On Monday, May 1, 2017, at 4 p.m. in the Orvis Auditorium, UH Mānoa recognized its finest faculty, staff and students with teaching, research and service awards. The ceremony was free and open to the public. http://manoa.hawaii.edu/chancellor/awards/
Glen M. Chew
Glen Chew has a high affinity for science and technology and brings novel constructive ideas to his PhD research project in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding mechanisms driving immune dysfunction during chronic viral infections. As a PhD candidate, he has published a first-authored, peer-reviewed scientific manuscript on his research and also contributed to nine co-authored publications. He received the 2016 Koenig Award in Medicine from the ARCS foundation (Honolulu Chapter) and the 2015 and 2016 Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw Biomedical Research Scholarships for his research. Chew also presented his research at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in 2014 and 2017 and at the International AIDS Society in 2015. His research will lead to ways to harness the immune system to prevent, control or eliminate HIV infection and optimize quality of life outcomes.
HICFA was well represented at CROI 2017 this year. Among the highlights were:
Congratulations to three members of HICFA, Brooks Mitchell, Glen Chew, and Michelle D’Antoni Brogan on receiving a scholarship to attend the CROI 2017 meeting (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2017). They will present their abstracts in Seattle, WA between Feb 13-16, 2017.
Brooks Mitchell, Ph.D. Student
Exhausted T cells and inflammatory Monocytes are linked to Brain Atrophy in HIV
Glen Chew, Ph.D. Student
Metformin Reduces T cell Exhaustion in a Clinical Trial of HIV Infected Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy
Michelle D’Antoni Brogan, Adjunct Instructor, Scientist
1) Cenicriviroc Improves Neurocognition and Reduces Monocyte Activation in Treated HIV
2) Plasma Soluble CD163 Is Suppressed Upon Early ART Initiation In Acute HIV Infection
The Hawaii Center for AIDS joins JABSOM’s Health Fair.
See video below:
Happy Holidays from the Ndhlovu Immunology Lab!
Mahalo to UHMED for covering our event. See their extensive coverage and great video at the link:
VIDEO: University of Hawaiʻi Center for AIDS initiative “bold, cutting-edge” says national HIV expert
“I was super impressed by the ‘H-2-0’ program,” Dr. Nixon told UH Med Now. “I think it’s ambitious, it’s bold, it could really set the scene for the rest of the country and I find it fantastic that people here in Hawai’i are taking this initiative.”
Research at Oʻahu lab could be critical to finding cure for AIDS. Watch the news video at this link:
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Dr. Mirko Paiardini, PhD from Emory University visits the Hawaii Center for AIDS to give a talk on ”Immune Based Strategies Targeting the Viral Reservoir in SIV-Infected Nonhuman Primates”