FIGHT News and Announcements

Embrace Your Voice! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Nationally, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. This year, SAAM is celebrating its 17th anniversary with the theme “Embrace Your Voice” to help individuals, communities and the private sector understand how they can take…

Go Further with Food - March is National Nutrition Month

Health Fact Friday: March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “Go Further with Food” is the theme for 2018, and its importance is timely…

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

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