This T32 HIV training grant aims to attract, fund, and train 12 post-doctoral trainees over 5 years who can be leaders in developing and implementing a novel behavioral and social science agenda for combination prevention, utilization of new technologies, and reducing health disparities in HIV. The specific goals of the two to three-year program are to: 1) provide focused, interdisciplinary mentoring to 12 post-doctoral trainees in the field of HIV prevention and treatment, especially in terms of conceptualization and design, writing, and project management; 2) engage trainees in two to three years of intensive hands-on research projects under the supervision of faculty mentors experienced in HIV research; 3) support trainees' development and implementation of their own research projects, leading to their own grant proposals and multiple publications; 4) link trainees to a broad network of HIV researchers, creating opportunities for later career advancement and knowledge of cutting edge research; and, 5) offer the opportunity for one additional course per quarter for one year to remediate deficit skills. Successful graduates of this training program will: Complete at least one research study or clinical research project in their training; Participate in day-to-day execution of several other projects under the mentorship of a faculty member; Present findings in at least one major scientific conference annually and multiple regional conferences; Publish at least three first-authored papers annually in leading journals and collaborate on other peer- reviewed papers; and, Receive a multi-year grant or career development award and an academic position on a topic related to HIV.

Public Health Relevance

UCLA faculty devoted to HIV research aim to provide an innovative, behaviorally-focused, training experience to prepare and jump-start post-doctoral fellows to contribute the research on combination prevention, the use of mobile technologies and point-of-contact diagnostics, and reducing health disparities. With our collective experience and existing infrastructure funding for a center grant, the faculty have the resources and opportunities to work closely with six post-doctoral trainees annually to identify, develop, and evaluate efficacious, scalable, and cost-efficient HIV intervention strategies. Trainees will harvest from existing evidence-based HIV behavioral interventions to create novel strategies to optimize the impact of biomedical innovations.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32MH109205-02
Application #
9226056
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMH1-ERB-X (01))
Program Officer
Stoff, David M
Project Start
2016-03-01
Project End
2021-02-28
Budget Start
2017-03-01
Budget End
2018-02-28
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2017
Total Cost
$459,497
Indirect Cost
$32,837
Name
University of California Los Angeles
Department
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
092530369
City
Los Angeles
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90095