The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance is pleased to announce that President Darrell Wheeler’s ongoing sponsored award from FHI 360, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, will continue at SUNY New Paltz.
This funding supports President Wheeler’s service as an Executive Committee member of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV. The HPTN is dedicated to the discovery and development of new and innovative research strategies to reduce the acquisition and transmission of HIV, and it has a worldwide reputation as a model for mentoring programs fostering career development among underrepresented minority scholars.
President Wheeler’s continuing work on this committee extends a record of more than 30 years of teaching, research and community partnership experience in health disparities research, including promoting the engagement and success of underrepresented minorities in HIV-prevention sciences.
In addition to his Executive Committee service, President Wheeler also co-chairs the HPTN Scholars Program, which for more than a decade has offered support for early-career domestic and international investigators, especially scientists from groups underrepresented in HIV prevention research.
FHI 360, the awarding organization, is an international nonprofit dedicated to providing lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation in communities across the globe. Learn more about FHI 360 at this link.