ICAP has been awarded funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a new training program that will prepare promising individuals for careers in interdisciplinary research with a focus on how to implement effective HIV prevention, care and treatment modalities to maximize health outcomes and impact.

The Research Training Program on Global HIV Implementation Science will utilize the dynamic training environment of ICAP and the “Department of Epidemiology”:http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Trainees will work with a diverse team of 26 faculty mentors, who will guide them through streamlined coursework based on individualized training plans and hands-on research experiences in a variety of domestic and international settings.

Led by Dr. Andrea Howard, director of the clinical and training unit at ICAP, and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at CUMC, the research training program will work to increase the number of independent investigators who are able to study approaches to promote the integration of research findings and evidence-based interventions into health care policy and practice.

“This is an exciting opportunity to train the next generation of HIV researchers,” said Dr. Howard. “Trainees will not only learn how to rigorously test interventions, but also how to evaluate the impact of bringing those interventions to scale.”

The five-year program will begin in the fall of 2014 and support three pre-doctoral trainees and two post-doctoral trainees.

The deadline for applications is *July 21, 2014*. Learn more “here”:https://icap.columbia.edu/student-center/fellowship1/.

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