CAHR Announces Funding for New Doctoral Research Students
May 11, 2015 - Ottawa - The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR), along with its funding partner, announced $315,000 in funding today for three Doctoral Research Awards in the field of HIV research. With an individual award value of $35,000 per annum, the three funded students will undertake HIV research at universities and research institutes across Canada.
The three funded students are:
- Farshad Azimi from the University of Toronto whose basic sciences project is entitled “Structural and functional studies at the HIV-1 viral infectivity factor-APOBEC3 axis”;
- Allison Carter from the University of British Columbia whose epidemiology/public health project will tackle “A longitudinal investigation of the impact of women-centred HIV care on health care access and outcomes among women living with HIV in British Columbia”; and
- Hossein Kia from the University of Toronto whose social sciences project will focus on the “Psychosocial needs of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults living with HIV/AIDS on accessing health care services.”
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), which also led the peer review process and will administer the awards, partnered financially on these awards.
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It is estimated that 34 million people are living with AIDS, of which 2.3 million are children most of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa. In Canada, HIV remains a pressing issue with an estimated 2300 to 4300 new infections each year, with certain populations over-represented in the epidemic. In Canada, over 70,000 Canadians are living with HIV, and many more are at risk of being infected.
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With a membership of more than 2,000 researchers and others interested in HIV research, the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) is the leading organization of HIV/AIDS researchers in Canada. As a critical element of CAHR's mandate is to “promote education and the development of new researchers”, CAHR funds Doctoral Research Awards and Master's Students each year and hosts New Investigator Workshops throughout the year. www.cahr-acrv.ca
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