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New Direction for USF HIV Center

Dean Julie Serovich is the new Director of the USF Center for HIV Education and Research. Dr. Celia Lescano will serve as the Center's co-Director. The Center has a long-standing history of securing federal funding from the Health Resources Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Florida Department of Health. This administrative change sets the stage for greater integration and growth of the research, education, and outreach missions of the Center. The USF HIV Center will involve faculty from across the university who are interested in generating and disseminating knowledge of HIV, its diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management.

This is an exciting direction that the USF HIV Center will be taking under the leadership of Dean Serovich and Dr. Lescano. Dean Serovich has extensive experience as an HIV/AIDS researcher and currently is the PI of two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants focusing on disclosure of HIV status. Dr. Lescano is the PI of two HIV-related NIH grants: SHARE Haiti and Project Latino STYLE.

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