Dr. Facente was a Co-Investigator on this 2-year research study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), with the goal of better understanding the epidemiology of hepatitis C in three high-burden subpopulations in San Francisco.
Dr. Facente provided quality assurance and technical assistance to trainers in Uganda and Cambodia as they built their skills to train their colleagues in rural areas on the use of the Asanté HIV-1 Rapid Recency Assay, to detect recent HIV infections in PEPFAR countries.
Even before COVID-19 made “Zoom” a household word, Facente Consulting worked with Hep C Free Allegheny to virtually facilitate a strategic planning process for the hepatitis C elimination initiative, cutting costs and maximizing efficiency while planning their next three years of priorities.
In 2021, Facente Consulting was hired to take notes of a national meeting of U.S. experts exploring the potential of fluvoxamine as an early treatment for COVID-19, and turn the meeting outcomes into a peer-reviewed publication in a high-profile clinical journal.
Facente Consulting worked with the Addiction Technology Training Center to write up case studies of three methadone programs that had successfully incorporated hepatitis C services into their model, and completing white papers on several related topics, including COVID vulnerability for people who use drugs.
Facente Consulting helped UCSF develop a equity framework for launching their new concept: a shared use mobile van designed to improve community-based research opportunities in San Francisco.
Dr. Tan at UCSF reached out to Facente Consulting for ongoing assistance with manuscript development, literature reviews, and technical editing to support grant submissions, helping to move her academic portfolio forward and support her overall research goals.
Dr. Facente served as the project manager for the Consortium for the Evaluation and Performance of HIV Incidence Assays (CEPHIA) for more than a decade, providing high-level project coordination and analytic support to researchers focused on HIV incidence estimation around the world.
The DeLIVER Care van hired Facente Consulting to facilitate a series of meetings to help them strategize around staff turnover and sustainability, improving financial sustainability, creating a community action board, and systematizing volunteer engagement.
Facente Consulting conducted a needs assessment to help the Family Care Network at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA better understand how to meet the needs of women, infants, children, and youth living with HIV who use their services.
Facente Consulting was hired by academic physicians at Stanford’s Medical School to coordinate the qualitative research aspects of a study designed to better understand gender-based differences for how academic physicians think about and experience success in their careers.
Facente Consulting assisted a medical team at Stanford’s academic hospital to analyze both qualitative and quantative survey data collected to explore the experiences and effects of gendered microaggressions from patients to physicians.
The Mid-America Addiction Technology Training Center hired Facente Consulting to design and implement a harm reduction consultation program, to support organizations in Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa to implement harm reduction work.
Facente Consulting designed and provided a one-hour workshop during the Pacific AETC’s annual conference, assisting attendees to better comunicate the results and impact of their HIV programs by preparing to T.E.L.L. their story: Take 5 minutes to hotwash, Examine your impact (at all levels), Link to your audience and Liven it up!