UCLA Researchers awarded $9.5 million for Research on Substance Use Impact on HIV

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) awarded UCLA researchers $9.5 million over five years to study the possible impact that substance abuse may have on HIV. The mStudy features many of our own CHIPTS colleagues including principal investigator Dr. Pamina Gorbach, co-principal investigator Dr. Steven Shoptaw, and co-investigators Dr. Ronald Brookmeyer, Dr. Nina Harawa.

This award was featured on the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) website’s Faculty and Staff Honors section. Dr. Gorbach spoke on the study saying,

“Our aim is not just to be a research study, but also to establish a platform that allows researchers within and outside of UCLA to have access to these specimens and data. We hope this collaboration leads to more research that contributes to the development of new HIV prevention and treatment strategies.”

You can read the full article by clicking here. Congratulations on the award!