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December 10 2012
Vincent Pancucci is the new Program Manager of Community Education and Outreach at AIDS Research Alliance. His responsibilities include educating and recruiting diverse groups of participants for both National Institute of Health (NIH) and industry-sponsored clinical research.
Vincent has been involved in LGBT and HIV/AIDS advocacy and activism since 2006, and has spoken out on a variety of issues in local and national print and broadcast media. His professional interest in HIV/AIDS began in 2010 when he assumed the position of Clinical Trials Recruiter for microbicide research at Fenway Health in Boston, Massachusetts. In his two years at Fenway, he successfully led community education and recruitment efforts for four NIH-funded clinical trials and also served as the logistical coordinator for a study examining microbicide adherence and acceptability in young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. In 2012, Vincent relocated to Los Angeles, where he was able to continue working in HIV/AIDS research.
Vincent’s goal as Manager of Community Education and Outreach at ARA is to facilitate awareness and to dispel misconceptions about clinical research among L.A.‘s diverse communities, while addressing the barriers to research participation among marginalized populations, including people of color and transgender women.
Vincent graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in LGBT Studies, and currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner. We are thrilled to have Vincent as a part of our team. Welcome, Vincent!