CIPHER 2014 Grantees

Thanks to the success of the first round of grants from 2013, CIPHER was able to fund two additional research projects for 2014. The two new grantees were selected based on the pool of short-listed applicants for the 2013 round. The 2014 grantees were awarded at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia.

We are delighted to welcome the two upcoming researchers to the CIPHER Grant Programme and look forward to following their progress over the coming years:

  • Eric McCollum from the United States, with The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
    Bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) treatment in hospitalized African infants failing standard pneumonia care in a high HIV prevalence country.
  • Tavitiya Sudjaritruk from Thailand, with the Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chang Mai University
    Liver injury and long-term metabolic complications among perinatally HIV-infected children and adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy.

Grantees award ceremony at AIDS 2014

Photo shows (left to right): Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Eric McCollum and Linda-Gail Bekker. © IAS/James Braund

Photo shows (left to right): Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Tavitiya Sudjaritruk and Linda-Gail Bekker. © IAS/James Braund


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