HIV/AIDS, that has been running at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health since nearly the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is part of the national Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). With funding recently renewed by the National Institutes of Health, the Pitt Men’s Study will continue through at least 2026. Recently, the MACS has combined with the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) to study HIV infection in men and women across the United States. The talks at the Pitt Men’s Study commemoration event will cover lessons learned from the long-running study, a personal recount from an original study participant, and future research planned for the study. The event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: 8 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
WHERE: G23 Public Health Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 130 Desoto St., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15213.
- Arthur Levine, M.D., senior vice chancellor, Pitt Schools of the Health Sciences, and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Pitt’s School of Medicine.
- Charles Rinaldo, Ph.D., principal investigator of the Pitt Men’s Study, chair and professor of Pitt Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.
- Frank Palella, M.D., Potocsnak Family Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
- William Buchanan, M.Mus., clinic and volunteer coordinator for the Pitt Men’s Study.
- Phyllis Tien, M.D., professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine.
- Jeremy Martinson, D.Phil., co-principal investigator of the Pitt Men’s Study, assistant professor, Pitt Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology.