Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health and site investigator for the Themba Lethu Clinic in South Africa, joined the editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Societyas a deputy editor in May 2018.
Fox is co-director of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the Wits Health Consortium, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. In his work at HE2RO, Fox analyzes treatment data to find solutions to bettering HIV treatment, broadening treatment access, and improving outcomes in South Africa, where more than 3 million people are being treated for HIV.
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) funds 11 calls this year on clinical research and research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. The EDCTP funds clinical research to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.Read more
In the Nature Research News & Views section an article has been published focusing on the CIPHER (Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research) Global Cohort Collaboration paper about Inequality in outcomes for adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative – a partnership of the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health
Application process opens April 11, 2018 – Application deadline May 11, 2018
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a post-doctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI). Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.
APTI fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries, and AAS, BMGF and NIH, while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions.
amfAR, TREAT Asia and IeDEA are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. David Cooper, a founding member of the TREAT Asia Network and Director of The Kirby Institute at the University of South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Cooper died March 18.
Dr. Sohn leads amfAR’s TREAT Asia (Therapeutics Research, Education, and AIDS Training in Asia) program and chairs the Executive Committee of the NIH-funded IeDEA (International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS) global cohort consortium.