ICTR in the News: Center for AIDS Research Receives $15.5 Million Grant from NIH

The following article contains commentary from ICTR researcher Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, professor of epidemiology and international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research and director and principal investigator of the Center for AIDS Research.

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Richard E. Chaisson, M.D. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) has received a five-year, $15.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue its work supporting HIV research across the university.

“We are delighted that the NIH is supporting our commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic through innovative research,” says Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, professor of epidemiology and international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research and director and principal investigator of the Center for AIDS Research.

With this grant, he adds, “The center will be able to foster the next generation of HIV researchers who are working on critically important areas, such as developing a cure, devising better prevention strategies and improving the care of people living with HIV infection. These resources will enable us to support novel studies both here in Baltimore and around the world.”

Chris Beyrer, M.D., M.P.H., the Desmond Tutu Professor of Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and deputy director of the CFAR, notes, “Over the past five years, the CFAR has provided grants for pilot studies to more than 80 young investigators. These small studies have produced important scientific information and resulted in more than $70 million in new grants for AIDS research to Johns Hopkins faculty members.”

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Source: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/center_for_aids_research_receives_155_million_grant_from_nih