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Wed 7/15/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Billing and Coding MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Billing and Coding
Wed 7/15/2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

The purpose of this webinar is to describe the process of coding for PrEP in WV and PA, discuss the implementation of billing for PrEP, and compare the different options for paying for PrEP.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Mon 7/20/2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Virtual HIV in West Virginia: Tackle the Epidemic, Not the Opioids MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Virtual HIV in West Virginia: Tackle the Epidemic, Not the Opioids
Mon 7/20/2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This webinar will focus on the question of why there is a raging epidemic of addiction. The current opioid epidemic is a symptom of the fraying of the socio-economic fabric of rural United States. We will also look at the reasons why funding should be targeted to substance misuse, not to the drug of the moment.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Tue 7/21/2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Special Populations in Ending the HIV Epidemic: Routine HIV Testing in Adolescents MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Special Populations in Ending the HIV Epidemic: Routine HIV Testing in Adolescents
Tue 7/21/2020 9:00AM - 10:00AM
** Online/Virtual Event **

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe current guidelines and epidemiology for HIV testing among adolescents, identify key steps in educating health professionals on routine HIV testing for adolescents, and discuss lessons learned and how to implement these lessons learned across EHE regions.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Thu 7/23/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Telehealth and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19 MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Telehealth and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) during COVID-19
Thu 7/23/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This session will describe PrEP and the importance of adherence during the COVID-19 pandemic, barriers to PrEP that have been brought on by COVID-19, strategies to overcome barriers and promote adherence, and how telehealth can be used to promote PrEP.


** Online/Virtual Event **
Thu 7/30/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Roadmap for COVID-19 Vaccine Development MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center Webinar/Online Event
Roadmap for COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Thu 7/30/2020 2:00PM - 3:00PM
** Online/Virtual Event **

This webinar will describe the process of vaccine development during COVID-19 and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with vaccine development.


** Online/Virtual Event **

Recent Events

IDM Master's Defense

Jen Burwinkel - MS '18: Using Tissue Culture to Model Early Events in Francisella tularensis...

Friday 4/6 10:00AM - 12:00PM
A425 Public Health

Using Tissue Culture to Model Early Events in Francisella tularensis Pathogenesis

Abstract: Francisella tularensis is a highly infectious bacterium that causes tularemia or rabbit fever. The infectious dose is as low as 10 CFU. While a lot of F. tularensis research focuses on macrophages, lung epithelium cells may be important too. There are far more epithelial cells on the surface of the lungs than macrophages. With such a low infectious dose, it is more likely for F. tularensis to infect an epithelial cell than macrophage. I found that F. tularensis has similar growth rates in human alveolar epithelial cells (A549) as murine macrophages (J774) after initial infection. Also, I have demonstrated that F. tularensis can infect human primary bronchial epithelium (HBE) in a 3D culture system that mimics airway architecture in the lung. The data suggests that it takes F. tularensis longer to infect the HBE cells than the A549 or J774 cells. I have worked to develop a protocol for infecting HBE cells with F. tularensis. The pathogenesis in rabbit lung tissue was assessed too. Over the course of the first three days post-exposure there is an increasing amount of inflammation, hemorrhaging and apoptosis in the lower left lung of rabbits. When taken all together, this data suggests lung epithelial cells could have a role in F. tularensis early pathogenesis and dissemination. 

Advisor: Douglas Reed

 

Last Updated On Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Abby Kincaid
Created On Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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