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Guidelines on Incorporating HIV Prevention into Medical Care – Part II
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About the Case Study Author
Swati Jain Goel, M.D.
Dr. Jain is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and is a hospitalist in the newborn nursery at Howard University Hospital where her clinical practice includes in-utero HIV exposure of the neonate; and more recently extremely high-risk exposed newborns. Originally from England, she received her medical degree from Guys and St. Thomas's medical school in London. She completed an intern year in medicine and surgery at St. Thomas's hospital in London followed by a senior house officer year in pediatrics at Lewisham Hospital, UK. She moved to the US and completed her pediatric residency at Howard University Hospital and then chief residency in the combined Children’s National Medical Center /HUH Community Pediatrics track. Dr. Jain then stayed on faculty at HUH as associate residency program director where she also obtained a 1 year certificate degree at George Washington University in a “Masters of Medical Education Program”. After 2 years as associate program director she then went on to become program director of the pediatric residency program at CNMC. She subsequently returned to the faculty at HUH and she is assistant dean in the office of faculty development for the College of Medicine. Dr. Jain has publications and platform presentations in the areas of medical education.
Organizational Summary for Dr. Swati Goel
Howard University Hospital dates back to 1862 and was initially called Freedman’s Hospital; it provided a refuge where ex-slaves received the medical care they were denied elsewhere. In 1868, six years after its founding, Freedmen’s Hospital became a teaching hospital for the Howard University College of Medicine. Over the course of its 145-year history it has been providing primary, secondary and tertiary health care services and is a comprehensive health care facility; and is designated a DC Level 1 Trauma Center.
For over a decade, Howard University College of Medicine has been a leader in the development of educational tools and the delivery of training and Technical Assistance in the area of HIV and cultural competency. Having educated and trained over 43,000 clinicians nationwide in its role as the lead agency of the former National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC), it provided targeted educational events to enhance the clinical delivery, cultural competency HIV care, and infrastructure management skills to HIV providers and organizations. In 2010, the AIDS Education and Training Center National Multicultural Center (AETC-NMC) was established. This premier National Resource for training, education and technical assistance to clinicians, providers and organizations in multicultural HIV/AIDS care, served as a catalyst for delivering and strengthening HIV/AIDS health equity in communities nationwide. The AETC-NMC also supported President Obama’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy to reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV, increase access to care, and decrease HIV-related health disparities. The College of Medicine was also instrumental in launching the National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day (NCHATAD) with its partners and congressional leaders to help reduce the stigma and barriers associated with routine HIV testing and to increase treatment capacity.