RETI fellows make a 2-year commitment that includes fully funded travel, lodging and meals for participation in summer programs held in 2014 and 2015 conducted by our interdisciplinary faculty of experts in HIV and substance abuse research ethics faculty.
The summer institutes offers lectures, discussions, skill-based exercises and mentoring for fellows to:
(a) Gain expertise in national and international HIV research ethics issues including post-trial care,
informed consent, culturally sensitive evaluation of research risks and benefit among drug using and
other at-risk populations.
(b) Acquire skills to draw on stakeholder perspectives to empirically examine research ethics challenges and
to design and implement ethics enhancing interventions
(c) Receive funding to develop, implement and disseminate findings from their mentored research project.