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$2.8M in Life Science Funding Awarded to Georgetown University

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Georgetown University recently received $2.8 million in life science funding from the NIH for a project titled “Washington Women’s Interagency HIV/AIDS Study.” According to the NIH RePORTER, some of the funding organizations giving life science funding to this project include the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Cancer Institute, the NIH Offices of the Director, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

“Since 1993, the Washington Metropolitan WIHS (WMW) Consortium has enrolled and retained a representative community cohort of HIV-infected and uninfected women with the purpose of supporting NIAID in understanding the current epidemiology of HIV, risk behaviors, disease progression, treatment uptake and outcomes, and related co-morbidities,” states the project abstract.


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Georgetown University


“The WMW has successfully participated in all elements of the WIHS protocol and has actively supported the infrastructure of the national WIHS. WMW investigators have participated in all of the major WIHS scientific initiatives. Additionally, with its rich data base and local and national specimen repository, the WMW has supported local and national initiatives designed to understand the pathophysiology underlying co-morbidities. The WMW proposes to continue this work and to expand its research portfolio by continuing its strong collaborative relationship with the national WIHS in the area of protocol development, implementation, sub study participation, and identification of new initiatives.”

The project leader, Dr. Mary A. Young, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease at Georgetown University. She serves as the Director of the HIV Women's Program, according to Georgetown University. Dr. Young is also a member of the Center for the Study of Sex Differences (CSD) in Health, Aging and Disease.

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According to recent NSF and NIH research funding statistics, Georgetown University was awarded $57 million in 2012. Georgetown University received $51 million in life science funding from the NIH in 2012. The NSF also awarded the university $6 million. For more life science funding information on Georgetown University, please read our blog $57M in Research Funding at Georgetown University.

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