MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
June 8, 2019
ADVISORY: SATURDAY, JUNE 8: HMRI HOSTS INAUGURAL COMMUNITY FORUM ON LIVING WELL WITH HIV WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, GREG LOUGANIS
Community Forum will Highlight Findings from HMRI’S Study on Brain Aging and Vascular Etiology in HIV
Pasadena, CA – Hosted by Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) on Saturday, June 8th, the Inaugural Community Forum will highlight the findings from HMRI’s BRAVE (Brain Aging and Vascular Etiology in HIV) study. The focus of the study is to gain a better understanding of brain and cardiovascular changes among people who are HIV positive but continue to maintain viral suppression. The study also seeks to better understand accelerated aging and increased risk for non-AIDS age-related diseases such as heart disease, liver disease, and neurocognitive decline.
HMRI began a study in 2017 to follow people living with HIV over time to better understand their heart and brain health while living otherwise healthy lives with HIV. Since the start of the study, HMRI has enrolled approximately 50 individuals and plans to continue enrolling study participants.
Greg Louganis, four-time Gold Medal Olympic Diver, will be the keynote speaker.
Community Forum will highlight findings from HMRI’S HIV study and will feature panel of five people living healthy lives with HIV.
Dr. Kimberly Shriner, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Huntington Hospital
Dr. Kevin S. King MD, Director of Imaging Research, Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Greg Louganis, Four-time Gold Medal Olympic Diver, Speaker, Author, Activist, Actor, Humanitarian, and Designer – Community Forum Keynote Speaker
WHERE: Huntington Medical Research Institutes – Engemann Family Auditorium
686 South Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
GENERAL PUBLIC RSVP: The Community Forum is a free event and is open to the public. RSVP online at https://hmri.org/brave/. Seating is limited. Deadline to RSVP is June 3, 2019.
MEDIA RSVP: For press credentials and/or interviews, please contact Brenda Rivas at Brenda.Rivas@hmri.org or 626-807-7079.
The event is sponsored by Perkins+Will and Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), founded in 1952, is a nonprofit biomedical research organization with the mission to improve lives through patient-focused scientific research.
HMRI conducts internationally recognized research in the areas of neuroscience (migraine, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury), cardiovascular (heart attack, chronic heart disease), clinical research (hepatitis, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, and pelvic floor disorders) and advanced imaging research.
For more information, please visit www.hmri.org.