ICAP and the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University welcome two new fellows into the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Program. Funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the program prepares pre- and post-doctoral trainees for careers as independently-funded HIV researchers.
Fellows work with a diverse team of over 20 faculty mentors, who guide them through streamlined coursework and hands-on research opportunities in domestic and international settings. They participate in weekly faculty-fellow seminars and receive individual mentorship, opportunities for conference presentations, and support for manuscript writing and grant preparation.
“We are preparing promising individuals for careers in interdisciplinary research with a focus on how to implement effective HIV prevention, care, and treatment interventions to maximize health outcomes and impact,” said Dr. Andrea Howard, director of ICAP’s clinical and training unit, and principal investigator of the program. “This is an exciting opportunity to continue training the next generation of HIV researchers.”
We are pleased to welcome Drs. Jorge Soler and Hod Tamir. They join Eleanor Hayes-Larson, Stephanie Kujawski, and Anton Palma, who began the program in 2014.