A program of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Department of Sociomedical Sciences, the CDC-funded New York City STD Prevention Training Center (NYC PTC) is dedicated to increasing the sexual health knowledge and skills of clinical health professionals in the prevention, diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STI). We work with clinical providers such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. 

The PTC offers:

  • Classroom and web-based courses
  • Clinical consultation services 
  • Technical assistance and quality improvement consultation 
  • Clinical resource tools

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 the diagnosis and management of STIs, and a review of the CDC guidelines and sexual history taking. Core training on STIs is provided through the National STD Curriculum center at https://www.std.uw.edu 

The PTC is part of the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC - https://nnptc.org) and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Training Region

New York
New Jersey
Ohio
Indiana
Michigan
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands 

Our Staff

Alwyn Cohall, MD, Principal Investigator

Natalie Neu, MD MPH, Medical Director

Jason Zucker, MD MS, Core Faculty

Gowri Nagendra, MPH, Program Director

Jessica Steinke, MPH, PrEP Program Manager

Caroline Carnevale, DNP MPH AAHIVS, Core Faculty


Contact Us


NYC STD Prevention Training Center at Columbia University
722 West 168th St. 5th Floor, R545
New York, NY 10032

Email: nycptc@cumc.columbia.edu



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