2017 Awardees

DEVELOPMENTAL AWARDEES (2017)

FALL

Luis Agosto, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine/Section of Infectious Diseases at Boston University School of Medicine.  He is funded for his Initial AIDS Research project on Pre-existing Tuberculosis Infection Influences HIV Replication.  His CFAR mentors are Karen Jacobson and Andrew Henderson.

Sabina Holland, MD is Instructor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases at Brown University.  She is funded for her Initial AIDS Research project on HIV drug resistance detected during low level viremia in Children and Adolescents.  Her CFAR mentor is Rami Kantor.

Julia Raifman, ScD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management in the Boston University School of Public Health.  She is funded for her Initial AIDS Research project on a novel approach to evaluating HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation among people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men in Massachusetts using an All Payer Claims Database.  Her CFAR mentor is Ira Wilson.

Natasha Rybak, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine.  She is funded for her Initial AIDS Research project on Counting Kids: Enhancing detection of pediatric tuberculosis in the Ukraine.  Her CFAR mentor is Robert Horsburgh and her collaborator is Helen Jenkins, PhD.

SPRING 

Kaku So-Armah, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.  He is funded for his proposal on “HIV, multi-substance use and alterations in fecal microbial communities:  A novel potential mechanism for HIV-associated end-organ disease”.  His CFAR mentor is Jeffrey Samet (BUMC).

CFAR INTERNATIONAL AWARDEES (2017)

Dr. Anthony Enimil is a Lecturer at the Department of Child Health in the School of Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. He is also a Senior Pediatrician and Heads the Child and Adolescents HIV and TB clinic at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).  He is funded for his research on “Improving Adolescent Engagement in Care Through Group-Based Economic Incentives”. His CFAR collaborator is Omar Galarraga, PhD (Brown University).

Dr. Ronald Del Castillo is an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Philippines in Manila.  He is funded for his research on “Developing strategies to promote engagement in HIV care among high-risk populations in the Philippines".  His CFAR collaborator is Don Operario, PhD (Brown University).