Welcome to the 2014 Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute Fellows

The Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute is delighted to announce that the following individuals have been selected as the 2014 fellows:

Dr. Erin Bonar, University of Michigan

Dr. Erin Bonar, University of Michigan

Dr. Faith Fletcher, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Faith Fletcher, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Julia Lechuga, University of Texas - El Paso

Dr. Julia Lechuga, University of Texas – El Paso

Dr. Abby Rudolph, Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation

Dr. Abby Rudolph, Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation

Dr. Aranansu Talukdar, Medical College Kolkata (India)

Dr. Aranansu Talukdar, Medical College Kolkata (India)

Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yaminis, American University

Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yaminis, American University

This July, the 2014 fellows will be joined by last year’s cohort, which includes Dr. Stella Njuguna (Kenya Medical Research Institute of the University of California Berkeley), Dr. Nicole Overstreet (Yale University), Dr. Alexis Roth (University of California San Diego), Dr. Darpun Sachdev (HIV Vaccine Fellow, San Francisco Department of Public Health), Dr. Andrew Spieldenner (Hofstra University), and Dr. Sean Young (University of California Los Angeles).

The Fordham HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (#1R25DA031608-01, Principal Investigator, Celia B. Fisher, Director, Center for Ethics Education). The RETI provides early-career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training. In doing so, RETI addresses the urgent need for HIV and drug use investigators who can identify and address ethical issues, engage drug using and other at-risk communities in the construction and evaluation of population sensitive research protections, and generate empirical data to inform ethical practice and policies for HIV prevention science.

The broad aims of the RETI are to: (1) provide fellows with the knowledge and skills to identify, address, and study key ethical issues in HIV prevention research in drug using and other at-risk populations; and (2) create and maintain an ongoing information and collaborative research network fostering grant proposals, research, publications, and pedagogical materials to sustain advancements in national and international HIV research ethics practices and policies.

Please visit our website for the biographies of this and earlier cohorts of RETI Fellows, as well as information about their mentored research projects and publications.

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning fellows to the institute in July!

One response to “Welcome to the 2014 Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute Fellows

  1. Reblogged this on Gina Vergel and commented:
    Important work. Congrats to the new fellows.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s