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Communications - News at Medicine - September 2013 - Launch of new research initiative

Launch of new research initiative
September 26, 2013
The Living with HIV/AIDS (LHIV) Innovation Team held an official launch Sept. 23 of a major new research initiative with a goal to transforming the way chronic HIV/AIDS care is delivered in Canada. This $2.5 million five-year team grant is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and is being conducted in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Manitoba.
The goal of the LHIV Team is to conduct the foundational work required to shift the majority of HIV care to the primary healthcare community, while maintaining essential ties to specialist HIV care. The aim is to improve the quality of HIV care by exploring improved provider communication, strategizing around ethical issues arising in care and empowering self-management for persons living with HIV/AIDS.

Dr. Clare Liddy and Dr. Claire Kendall, the principal investigators from the Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa joined team members from Newfoundland, including Drs. Chris Kaposy, Jill Allison, Shabnam Asghari and PhD student Zack Marshall. Dr. Richard Marceau, vice-president (research), attended the launch, along with Dr. Reza Tabrizchi, associate dean for research and graduate studies (medicine), and Dr. Marshall Godwin, director of the Primary Healthcare Unit. Community partners attending the launch included staff members from the Provincial HIV Clinic.

From left: Zack Marshall, Richard Cullen, Dr. Reza Tabrichi, Dr. Chris Kaposy, Dr. Clare Liddy, Dr. Claire Kendall, Dr. Marceau, Dr. Shabnam Asghari, Dr. Jill Allison, Dr. Marshall Godwin, Dr. Debbie Kelly, and Cheryl Schultz 

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