Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH of New York University will lecture on“Aging with HIV: Lessons of the AIDS Generation” at the CHIPS Center Thursday, December 11, from 12:30 – 1:30pm.
Halkitis, is Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health, and Medicine, and Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), which conducts cutting-edge bio-behavioral studies and acts as a training site for the next generation of scholars, and partners with community agencies to conduct studies for and with the LGBT population. In addition he serves as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Global Institute of Public Health at NYU, where his program examines the intersection between the HIV epidemic, drug abuse, and mental health burden, for the same populations.
Dr. Halkitis is also the lead editor of two volumes: HIV + Sex: The Psychological and Interpersonal Dynamics of HIV-seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men’s Relationships. (American Psychological Association, 2005), and Barebacking: Psychosocial and Public Health Perspectives (2006, Haworth Press). His book,Methamphetamine Addiction: Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences was published in 2009, and his newest book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, is a 2014 Lambda Literary award nominee, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book Award in LGBT Psychology.
Author of over 160 peer-reviewed academic manuscripts, Dr. Halkitis is also often cited in the press. His research program has been funded by various private and public entities including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York Community Trust, and American Psychological Foundation, among others, at approximately a total of $20 million. His other credentials also include being Editor in Chief of the journal Behavioral Medicine, and serves on numerous other editorial boards; and being an elected member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Services Research Administration Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention.
His lecure on the 11th is being co-sponsored by UCONN’s Center for Public Health and Health Policy, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the Department of Social Work, and the University’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. It will take place in the Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of the Ryan Building at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. You can view this talk streamed live or afterwards at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-12-11-14.
Lunch Selections from Sara’s Pockets will be served to attendees who make their preference known from the following choices no later that 2pm sharp on Tuesday December 9th. To RSVP email to firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate option 1) Baba Ghanouj (pureed grilled eggplant with garlic, lemon, and tahini paste wrapped in pita bread with lettuce and tomatoes); 2) Chicken Kabab (marinated tenderloins of chicken wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce); 3) Kafta Kabab (ground beef with Middle Eastern seasonings, wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce); or 4) Grilled Veggie Sandwich (assorted grilled vegetables, served with hummus, wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and tahini sauce).