Longtime NEAETC Principal Investigator (PI) and fearless leader, Dr. Donna Gallagher, has retired after being an integral part of the NEAETC team and community of practice since 1988 -
Donna knew from an extremely young age that she wanted to be a nurse. She was working in Boston as a nurse practioner in the early days of the epidemic, which opened the door to her prolific career in the HIV/AIDS field. During her tenure with NEAETC, Donna worked tirelessly to ensure that individuals living with HIV/AIDS received state-of-the-art, compassionate care by leading NEAETC’s efforts to provide a full spectrum of capacity building, technical assistance, mentorship, clinical consultation, education and training to health professionals throughout New England.
The NEAETC team and community of practice will miss Donna and we all wish her the best as she enters into this very well deserved next chapter!
NEAETC welcomes Dr. Philip Bolduc as our new PI. Phil is a practicing physician at Family Health Center Worcester (FHCW) and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). He has a special interest in training and supporting family physicians in the comprehensive care of HIV and viral hepatitis patients in the community health center setting. Phil has worked in collaboration with NEAETC since 2014, initially starting an HIV/Viral Hepatitis fellowship and later in 2015 becoming the NEAETC Co-Clinical Director.
Additionally, NEAETC welcomes Linda J. Cragin, MS as our new Co-Investigator (Co-I). Linda has been the Director/PI of the Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (MassAHEC) Network at UMMS since 2004 and brings over 30 years of service to vulnerable populations in a variety of senior management and policy positions. In her new role as NEAETC Co-I, Linda will work collaboratively with the PI and Senior Project Director to ensure that NEAETC responds to HRSA HAB priorities and meets HRSA HAB and UMMS expectations.
Vanessa Sasso, MSW (Senior Project Director), Hathy Simpson, MPH (Program Manager) and Lynn Littizzio (Project/Data Coordinator) are excited to work alongside Phil and Linda to continue NEAETC’s long and successful history of providing tailored education, clinical consultation and technical assistance to healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations to integrate high quality, comprehensive care for those at risk for, living with and/or affected by HIV in New England.
Harvard Medical School presents "Infectious Diseases in Adults 2017," a comprehensive CME program that ensures attendees are current with state-of-the-art approaches to prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases. The event will be held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza from April 24th to April 28th. Topics will include:
Join us for our annual Faculty Development program, to be held on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Provincetown Inn at 1 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA. Attendance for the whole day is mandatory for all NEAETC Regional Partners. Non-RPs may attend from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature a presentation on the HIV Care Continuum in New England and a roundtable discussion with leading expert faculty about new and emerging issues, and will close with a networking reception.
The New England AIDS Training and Education Center invites you to our annual HIV Primary Care Conference, to be held at the Provincetown Inn in Provincetown, MA. Experienced medical providers will discuss important emerging areas of HIV medicine as they relate to today’s primary care practices.
Topics will include:
• What Every Primary Care Provider Needs to Know About HIV and Hepatitis
• Strengthening HIV/HCV Treatment Programs in Community Health Centers
• Providing Culturally Competent Care of Transgender and Sexual Minority Patients
• The Challenges of Addiction and HIV Disease
• STD Update for Primary Care Physicians
• Building a PrEP Program Within Primary Care Practice
• Longitudinal Care of the HIV Long-Term Survivor
Join us from June 1st to June 3rd at Fenway Health for the 21st Annual HIV Update: Contemporary Issues in Management. Co-sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, this program will focus on the latest updates and advances in the diagnosis and management of the HIV-infected patient. All health care professionals are invited to join.
Topics will include:
To register and learn more information, visit www.HIVUpdateBoston.com.