ORAL RESEARCH DATA FROM THE WOMEN’S INTERAGENCY HIV STUDY (WIHS) 
AVAILABLE TO RESEARCHERS
 
RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2004
 
NOTICE: NOT-DE-04-007 
 
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
(http://www.nidcr.nih.gov)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 
(http://www.niaid.nih.gov/)

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and 
the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 
encourage epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and other investigators to 
submit grant applications using available oral research data and 
specimens from the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS).  The 
WIHS, primarily funded by the National Institute of Allergy and 
Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is the largest, long-term observational 
study of the natural history of HIV in women in the U.S.  Approximately 
735, primarily minority, women (584 HIV+ and 151 HIV-) received semi-
annual dental examinations from 1995-2004 at clinical sites in Bronx, 
NY; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; and Los Angeles, CA.  More specific 
information on the WIHS is available at the following website: 
https://statepiaps.jhsph.edu/wihs/.  

One potential funding source for oral studies using the WIHS cohort is 
PAR-04-091, NIDCR SMALL RESEARCH GRANTS FOR DATA ANALYSIS AND 
STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY (R03), 
(http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-091.html). 
Other funding opportunities can be found at the 
NIDCR website (http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/GrantsAndFunding/).
 
Data from this study may be obtained by purchasing the WIHS Public Data 
Tape (https://statepiaps.jhsph.edu/wihs/). In addition, those 
interested in collaborating with investigators in the WIHS or those 
interested in using specimens from the Central Repository 
should contact the WIHS Principal Investigators directly. Principal 
Investigators of the WIHS are listed in the WIHS website 
(https://statepiaps.jhsph.edu/wihs/).  After contacting a WIHS 
Principal Investigator, collaborators need to complete and submit a 
concept sheet that is reviewed by the WIHS Executive Committee. A 
description of the process and forms are available on the WIHS website.

INQUIRIES

We encourage inquiries concerning this Notice and welcome the 
opportunity to answer questions from interested investigators.  Please 
direct inquiries to:

Maria Teresa Canto, DDS, MPH
Epidemiology Research Program
Clinical Research Branch
Division of Clinical Research and Health Promotion 
NIDCR
45 Center Drive MSC 6402
Natcher Bldg, Room 4AS-43D
Bethesda, MD  20892-6402
Telephone: 301-594-5497
Fax: 301-480-8322
E-mail: maria.canto@nih.gov

Or 

Gerald B. Sharp, Dr.P.H.
Epidemiology Branch
Division of AIDS, BSP, NIAID
6700-B Rockledge Dr., Room 4103
Bethesda, MD  20892
Telephone: 301-451-2573
Fax: 301-402-3211
E-mail:gsharp@mail.nih.gov


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