Prizes and awards recipients

Congratulations to recipients of the IAS 2021 prizes, awards, research grants and fellowships.

Read more about the prizes and awards and past awardees here.

Lange/van Tongeren Prizes (IAS-ANRS) for Young Investigators – Annual Prizes

Track A: Basic science
Basiel Cole
, Belgium, “In-depth single-cell analysis of translation-competent HIV-1 reservoirs identifies cellular sources of residual viremia and rebound viruses”

Track B: Clinical science
Ayokunle Olanrewaju
, United States, “A rapid enzymatic assay for selective detection of HIV drugs that indicate long-term and short-term PrEP adherence”

Track C: Prevention science
Johanna Chapin-Bardales
, United States, “Gonorrhea and chlamydia prevalence and associated characteristics among transgender women in 5 U.S. cities, NHBS, 2019”

Track D: Implementation science
Thomas Carpino
, United States, “HIV risk behaviors among those with and without viral load suppression: findings from population surveys from four African countries”

IAS/Abivax Research-for-Cure Academy Fellowship Prize – Annual Prize

Maria Paximadis, South Africa, for her active engagement and valuable input to the collaborative research projects at the Research-for-Cure Academy. During the 2020 academy, Maria presented her research on looking for signs of replicant-competent virus in the South African child.


IAS/MSD Prize for Research in HIV Prevention

Isabella Young, United States, “Next generation 3D-printed intravaginal rings for prevention of HIV and unplanned pregnancy”

Carlos Fernando Caceres, Peru, “Early predictors of seroconversion among enrolees in a PrEP program in Brazil, Mexico and Peru – the IMPREP Demonstration study”

Brendan L. Harney, Australia, “Hepatitis C virus reinfection incidence among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men living with HIV before and after the availability of direct acting antivirals in Australia”

Rachel  Miller, Canada, “SARS-CoV-2 lockdown associated with expansion of HIV transmission clusters among key populations”

IAS/ANRS Dominique Dormont Prize

Christ-Dominique Ngassaki-Yoka, Canada, “The circadian clock machinery regulates HIV transcription in CD4+ T cells”

CIPHER Grant Programme – Annual programme

The grantees were selected to respond to CIPHER’s strategic focus for the 2021 round of the Grant Programme. This was on service delivery for HIV and related co-infections for paediatric and adolescent populations in resource-limited settings, including research on:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemicon service delivery for HIV and related co-infections
  • Community interventionsto improve outcomes along the HIV cascade.

The CIPHER Grant Programme is made possible with the support of Founding Sponsor ViiV Healthcare.

The three grantees are:

  • Maganizo Brave Chagomerana, Malawi, Paediatric HIV – “Feasibility pilot to characterize a differentiated service delivery model for HIV early infant diagnosis in high-risk mother-infant pairs”. Read more here.
  • Pauline Mary Amuge, Uganda, Paediatric HIV – “Differentiated delivery of tuberculosis preventive treatment (TPT) within existing health facility and community HIV care models to improve TPT uptake and completion among children and adolescents living with HIV in Uganda following the COVID-19 pandemic”. Read more here.
  • Francis Ateba Ndongo, Cameroon, Adolescent HIV – “Mental health of adolescents living with HIV in Cameroon: evaluation of a psychological and social intervention model” (Francophone application, original title: “Santé mentale des adolescents vivant avec le VIH au Cameroun : évaluation d’un modèle d’intervention psychologique et sociale”). Read more here.