Health Highlights with Dr. Kay

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There is exciting work being done to improve health equity for the LGBTQ and HIV communities. Each month, join Emma Sophia Kay, PhD, Director of the Magic City Research Institute, as she talks with researchers, practitioners, and community members to keep you up-to-date on exciting projects at the intersection of public health, medicine, and community-based services.

EPISODE 1
HIV and COVID-19 with Dr. Michael Saag

How has COVID-19 affected people with HIV? What have we learned from treating people with HIV that we can apply to the COVID-19 pandemic? Listen in with Dr. Kay to hear the answers to these and other questions from nationally-renowned HIV researcher Dr. Michael Saag, Associate Dean for Global Medicine, Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Building on his decades of groundbreaking HIV research, Dr. Saag brings his scientific and medical expertise to understanding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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EPISODE 2
HIV and Spirituality with Dr. Drexel Rayford

What is the relationship between spirituality and physical health? How have the early days of the HIV epidemic influenced how how we care for people with chronic diseases? Dr. Drexel Rayford, pastor and Manager of the Support Team Network at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Pastoral Care Department, shares his expertise in holistic, patient-entered care that seeks to address the social and spiritual needs of people with significant health needs.

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