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January 31, 2011. Join us at the next University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning, "Triangle Initiative Interventions in HIV Prevention and Treatment: A Progress Report," on February 3, 2011, from 3:30 - 5:00pm in Butler Library.

In this seminar, Dr. Robert Remien of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies Dr. Louisa Gilbert of the Columbia School of Social Work's Social Intervention Group will share how they are implementing custom-developed, multimedia-powered interventions to support HIV treatment adherence and safer-sex behaviors both here in New York and in developing countries.

Increasingly, health practitioners are using technology-enabled interventions to promote positive life changes. During the past two years Dr. Remien and CCNMTL have been funded by the National Institute of Health to develop and pilot Masivukeni ("Let's Wake Up!" in Xhosa), an HIV treatment adherence intervention for lay counselors and patients in South Africa. Dr. Gilbert and CCNMTL partnered on the development and testing of a multimedia version of the WORTH intervention, an HIV prevention intervention designed for drug-involved women who are on probation or parole or enrolled in an alternative-to-incarceration program. Dr. Gilbert is the co-investigator on Multimedia WORTH, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and under the direction of principal investigator Dr. Nabila El-Bassel of SIG. Masivukeni and Multimedia Worth are projects developed in the Triangle Initiative, CCNMTL's strategic effort to create digital tools and capacities that serve the intersecting interests of education, research, and the larger community.

Thursday, February 3, 2011
3:30PM - 5:00PM
523 Butler Library
Phone: (212) 854-9058
Register for the University Seminar