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Educating Bahamian Teenagers about HIV

Drs Bonita Stanton and Sonja Lunn discuss a unique risk reduction and decision-making HIV intervention project underway in the Bahamas, and talk about integrating this into education programmes

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Faculty Mentors of Year to be honored Friday

Selected by a committee from a field of eight candidates, Xiaoming Li, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Prevention Research Center, has been named the Senior Faculty Mentor of the Year, and Alana Conti, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurosurgery, has been named Junior Faculty Mentor of the Year.

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Dr. Li to lead program introducing nursing students to research earlier

A Wayne State University School of Medicine professor will lead a program that provides eight WSU undergraduate nursing students with unique insight about the research field thanks to a $40,000 grant awarded to the university’s College of Nursing and School of Medicine from the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health.

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Wayne State awards $1.8 million to enhance multidisciplinary research

Wayne State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research announced two research awards totaling $1.8 million in the Multidisciplinary Research Group Incubator Program, an internal funding program at the university.

The seed-funding program seeks to foster the development of multidisciplinary research groups with significant growth potential for external funding through centers of excellence grant programs, program project grants or similar multidisciplinary grants.

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Wayne State breaks ground on $93 million biomedical research building

Wayne State University celebrated the groundbreaking of its largest construction project in the school’s history Thursday.

The Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building at 6187 Woodward Ave. will redevelop 2.75 acres of vacant land along Detroit’s Woodward Corridor, and will feature nearly 200,000 square feet of space for 500 researchers and staff, plus 68 principal investigators. It will include wet and dry laboratories, faculty offices and common areas, as well as clinical space.

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Dr. Sylvie Naar-King has been selected to receive one of the four 2012 Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Awards.  Congratulations!

With more than 2,900 full- and part-time professors teaching in Wayne State University’s 13 schools and colleges, a School of Medicine professor of Pediatrics is among just four to receive the 2012 Board of Governors Faculty Recognition Award for accomplishments during the last academic year.

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Grant to SOM researcher revives HIV prevention program in Detroit

A grant to a Wayne State University School of Medicine researcher has led to the resumption of an HIV prevention project for at-risk girls and young women in Detroit.

Angulique Outlaw, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pediatrics, recently was awarded $196,000 over 20 months from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation via the Max M. and Majorie S. Fisher Foundation. The grant will allow the Horizons Project, which began in 1994, to again provide HIV prevention, counseling and testing services for high-risk heterosexual females between the ages of 13 and 24.

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