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!