World AIDS Day Webinar: Getting to Zero in the Black Community in the US

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The UR CFAR is pleased to announce the availability of a new World AIDS Day webinar titled Getting to Zero in the Black Community in the US: Preliminary Findings from the National Survey on HIV in the Black Community (NSHBC) to be held on December 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm (ET). After many months of careful strategic planning, the NSHBC was crafted, developed and implemented.

This webinar can be viewed independently through the link below or at the University of Rochester School of Nursing Auditorium (HWH 1W304). It will be followed by a panel discussion.

National Survey on HIV in the Black Community

The goal of the NSHBC was to develop and administer a survey focused on the cultural, psychosocial, and structural factors that are driving the HIV epidemic amongst Black individuals in the United States. By focusing solely and comprehensively on Black individuals this survey allowed for a more nuanced understanding of the root causes of HIV within our target population. The new knowledge that will be created will better explain persistent disparities in the HIV epidemic in the US and directly inform interventions and policy change.

Discussion Topics

  • Review data from the survey
  • Discuss plans for the first few papers
  • Next steps

 Webinar Speakers

  • Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Harvard University
  • Dr. Laura Bogart, RAND Corporation
  • Dr. Alecia Mc Gregor, Tufts University


  • LaRon Nelson, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor and the Dean’s Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities at the School of Nursing
  • Natalie Leblanc, R.N., M.P.H., Ph.D., post-doctoral associate in HIV Prevention Science at the School of Nursing
  • Reverend Weldon Thomas, senior pastor, New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Naimah Sierra, Vice President, Community Services Division, Action for a Better Community

Register now to join us live, Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET, for an in-depth discussion on the preliminary research findings from the NSHBC initiative. The panel discussion will follow from 4:30 – 5:00 PM ET at the in-person event only. (It will not be broadcast.)

Registration link to join the webinar independently:

Parking will be available in the Saunders Research Building parking lot (map). RSVP to Laura Enders to secure a parking pass.

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