Georgia CTSA Investigators Receive $17M HIV-related NIH Grant and $7.4M SCORE Grant

Georgia CTSA Investigators, Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc, and Anandi Sheth, MD, MSc, are the principal investigators of a 7-year, $17 million grant from The National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Emory University to study chronic conditions related to HIV infection. Ofotokun and Sheth are two former Georgia CTSA KL2 Scholars and part of the leadership team for the Georgia CTSA Research Education program. Both serve on the Research Education Executive Committee and Ofotokun is a KL2 Co-Director.

The grant is part of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) / Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) Combined Cohort Study (MACS/WIHS-CSS), a collaborative research effort that aims to understand and reduce the impact of chronic health conditions—including heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders—that affect people living with HIV.

In addition, Ofotokun is the principal investigator for a study of the influences biological sex plays in the prevention, presentation, treatment and outcomes of disease in humans. The NIH awarded a 5-year, $7.49 million grant to this multidisciplinary team of Emory researchers working to make the routine inclusion of sex as a biological variable a scientific cultural norm in biomedical research. The grant includes designation as a Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE).

Read more on the Emory News Center about the Emory MACS/WIHS-CCS and the SCORE Grant.