One core aspect of the STAHR program is an intense 4-week summer research training experience at UCSD for first-year scholars. The main goals of this Summer Institute are to increase knowledge on clinical and translational aspects of HIV/Aging and develop key skills for the development, implementation, and dissemination of mental health research in older HIV+ persons. The Summer Institute is structured such that throughout the 4 weeks, the mornings focus on building knowledge on HIV/Aging research and career development through formal didactics, structured readings, and meetings with faculty; and the afternoons are spent on “hands-on” experiences aimed at building skills on HIV/Aging mental health research, including participation in a group research project, field experiences, and tailored training rotations.
The STAHR Summer Institute was held virtually in 2021. The STAHR Summer Institute took place from June 21st to July 14th, 2021, and was immediately followed by the STAHR Workshop (July 15th & July 16th, 2021).