Notice of NIMH's Participation in PAR-18-190 "Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Notice Number: NOT-MH-20-005

Key Dates
Release Date: December 10, 2019

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


This Notice informs potential applicants that the National Institute of Mental Health is participating in PAR-18-190, "Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)." The following changes have been made to reflect NIMH's participation in this FOA.

Current language:

NIMH's overarching angle in HIV and aging is interdisciplinary, conceptually grounded HIV research studies in behavioral/clinical science research and basic/clinical neuroscience research of older adults.

Major NIMH/DAR Research Program Themes in HIV and Aging: Sociobehavioral Influences and Neuropsychiatric Comorbidities Characterization of some major aging phenotypes (e.g., accelerated aging, neurocognitive aging, successful aging) HIV care continuum research HIV CNS pathophysiology and neurotherapeutics Mentoring and training of a diverse research workforce"

Revise language:

NIMH's overarching research priorities in aging and HIV are studies in behavioral/clinical science and basic/clinical neuroscience in older adults that specifically address the mission of NIMH.

Major NIMH/DAR Research Program Themes in Aging and HIV are:

  • Incidence, prevalence, treatment and natural history of neuropsychiatric comorbidities
  • HIV care continuum research involving older people at risk for or living with HIV; in particular how stigma, trauma, mental health and other psychosocial factors influence health outcomes along the HIV care continuum
  • HIV CNS pathophysiology in aging
  • Neurotherapeutics and neurotoxicity


Please direct all inquiries to:

Pim Brouwers, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health/Division of AIDS Research
Telephone: 240-627-3863