CSHD Faculty awarded IRWG Faculty Seed Grants
Congratulations to Dr. Emily Dove-Medows, Dr. Ali Walsh and, Dr. Michelle Munro Kramer, recipients of two IRWG faculty seed grants. Dr. Walsh and Dr. Dove-Medows will research Cultures of blame among maternity care providers. Dr. Munro-Kramer and team will research developing and deploying a multinational campus climate survey to understand university students’ knowledge, attitudes, and experiences associated with gender-based violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Project Caboodle explores the acceptability and feasibility of self-collecting at home and returning by mail all, some, or none of the following five biological specimens: (i) finger-stick blood sample, (ii) pharyngeal swab, (iii) urine specimen, (iv) rectal swab, and (v) hair sample, among 100 high-risk, HIV-negative or unknown status US MSM (18-34 years, 50 black and 50 white) recruited through social networking websites and mobile gay dating apps.
A second phase of in-depth interviews from a sample of participants will collect qualitative data about participant's experiences in the study.