A program of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Department of Sociomedical Sciences, the New York City STD Prevention Training Center (NYC PTC) is dedicated to increasing the sexual health knowledge and skills of medical health professionals in the prevention, diagnosis, screening, management and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. We offer classroom and web-based courses, hands-on training, clinical consults and technical assistance to clinical providers such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. Our trainings are intended for healthcare providers who are involved with clinical decision-making (identification of appropriate screening, management and treatment). Training content includes topics such as challenging STI cases, STI and PrEP clinical decision-making, diagnostic considerations and algorithms for diagnosis and management of STIs, and a review of the CDC guidelines and sexual history taking. The NYC PTC is part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC). The NNPTC is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist clinicians in the United States with the skills, knowledge and experience that they need to address and prevent STDs in their patients.

Training Region

New York
New Jersey
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands 

Our Staff

Alwyn Cohall, MD
Principal Investigator

Natalie Neu, MD MPH
Medical Director

Jason Zucker, MD MS

Gowri Nagendra, MPH
Program Director

April Pavlish, MPH
Program Coordinator

Contact Us

NYC STD Prevention Training Center
215 W. 125th Street
1st Floor, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10027 

Email: nycptc@cumc.columbia.edu

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