Projects & Programs


Mentoring Diverse Scientists in HIV Research on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

  • This award will assist in increasing the availability of a diverse group of researchers successfully researching behavioral aspects of HIV, which is crucial to combating this global pandemic that disproportionately hits marginalized communities and communities of color, particularly among Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos/Hispanics. This award will also assist in the career development of a UREM mid-career investigator who aims to develop an online interactive HIV prevention program for American Indian and Alaska Natives to assist them with increasing healthy behaviors and decreasing HIV-related risk behaviors. An internet intervention for this population is ideal given that they tend to live in rural locations where access to HIV preventive interventions is limited.