Archive for January, 2018

Postdoctoral HIV Research Training Program for HIV Combination Prevention

Postdoctoral HIV Research Training Program
for HIV Combination Prevention

UCLA is seeking Ph.D. and M.D postdoctoral scholars for a T32 training program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health in HIV combination prevention and its comorbid conditions, focusing on novel technologies and reducing health disparities. UCLA offers an intensive and innovative, behaviorally-focused training experience that includes additional academic training, participation in research projects, and professional development, with a strong emphasis on technical writing, grant preparation, and networking. Trainees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of research in Los Angeles, Asia, Africa and South America; major RCTs involving mental health, substance abuse, behavioral economics and health disparities among high-risk populations; and, novel technologies and research methods, including rapid diagnostic testing and social network analysis.

Successful graduates of this training program will
• Participate in day-to-day execution of several projects under the mentorship of a faculty member;
• Present findings in at least one major scientific conference annually and multiple regional conferences;
• Publish at least two first-authored papers annually in leading journals and collaborate on other peer-reviewed papers; and,
• Receive a multi-year grant or career development award and an academic position on a topic related to HIV.

Eligibility: Must be a U.S citizen or a green-card holder with a Ph.D. or M.D.

To learn more about the program and how to apply, please visit the HIV Combination Training page on our website (


Community Advocacy and Mentorship Program’s (CAMP) Life Skills Retreat

2018 Life Skills Application

WHAT IS THIS? The Pediatric AIDS Coalition (PAC) at UCLA puts on a Life Skills Retreat for

students around the country to participate in a weekend long event that is catered to

provide a space for young adults to grow and learn new skills that will help them in all

aspects of their life. This retreat is coordinated and ran by current UCLA students who are

apart of CAMP. We will also have at least one therapist during the weekend where students

can schedule a one-on-one time if they would like. The goal of this retreat is to address

every aspect of the student’s life now and their future endeavors. This includes but is not

limited to; mental/physical health, money management, college applications, preparing for

job interviews, grants/scholarships, HIV 101 and more.

EXPECTATIONS: CAMP’s Life Skills retreat is designed so that students not only have a fun

weekend but also have the opportunity to gain knowledge and advice on the many

challenges students will face as they become a young adult. We are going to have a blast,

but we are also going to have some very serious moments.

CAMP has set forth expectations to ensure the safety and well-being of the student, which

will allow them to get the most of Life Skills as possible. We expect everyone to respect the

privacy of the cabins, use proper language, and treat everyone with respect. The use or

possession of weapons, drugs, or alcohol are strictly prohibited at all times. Individual and

group activities will provide a time for introspection and personal growth. This is a time for

the students to focus on themselves.

WHERE: Pali Mountain Retreat Center in Running California

30778 Highway 18,

Running Springs,

CA 92382

WHEN: Morning of February 18 to mid-day of the 20th


and you may be eligible to attend this retreat!

Please fill out the entirety of this form. Attached to this packet is a SURVEY, 3 WAIVERS



*To send this document back, you can open it up as a word document and then write it in

and send the updated one. Or you can send all of the information in an email.


If you have any questions, regarding the waivers or the retreat, please feel free to reach out

to any of the following people on PAC.

Director of Family Relations: Sarah Denison-Johnston


Phone: (510) 847-1881

Co-Director of Life Skills Retreat: Marcela


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Social Worker, HIV/AIDS Initiative and Disabled Program, Los Angeles, CA Actors Fund

Job posting Social Worker HIVAIDS Initiative and Disabled Program


The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment, seeks a clinical Social Worker for The HIV/AIDS Initiative and Disabled Program to develop and coordinate individual treatment plans with the goal of providing support, information and resources that assist people in stabilizing their lives and managing a chronic condition.


The Social Worker will provide direct services including intake, assessment, and intensive case management to HIV/AIDS and Disabled clients and their families. The Social Worker will facilitate psychoeducation and support, either in individual, group or seminar settings. The Social Worker will utilize a wellness model in working with clients to affect positive change in all aspects of their lives.


To interview for this position, you must have a Master of Social Work degree, LCSW preferred. We are ideally looking for someone with 2 years’ experience working with Disability and/or HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns. Experience in working with addiction and dual diagnosis as well as experience working with seniors and aging in place is helpful.

Other helpful attributes:

 Demonstrates strong clinical and engagement skills.

 Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff and other agencies.

 Ability to be self-motivated.

 Understanding of Public and Private Benefits.


Local travel for client visits is mandatory, so a valid, unrevoked, California driver’s license and access to a dependable vehicle are required.

 Availability to assist in agency-wide outreach to the entertainment community to provide information about Actors Fund services.

 May be required to work an adjusted schedule, which may include additional weekday evening or weekend hours.


This is a full-time salaried position based in The Actors Fund’s Western Region offices in Los Angeles. The Actors Fund offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including: choice of multiple health and dental plan options, voluntary vision, flex and dependent care plans, employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance, supplemental life and disability, 401(k) plan with generous employer match, tuition reimbursement, and generous paid time off.


Apply online at . A complete application will include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.


The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services.

For more about The Actors Fund, please visit:

The Actors Fund is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


HIV Mental Health Task Force Meeting 01/10/18, Actors Fund 9:30am-11:30am

MHTF agenda 01-10-18 Please join us for our monthly HMHTF meeting hosted by The Actors Fund Wednesday 01/10/18  from 9:30am-11:30am.

Please check in with the front desk person at the Actors Fund. The front desk person will direct folks to the appropriate meeting room as they arrive. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Parking Validation Flyer Final

The Actors Fund will be able to validate parking for the following location: S.C. Prestige Parking: 5657 Wilshire Boulevard. Lot entrance is on Hauser, on the west side of the street, ½ block North from the corner of Wilshire. (Building entry/exit is located directly next door to Black Dog Café.) This is valet parking. We have arranged this service with the parking office and NO TIPPING IS NECESSARY.

Important Note About Parking: While they do validate as indicated above there are some people that choose to park at metered street parking in the area. If you choose street parking over these lots, please read all parking signs carefully, as restrictions apply. Most importantly, DO NOT PARK ALONG WILSHIRE BOULEVARD between the hours of 7-9am and 4-7pm (Monday – Friday) or your car will be ticketed and towed. This applies even if you are parked at a meter.

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