Dr. Chris Beyrer, the Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights in the department of epidemiology, has received renewal of a $1.95 million grant from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to fund a training program in the field of HIV epidemiology and prevention science.
[Photo: Dr. Chris Beyrer]
The grant will fund three pre-doctoral trainees and four post-doctoral fellows each year for five years in the department of epidemiology who have an interest in HIV research careers. Initially funded six years ago, the training program will continue through the new 5-year award. With faculty mentors, trainees in both the pre- and post-doctoral programs have access to the range of HIV prevention and epidemiologic research underway. This includes a number of ongoing studies, work with the School’s Center for Public Health and Human Rights and both domestic and international research.
Dr. Beyrer co-directs the training program with Dr. Shruti Mehta, a professor and deputy chair of the department of epidemiology. Together, Drs. Beyrer and Mehta will leverage the training opportunities for the fellows through the Center for AIDS Research’s many activities, seminars and professional development opportunities.
Dr. Beyrer is also the associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, also supported by the National Institute’s of Health.