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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Puerto Rico Faculty Selected as Scholar of the HIV Prevention Trial Network

Dr. Carlos E. Rodríguez-Díaz, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health was selected as a Scholar for the HIV Prevention Trial Network (HPTN). The HPTN is dedicated to the discovery and development of new and innovative research strategies to reduce the acquisition and transmission of HIV. Overall support for the HPTN is provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The HPTN Scholars Program seeks to provide scholar recipients with the knowledge, skills and connections to further their careers as independent investigators in the HIV prevention research field.

The proposal presented by Dr. Rodriguez-Diaz to the HPTN Scholars Program is aimed to assess the impact of psychosocial syndemics on sexual and medical health behaviors in HIV-positive patients in care in Zambia, Thailand, and Brazil. He will be mentored by Dr. Steven A. Safren, professor at the University of Miami.

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