The HIV Vaccine Trials Network Social and Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement Unit would like to welcome two new amazing team members who have joined in order to support the MOSAICO Study globally. Both of these dedicated professionals bring a wealth of experience, resources, and connections to various stakeholders, and we are fortunate to have them with us.
Patricia Segura has officially joined the HVTN SBS/CEU team and her first official day was August 1. She is a Community Engagement Project Manager who will be focused on the Mosaico Study. Patricia is based in Lima, Peru and will manage the HVTN Community Engagement Program for sites in Mexico and Peru.
Patricia joins our team with a wealth of experience in community engagement, health education, and nursing that spans about 30 years. She was previously at the IMPACTA CTU in Lima, Peru as the Head of Community Involvement (a role currently occupied by Rosario Leon), and just recently served as the Director of the HIV/STD National Program with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. She earned a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Universidad Nacional del Callao in 1988, and an MPH from University of Washington in 2004. She is excited to join the team in this capacity and looks forward to meeting those she has not met, and reconnecting with those she has.
Patricia can be reached via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please give an HVTN welcome to Giulio Corbelli who is the newest Community Engagement Project Manager who will be based in Roma, Italy who started on September 1st. As the newest member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences/Community Engagement Unit, Giulio will be primarily focused on implementing the HVTN Community Engagement program in Italy, Poland, and Spain for the MOSAICO Study.
Giulio also joins our team with a wealth of experience. He has more than a decade of experience in HIV work, and has additional professional experiences in journalism, theater/film-making, and has been involved with the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) as a project advisor and member of their clinical trial management committee, among other roles. Giulio has strong community and research roots in Italy, and established relationships with key stakeholders in other areas of Europe. He earned a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pisa.
Giulio can be reached via email at: email@example.com.
For more information about the MOSAICO Study’s community engagement efforts, please reach out to Stephaun Wallace, PhD, HVTN Social and Behavioral Sciences Junior Investigator Liaison via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.