For over a decade, HISTP has strengthened universities, diversified HIV research, and elevated scholars of color across the country.
HISTP aims to increase the number of highly trained multidisciplinary HIV scientists from groups underrepresented among NIH Principal Investigators by providing training, mentorship, and other research and professional development activities enabling scholars to conduct implementation research focused on the HIV continuum of care and the criminal justice system.
HISTP provides three years of support to new faculty building research careers as tenure-track faculty
Activities include, but are not limited to:
Write grants and publish one first-author article per year
Attend semi-annual institutes and events/design challenges at Columbia University including mentor meetings and grant support
Share and exchange knowledge via distance learning events and webinars
Receive and provide support addressing issues as a faculty member of color and overcoming barriers in academia
Use effective, science-based approaches and implementation of community-level HIV prevention interventions
Receive technology-based exposure such as solving research problems through a Hardware Design Challenge (eg, wearables), Simcon, or Social Media Prototyping Lab
Develop experience and knowledge of the latest scientific HIV research methodologies
Receive extensive grant writing and peer support for funding proposals
Collaborate with other scientists in similar field and world class mentors