The Fogarty International Center of NIH has awarded a $1.5 million HIV research training program grant to Dr. Robert L. Murphy on his study entitled “HIV and Mycobacterial Disease in Mali.” This is a five-year international research training grant that will provide doctorate and post-doctorate clinical, laboratory, and translational research training opportunities to Malian physicians and scientists studying HIV-associated mycobacterial infections.
This award is one of fifteen grants that will be funded by Fogarty and NIH partners to help developing countries address the issues that are emerging as their HIV epidemics evolve. A total of $13 million over five years will be awarded to various institutions to support new awards in HIV research training. Research training topics include AIDS-related cancers; cardio-metabolic complications of HIV and its treatments; and prevention and control strategies.
“Partnerships between U.S. scientists and colleagues in LMICs have produced significant advances in HIV/AIDS,” says Fogarty director Dr. Roger I. Glass. “We must continue to support research training so that developing countries are able to tackle the prevention, treatment and care research agendas they are defining as their respective epidemics evolve.”