MFIERCE! THAT’S US.

Jimena Loveluck, MSW | She/Her/Hers Steering Committee Member Vice President of Community Research & Innovation at UNIFIED – HIV Health and Beyond in Ypsilanti, MI Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and... Continue Reading →

Full Circle

One of the best things about our experience in South Africa this summer is that we are embedded in the well-oiled machine that is the HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council, if you don’t remember). The Together Tomorrow study is only one of several projects that the HSRC is operating simultaneously. Coordinating multiple multi-million dollar studies... Continue Reading →

Cultural Humility

Nick and I began our time in Africa with a week-long meeting conducted by the scientists behind the Together Tomorrow study (Drs. Rob Stephenson, Lynae Darbes, Tim Lane, and Heidi van Rooyen) that involved community partners from both South Africa and Namibia. This allowed for a large overview of this study of male-male couples in... Continue Reading →

Moving Parts

Hi everyone- welcome to the blog reboot! For those of you who read our first couple of entries, we want to take a step back and explain a little more about the study and what it’s like before jumping into our experiences.  🙂 So the reason we get to spend two months in South Africa... Continue Reading →

MFIERCE! THAT’S US.

Zachary Crutchfield | He/His/Him & They/Them/Their  Youth Advisory Board Member | East Lansing but coming to Ann Arbor soon! Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is... Continue Reading →

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