2016 Awardees

Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research is a research grant program for early-career investigators with no prior experience in HIV research. Awards were announced at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa.

Amy Barczak
Massachusetts General Hospital
“The role of the macrophage type I interferon response in TB-HIV co-infection.”
Mentors: Bruce Walker, Harvard University

Sue Crawford
Baylor College of Medicine
“CaMKK2 is Required for Infectious HIV-1 Production.”
Mentors: Andrew Rice, Baylor College of Medicine

Burel Goodin
University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Identification of Host Factors Required for HIV and HCV Infection.”
Mentors: Janet Turan, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Lindsey James
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Development of MPP8 Inhibitors as a Novel Approach for HIV Latency Disruption.”
Mentors: David Margolis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Mario Macis
Johns Hopkins University
“Behavioral Nudges, Information and Incentives for HIV Testing: A Field Experiment in Ecuador.”
Mentors: Susan Sherman, Johns Hopkins University

Siavash Mir arabbaygi
University of California, San Diego
“Accuracy of HIV transmission network reconstruction methods.”
Mentors: Davey Smith, University of California, San Diego

Erisa Mwaka
Makerere University
“The incidence and predictors of impaired bone health and fragility fractures in HIV infected patients on long-term HAART in Uganda”
Mentors: Elly Katabira, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Robert Owens
University of California, San Diego
“Pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea in people living with HIV.”
Mentors: Charles Hicks, University of California, San Diego

Holly Ramage
University of Pennsylvania
“Identification of Host Factors Required for HIV and HCV Infection.”
Mentors: Luis Montaner, Wistar Institute

Aaron Thrift
Baylor College of Medicine
“Risk and Predictors of Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction Adenocarcinomas in HIV-infected Individuals.”
Mentors: Elizabeth Chiao, Baylor College of Medicine’