Moses O. New-Aaron
Moses New-Aaron

Moses O. New-Aaron

PhD Student in Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology

NIAAA Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (2021-2024)

The NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31) enables promising predoctoral students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research. Moses New-Aaron has been awarded a 3-year F31 award for his project, Hepatocyte-hepatic stellate cell axis in potentiation of alcohol and HIV-induced liver injury. Recognizing that liver disease is a leading cause of non-AIDS related mortality in individuals living with HIV, Moses will explore mechanisms involved in crosstalk between alcohol and HIV-exposed hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells. A more complete understanding of this process that is known to potentiate liver injury progression may lead to new strategies to effectively treat liver disease in alcohol-abusing HIV-infected individuals. A native of Nigeria, Moses earned the Master of Public Health degree (Biostatistics concentration) from UNMC in 2017, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health, Occupational Health & Toxicology under the mentorship of Natalia Osna, PhD, in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology & Hepatology).