Investigators, CTUs chosen to lead five HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks through 2021

Published on December 17, 2013 at 3:10 AM · No Comments
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG): Daniel R. Kuritzkes, M.D.; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN): Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., and Myron Cohen, M.D.; Family Health International, Durham, N.C.
  • HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN): Lawrence Corey, M.D., Glenda Gray, M.B.B.Ch., and Scott Hammer, M.D.; The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
  • International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network: Jay Brooks Jackson, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore
  • Microbicide Trials Network (MTN): Sharon L. Hillier, Ph.D. and Ian Michael McGowan, M.D., Ph.D.; Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, Pittsburgh

The leadership groups will have overall responsibility for developing, implementing and adapting clinical research agendas to address NIAID's HIV/AIDS scientific priorities, including

  • Therapeutics for HIV/AIDS and HIV-associated infections in adults (including HIV cure, as well as co-occurring noninfectious and infectious diseases, including hepatitis and tuberculosis).
  • HIV/AIDS and HIV-associated infections in children and mothers
  • Integrated strategies to prevent HIV infection
  • Vaccines to prevent HIV infection
  • Microbicides to prevent HIV infection

They are expected to direct, coordinate and conduct NIAID-funded HIV/AIDS clinical research worldwide in close collaboration with one another, NIAID, other partner NIH institutes, and industry, foundations, and non-governmental research organizations.

Clinical Trials Units

In addition to the leadership groups, NIAID also named the 37 CTUs responsible for implementing the scientific agendas of the networks. Each CTU includes an administrative component with performance and resource management responsibilities and clinical research sites-the hospitals, outpatient clinics, health maintenance organizations, community health centers, private physician practices and clinics where clinical trials are conducted. Each CTU will affiliate with at least two of the five HIV/AIDS networks and have the option to work with other NIAID clinical networks, including NIAID's newly developed Antibacterial Resistance Clinical Research Network.

Source: NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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