Rutgers has received a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a four-year study to explore the legal and ethical barriers to conducting HIV research with youth populations in central, east, west and southern Africa. The goal of researchers from the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) is to identify challenges to conducting research and develop strategies for overcoming these barriers to HIV research.

“In this study we will identify current research gaps and learn about the perspectives of researchers and research ethics committee members about how to overcome barriers to conducting studies with underage key populations,” said Ashley Grosso, a core faculty member at the Center for Population Behavioral Health at IFH and the principal investigator of the project, which is backed by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. To read the full story.