Activism

Dr. Barr has been involved in AIDS activism for several years, and is committed to working to end HIV and AIDS. She does a lot of work with treatment research and activism. This includes serving as a community representative to the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), where she just began a second four-year term on the Community Scientific Subcommittee. In her first term, Dr. Barr was the community representative to the Network’s Scientific Agenda Steering Committee and Executive Committee. She also led a women’s enrollment initiative that seeks to improve women’s participation in ACTG clinical trials. This initiative was recently funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Division of AIDS to implement a pilot program of women’s outreach workers.

Dr. Barr is one of two co-chairs of the the Women’s HIV Research Collaborative, a group committed to representing women’s interests and increasing women’s participation in clinical research. She was primary author on this group’s first white paper, which looked at gendered violence and HIV acquisition. Dr. Barr has helped organize webinars on women and girls’ participation in HIV research and HIV cure and what it means for women (Oct. and Nov. 2016).

Dr. Barr is honored to be a member of the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC)‘s Drug Development Subcommittee. The Drug Development Subcommittee facilitates communication and sets agenda items between HIV/AIDS treatment activists and industry (including pharmaceutical companies).

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Activism

Dr. Barr has been involved in AIDS activism for several years, and is committed to working to end HIV and AIDS. She does a lot of work with treatment research and activism. This includes serving as a community representative to the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), where she just began a second four-year term on the Community Scientific Subcommittee. In her first term, Dr. Barr was the community representative to the Network’s Scientific Agenda Steering Committee and Executive Committee. She also led a women’s enrollment initiative that seeks to improve women’s participation in ACTG clinical trials. This initiative was recently funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Division of AIDS to implement a pilot program of women’s outreach workers.

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Dr. Barr is one of two co-chairs of the the Women’s HIV Research Collaborative, a group committed to representing women’s interests and increasing women’s participation in clinical research. She was primary author on this group’s first white paper, which looked at gendered violence and HIV acquisition. Dr. Barr has helped organize webinars on women and girls’ participation in HIV research and HIV cure and what it means for women (Oct. and Nov. 2016).

Dr. Barr is honored to be a member of the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition (ATAC)‘s Drug Development Subcommittee. The Drug Development Subcommittee facilitates communication and sets agenda items between HIV/AIDS treatment activists and industry (including pharmaceutical companies).

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MPR

In addition to her work with HIV and AIDS activism, Dr. Barr is a longtime lover of subversive print media (zines, prints, artisanal books, etc.). In 2013, she shared this passion with the community through a Public Humanities Exchange grant. With this grant, she lead a semester-long zine project with at a local high school. This project culminated in a student-produced zine and a student-led zine workshop at the Madison Public Library.

Dr. Barr also helped organize Madison Print and Resist in 2013 and 2014, a day-long celebration of subversively creative print media. This organization believes in the importance of preserving printed material in a digital age, and celebrate all forms of creative print matter. In 2013 and 2014, the organization was responsible for bringing together over 30 exhibitors from all across the Midwest and Canada for the event. There were several interactive workshops where attendees could experience things like a moveable type letterpress and making a handmade journal.

In addition to her work with HIV and AIDS activism, Dr. Barr is a longtime lover of subversive print media (zines, prints, artisanal books, etc.). In 2013, she shared this passion with the community through a Public Humanities Exchange grant. With this grant, she lead a semester-long zine project with at a local high school. This project culminated in a student-produced zine and a student-led zine workshop at the Madison Public Library.

MPR

Dr. Barr also helped organize Madison Print and Resist in 2013 and 2014, a day-long celebration of subversively creative print media. This organization believes in the importance of preserving printed material in a digital age, and celebrate all forms of creative print matter. In 2013 and 2014, the organization was responsible for bringing together over 30 exhibitors from all across the Midwest and Canada for the event. There were several interactive workshops where attendees could experience things like a moveable type letterpress and making a handmade journal.