In recognition of her work to reduce HIV/AIDS disparities in high-risk Miami neighborhoods, Dr. Sonjia Kenya of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the prestigious 2022 Sapphire Award.
“This award acknowledges the power of community partnerships to reduce health disparities. It is amazing that our collaborative work to end HIV is being recognized.”
The award ceremony was held on May 4, 2022 in Orlando, FL.
October 2022: A prestigious National Institutes of Health R01 grant twas awarded to Dr. Sonjia Kenya, associate professor of general medicine and public health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kenya is also associate director of the Behavioral Science Core at the Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), among other roles.
“I’m beyond thrilled to receive such a high level of NIH support focused on improving HIV outcomes in Black people. These grants are highly competitive and less than 2% have been awarded to Black scientists.” Dr. Kenya said.