Amara Ezeamama, PhD Awarded NIH Grant to Help Children Thrive

By MSU Today
October 28, 2020

Because children exposed to HIV face many stresses as they develop, Michigan State University researchers are working to better understand how different factors affect children’s health and cognition.

With more than $2.7 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, the researchers will develop a risk assessment index to identify children at risk of biological, psychological and social problems.

“We’ve come a long way in terms of medical treatments, but life with HIV remains complicated and social conditions remain important,” said lead investigator Amara Ezeamama, an assistant professor of psychiatry in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “This project advances the science needed to ensure that all children survive and thrive cognitively.”
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