FRI is pleased to announce that Shannon Gwin Mitchell, Ph.D., a Research Scientist at the Social Research Center, has been accepted into the Behavioral and Social Science Volunteer Program (BSSV). The BSSV program is a national HIV prevention technical assistance program directed by the American Psychological Association, Office on AIDS. It is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has established a national network of behavioral and social science volunteers to assist with HIV prevention efforts in their communities. This national network of psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, public health experts, social workers, and others is organized to offer free and ongoing technical assistance to community-based organizations (CBOs), health departments, and HIV-prevention community planning groups (CPGs) that want state-of-the-science prevention for their communities. Dr. Mitchell will attend the BSSV training program in New Orleans in October 2008 and they will cover all of her travel expenses.
FRI would like to congratulate Dr. Mitchell for receiving this invitation award. Not only is this a great honor for her, but this experience should assist in extending FRI’s research and expertise in the HIV/AIDS field.