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Tanaka Chavanduka receives UM Arts Initiative grant to explore the art of queer health sciences

September 2020

This project connects students at the Stamps School of Art & Design who identify as queer with CSHD research studies to create illustrations in response to scientific visualizations with the aim of reducing sexual health inequities. 

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Willingness of Adults in the United States to Receive HIV Testing in Dental Care Settings: Cross-Sectional Web-Based Study

Matthew T Rosso, MPH ; Akshay Sharma, MPH, MBBS, PhD

Project Caboodle explores the acceptability and feasibility of self-collecting at home and returning by mail all, some, or none of the following five biological specimens: (i) finger-stick blood sample, (ii) pharyngeal swab, (iii) urine specimen, (iv) rectal swab, and (v) hair sample, among 100 high-risk, HIV-negative or unknown status US MSM (18-34 years, 50 black and 50 white) recruited through social networking websites and mobile gay dating apps.

A second phase of in-depth interviews from a sample of participants will collect qualitative data about participant's experiences in the study.

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The Center for Sexuality and Health Disparities

University of Michigan School of Nursing 

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Ann Arbor,MI, 48109-5482