Club Meetings

Journal Club Series 1/3: Is the association between adverse childhood experiences and later depression buffered by the trait of psychological flexibility?

DateNovember 2, 2022
Time1:00 to 2:00 PM EST
Lead DiscussantBrett Millar, PhD
FacilitatorSitaji Gurung, MD, MPH, PhD (Check out Health Sciences Department Faculty Profile)

Description:

The first session of Fall 2022 Journal Club Series will highlight the importance of considering psychological flexibility as a moderator when screening for adverse childhood events in adolescent primary care.

Learn how to:

  • Read medical research
  • Assess children are at-risk for negative health outcomes
  • Read a quantitative paper involving moderation
  • Enhance your analytical skills
  • Discuss a journal article looking at whether something moderates a known association

Who Will Benefit:

Students from all majors are welcome to attend. Students will need to read the selected article below in advance of our session. The article is available for free via the City Tech library online database system. Log into the proxy server using your CUNYFirst username and password. The Journal Club seeks to engage with a wide range of students including non-science majors as well as those having science backgrounds.

ACEs screening in adolescent primary care: Psychological flexibility as a moderator

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Brett Millar, PhD, is an assistant professor at Rutgers University, whose research in health psychology focuses on sleep and associated outcomes, especially for sexual and gender minority populations. Dr. Millar is based in the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers. For more information, visit the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research website.

Journal Club Series 2/3: Use of dried blood spots biosampling technology in predicting future viral breakthrough

DateNovember 10, 2022
Time11:00 to 12:00 PM EST
Lead DiscussantChristopher Ferraris, LMSW
FacilitatorSitaji Gurung, MD, MPH, PhD (Check out Health Sciences Department Faculty Profile)

Description:

The second session of Fall 2022 Journal Club Series will highlight the importance of considering Tenofovir diphosphate in dried blood spots as a biomarker for predicting people living with HIV at risk for future viral breakthrough.

Learn how to:

  • Read medical research
  • Assess poor medication adherence can negatively influence treatment outcomes
  • Interpret findings from a clinical cohort
  • Enhance your knowledge on pharmacologic measure and biosampling technology
  • Discuss a journal article looking at whether a combination of pharmacologic measure and biosampling technology predicts future viral breakthrough in South African people living with HIV

Who Will Benefit:

Students from all majors are welcome to attend. Students will need to read the selected article below in advance of our session. The Journal Club seeks to engage with a wide range of students including nonscience majors as well as those having science backgrounds.

Tenofovir diphosphate in dried blood spots predicts future viremia … : AIDS

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Christopher Ferraris, LMSW (he/him), is a research program manager at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. In this role, he manages a portfolio of HIV care and treatment studies predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. His areas of expertise are research operations and administration, program management and evaluation, LGBTQ+ health, and the intersection of mental health and chronic condition management. Additionally, he is a lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work where his instruction focuses on healthcare, stigma, and queer theory. For more information, visit the Columbia University School of Social Work website.

Journal Club Series 3/3: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care continuum of youth living with HIV

DateNovember 16, 2022
Time1:00 to 2:00 PM EST
Lead DiscussantSitaji Gurung, MD, MPH, PhD (Check out Health Sciences Department Faculty Profile)

Description:

The third session of Fall 2022 Journal Club Series will connect the dots of how the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions impacted on the care continuum of youth living with HIV and how healthcare facilities can effectively implement strategies to provide continued healthcare services during pandemics and natural disasters.

Learn how to:

  • Read medical research
  • Assess the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents and young adults with HIV
  • Read a qualitative research article with clinical and policy implications
  • Understand the process of coding interviews and perform thematic analysis
  • Discuss a journal article looking at the challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic for clinics within the Scale It Up program and the strategic and operational responses to the pandemic by healthcare professionals

Who Will Benefit:

Students from all majors are welcome to attend. Students will need to read the selected article below in advance of our session. The Journal Club seeks to engage with a wide range of students including nonscience majors as well as those having science backgrounds.

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Care Continuum of Youth Living with HIV: Qualitative Study of the Scale It Up Program Clinical Sites

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