Researchers at Emory University have received a federal grant of nearly $12 million to study the HIV epidemic among women. The five-year National Institutes of Health grant is part of a recent expansion of the Women's Interagency HIV Cohort Study. NIH established the study in 1993 at six sites, mostly in the Midwest and on the east and west coasts.
In January, the federal government is scheduled to enact automatic budget cuts that will affect almost every category of national spending. Among the cuts will be funds for research, and that has Georgia universities nervous.