The New Orleans Adolescent Medicine Trials Unit (ATU) plans to continue its work carrying out the clinical trials planned and supported by the Adolescent Trials Network (ATN), in an efficient and ethical manner. The ATU will engage its faculty and staff in collaborative work supporting the development of 1) research ideas and protocols for youth ages 12-24, particularly those youth affected by HIV/AIDS;2) participatory involvement that challenges the ATN to ever higher levels of scientific rigor;3) research methods that support both youth and Network goals;4) a cohort of potential volunteers through direct clinical work and collaboration with youth, clinical colleagues and the local community;5) recruitment and retention methods that support youth and research needs;and 6) ways of disseminating results that reach the academic and the wider communities in which we live and work.

Public Health Relevance

Rigorous research with youth at risk for or infected with HIV improves the quality and effectiveness of community efforts to reduce the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in the United States and internationally.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Type
Research Project--Cooperative Agreements (U01)
Project #
5U01HD040470-13
Application #
8436338
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHD1-DSR-A (15))
Program Officer
Russo, Denise
Project Start
2001-04-15
Project End
2016-02-29
Budget Start
2013-03-01
Budget End
2014-02-28
Support Year
13
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$619,112
Indirect Cost
$207,742
Name
Tulane University
Department
Pediatrics
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
053785812
City
New Orleans
State
LA
Country
United States
Zip Code
70118
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