Yale University

REIDS Fellow Gets Extended Funding

A pilot project entitled, "Project THANKS: Turning HIV/AIDS into New Knowledge for Sisters", developed by Dr. Ndidiamaka "Ndidi" Amutah, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) Fellow 2013-15, and her colleague at Montclair State University, Dr. Meena Mahadevan, has been awarded a second year of funding from the City of Paterson Department of Health and Human Services. The innovative pilot is being implemented at the Well of Hope Community Development Center in Paterson. The program is an interdisciplinary intervention that offers HIV-positive ethnic minority women a dynamic care plan with components that focus on personal control and self-esteem and helps women regain control over their bodies and achieve nutritional rehabilitation. Dr. Amutah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Montclair State and her research interests include community-based participatory research, health disparities, the impact of stress and racism  on infant mortality, HIV/AIDS and the social determinants of health.

Published: Monday, September 29, 2014