Thursday, February 13, 2003

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation Announces $3 Million in HIV/AIDS Research Grants
Wed Feb 12 14:30:34 2003 Pacific Time
BOSTON, Feb. 12 (AScribe Newswire)
"At a special ceremony held in conjunction with the 12th Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections today, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation announced more than $3 million in new grants for its HIV/AIDS research programs. The Foundation presented two of the most promising HIV/AIDS scientists - Dr. Paul Bieniasz and Dr. Grace John-Stewart - with its highest award, the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award. The Award provides $700,000 for five years of research dedicated to the treatment and prevention of pediatric HIV/AIDS. The Foundation also announced new funding to support eight Basic Research Grants and three Scholar Awards, including studies focused on preventing mother-to-child transmission, a unique project aimed at preventing breastmilk transmission, and a novel drug discovery project, among others....Dr. Grace John-Stewart is an associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Through her Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award she will evaluate viral and immune responses to antiretroviral regimens in breastfeeding HIV positive mothers and their infants to increase our understanding of how these regimens may decrease breastmilk transmission of HIV..."

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