May 19, 2014
Lisa B. Haddad, MD, MS, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University School of Medicine, has received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will provide funding.
Dr. Haddad’s project, “Impact of Progestin Contraception on Risk of HIV Acquisition and Transmission” will explore the mechanisms underlying the risk of HIV acquisition associated with hormonal contraception. The outcomes of her work could have significant clinical implications for the provision of family planning services for women worldwide.
K23 awards provide support for the career development of investigators who have made a commitment to focus their endeavors on patient-oriented research. The funding provides salary and research support for a sustained period of protected time (in this case, five years) to carry out the project. Dr. Haddad’s proposal was one of only 14 funded by the NICHD in the year she applied.
Dr. Haddad came to Emory in 2009 for her fellowship in Family Planning and joined the faculty upon fellowship completion. Since then, she has published widely on reproductive infectious diseases with a focus on safe family planning in high-risk populations.