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UNC was recently named a National HIV Residency Pathway Consortium Site and awarded a year-long $68,000 grant to support its efforts in training family medicine and internal medicine residents in caring for people with HIV. UNC’s site Investigators, Family Medicine’s Rick Moore, MD, and Internal Medicine’s Louise Rambo King, MD, have a storied history of caring for patients with HIV.

This Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant through the National HIV Pathway Consortium (NHRPC) is part of a broader effort to enhance training in the management of HIV within primary care residencies at several sites throughout the country. Drs. King and Moore work in partnership to lead longitudinal, integrated training in HIV care for training track residents to enable them to independently provide care for people with HIV in their clinical practices and thereby enhance access to HIV care on the state and national level.

Speaking on the recent award, Dr. King says, “We are delighted to be part of this sub-award from HRSA to promote an area of concentration in HIV medicine for Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residents at UNC. There is a real need for primary care physicians who are able to care for people living with HIV. This grant will give us the resources to support this area of concentration and develop it so that it is sustainable for the future.”

Further commenting on the importance of this award, Dr. Moore states, “This grant gives us the opportunity to strengthen and deepen experiences within the HIV and viral hepatitis training program. We are thrilled to be taking part in this grant and what it allows us to do for resident education and development.”

Dr. King adds, “We are grateful for the collaboration between the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Departments and the invaluable contributions from the UNC Infectious Diseases Division and the NC AIDS Education Training Center, housed at UNC. We are definitely better together!”

NHRPC is supported by the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau Ryan White Program through funding provided to the New England AIDS Education and Training Center, and is led by Philip Bolduc, MD, at UMass Memorial Health.