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About CEI

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The New York State (NYS) Department of Health AIDS Institute Clinical Education Initiative (CEI) is designed to enhance the capacity of New York's diverse health care workforce to deliver clinical services to improve health outcomes related to HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and hepatitis C (HCV). The aims of the CEI are fourfold:
  • provide progressive HIV, HCV and STD education to clinicians
  • disseminate AIDS Institute clinical practice guidelines
  • expand the base of providers able to diagnose and care for HIV, HCV and STD patients
  • foster partnerships between community-based providers and HIV, HCV and STD specialists

CEI Statewide Centers of Excellence

HIV/HCV Center

Medical Director: Antonio Urbina, MD
Program Director: Terri L. Wilder, MSW

The HIV/HCV Center provides free education and training for medical providers in NYS. The Center educates clinicians on the latest NYS guidelines related to HIV and HCV, to enhance capacity to deliver clinical services and improve health outcomes.

STD Center

Medical Director: Marguerite Urban, MD
Program Director: Patricia Coury-Doniger, FNPC

The STD Center provides general STD clinical education, training and preceptorship for community providers in NYS. The Center educates clinicians on the latest NYS guidelines for management of patients with STDs.

Resource Center

Program Director: Timothy Dye, PhD
Medical Director: Steven Fine, MD, PhD

The Resource Center builds training resources and offers free online HIV/HCV/STD clinical education.