Minority Communities HIV Prevention Research Training

Investigator: Torsten Neilands, PhD
Sponsor: NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Location(s): United States


The aims of this project are to: 1) collaborate with 10 scientists in developing, conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research that serve as preliminary studies for larger research projects; 2) provide training and technical assistance in the writing, submission, revision, and resubmission of federal research grants; 3) create an ongoing network of support and collaboration among minority-focused scientists in HIV prevention in academic and research settings and scientists at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS). In the summers of 2003 and 2006, a cohort of 5 scientists from universities and research institutions will begin their participation in this 27-month program. Scientists in the program initially design appropriate preliminary studies, which they conduct during the following academic year. In subsequent summers, the scientists analyze and write up the data from their preliminary studies, and write grant applications. The guidance provided by these collaborative research experiences and opportunities for networking will result in a substantial increase in high quality research by scientists studying HIV prevention/intervention in minority populations in the U.S.