Getting to Zero: Religious Leaders as Trusted Messengers for Eliminating HIV/AIDS
Thursday, September 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker: A. Ovetta Fuller, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Michigan
Title: Getting to Zero: Religious Leaders as Trusted Messengers for Eliminating HIV/AIDS
Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: 5915 Buhl
Please RSVP to Laurie Koivupalo firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday September 20th for lunch.
Oveta Fuller, PhD is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at University of Michigan Medical School and specializes in research of the Herpes simplex virus as well as HIV/AIDS. She and her research team discovered a B5 receptor, advancing the understanding of the Herpes simplex virus and the cells it attacks. Dr. Fuller also facilitates a preventive medicine and medical education group which has sought to validate effectiveness of a prevention model designated the “Trusted Messenger Intervention” (TMI) that reframes HIV as a virus infection that can be controlled. TMI works with clergy and faith leaders within official established networks so they become more confident to use their substantial community access and influence to effectively address HIV/AIDS.
If you are interested in reading more about Dr. Fuller’s work, please see this recent profile of her https://labblog.uofmhealth.org/rounds/bringing-faith-and-science-together-to-fight-hiv-africa