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Memory Manda came to the University of Nebraska in January 2018 as a recipient of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty grant for HIV Research Training. In Manda's native country of Zambia, the Nebraska Center for Virology researchers have found that those with HIV

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Gladys Godinez, a participant in the Minority Health Disparities Initiative's  Health Voice Vision project, was recently interviewed by Chuck Schroeder, the Directer of the Rural Futures Institute. In this episode of Catch of with Chuck, Gladys discusses a collaboration with a committed leadership team in the Lexington, Nebraska community that aims to build a

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Members of the REACH lab published a paper in Substance Use and Misuse in November titled "Injection Partners, HCV, and HIV Status among Rural Persons Who Inject Drugs in Puerto Rico." REACH researchers Patrick Habecker, Roberto Abadie, and Kirk Dombrowski set out to identify network risks associated with

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REACH graduate research assistant Ian Duncan presented at the annual American Society of Criminology conference in November. Duncan's presentation titled "Hepatitis C Serosorting Behaviors: An Urban/Rural Comparison" focused on the comparisons of serosorting behaviors in rural and urban Puerto Rico among injection drug users. Ian Duncan also

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Postdoc Elspeth Ready gave a talk to the Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, on October 19th, on using social network analysis to examine how food sharing contributes to community food security and climate change resilience

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Ongoing results of studies concerning the United States War on Drugs uncover how policies have raised the incarceration rates of racial minorities for nonviolent, drug-related crimes, profoundly stigmatized drug users, and redirected resources from drug prevention and treatment to militarizing federal and local law enforcement. Yet,

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While injection drug use poses a large risk for the spread of infectious diseases like HIV and HCV, people who use injection drugs (PWID) have developed a variety of methods to prevent such infection in their networks. For instance, one method is "serosorting"—a type of

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