ProvBos CFAR receives $1.2m in NIH supplemental funding

Congratulations to our FY20 NIH Supplemental Awardees

The purpose of NIH administrative supplements is to support innovative research projects, inter-CFAR meetings, and shared instrumentation that address key gaps in HIV/AIDS and will advance the field. This opportunity builds research capacity and is consistent with the recent NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities.  The ProvBos CFAR received funding for the following projects:

  • Jon Steingrimmson received $218,186 for his project "Subgroup Identification for Therapeutic and Side Effect Response for Dolutegravir using Large Scale HIV Electronic Health Records Data"
  • Manish Sagar and the Basic Science Core received $136,667 for the purchase of a Biorad QX200 Digital Drop System that will expand the services currently offered by the Basic Science Core.

In support of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative, NIH provides funds for CFARs to collaborate with local partners and HHS agencies to support jurisdictional plans.  The ProvBos CFAR received funding for the following projects:

  • Amy Nunn received $328,958 for her EHE Team-Initiated Implementation Research project "Faith in Action: Clergy and Community Health Center Implementation Strategies for Ending the Epidemic in Mississippi and Arkansas".
  • Larry K. Brown received $272,374 for his Reaching Cisgender Heterosexual Women with PrEP study "Exploring PrEP Implementation Strategies Tailored for African American Cisgender Women Living in Mississippi HIV Hot Spots".
  • Serena Rajabiun received $327,100 for the first year of her two-year implementation Science project "Integrating Community Health Workers as part of the HIV Care team in rural and urban settings to improve viral suppression in Shelby County TN".