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Apply to Join an IMPAACT Scientific Committee

Submit your application no later than 22 March 2024.

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The IMPAACT Scientific Leadership Group (SLG) in collaboration with the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the IMPAACT Scientific Committees (SC) are soliciting members to expand and revise research priorities and align expertise within each of the key research areas of the Network. The current expectation is that several new members will be invited to join each committee; however, SC chairs in collaboration with the SLG will propose a slate of new members to complement current membership expertise. Note that the current solicitation includes requests for three of the four committees; a separate solicitation for the HIV Cure and Immunotherapy Scientific Committee will be issued at a later date.

Scientific Committees

The following IMPAACT Scientific Committees are soliciting applications for new members:

  • Brain & Mental Health
  • Therapeutics
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV Cure & Immunotherapy

Click each section below to learn more about each committee and the desired areas of expertise. 

Brain & Mental Health

Previously known as the Complications & Co-Morbidities Scientific Committee, the Brain & Mental Health Scientific Committee seeks expertise in the following areas:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Obstetrics
  • Women’s Mental Health 
  • Implementation Science
  • Developmental Immunology

Previously known as the HIV Treatment Scientific Committee, the Therapeutics Scientific Committee seeks expertise in the following areas:

  • Obstetrics
  • Co-infections other than HIV (e.g., sexually transmitted infections) that can impact people living with HIV.

The Tuberculosis Scientific Committee seeks expertise in the following areas:

  • An Obstetrician with TB trials experience or a clinical trialist with maternal TB experience (not necessarily an obstetrician)
  • A Pharmacometrician (not a clinical pharmacologist) at the PhD level with TB experience
HIV Cure & Immunotherapy

Previously known as the ART-Free Remission/HIV Cure Scientific Committee, the HIV Cure & Immunotherapy Scientific Committee will issue a separate solicitation for member applications at a later date. 

IMPAACT Scientific Committees convene by conference call once a month to discuss priorities and plans for the future and may convene in-person once or twice per year, including during the annual network meeting. In addition to attending the conference calls, SC members are expected to periodically review study concept sheets that are proposed to the committee. SC members are not remunerated. They may or may not otherwise be members of the network, e.g., affiliated with a network site. Members are selected by the SC Chair and Vice Chair, with final confirmation by the Network leadership. Further details related to each of the committees and their priority areas are provided below and further details on the Network organization can be found in the IMPAACT Network Manual of Procedures (MOP), in particular, Section 2, Network Groups.

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Apply Now

If you would like to be considered for this solicitation, please send your CV or NIH biographical sketch, a personal statement of why you would like to serve on one of the SCs, and a brief description (1-2 pages) of your relevant expertise and experience. The application should be submitted by email to by Friday, 22 March 2024.

Please share this solicitation with colleagues outside of the network who may be interested in applying. We look forward to expanding the committees to more closely align with updated Network priorities and are grateful for your interest and willingness to participate.


Sharon Nachman, MD
IMPAACT Network Chair

Pat Flynn, MD
IMPAACT Network Vice Chair

Philippa Musoke, MBChB, PhD
IMPAACT Network Vice Chair