HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
NIH selects Pittsburgh institute as leader for HIV/AIDS prevention efforts

Pittsburgh, June 30 The University of Pittsburgh-affiliated Magee-Womens Research Institute is one of six institutions selected to lead HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Estimated at $285 million in funding for the first year, these leadership group awards represent the first step of a two-part restructuring process of the NIAID's clinical trials networks.

Sharon L. Hillier, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and of molecular genetics and biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, is principal investigator for the Pittsburgh consortium, which has been designated to lead the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN). The mission of the MTN is to develop new drugs and drug delivery systems to prevent HIV and its spread.

"The leading method of transmission for HIV/AIDS infection today is heterosexual intercourse," said Dr. Hillier, who also is a senior investigator at the Magee-Womens Research Institute. "And in many parts of the world, a woman's single biggest risk factor for the acquisition of HIV is being married. Currently, women have no way to protect themselves except condoms, and women do not control condom use."

Dr. Hillier's group is involved in evaluating drugs for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV. Clinical trials have been designed to support the licensing of new agents for the prevention of HIV that could be used by women at risk of infection both in the U.S. and internationally. NIAID's decision to fund the MTN reflects a growing recognition that novel approaches to prevention will be needed to slow the epidemic of AIDS.

"Pittsburgh proved its scientific worth more than 50 years ago when the development of the Salk vaccine signaled an end to the scourge of polio," said Arthur S. Levine, M.D., senior vice
'"/>

Contact: Michele Baum
BaumMD@upmc.edu
412-647-3555
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
30-Jun-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Energy department selects 3 Bioenergy Research Centers for $375 million in federal funding
2. EPA selects Phylonix to screen compound library in zebrafish
3. OneWorld Health selects Odyssey Research for phase 4 study in India
4. NIH selects Childrens Hospital as Center of Excellence to train future generations of scientists
5. NIH selects Purdue to use phi29 DNA packaging motor for National Nanomedicine Development Center
6. IUBMB selects Wiley to publish Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
7. EMBO selects Europes best young independent scientists
8. NIH selects Burnham Institute for Exploratory Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
9. NHGRI selects 13 new targets for large-scale sequencing program
10. NIH gives $8M to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for myositis research
11. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers develop off-the-shelf vascular grafts

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/14/2016)... HANOVER , Allemagne, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... http://www.apimages.com ) - --> - ... ) - --> ... les solutions biométriques, fournit de nouveaux lecteurs d,empreintes ... lecteur LF10 de DERMALOG sera utilisé pour produire ...
(Date:3/10/2016)... , March 10, 2016 ... market research report "Identity and Access Management Market by ... Compliance, and Governance), by Organization Size, by Deployment, by ... published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is estimated to grow ... Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... March 9, 2016 Nigeria ... that more than 23,000 public service employees either did ... receiving their salary unlawfully.    --> ... identified that more than 23,000 public service employees either ... been receiving their salary unlawfully.    --> ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... Westminster, CO (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... analysis , announced the addition of Dr. Nancy Gillett to its Board of ... last position, she served as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016 - And Other Rising ... of Those Competitor Biologics  - Biosimilar Drug ... Prospects ,  Who are the most important ... are their sales potentials? Discover, in our updated survey, ... opportunities and revenue forecasting. Visiongain,s ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... fertility clinics and IVF laboratories. A contingency of reproductive endocrinologists, including Dr. ... and women experiencing infertility and to help them build families. , Ovation Fertility ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... StarNet Communications Corp, ( http://www.starnet.com/ ) ... of three Secure Remote Desktop modules to its flagship X-Win32 PC X server. ... Unix servers to the user’s PC over encrypted SSH. , Traditionally, users of PC ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: