Science researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently received a $3 million grant that will be distributed over five years to join the Women’s Interagency HIV study (WIHS). Michael Saag, M.D. is the study’s principal investigator, and Mirjam-Collete Kempf, Ph.D., M.P.H. is the co-principal investigator. The researchers will begin recruiting women for the study this coming October.
The Women’s Interagency HIV study was established in 1993 and is a longitudinal study that investigates how HIV affects the overall health of women. It also has a history of being the longest running study funded by the NIH for women’s health and HIV. Originally, the Women’s Interagency HIV study did not represent any women from the South, despite the fact that many women suffered from HIV in southern states. The NIH became aware of this discrepancy and approved funding for the study at the University of Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Miami, Florida.
“WIHS is one of the premiere HIV cohorts in the country, and we are very pleased to be a part of it,” said Saag.
According to UAB News, 100 women between the ages of 25-60 years old will be needed for the University of Alabama at Birmingham study, of which 75 should be HIV-positive.
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The University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a great deal of research funding in addition to its $3 million grant to study HIV’s impact on women’s health. In 2012, the NIH awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham $207.4 million in research funding. The award money was distributed among a number of research departments at the university, but the school receiving the most funding was the School of Medicine, which received 345 awards totaling $143.3 million. For a full list of schools receiving funding from the NIH at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit the NIH website.
Lab suppliers interested in marketing their university lab equipment and life science solutions at University of Alabama life science marketing events may also be interested to know that the NSF awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham $6.1 million in 2012. The life science project receiving the most funding concerned environmental biology and was titled “Arbor: Comparative Analysis Workflows for the Tree of Life.” This project received $499,999 in research funding. For more detailed NSF funding information on the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit the NSF website.
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