Conference looks at HIV among gay, bisexual African American men

UCLA Health article
The national "Health, Hope & Healing (H3)" conference brings together local and national researchers, members of community and faith-based organizations, and junior investigators for a series of talks and panel discussions on HIV among gay and bisexual African American men.
Topics will include HIV and the African American community, myths about black men who have sex with men, the importance of couples and family, substance abuse, and other important issues. Participants will share research findings and experiences and will develop collaborative networks for future studies and community programs.
The conference is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, the UCLA AIDS Institute, the Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities at UCLA, and the UCLA HIV/AIDS Translational Training (HATT) Program.
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Participants will include:
John K. Williams, UCLA assistant professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences
Gail Wyatt, UCLA professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences
Ada Adimora, professor of medicine and adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Marlon Bailey, assistant professor of gender studies and of African American and African diaspora studies at Indiana University–Bloomington
Trista Bingham, epidemiologist with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Rudy Carn, founder and CEO of NAESM Inc., a nonprofit national leadership, advocacy and service organization in Atlanta
Brian Dodge, assistant research scientist in the department of applied health science and associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University
Andrew Forsythe, program chief at the National Institute of Mental Health
Nina T. Harawa, UCLA adjunct professor of epidemiology and assistant professor at Charles Drew University of Medicine
Ernest Hopkins, director of federal affairs for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Christopher Hucks-Ortiz, project director of the NIH/DAIDS–funded Brother's Study
Larry Icard, director of the Center for Intervention and Practice Research at Temple University
William Jeffries, epidemic intelligence service officer in the division of HIV/AIDS prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana studies at California State University, Long Beach
David Malebranche, assistant professor of medicine at Emory University
Cleo Manago, founder and CEO of the AmASSI Centers for Wellness and Culture
Greg Millett, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher and senior policy adviser with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy 
Steven Shoptaw, UCLA professor of family medicine and of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences
Terry Smith, associate director of education for the AIDS Project Los Angeles
Mary Sylla, founder and director of policy, advocacy and research for the Center for Health Justice
Tony Wafford, national director of health and wellness for the National Action Network
Darrell Wheeler, associate dean of research and associate professor of social work at Hunter College
Leo Wilton, associate professor of human development and Africana studies at the State University of New York, Binghamton
Monday, Jan. 31–Tuesday, Feb. 1
(Conference runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with registration and breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m.)
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