• BIRCWH associate Melissa Lamar received a travel scholarship from the Emory Center for AIDS Research to attend their upcoming conference on HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis. She was also chosen to participate in a pre-conference workshop for new investigators to the field of HIV and Aging given her recently funded grant looking at accelerated brain aging in women with HIV


  • BIRCWH scholar Nuriya Robinson received two teaching awards for 2014: the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) teaching award and the UIC Family Medicine Department Specialty Attending Teacher of the Year award.  She also received an academic career development fellowship: the National Institutes of Health/National Medical Association  Academic Medicine Fellow, 2014.


  • BIRCWH scholar Nuriya Robinson has two new manuscripts in print as first author:Robinson N, Kapungu C, Carnahan L, Geller S. “Recommendations for scale-up of community-based misoprostol distribution programs” (online abstract); and

    Robinson N, Moshabela M, Owusu-Ansah L, Kapungu C, Geller S. “Barriers to Intrauterine Device Uptake in a rural setting in Ghana” (online abstract)


  • BIRCWH associate Kristine Molina’s co-authored manuscript was recently published by the American Journal of Public Health and the abstract can be read online ahead of print.