Monday, 21 July 2014 (Geneva, Switzerland) — The International AIDS Society (IAS) has today announced the recipients for the fourth round of the research grant programme, Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR). The CNIHR programme is jointly sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIH-supported Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the IAS. The aim is to promote innovative research and novel ideas from early stage scientists whose primary focus has previously been in fields of scientific inquiry other than HIV.
The CNIHR initiative, which totals US$5.2 million, will fund 11 research projects for up to two years. These projects are designed to address new questions related to the emerging issues of long-term survival with HIV infection, the prevention of HIV transmission and the search for an HIV cure. Attracting new investigators with innovative ideas to the field of HIV research has the potential to build better understanding of some of the key obstacles related to HIV treatment, prevention and care.
Dr. Daniel Popkin was honored at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
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