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HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI)

Applications Now Open: Summer Training and $30,000 Mentored Research Grant for Early Career HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Investigators

July 11-18, 2022: Online or In-Person Summer Program (NYC)
July 2023 (Dates TBD): Online or In-Person Summer Program (NYC)
* Our hope is to offer in-person training for Summer 2022. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer hybrid (virtual) formats for those who are unable to attend in person. Any in-person training activities will be in compliance with New York State, New York City, and Fordham University policies on COVID-19 safety.

Deadline: February 23, 2022


For over 10 years, the Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) has been providing early career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training. Directed by Dr. Celia Fisher, the intensive summer training program addresses the need for HIV investigators who can identify and address ethical issues, engage drug-using and other at-risk communities in the construction and evaluation of population-sensitive research protections, and generate empirical data to inform ethical practice and policies for HIV prevention science.

Keywords: research ethics; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment; addiction and substance abuse; vulnerable populations; people who use drugs (PWUD); LGBTQ; MSM; transgender youth and adults; racial/ethnic minorities; institutional review boards (IRB); community-engaged research (CEnR); research ethics education

Research Areas: trust/mistrust; therapeutic misconception; informed consent; stigma; compensation; incentives; research risks and benefits; recruitment; confidentiality; privacy; mHealth and social media; sex workers; people who inject drugs (PWID); sexual and gender minority; harm reduction

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