Nathan Lachowsky with Public Health + Social Policy wins CIHR grant, research award

Nathan Lapowsky

Nathan Lachowsky, assistant professor with the School of Public Health and Social Policy, received news that he and his research team won funding for a project grant with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research with an allocation of $749,699 over three years. Their study is titled Addressing Recent Trends in HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Vancouver, B.C.

Lachowsky also won this year’s Randy Alex Coates New Investigator Award in Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences from the Canadian Association for HIV Research. Lachowsky delivered two presentations at the annual CAHR conference, which were evaluated for the award. He emphasized the need to increase awareness and understanding about HIV today, given that stigma and inadequate sexual health education remain as major barriers.