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Department of Epidemiology


Dr. Cook and SHARC Project Awarded Renewal

  • Dr. Robert Cook, Professor of Epidemiology, was awarded a renewal of his NIAAA U01 grant with new MPI Dr. Ronald Cohen (Institute on Aging).
  • The five-year, $4 million grant investigates “Effects of experimentally induced reductions in alcohol consumption on brain cognitive and clinical outcomes and motivation for changing drinking in older persons with HIV infection.”
  • Research will occur in Florida, which leads the US in new HIV infections, with 50 percent of HIV positive people over the age of 50.
  • The project is under the umbrella of the Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC).