CAPS I&I Town Hall: Susan Kegeles, PhD - NIH Grant Proposals: What’s Up with The New Forms & Definitions of Clinical Research?


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San Francisco, CA 94143
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The talk will be about the new forms and procedures that NIH is now requiring for grant proposals. These pertain to new definitions of clinical trials, and the mandatory registration of all trials with  Dr. Kegeles will be explaining the rationale for the forms, and how to complete them. People who have completed the forms before are welcome to attend and contribute their knowledge to the conversation.

Susan M. Kegeles, PhD, is Professor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine, in the Division of Prevention Science, and Co-Director of the Center for Prevention Studies (CAPS). She has an established research career conducting community-based research and has considerable experience designing and implementing HIV prevention interventions for diverse groups, including young and all-aged MSM, transgender women, persons who inject drugs, and young Black and Latino MSM.  She developed the Mpowerment Project (MP), an efficacious multi-level HIV prevention intervention that works at the level of the community and addresses individual, interpersonal, social, and structural issues related to HIV prevention. MP has been disseminated and implemented by over 200 community-based organizations in the US, as well as internationally in South Africa, Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong. She is currently conducting research in Peru and Lebanon on HIV prevention with MSM and transgender women. She has been conducting implementation research on the MP and she and her team developed and are testing the efficacy of an intervention for community-based organizations to use in implementing the MP. Her focus on implementation science is manifest through her work in capacity-building for organizations around the US. She is focused on disparities reduction through her work with young black MSM concerning adapting the MP so that it is culturally sensitive. Dr. Kegeles is the Director of CAPS’ postdoctoral training program (TAPS, Traineeship in AIDS Prevention Studies), and does considerable mentoring with TAPS fellows and with early career scientists. She has been directing TAPS and co-directing CAPS since 2000, and working on HIV prevention since 1984.  She is also the Director of CAPS’ Intervention and Implementation Science Core.