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Dr. Meade receives prestigious NIDA Avenir Award

Friday, June 26, 2015

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS supports creative, early stage investigators who propose highly innovative studies for improved prevention and treatment of HIV within substance using populations who are infected with, or at risk for, HIV/AIDS. 

Dr. Christina Meade, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health, has recently received this esteemed award. Dr. Meade’s grant, “Decision Making and HIV Risk: New Approaches to NeuroAIDS Research in Drug Users,” will combine respondent-driven sampling and mobile health technology to examine the influence of addiction on decision-making processes and HIV risk behavior among active drug users in real-world settings. As an Avenir Awardee, Dr. Meade will receive up to $300,000 per year for five years to support her innovative research.