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Let’s talk about providing culturally competent HIV care to diverse populations: The NYS HIV Primary Care and Prevention Annual Conference


Published Date: 07/05/2022

CE Credit: No CE


Noelle M Javier ,MD

Noelle Marie Javier, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine in New York City. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine Class of 2002. She finished her residency in Internal Medicine at both Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York and Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, New Jersey. She completed her two-year post-graduate fellowship training in both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2009. She then joined the faculty at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island before being recruited by the Mount Sinai Health System. In her current capacity as a clinician, educator, and scholar at Mount Sinai, much of her time is spent conducting inpatient consultative service for both subspecialties as well as assistance with the hospital medicine teams. Apart from her clinical duties, she has had opportunities to conduct research, publish, and present at local, regional, national, and international conferences such as the GLMA Annual Conference, American Geriatrics Society (AGS), the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), and the International Congress in Palliative Care (ICPC). Her areas of scholarly interest include wound care, pain management, medical education, palliative care in the nursing home, rehabilitation in palliative care, pediatric palliative care, and inclusive and affirming geriatric and palliative care for the LGBTQ population.

Michelle S. Cespedes,MD, MS

Michelle S. Cespedes, MD, MS has been an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 2014. Her research areas of interest are complications and comorbidities of HIV, with an emphasis on HPV, HIV related women's health issues, and HIV prevention in high risk populations. Her basic science interest is genetic factors that predispose HIV infected patients to HPV disease. She is currently the protocol vice-chair of two AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG) studies designed to evaluate the HPV vaccine in HIV infected populations. In 2014, she was named the co-Director of ID Division’s Clinical and Translational Research Center at Mount Sinai and the clinical research site leader of Mt. Sinai West's Samuels Clinic. Nationally, she sits on the ACTG Executive Committee and is the Chair of its Underrepresented Populations Committee.

Shani Wilson,RPA-C

Shani Wilson, RPA-C is a board-certified physician assistant (NCCPA) with areas of expertise in LGBTQ+ health, Medicated Opioid Addiction Therapy, Sexual health, Minority health disparities with emphasis on mental health, Trauma informed care and vaccine preventable diseases. Community engagement and activism have been especially important to Shani, she is passionate about giving a voice of the underserved community here in Rochester. She also works closely with local LGBTQ+ organizations such as Rochester Black Pride where she currently serves as one of the co-organizers and is currently Chairing the Police Accountability Board. Recently, Shani was appointed to the American Academy of Physicians Assistants diversity, equality, and inclusion commission. Shani is also a CEI regional champion for the Western NY region. 

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