Navigation Links
School of Public Health receives $390,000 grant to study alcohol use among youth acquiring HIV
Date:9/18/2013

Dr. Monica Swahn, professor in the School of Public Health and associate vice president for research at Georgia State University, has received a two-year, $390,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the role of alcohol marketing and early alcohol use among African youth acquiring HIV.

"While alcohol research in Africa has been scarce, alcohol use in Sub-Saharan Africa has been found to be associated with unprotected sex and other health concerns," said Dr. Swahn. "This grant will allow us to examine alcohol use in Uganda specifically, which has one of the highest per capita consumption levels world-wide. We will develop ways to help reduce the extent to which early alcohol use increases risk for HIV transmission among 12 to 18 year olds."

Researchers will conduct an environmental scan of alcohol marketing, as well as surveys and focus groups with youth and leaders of community-based organizations, to develop communication messages and materials for a counter marketing campaign.

The project will be guided by an interdisciplinary and international Project Advisory Board composed of alcohol researchers who serve vulnerable and urban youth in Kampala, Uganda.

This research will help pioneers in alcohol marketing and leaders of community-based organizations understand the prevalence and types of alcohol marketing to which youth are exposed.

"With the insight gained from this project, communities will be better prepared to address the risk of HIV transmission among youth," said School of Public Health Dean Michael P. Eriksen. "That is precisely the type of hands-on public health impact research we are committed to here at Georgia State."


'/>"/>

Contact: Frances Marine
francesmarine@gsu.edu
404-413-1504
Georgia State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Even Preschoolers View the Overweight Negatively
2. Catastrophic Head Injuries to High School Football Players Rising
3. That impulsive, moody preschooler may grow up to be a problem gambler
4. Some Schools Dont Let Kids Carry Asthma Inhalers
5. Awards to 5 IU School of Medicine physicians address critical need for geriatricians
6. Excessive sleepiness may be cause of learning, attention and school problems
7. Study: More Pre-Teens Get Vaccines When Middle Schools Require Them
8. A place to play: Researcher designs schoolyard for children with autism
9. Fees Lead Some Kids to Skip After-School Sports: Survey
10. Outstanding high school students receive awards to stimulate research interest in digestive diseases
11. The Tennessee Car Accident Lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates Alert Public of CDC Survey Revealing Majority of High School Seniors Admitting to Texting Behind Wheel
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... In ... education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare treatment ... As a way to further its mission at the grassroots level, iaedp launched ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... NexTec Group has been selected as a ... honored for their accomplishments in the field of midmarket financial software. , Members of ... and innovation. Selection is not based on revenue and those firms chosen represent a ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... Cary, NC (PRWEB) , ... January 15, 2017 ... ... to announce that Albertsons Companies has achieved accreditation for its specialty care services. ... accreditation and its own in-house specialty care service for pharmacy patients. , Accreditation ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... The Gravity Vault Indoor ... Radnor, Pennsylvania. As construction wraps up on the 14,000+ square foot climbing gym, the ... sixth location, including three in New Jersey and two in New York. With this ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... , ... AgileMinder develops innovative products and services that bring "Care, Joy and ... Apple as a fun, free emoji sticker pack for iMessage. Use the stickers in ... coded values on The Emoji Scale. , On Apple: "The Emoji Scale by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... 2017 /PRNewswire/ - InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("InMed") (CSE: IN; OTCQB: IMLFF), ... Finance and Investment Banking at Eli Lilly & Company, has ... Bott brings over 28 years of senior financial and executive ... ... has established a significant leadership position in financial and business ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... PUNE, India , January 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... research report "Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market by ... Nucleofection), Viral)), Application (Biomedical, Protein Production), End User ... this report studies the global market from 2016 ... USD 1.02 Billion by 2021 from USD 715.4 ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... -- On Thursday, January 12, 2017, the ... S&P 500 edged lower at the closing bell. Seven ... bearish territories. Taking into consideration yesterday,s market sentiment, Stock-Callers.com ... Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN ), Qiagen N.V. ... (NASDAQ: INCR ), and La Quinta Holdings ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: