Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship (IARF) awards from the Office of AIDS Research, Office of Intramural Research, and Office of Intramural Research & Training in the National Institutes of Health include full stipend support to successful candidates who demonstrate outstanding scientific potential through both an imaginative and thoughtful research plan and a well thought out career development plan.
Alice Duchon received an IARF Award in 2019 to support her research project on "Understanding the Interplay between HIV-1 Gag and the Viral RNA Genome that Facilitates Virus Assembly." Jonathan Rawson received IARF Awards in 2017 and 2018 to support his research project on "Understanding the Pseudodiploid Nature of HIV-1."
NIH Fellows Awards for Research Excellence
Alice Duchon and Chijioke Umunnakwe received 2020 NIH Fellows Awards for Research Excellence (FARE) for travel to attend and present their work at a scientific meeting in the U.S. This award, which acknowledges outstanding
scientific research performed by intramural postdoctoral fellows, is sponsored by the NIH Fellows Committee, Scientific Directors, and Office of Intramural Training and Education
and is funded by the Scientific Directors. FARE awards are based on scientific merit, originality, experimental
design, and overall quality and presentation of the abstracts.
Members of the Hu Lab who were FARE awardees in previous years include Jonathan Rawson (2019), Sheikh Abdul Rahman (2016), Luca Sardo (2015), Kari Dilley (2012), Michael Moore (2009), Mario P.-S. Chin (2006 and 2007), Kazushi Motomura (2007), and Olga Nikolaitchik (2006).
New Investigator Scholarships, Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Chijioke (CJ) Umunnakwe was awarded a New Investigator Scholarship in 2019 to present his research findings at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). CROI scholarship awardees in previous years include Yang Liu (2017) and Luca Sardo (2015).
Jonathan Rawson received a 2018 NIH Summer Mentor Award. The NIH Summer Mentor Award Program provides for a centrally funded summer intern to train with qualified postdoctoral fellows, visiting fellows, clinical fellows, and graduate students. Dr. Rawson's trainee is Franck Mbuntcha Bogni, a student who is participating in the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment Program this year.
Travel Award, HIV DRP Think Tank Meeting
Yang Liu received a travel award for one of the two best presentations by NCI fellows at the 2015 HIV DRP Think Tank Meeting. The $1000 travel award was provided by the HIV DRP, Center for Cancer Research, NCI.
Award from U.S.-Russia Joint Working Group on Biomedical Research Cooperation
In 2012, Wei-Shau Hu was the recipient of one of the five grants that the U.S.-Russia Joint Working Group on Biomedical Research Cooperation awarded to National Cancer Institute intramural investigators for their highly meritorious research applications. Dr. Hu is the Principal Investigator on a project focused on understanding the impact of HIV-1 recombination and cell-to-cell transmission on vaccine development and chemoprevention strategy.
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
Andrea Galli was awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2011 by Copenhagen University.
Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
In 2008, Mario P.-S. Chin successfully competed for a Howard Temin Pathway to Independence (PI) Award (K99/R00) from the National Institutes of Health. The PI Award Program establishes and maintains a strong cohort of new and talented NIH-supported independent investigators. Subsequent to receiving this award, Dr. Chin accepted a position at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC) in New York as the first ADARC Scholar. At the ADARC, he has established an independent research program that is focused on the evolution and adaption of HIV-1 in response to antiviral drug and host immune selection pressures.
Kitazato Shibasaburo Award
In 2008, Kazushi Motomura won the Kitazato Shibasaburo Award in recognition of the important findings from a study on HIV-1 and HIV-2 recombination that he reported with Jianbo Chen and Wei-Shau Hu (J. Virol. 82: 1923-1933, 2008). This award is one of the most prestigious prizes in the infectious disease field in Japan.
Scholarship Award, Keystone Symposia on HIV Pathogenesis
Michael Moore was awarded a travel scholarship to present his research findings at the 2008 Keystone Symposia on HIV Pathogenesis.
Scholarship Award, International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
Mario P.-S. Chin was awarded a scholarship to present his findings at the 2007 IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Sydney, Australia.
Poster Awards, Spring Research Festival at NCI-Frederick
Michael Moore and Olga Nikolaitchik won poster awards for their presentations at the NCI-Frederick Spring Research Festival in 2007 and 2006, respectively.
Last modified: 10 July 2019