NIAAA T32 Training Program
NIH/NIAAA Translational Science Training to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol on HIV Infection
Grant # T32AA025877
Funded by NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The University of Florida (UF) announces a new, multidisciplinary T32 NIAAA training program focused on alcohol and HIV infection. The state of Florida currently ranks second in new HIV infections per year, and second in total HIV/AIDS cases in the US. Alcohol consumption contributes to poor HIV outcomes and to ongoing HIV transmission, and the relationships between alcohol consumption and HIV can vary by age, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The training program will ensure appropriate depth in knowledge regarding alcohol, HIV, and three additional focus areas that represent areas of strength in ongoing research at UF:
- Health behavior intervention science
- Epidemiology and data science
- Cognitive science related to aging
The overall objective of this T32 training program is to train and mentor the next generation of researchers who have the skills, knowledge and experience to improve health outcomes in those affected by alcohol and HIV. Specific aims of our training program are to:
- Deliver an academic curriculum
- Provide outstanding mentoring
- Ensure skills in communication of science
- Provide experience in team science
- Maximize professionalism and ethical conduct of research
Additional key features that help our T32 to stand out include a focus on team science, multidisciplinary approach, and opportunities for paper writing and presentations. This program is also closely integrated with the SHARC Center for Translational HIV Research at UF.
The training program supports four pre-doctoral and two post-doctoral trainees at any time.
Pre-doctoral trainees will be based in the following academic programs: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Clinical and Health Psychology, Nursing Science, Health Education and Behavior, and/or the Interdisciplinary Program in Medicine.
The T32 is led by three Co-Directors:
- Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Southern HIV Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC)
- Robert J. Lucero, PHD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing
- Robert Leeman, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Education and Behavior
Please email your documents and questions to:
Katie L. Butler
T32 Administrative Coordinator