The National Institute of Mental Health, expanding its study of several new AIDS-related issues, has budgeted a total of $34.4 million for five programs in 1989, plus $2.1 million for training programs. The expanded research initiatives are: behavior change and prevention strategies to reduce transmission of HIV; the risk of HIV infections in severely mentally ill persons; measurement of and clinical treatment for HIV-related mental disorders; central nervous system effects of HIV (neurobiological, neurovirological, and neurobehavioral studies); and brain, immune system, and behavioral and neurological aspects of HIV.

(Ellen Stover, AIDS Coordinator, NIMH, 301-443-7281)

Researchers in Kansas might want to keep an eye on the $200 million Wesley Foundation. The three-year-old endowment has just given its first $32 million and will be grant making in full swing this year - to the tune of $10 million annually. All funds must be awarded within the state of Kansas, and 50% of...

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