DeMarc Hickson, PhD, Executive Director of Us Helping Us, Receives MACC Scholars Award

Dr. DeMarc Hickson
March 01, 2018

The DC CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. DeMarc Hickson, Executive Director of Us Helping Us, as the inaugural DC CFAR recipient of the Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC) Scholars award!

As a MACC Scholar, Dr. Hickson will examine optimal behavioral economic strategies that promote long-term PrEP adherence among Black MSM in the region as well as receive mentoring services from investigators at each of the participating CFARs. As well as gaining direct training from CFAR experts, DeMarc will be supported in development of manuscripts and R- and K-series grant applications.

The MACC is a collaborative effort between CFARs in Washington, DC (DC CFAR), Baltimore, MD (Johns Hopkins University CFAR), and Philadelphia, PA (University of Pennsylvania CFAR), and the MACC Scholars Program is one of its current initiatives. The goal of the MACC Scholars Program is to support the development of researchers with an interest in HIV among underrepresented populations in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

Click here to learn more about the MACC Scholars Program.