MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Center for AIDS Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a five-year, $919,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health to support its post-doctoral fellowship program. The training program has been continually supported since its inception in 1996.
The grant supports stipends for research fellows, each of whom receives two years of training under the guidance of CAIR faculty investigators. A majority of recent fellows have been racial and ethnic minority early-stage investigators; consequently, this training program has contributed to increasing the number of minority researchers in the field of HIV prevention.
The Center for AIDS Intervention Research at MCW is one of five HIV prevention research centers in the United States funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. CAIR’s missions are to conceptualize, conduct, and scientifically evaluate the effectiveness of new intervention strategies to prevent HIV infection in populations vulnerable to the disease.