Announcements

MLK Day of Service-Spotlight Box

FIGHT Hosts MLK Weekend of Service Project!

FIGHT would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers that helped to paint our Institute for Community Justice (ICJ) over MLK Day weekend. Over 100 volunteers from around Philadelphia came together to bring renewed life into ICJ’s Reentry Center. The project was a huge community collaboration and would not have happened without the generosity…

Dr. Mathilde Krim

Remembering Dr. Mathilde Krim

Dr. Mathilde Krim, the founder and guiding spirit behind the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) died yesterday at the age of 91. Dr Krim was a noted researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City when the AIDS epidemic struck in the 1980’s.

Happy Holidays from Philadelphia FIGHT

Your Philadelphia FIGHT family wishes you a holiday season filled with peace and love and a very happy new year! In acknowledgment of the holidays, our offices will be closed: December 25, Christmas Day December 26 January 1, New Year’s Day

AIDS Library 30th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit Opening

The AIDS Library 30th Anniversary event was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate the occasion and kickoff the opening of the powerful art exhibit “Still Fighting for Our Lives”, which features materials from William Way’s Philadelphia AIDS Library graphic collection   Visit AIDS Library

Philadelphia FIGHT Philly AIDS Walk

FIGHT Community Celebrates the Philly AIDS Walk/Run 5K

Team FIGHT was loud and proud at the 31st Annual Philly AIDS Walk/Run which took place on Sunday October 15th. 100 team members ran, walked and raised emergency funding for people in the HIV community. This year, FIGHT’s theme was “We are Family!” Together, we came out for an amazing cause and showed the community…

D Deone Powell

FIGHT Welcomes D. Deone Powell as General Counsel

FIGHT welcomes D. Deone Powell, Esquire to the FIGHT family as our new full-time General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Deone will be serving in a cross-functional role as a member of the leadership team and will add value by providing to senior management effective advice on company strategies and their implementation.  He will also…

Bridging the Gaps

FIGHT Partnership with Bridging the Gaps

Each summer, FIGHT works with Bridging the Gaps students representing health and social service disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, public health and related fields.

Remembering Jules Buchanan

It is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce that Jules Buchanan, one of FIGHT’s Project TEACH instructors, has passed away. Jules was a ray of sunshine to so many of the staff and participants. He was and is simply irreplaceable. Jules was joy.

C a Difference - Dr Trooskin

Dr. Trooskin and C A Difference Lobby for Change

Congratulations to FIGHT’s Dr. Stacey Trooskin and the entire C A Difference program for successfully lobbying the Pennsylvania Department of Health to change the state’s Medicaid policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C!

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center