Though at first glance, Indigenous and African diasporic communities in Canada are vastly different, there is a common thread that runs through their historic and contemporary experiences —colonization, oppression and ... Open Post
Over the coming year, a series of profiles of Canadian HIV researchers will be developed to highlight the excellent research that is taking place from coast to coast thanks to investments from these leading funders of Canadian HIV research.
This research is playing an important role in tackling the disease on all fronts - from insights into the biomedical roots of the disease, the development of advanced clinical approaches, greater understanding of the behaviors of those who are at risk, to a keener grasp of the multitude of social determinants that lie at the foundation of the decisions of individuals.
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As Dr. Darrell Tan puts it, it was a convergence of many roads that led him to a research career in HIV. As an undergraduate in microbiology and immunology at ... Open Post
Dr. Éric Cohen, Canada Research Chair in Human Retrovirology and Professor at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and at Université de Montréal, digs right down to the basic ... Open Post
Dr. Rupert Kaul, Professor at University of Toronto and Physician at Toronto General Hospital, became interested in HIV research soon after completing his Infectious Disease clinical training. For his initial ... Open Post
Maureen Mahan recalls a conversation with June Callwood, a Canadian journalist and social activist, which struck a chord with her and inspired her future work. Callwood had just given a ... Open Post
Dr. Angela Kaida, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair at Simon Fraser University, was influenced early on to pursue a career in HIV research. Born in Kenya with family connections ... Open Post
Evin Jones, Executive Director of the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN), has always been passionate about social justice issues. During her undergraduate years she was a participant in the anti-sexual violence ... Open Post
Community based research comes naturally for Dr. David Brennan. As an undergraduate student in Boston when the HIV epidemic was emerging, he quickly became involved through volunteer work. “I was ... Open Post
HIV/AIDS was an little known disease when Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy was in his residency at Centre Hospitalier Général d’Aix-en-Provence in 1982. “Within 15 days of starting my residency, I got ... Open Post
“I have a respect for it in a way…though perhaps ‘respect’ isn’t quite the right word,” explains Dr. Zabrina Brumme, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at ... Open Post
With his groundbreaking research in the areas of HIV treatment and drug addiction, Dr. Evan Wood has changed national and international HIV treatment guidelines and policies for persons with drug ... Open Post