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/i • riss/

Noun
A randomized controlled trial of positive affect skills intervention for people newly diagnosed with HIV
Intervention for those Recently Informed of the Seropositive Status (IRISS)

It’s no secret that in research one of the most stressful deadlines is for a federal grant submission. Once submitted and hopefully awarded, you begin. Usually, multiple years of research that is an orchestration and dance amongst principle investigators, research administrators and the researchers to complete the research and science.

Do you ever wonder what happens with the research? What were the results? Was it published?

I often wonder about this while also being concerned by the threat of the drastic cuts to federal science and research funding, and how this could impact our customers, researchers, and, ultimately the public.

A Facebook post and NPR interview of Dr. Judith Moskowitz’s, a dear friend inspired me to write a series in the next year that traces the lifespan of federal research grant proposals that he and my Cayuse colleagues may have once worked on as research administrators to show the value and relevance of how important research and science.

Judy’s IRISS research is the first such story. Schedules finally aligning, Judy and I were able to discuss some of the highlights from her IRISS study and learn more of how the actual study proposal idea came to be and develop an eBook for others to learn more about Judy, her research and the continued success of IRISS through her new research ORCHID.

Get the eBook now

In this brief retrospective ebook, we visit a federal research grant proposal ten years’ after being awarded its grant to find an ongoing legacy that has grown well beyond its original scope. This timely story of the IRISS study’s success reinforces the importance of federally-sponsored research to society.

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