The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded $15 million to Johns Hopkins University over the next five years to establish the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), with a Bioethics and Human Rights working group led by faculty of the Berman Institute of Bioethics (BI).

 

BI faculty members Nancy Kass, Sc.D., Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H., and Holly Taylor, Ph.D., M.P.H., will lead the working group, which will bring together a broad array of investigators from across the university to collaborate on the bioethical and human rights issues of HIV and AIDS research and treatment.

 

In addition to this working group, the Center will have other transdisciplinary groups or “cores,” including one to address Baltimore’s HIV epidemic; Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels has made investment and engagement in the Baltimore community a priority, saying in his installation address, “We are an island of earned privilege in a sea of pressing need.”

 

Other groups will focused on Viral Eradication, Substance Abuse, international research and training the next generation of AIDS researchers and biostatisticians, particularly underrepresented minority investigators.  Read more at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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