PMID- 29145745
STAT- In-Data-Review
LR  - 20180925
IS  - 1931-8405 (Electronic)
IS  - 0889-2229 (Linking)
VI  - 34
IP  - 2
DP  - 2018 Feb
TI  - Recruitment of Underrepresented Minority Researchers into HIV Prevention
      Research: The HIV Prevention Trials Network Scholars Program.
PG  - 171-177
LID - 10.1089/AID.2017.0093 [doi]
AB  - Most U.S. investigators in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) have been of 
      majority race/ethnicity and sexual orientation. Research participants, in
      contrast, have been disproportionately from racial/ethnic minorities and men who 
      have sex with men (MSM), reflecting the U.S. epidemic. We initiated and
      subsequently evaluated the HPTN Scholars Program that mentors early career
      investigators from underrepresented minority groups. Scholars were affiliated
      with the HPTN for 12-18 months, mentored by a senior researcher to analyze HPTN
      study data. Participation in scientific committees, trainings, protocol teams,
      and advisory groups was facilitated, followed by evaluative exit surveys.
      Twenty-six trainees have produced 17 peer-reviewed articles to date. Research
      topics typically explored health disparities and HIV prevention among black and
      Hispanic MSM and at-risk black women. Most scholars (81% in the first five
      cohorts) continued HIV research after program completion. Alumni reported
      program-related career benefits and subsequent funding successes. Their feedback 
      also suggested that we must improve the scholars' abilities to engage new
      research protocols that are developed within the network. Mentored engagement can
      nurture the professional development of young researchers from racial/ethnic and 
      sexual minority communities. Minority scientists can benefit from training and
      mentoring within research consortia, whereas the network research benefits from
      perspectives of underrepresented minority scientists.
FAU - Vermund, Sten H
AU  - Vermund SH
AD  - 1 Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Center for Interdisciplinary 
      Research on AIDS, Yale School of Public Health , New Haven, Connecticut.
FAU - Hamilton, Erica L
AU  - Hamilton EL
AD  - 2 FHI 360 , Durham, North Carolina.
FAU - Griffith, Sam B
AU  - Griffith SB
AD  - 2 FHI 360 , Durham, North Carolina.
FAU - Jennings, Larissa
AU  - Jennings L
AD  - 3 Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International
      Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University , Baltimore, 
FAU - Dyer, Typhanye V
AU  - Dyer TV
AD  - 4 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland , College 
      Park, Maryland.
FAU - Mayer, Kenneth
AU  - Mayer K
AD  - 5 Fenway Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center , Harvard Medical School,
      Boston, Massachusetts.
FAU - Wheeler, Darrell
AU  - Wheeler D
AD  - 6 School of Social Welfare, University at Albany State University of New York ,
      Albany, New York.
LA  - eng
GR  - R25 HD045810/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States
GR  - UM1 AI069412/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
PT  - Journal Article
DEP - 20171220
PL  - United States
TA  - AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses
JT  - AIDS research and human retroviruses
JID - 8709376
PMC - PMC5806068
OT  - health research workforce
OT  - lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender
OT  - mentorship
OT  - minority researchers
OT  - professional development
OT  - training
EDAT- 2017/11/18 06:00
MHDA- 2017/11/18 06:00
CRDT- 2017/11/18 06:00
PHST- 2017/11/18 06:00 [pubmed]
PHST- 2017/11/18 06:00 [medline]
PHST- 2017/11/18 06:00 [entrez]
AID - 10.1089/AID.2017.0093 [doi]
PST - ppublish
SO  - AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2018 Feb;34(2):171-177. doi: 10.1089/AID.2017.0093.
      Epub 2017 Dec 20.