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Jane Lee Awarded KL2 Clinical Research Career Development Program for HIV/STI Prevention Research

Posted: 1/7/2019 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affliate and Assistant Professor of Social Work Jane Lee has been awarded the KL2 Clinical Research Career Development Program. The Institute of Translational Health Sciences program provides funding, mentorship, and training to foster the early career development of clinical and translational researchers. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and welcomes scholars from all health professions.

The research project Jane plans to conduct as part of the KL2 focuses on HIV/STI prevention among Latino immigrant men who have sex with men (MSM). Specifically, the study aims to develop and pilot a peer intervention to increase HIV/STI testing and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake among this population.

Jane began to work on her application last summer with support from the CSDE Summer Grant Writing Program, led by Steven Goodreau. She says that the helpful feedback and comments she received through the program helped her strengthen the application.