2022 Symposium on the Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder Research

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The NIDA HIV Research Program has announced its speakers and topic areas for the May 18th Symposium on the Avant-Garde Award Program. This event is a rare opportunity to interact with some of the most innovative investigators at the intersection of HIV and substance use. Presentations include:

  • Digital Mobilization of Communities to Curb HIV and HCV in Appalachia and the Midwest: Theoretical, Empirical, and Methodological Issues
    Dolores Albarracin, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania – Annenberg School for Communication
  • Epigenetic and Epitranscriptomic Regulation of HIV Infection
    Tariq Rana, Ph.D.
    University of California, San Diego – Institute for Genomic Medicine
  • Innate Immunity to HIV‐1
    Jeremy Luban, MD
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • A Novel Reporter HIV Genome to Study Latency
    Eric Verdin, MD
    Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Since 2008, the NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder Research has supported individual scientists of exceptional creativity at all career levels who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV among people who use drugs.

The webinar is on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 1:00–4:00 PM ET. Register here. Please join us and interact with these transformative scientists!

 

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