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Dr. Khary Rigg (MHLP) was recently selected to be a HIV-AIDS, Substance Abuse, and Trauma Training Program (HA-STTP) scholar. The HA-STTP is a collaboration between UCLA’s Center for Culture, Trauma and Mental Health Disparities, the UCLA AIDS Institute, and the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services. This two-year NIH training program aims to provide training to early career investigators to enhance their capacity to submit and receive NIDA funding. HA-STTP will host its Fall Institute on November 2-4, 2016 on the campus of UCLA. During this meeting, institute faculty will present workshops to HA-STTP scholars related to current research in HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and traumatic stress; methods for studying associations between substance abuse, HIV, and traumatic stress; strategies for conducting culturally congruent research; and strategies to improve scientific writing and NIH grant proposals. Dr. Rigg will receive two years of individual mentorship from at least one HA-STTP faculty member, attend Fall and Spring Institutes at UCLA each year for two years, receive a laptop computer loaded with statistical and qualitative data analysis software, and be awarded $10,000 of NIH funding for a pilot study.