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Michael Vernon Relf

Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Dr, Interprofessional Educ Bldg, Room 3238, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive, Interprofessional Educ Bldg, Room 3238, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


Development, Clinical Validation, and Readiness for Implementation of a Novel Mp1p D4 Point of Care Test for Rapid Diagnosis of Talaromycosis

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases · 2023 - 2028

Designing an Ethnodrama Intervention Addressing PrEP Stigma Toward Young Women

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Fogarty International Center · 2023 - 2026

Building Research Capacity for Mental Health Nursing in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre · 2023 - 2025

Social support to retain adolescents living with HIV in care and improve ART adherence

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Development, Clinical Validation, and Readiness for Implementation of a Novel Mp1p D4 Point of Care Test for Rapid Diagnosis of Talaromycosis

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases · 2023 - 2028

Designing an Ethnodrama Intervention Addressing PrEP Stigma Toward Young Women

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Fogarty International Center · 2023 - 2026

Building Research Capacity for Mental Health Nursing in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre · 2023 - 2025

Social support to retain adolescents living with HIV in care and improve ART adherence

ResearchCo-Mentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

The development and validation of a scale to measure Treatment Regimen Fatigue among older adults living with HIV

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2022 - 2023

Efficacy Testing of a Culturally Relevant Stigma Intervention in WLWH in Tanzania

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

Acceptability of an internalized stigma reduction intervention among women living with HIV in Tanzania

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2022

HIV Nurse Practitioner Training Program

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEFaculty Member · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2013 - 2018

Parents as Sexuality Educators: Implications for HIV Prevention

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2016

Making a Difference in Nursing II

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEFaculty Member · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2010 - 2013

Feasibility of a Stigma Reduction Intervention for HIV-infected Women

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2011 - 2013

Duke LEADS in Nursing

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2011 - 2012

HRSA NEPR

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECo Investigator · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2009 - 2012

Simulations and Partners Across Communities for Registered Nurse Education (SIM-PAC-RN)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2007 - 2011

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Visiting Scholar · September 2017 - February 2018 Research Triangle International (RTI) During my visiting scholar period at RTI, I collaborated with Dr. Laura Nyblade on a study entitled, Stigma Experiences among Women Living with HIV in East Africa.

External Relationships


  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care; I serve as the Editor of the Association's journal
  • Fudan University School of Nursing
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • South Dakota State University Foundation
  • University of Kwa Zulu Natal
  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care; I serve as the Editor of the Association's journal
  • Fudan University School of Nursing
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • South Dakota State University Foundation
  • University of Kwa Zulu Natal
  • University of Rwanda
  • University of Santo Tomas (Philipppines)

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