Dr. Ben Chi receives K24 mentoring award from NIH

The K24 award provides dedicated salary support to midcareer physician-scientists to augment their skills in patient-oriented research and provide mentorship to promising new investigators.

Dr. Ben Chi receives K24 mentoring award from NIH click to enlarge Dr. Ben Chi of Global Women's Health, UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Ben Chi of Global Women's Health, UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, has been awarded a K24 investigator grant from the National Institutes of Health. The K24 award provides dedicated salary support to midcareer physician-scientists to augment their skills in patient-oriented research and provide mentorship to promising new investigators.

The focus of Dr. Chi's work will be the intersection of implementation research and the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT). Specifically, he is interested in how to bring evidence-based practices to scale in resource-poor, global settings. To achieve these aims, he will collaborate with faculty advisors from the School of Medicine and the Gillings School of Public Health.

This award will also provide dedicated time to mentor students, fellows, and junior faculty at UNC. Dr. Chi is currently the principal investigator for the NIH-funded UNC Global Women's Health Fellowship and consortium director for the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship.

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