Focus: HIV prevention and treatment among men who have sex with men (MSM)

Affiliation: Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación; Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine


Site and Background: The Asociación Civil Impacta salud y Educación (the training site) is a research and training organization that have received over $50 million of investment from the NIH during the past 15 years, to establish a comprehensive infrastructure able to support the implementation of clinical research studies from multiple NIAID HIV/AIDS clinical research networks and to rapidly respond to evolving research opportunities.  The training institution has been affiliated with the HIV Vaccine Trial Network and the HIV Prevention Trial Network since 2000 and began working with the AIDS Clinical Trial Group in 2003.  In 2004, received a U19 award from the Comprehensive International Program for Research on AIDS.  It has contributed to the Community Program for Clinical Research on AIDS by implementing the SMART study in 2005, and to the INSIGHT by beginning the START study in 2010. Joined the Microbicides Trial Network in 2011.

The Principal Investigator for this training grant is Dr.  Jorge Sanchez, a Specialist in Infectious and Tropical Diseases from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), Lima and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from the University of Washington (UW), Seattle.  Currently Affiliate Principal Professor of the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA:  Dr. Jorge Sanchez is accompanied by a cadre of experienced researchers and promising junior investigators.  

Over 50 scholar and fellows has been trained at the training institution from different US Universities including the University of Washington (International AIDS Training and Research Program, Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows, Medical Student Research Training Program, School of Medicine, GO Health and Global Health Fellows Program); the University of California Los Angeles (South American Program for Prevention in HIV Research); Northwestern University (Center for Global Health Feinberg School of Medicine); Columbia University (Doris Duke Fellowship) among other.

Dr. Sanchez has successfully collaborate with Dr. Frederick Altice since 2011 working together in the NIDA R01 DA032106-04  title HIV Testing and Treatment to Prevent Onward HIV Transmission among High-Risk MSM.  Since 2011, twelve Scholar and Fellows from Yale University has been trained at Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educacion.  

Webpages for sites and research programs: