Glenn-Milo Santos, PhD, MPH of the School of Nursing’s Department of Community Health Systems has been selected for a prestigious and competitive early-career investigator scholarship from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). The 18-month HPTN Scholars Program funded through a supplement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) seeks to increase opportunities for scientists from groups under-represented in HIV prevention research. HPTN scholars work with a mentor scientist in the Network to complete a research project based upon an existing HPTN research study.
Beginning June 1, Santos will attend the HPTN Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., to start on his project proposal. The HPTN Scholars Program provides scholar recipients with the knowledge, skills and connections to further their careers as independent investigators in the HIV prevention research field. Specifically, scholars:
- Develop a research project using data from a completed or ongoing HPTN HIV prevention study and complete their scholarship project within the program cycle
- Present the findings of their project at a scientific meeting and submit a manuscript at the end of the scholarship cycle
- Through the experience of the program, scholars will become knowledgeable of the process of doing research in NIH-funded HIV networks, and have the opportunity to build their research networks within the context of the HPTN
The HPTN Scholars Program Leadership includes Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health Chair Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD and SUNY—University at Albany Dean and Vice Provost for Public Engagement Darrell P. Wheeler, PhD, MPH, ACSW.