Conversations with the HPTN

Rameses Frederick is the HPTN/HVTN Community Education and Recruitment Program Coordinator at Emory Hope Clinic Vaccine Center in Atlanta. He has supported the educational and recruitment strategies for two landmark clinical trials, HVTN 703/HPTN 081 and HPTN 083


Travis Love, a member of the HVTN 704/HPTN 085 (AMP) and HPTN 083 community working groups and HPTN Community Working Group Evaluation Committee, is a community educator for the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Clinical Research Center in Newark, NJ.

Christopher Blades, a member of the HVTN 703/HPTN 081 (AMP) and HPTN 083 community working groups, is the community program manager at UCLA’s Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine, housed at the UCLA Vine Street Clinic in Los Angeles.

Linly Seyama, MS, RN, is a study and community engagement coordinator for Blantyre Clinical Research Site (CRS) in Blantyre, Malawi. She joined the CRS in 2001 and has been instrumental in the recruitment and retention of participants at the site. Linly completed her master’s degree in social development and health at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.