2017 RAMP Profiles

Cohort 7 Scholars

Kareem Alexis
Kareem Alexis
Duke University
School of Medicine

HVTN Site: New York Blood Center

Mentors: Hong Van Tieu, Ken Mayer

Project Title: “Mixed-methods Study of Experiences Getting PrEP through the HVTN 704/HPTN 083 (AMP Study) PrEP Referral Program”


Barinaepkee Banuna
Barinaepkee Banuna
Stony Brook University
School of Medicine

HVTN Site: University of Zimbabwe-UCSF Seke South Clinical Research Site

Mentors: Magda Sobieszczyk, Lynda Stranix-Chibanda

Project Title: “Zimbabwean Health Practitioners' Knowledge of and Attitudes towards HIV Vaccines and VISP”


Shay Behrens
Shay Behrens
Duke University
School of Medicine

HVTN Site: Laboratory for AIDS Vaccine Research & Development, Duke University

Mentors: David Montefiori, Bart Haynes

Project Title: “Identification of Early Intermediates of the VRC01-class of CD4bs bnAbs in HIV-1 Infected Individuals”


Andrew Braun
Andrew Braun
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

HVTN Site: New York Blood Center

Mentors: Hong Van Tieu, Beryl Koblin

Project Title: “Assessing Participant Experience with Intravenous Infusion and Subcutaneous Injection of Monoclonal Antibody in HVTN 704/HPTN 085 AMP Study”


Czestochowa Francois
Czestochowa Francois
University of Rochester Medical School

HVTN Site: University of Rochester

Mentors: James Kobie

Project Title: “Characterization of Human HIV Vaccine-Induced Bone Marrow Plasma Cells”


Jessica Munoz
Jessica Munoz
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

HVTN Site: Perinatal HIV Research Unit – Soweto Bara

Mentors: Michele Andrasik, Janan Dietrich

Project Title: “A Qualitative Study Focusing on Community Engagement and Stigma Concerning Vaccine Participants in South Africa”