Faith Glover ’22 partnered with Professor Cynthia Fair to present research at the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, the International AIDS Conference while Arianna Wolgin ’22 will join Glover and Fair to present at the Ryan White Conference.
Students and a faculty member from Elon’s Department of Public Health Studies recently presented at national and international conferences.
Faith Glover ’22 partnered with Professor Cynthia Fair to present research at the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, the International AIDS Conference while Arianna Wolgin ’22 will join Glover and Fair to present at the Ryan White Conference this summer.
Glover, a senior public health studies major, presented research focused on internationally adopted children with HIV, and their transition from pediatric to adult care at the Society of Adolescent Health in spring 2022. Her presentation was entitled, “I feel like we’re approaching a cliff”: Perspectives on health care transition among parents of internationally adopted children with HIV.” Their abstract was also published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
“It was a wonderful experience to be able to present research alongside leading adolescent health professionals,” Glover said. “I am really looking forward to the future opportunities of sharing our project and being able to learn from researchers across the globe.”
Glover and Fair have also been accepted to present at the 24th International AIDS Conference in July/August 2022 in Montreal, Canada. The conference is the world’s largest HIV conference and includes presenters from numerous countries and is focused on the global response to AIDS. The title of their presentation is “Our children are coming to us with trauma and loss. Healthcare providers need to know that.”: Perspectives on Accessing Healthcare among Parents of Internationally Adopted Children Living with HIV”.
Wolgin will present with Glover and Fair at the Ryan White Conference in August 2022. This project is entitled “What we want you to know: Advice to clinicians from adoptive families living with HIV,” and included a discussion with parents of adopted children with HIV regarding complexities that arise from disclosure, care coordination/engagement, sexuality and dating, and transition to adult care while sharing their individual parenting strategies and struggles. Co-authors of this project include Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Michelle Turner, and Jess Wiederholt.
“It speaks highly of the caliber of research conducted by both Faith and Arianna that their work has been accepted to top conferences in adolescent health and HIV,” Fair said.