We are a group of investigators from multiple disciplines interested in mentoring trainees in research related to HIV & Aging. To build a robust training environment, we are creating the HIV Aging Mentored-Research Group (HAMR). Using this group, we can help trainees find projects/mentors, provide feedback on new ideas and ongoing work, foster career development, pre-review grant applications and other proposals, and create a dynamic forum for scientific discussion about issues related to Aging with HIV.
With the advent of very effective antiretroviral therapy, HIV has become a chronic disease. However, HIV-infected individuals have a higher prevalence of many chronic comorbidities which may accentuate the development of aging-related outcomes. There are many questions regarding aging with HIV, which we are in an optimal position to address using resources available to JHU investigators and trainees and connections to important centers, including the Center on Aging and Health (COAH) and the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).
Please spread the word about HAMR and send any potentially interested trainees our way. Also, please let us know of any faculty members that may be interested in joining this effort.
HAMR meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. For more information, please contact Todd Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.