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Gilliams and Karanika Receive CFAR Scholar Awards

The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) provides pilot grants to faculty in the Schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing to enable and support HIV/AIDS research projects and strengthen the individual’s ability to secure independent NIH research funding with foci on R- and K-series awards. The following individuals from the DOM received 2023 CFAR Scholar Awards along with $50K to support their projects.

Dr. Elizabeth Gilliams, instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseaes, will study "Characterizing the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infection, prevalence of antimicrobial resistance markers, and associations with clinical and sociodemographic factors in Baltimore, MD."

Dr. Styliani Karanika, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, will study "Testing the adjunctive therapeutic efficacy of an intranasal DNA therapeutic vaccine targeting MTB on a CD4+T-cell-depleted Mtb-infected murine model."


Kelsey Bennett