As the HIV/AIDS epidemic evolves in developing nations, new research questions are emerging. Northwestern University was awarded $1.5 million by the NIH Fogarty International Center as part of its recently announced plan to award about $16.5 million over five years in 11 grants to strengthen research training in 10 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and increase their institutions’ ability to compete for independent research funding.
The Northwestern and Jos University Research Training Program in HIV and Malignancies program will build a multidisciplinary research-training program to develop research teams focused on innovative, collaborative endeavors in AIDS-defining malignancies (cervical cancer, Kaposi sarcoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma). The primary hypothesis is that building capacity in cancer epidemiology, clinical trials, translational, and laboratory research on AIDS-defining malignancies will lead to a significant reduction in incidence and related morbidity and mortality. This program builds on existing in-country training capacity provided by the United States President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Northwestern University AIDS International Training and Research Program (Northwestern-AITRP), and Medical Education Partnership Initiative Nigeria (MEPIN).
Drs. Robert L. Murphy and Jamie Von Roenn are the principal investigators on this program.
Read more about Northwestern’s program: http://globalhealth.northwestern.edu/projects/Northwestern%20and%20Jos%20University%20Research%20Training%20Program%20in%20HIV%20and%20Malignancies.html
Read more about the Fogarty HIV Research Training Program awardees: http://www.fic.nih.gov/News/Pages/2014-hiv-research-training-awards.aspx