SHARC Team Meeting Update (9/5/2013)

Mark Hart Uncategorized

The SHARC Research Team meeting was designed to promote collaboration among HIV and alcohol researchers at the University of Florida campus and at other Universities.  This meeting looks at the big picture and its challenge is to address the health needs of people living with HIV.   A group that has emerged from within SHARC is the Neurocognitive Working Group.  This …

Message from the Director

Michele Rollen-Hanson Uncategorized

This week the Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) recruited the first participant in the Florida Cohort Project.  The Florida Cohort Project intends to enroll persons with HIV from across the state of Florida from a variety of health care settings.  The goal of the Florida Cohort is to identify factors that influence significant public health and health care outcomes …

FACULTY / STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Natalie Kelso

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Natalie Kelso started with the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium in 2012.  With a bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree in social work from Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Natalie moved to Gainesville last year to work with SHARC, and begin her Ph.D. in Epidemiology as a graduate …

Recent Presentation on “Substance Use in HIV Positive Adoloscents”

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April 26, 2013 GAINESVILLE, FLa. The Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) research team met to listen to presenters Julie Williams, Ph.D. and John Friary, MS, M.P.H., Wednesday, April 25. Williams along with members of her team, Xinrui Zhang and Amanda Lowe, M.S., presented an overview of their clinical trial, “Substance Use in HIV Positive Adolescents.” This trial investigated …

Thanks to Dr. Wallet For His Presentation to the SHARC Research Team

Mark Hart Uncategorized

Mark Wallet, Ph.D., presented his research with macrophages to the Southern HIV & Alcohol Consortium (SHARC) research team Thursday, March 11, 2013.  Dr. Wallet received his undergraduate degree in biology and medical technology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1998. He moved to Durham, NC where he worked as a medical technologist both at Duke University Medical Center and Durham …

Meet the Team

Mark Hart Uncategorized

The Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) held the first Research Symposium in Gainesville to showcase research on HIV and Alcohol hosted by SHARC Director Robert Cook October 2012. The symposium presenters discussed alcohol consumption associated with significant behavioral and biological outcomes in persons with HIV infection.  As Florida has the highest rate of newly-diagnosed HIV infections in the U.S.  Its …

SHARC

Mark Hart Uncategorized

Alcohol consumption is associated with significant behavioral and biological outcomes in persons with HIV infection.  However, few effective strategies exist to help persons with HIV to reduce their drinking. Moreover, few studies involving alcohol and HIV have been sufficiently powered to make conclusions in women. Florida has the highest rate of newly-diagnosed HIV infections in the US. Its epidemic is …

Potential Impact of SHARC

Mark Hart Uncategorized

Maximize overall research productivity related to alcohol and HIV infection. Increase capacity to conduct clinical trials. Enhance multidisciplinary and public health collaborations. Support new researchers and trainees. Implement findings into clinical practice and public health settings and improve health outcomes in persons with HIV and high-risk alcohol consumption. Translate research findings into applied clinical and public health settings, while building collaborations with …