My First Slice of Grad School Pie!

Hey! I’m Claudia, a first year student in Health Behavior Health Education (HBHE). After a 6 year school hiatus, I come all the way from California to Michigan to pursue my Master Degree in Public Health. I will be blogging about my experience at the School of Public Health (SPH) and hope that my perspective…

Sex::Tech Conference Presentation!

It’s official – I’ve now presented at a conference! I had presented before, but they were mostly campus conferences. The Sex::Tech conference is a national conference about using mobile and internet technologies to reach youth with information about sexual health. I presented on my work in my social work internship with the HIV/AIDS Resource Center…

SexLab Research Project as Part of Social Work Internship

The Sexuality + Health Lab is new to the School of Public Health. Dr. José Bauermeister is the principal investigator of a number of studies being conducted by current students and recent graduates. In its short time, the lab has already published and presented at conferences, including the Association of Public Health’s national conference. As…

World AIDS Day 2009

Today is World AIDS Day: a day where 5,500 people will die of AIDS and 8,200 more will become infected with HIV – 152 of them in the United States of America. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS just released a report that says that AIDS is the leading cause of death globally in…

Michigan Community Conversation for a National AIDS Strategy

Michigan got its chance to give feedback to the White House Office of National AIDS Policy on Wednesday, 18 November 2009. From across the state, providers, people living with HIV, and people affected by HIV came and gave their recommendations, suggestions, and demands on video tape and in writing. I was the statewide organizer for…

YAI Was a Success!

Helping to plan the Youth Action Institute (YAI) was part of my internship at the HIV/AIDS Resource Center. Last week was a complete success in training another batch of youth AIDS activists and organizers! Running from June 22 – June 27, over 20 youth from across the country and the globe attended the 2009 YAI.…

Youth Action Institute – Training Young AIDS Activists

Next week, I’ll be joining other young AIDS activists from across the nation (and world!) to lead them in a week-long training about advocacy and activism techniques. I attended the Youth Action Institute (YAI) last year in Albuquerque, NM. The YAI is an annual activity of the Youth Caucus of the Campaign to End AIDS.…