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Divya Ahuja, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Dr. Divya Ahuja joined the Division of Infectious Diseases at the
University of South Carolina, School of Medicine in 2005. A
graduate of medical school in New Delhi, India in 1992, he
completed parts of his Residency in India and the United Kingdom
before ending up at York Hospital in Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2003.
After his Residency, Dr. Ahuja completed a Fellowship in Genitourinary
Medicine and HIV at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Plymouth Hospital in
the United Kingdom in 2001. Dr. Ahuja also completed a Fellowship in
Infectious Diseases at Penn State University College of Medicine in 2005.
He is the PI for the TITAN and SC HIV/AIDS Clinical Training
Center programs and the Medical Director for the Immunology Center Clinic
where he delivers care to over 350 patients.
Senior Information Resource Consultant
Stephen Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree Electronic Engineering
Technologies from the DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He
began his career in 1984, as an Associate Field Engineer working for aircraft
simulator contractor Hughes Training Corporation, now Raytheon Corporation.
Stephen held numerous positions including Site Supervisor of helicopter simulation
support for the United States Army in Hanau, Germany. In 1991, Hughes Training
Corporation established a Telemedicine Department in Augusta, GA where Stephen
assumed the duties of Technical Manager. While there, Stephen worked to integrate
one of the first telemedicine “turn-key” systems ever produced. Systems subsequently
used by organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Medical College of Georgia,
the University of Alberta, Canada, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
In 1997 Palmetto Health Alliance Richland tapped him to work in its Information Technology
Department in a collaborative telemedicine effort with the University of South Carolina School
Since officially joining the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1999 , he has
devoted his talents to developing and maintaining equipment within the school which includes
the South Carolina Autism Treatment Network (SCATN) and the Tristate Telehealth Advancement
Network (TITAN). He utilizes more than 20 years of computer technical support and videoconferencing
experience in resolving a wide range of telemedicine and videoconferencing technical issues. Mr. Harris
is currently responsible for the 24-hour maintenance of each system within the School of Medicine.
Adrena Harrison, RN, MSN, ACRN
Adrena Harrison is the Project Director for the Tri-State Telehealth Advancement Network (TITAN)
and the Director of Education for the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Clinical Training Center,
a Local Performance Site (LPS) of the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC).
Ms. Harrison received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from Southern University and A & M College
in Baton Rouge, LA, and a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from University of Phoenix, Louisiana
Campus. Adrena has 30 years of nursing experience with the last 16 years being devoted to HIV/AIDS
care and education. She is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse.
Kate Hartley, LISW-CP
Mental Health Consultant
Lynn Hubbard has been with the University of South Carolina since 1992. She first worked
in the Department of Geological Sciences and then the Dean’s Office in the College of Science
and Mathematics. In 1993, she joined the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of
Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine as the Project Coordinator on the newly funded
South Carolina HIV/AIDS Clinical Training Center grant. In addition to being the Project Coordinator
for the Clinical Training Center she is the Project Coordinator for the TITAN program. Lynn coordinates
the training activities of both programs including the webinars and Preceptorships. She enjoys this
type of work, especially getting to meet new people all the time.
Tricia Phaup, LMSW, MSW
Medical Case Management Consultant
In Tricia Phaup’s role as Director of Medical Case Management she is responsible for the
oversight of staff who provide medical case management for persons who are HIV positive
or living with AIDS. Tricia also serves on the South Carolina HIV Planning Council and the
SC Ryan White Part B Case Management Workgroup and is a member of the Tri-State
Telehealth Advancement Network (TITAN) team.
Before taking the position at the USC Immunology Center in April 2009, Tricia served as
Director for sexual health, violence prevention and research at USC for 14 years. In this
role she was responsible for the oversight campus-wide sexual health, STD/HIV, relationship
violence, and sexual assault educational programs and intervention services.
Ms. Phaup has facilitated numerous presentations and trainings on a state, federal and local
Information Resource Consultant
Steven Robertson graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science
degree of Technology Support and Training Management in May 2006. Steven has provided
support for the Distance Education Project since its inception. With the project, Steven has
installed, configured and maintained all of the IT equipment on-site and remotely at the
Community Health Center and jail sites.
Ralph Rynes, PhD, NCAC
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Consultant
Dr. Ralph Rynes is a board certified addictions treatment Dr. Ralph Rynes is a Board Certified Addictions Treatment Provider with more than 35 years
of experience. He has been training both clinicians and lay persons in motivational interviewing
for more than 10 years. Dr. Rynes has worked with individuals living with HIV for 28 years.
Dr. Rynes earned an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and a Master’s degree
at the Universitat Hamburg in Germany before completing his doctoral degrees at I’Universite
Denis Diderot and clinical and research residencies in Neurology and Neuroscience at I’Hōpital Pitié
Salpȇtnière in Paris, France, followed by post-doctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Rynes specializes in neurobiology of addiction and currently serves as the substance use disorder
treatment provider for the Immunology Center at the USC School of Medicine as well as the HIV/AIDS
Program Director for LRADAC, the alcohol and drug treatment authority of the Midlands.
Additionally, he provides Latino an gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (including persons living
with HIV/AIDS from all groups) cultural sensitivity training as well as training in GLBT specialized
treatment issues in addition to HIV/AIDS training for LRADAC, numerous other South Carolina alcohol
and drug commissions, South Carolina and other state’s primary health care associations, the National
Association of Addictions Counselors, the SC Health Information Management Association, SC DHEC and
a host of national organizations.
Special interests include the neurochemical pathways of addiction, prion diseases and currently
specialized addictions treatment issues in GLBT and Latino populations.
S. Scott Sutton, PharmD, BCPS (AQ ID)
Associate Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Science
Scott Sutton received his Bachelors of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of
South Carolina and completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency in Medicine and Infectious Diseases
at the WJB Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, SC. Dr. Sutton teaches pharmacotherapy,
pharmacokinetics, clinical applications, infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, and clinical research.
Dr. Sutton’s practice site is at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the area of infectious diseases and
clinical research. He has been awarded teacher and researcher of the year awards from the
University of South Carolina. Additionally, he teaches a Pharmacy Board Review Course and has published
a book with McGraw Hill. He is an avid Gamecocks fan, golfer, and guitarist and enjoys spending
time with his wife and son.
Komalether Young, RN, BSN, ACRN
Bio coming soon