Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program
About the Program
The BU-CHART Program at Boston Medical Center is a two-year mentored postdoctoral research training program designed for physicians and other health scientists to enable them to conduct high -quality, ethical HIV/AIDS research focused on disadvantaged populations. BU-CHART will provide specific training in research methods of relevance to study co-morbidities, adherence, substance abuse and transmission of HIV infection. The T32 grant provides stipend, tuition, fees for coursework, travel funds, and health insurance.
Three post-doctoral trainees each year will enter a structured program that includes an introductory series of didactic lectures in HIV/AIDS, classroom work and a mentored thesis leading to the MSc or PhD degree in Epidemiology, ethics coursework and mentoring and a series of Clinical Research seminars as part of the Boston University CREST Program. Each trainee will have a mentoring team comprised of a Senior Mentor and a Project-specific Mentor.
The candidate’s research will focus on one of four specific subject areas where BU has particular strengths: Opportunistic Diseases, Adherence and Natural History, Substance Use and Transmission. The primary goal of BU-CHART is to enable trainees to become independent investigators in HIV/AIDS research with a special focus and expertise in research in disadvantaged populations.
Candidates must have completed a post-doctoral program, MD, PhD, or DSc and be citizens of the United States or permanent residents.