Clipman, El-Nahal and Melendez Receive CFAR Awards

The Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) has announced the recipients of the 2022 Scholar Grant Awards. This award is intended to help strengthen junior faculty's ability to secure independent NIH research funding, typically through Rand K series awards. In addition to Dr. Steven Clipman, two other members of the ID Division were among this year's awardees:

Dr. Steven Clipman, instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, will study "Extending the Prevention Toolbox: Exploring the Acceptability and Impact of Long-acting Injectable PrEP among MSM in Baltimore."

Dr. Walid EI-Nahal, instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, was awarded for his work entitled "Telemedicine Use Among People with HIV and Substance Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

Dr. Johan Melendez, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, received the award for his work, "Increasing access to HIV and syphilis testing using home-collected dried blood spots."