ICAP has been awarded funding from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to establish a training program that will prepare promising individuals for careers in interdisciplinary research, with a focus on HIV prevention, care, and treatment modalities.
The Research Training Program on Global HIV Implementation Science will take advantage of the dynamic training environment of ICAP and the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. 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.
Andrea Howard, MD, director of the clinical and training unit at ICAP and associate professor of epidemiology, says that
.. trainees will learn not only how to rigorously test interventions, but also how to evaluate the impact of bringing those interventions to scale.
The five-year program, which will begin in Fall 2014, will support three predoctoral trainees and two postdoctoral trainees.
Read the Mailman School’s news release here.