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Andrew Eaton, PhD student, receives CIHR research grant

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Andrew Eaton and his dissertation committee – Prof. Shelley Craig (FIFSW), Sharon Walmsley (U of T Medicine), Sean Rourke (U of T Psychiatry), and Prof. Barbara Fallon (FIFSW) – have been awarded $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in in-kind services from the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN). This grant, titled Cognitive remediation group therapy to improve older adults’ ability to cope with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND): A pilot randomized, controlled trial, will allow Mr. Eaton and his research team to determine the feasibility, acceptability, and fidelity of a novel group intervention to inform the development of an adequately powered, larger study.

Participating sites on this project include the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), University Health Network, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN). Additionally, the project is supported by a Community Advisory Board (CAB) comprised of people aging with HIV and service providers.