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The purpose of this group is to bring together adolescent sexual health investigators, clinicians, agencies, and CBOs to advance Prevention and Treatment of HIV and STIs among Adolescents and Young Adults.  It is designed to foster dialogue and build research capacity in adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
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This event will no longer be held on april 2nd.

Given the growing COVID-19 outbreak in the US and the resulting travel restrictions and recommendations to engage in social distancing, we have decided to postpone the workshop at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely so that we may plan to reschedule at a later date.


  • NCI Implementation Science webinarsContains links to webinars on key implementation science topics by experts in the field.
  • Implementation ScienceA journal that aims to publish research relevant to the scientific study of methods to promote the uptake of research findings into routine health care in clinical, organizational or policy contexts.
  • IMPSCIXContains links to grant applications funded through NIH Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health RFA and other resources

Download MATERIALS from April 30, 2019 Meeting - A Focus on Translational Research

pdfA Cluster-Randomized Trial of Getting to Outcomes' Impact on Sexual Health Outcomes in Community-Based Settings by Chinman
pdfCan implementation support help community-based settings better deliver evidence-based sexual health promotion programs? A randomized trial of Getting to Outcomes by Chinman
pdfTesting implementation support for evidence-based programs in community settings: a replication cluster-randomized trial of Getting To Outcomes by Chinman

Download MATERIALS from May 2, 2018 Meeting

2020 Agenda

11:00 am Welcome & Introductions - Robin Lanzi, PhD, MPH
CFAR Behavioral and Community Sciences Core
11:05 am Youth and Young Adult Panel
12:00 pm Facilitated Roundtable Discussion
12:00 pm - 12:05 pm - Pick up Lunch and Head to Assigned Roundtable
12:05 pm - 12:30 pm - Group Discussion
12:30 pm  Updated on Roundtable Discussions
12:50 pm Future Steps/Goals
1:00 pm Adjourn

Funding Opportunities

 Funding OpportunitIES

"Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults"

R01: PA-18-651
R21: PA-18-652
R34: PA-18-653

Successful applicants will focus on how developmental factors across adolescence and emerging adulthood:

  • Influence risk and resilience to HIV
  • Influence how youth cope with living with HIV
  • Affect the impact of HIV prevention and treatment interventions

NIAID is especially interested in developmental research or interventions that can be incorporated into HIV prevention and treatment interventions or improve their impact. Examples of such projects include advancing the following:

  • Interventions that capitalize on youths’ social networks (in person or online) to speed up disseminating new biomedical prevention options or enhance engagement in HIV care for youth living with HIV
  • Methods or measures to assess developmental readiness or predict developmental capacity for autonomous adherence to biomedical prevention or treatment
  • Differentiated care models for youth to improve outcomes along the HIV care continuum

We also seek studies on methods or interventions to assess readiness for or assist with the transition from pediatric or adolescent HIV care to adult HIV care, as well as research to better understand violence as an obstacle to youths' engaging in and adhering to HIV prevention and treatment. Read the FOAs linked above for a larger list of possible research topics, including priority mechanisms, relationships, and intervention targets and improvements of interest to HIV prevention and continuum of care.

Given the significant amount of heterogeneity that exists among adolescents and emerging adults, researchers should consider the use of different metrics for measuring development beyond chronological age. Next, your research needs to take into consideration the heterogeneity of youth as well as sex and gender differences.

Finally, given the importance of incorporating youth input throughout the research process, youth advisory boards are required for all submissions to this FOA. Both the R21 and R01 opportunities follow NIH’s Standard Due Dates(link is external). The maximum project period is two years for the R21 and five years for the R01. For the R21 your combined budget for direct costs may not exceed $275,000, with no more than $200,000 requested in any single year. For the R01, your budget is not limited but should reflect the actual needs of your proposed project.

Contact Naana Cleland(link is external), NIAID’s scientific/research contact for these opportunities, if you have any questions.


robin lanziRobin Lanzi, PhD, MPH
Co-Director Behavioral and Community Sciences Core
Professor School of Public Heath

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