2012 RAMP Profiles

Cohort 2 Scholars

Janos Alfredo Barrera
Janos Alfredo Barrera
Stanford University
School of Medicine

HVTN Site: Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Mentors: Georgia Tomaras and Jonathan Fuchs

Project Title: “Identifying IgG and IgA epitope specificities for gp160 following rAd35 and rAd5 HIV-1 vaccination given as a heterologous prime-boost regimen, or as boosts to a recombinant DNA vaccine in healthy, Ad5-naïve and Ad5- exposed, low risk, HIV-1 uninfected adult participants in HVTN Protocol 077 phase 1b clinical trial”


Carmelo Blanquicett
Carmelo Blanquicett
Meharry Medical College

HVTN Site: Vanderbilt

Mentor: Spyros Kalams

Project Title: “Evaluation of the frequency and phenotype of T follicular helper cells in the peripheral blood of HIV-infected and HIV-negative individuals”


Angela Coombs
Angela Coombs
Tufts University School
of Medicine

HVTN Site: San Francisco Department of Public Health

Mentors: Jonathan Fuchs and Michele Andrasik

Project Title: “Assessing the Feasibility of Respondent Driven Sampling in Recruitment of Black MSM for HIV Vaccine Trials”


Bahaa Daoud
Bahaa Daoud
The George Washington
University School of
Medicine

HVTN Site: New York

Mentors: Beryl Koblin and Magda Sobieszczyk

Project Title: “Barriers and Facilitators to HIV Vaccine Trial Participation in a Northern Manhattan Latino Community”


Darren Knight
Darren Knight
Columbia University

HVTN Site: New York

Mentors: Magda Sobieszczyk and Beryl Koblin

Project Title: “Assessing Providers’ Knowledge of HIV Vaccine Trials and VISP in New York City Clinics”


Gabrielle Phillip
Gabrielle Phillip
Mount Sinai School of
Medicine

HVTN Site: Cape Town

Mentors: Magda Sobieszczyk, Linda-Gail Bekker, and Dion Benetatos

Project Title: “Identifying the Barriers for Youth Comprehension of HIV Vaccine Trial Consent Process”


Tequilla Pryor
Tequilla Pryor
Georgia Health Sciences
University

HVTN Site: Atlanta

Mentors: Mark Mulligan and Julia Painter

Project Title: “Investigating the Motivators and Barriers to Recruitment and Retention of African Americans in Atlanta-based HIV Vaccine Trials”


Aisha Scherr-Williams
Aisha Scherr-Williams
Keck School of Medicine of
the University of Southern
California

HVTN Site: Lima

Mentors: Jorge Sanchez, Patricia Segura, and Jonathan Fuchs

Project Title: “Short Message Services as an HIV Vaccine Recruitment Technique”