A nurse, a social scientist and a biochemist tackle HIV and AIDS
Mizzou’s Eureka! podcast explores real science, real discovery and real life at Mizzou and around the world. In each episode, we’ll share stories culled from the experiences and accomplishments of Mizzou science and humanities researchers as well as students, alumni and community members.
Episode 1: HIV/AIDS
In this episode of Eureka!, we bring you three stories of how Mizzou faculty researchers — a nurse, a social scientist and a biochemist — are reaching out to communities in Missouri and across the globe to fight HIV and AIDS.
Maithe Enriquez, an associate professor in MU’s Sinclair School of Nursing, runs a peer-led intervention program designed to help people with HIV and AIDS stay on their medication.
Enid Schatz, an associate professor in health sciences and women’s and gender studies, investigates the effects of HIV/AIDS on older people and on family structures in South Africa.
Bill Folk, a professor of biochemistry and an adjunct professor of public health, examines the indigenous botanicals used to treat HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. Folk gave the 2015 Corps of Discovery lecture. Listen.
Music for the podcast is performed by Anand Prahlad, a professor of English. Also known as an African thumb piano, the mbira is a musical instrument created by the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Hear more.
World AIDS Day 2015
Mizzou marks World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, with a series of events including a talk and book signing featuring Olympic gold medalist and activist Greg Louganis. #LivePositively
Mizzou HIV/AIDS Research
Mizzou researchers in multiple fields are doing work to combat HIV and AIDS. In the Bond Life Sciences Center, scientists investigate the components of the virus and the structure and functions of key proteins. Throughout the university, interdisciplinary teams of researchers delve into prevention, treatment and improving the quality of life for people infected with the virus.