2019 Avant-Garde Award



The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently named psychology professor Dolores Albarracín an Avant-Garde Awardee for her project, "Digital, Community-Led, Social Action Initiative to Reduce Opioid Vulnerability and HIV/HCV in Rural Areas of the Midwest and Appalachia."

The Avant Garde Award is one of the Pioneer Award mechanisms at the National Institutes of Health and "supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact, bold basic research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among people who use drugs. Typically, about three awards are given every year to pioneers in enhancing research involving the treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS. This year there was only one."

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