This study was supported by National Institute of Mental Health through the Cooperative Agreement mechanism (U10MH061499, U10MH061513, U10MH061536, U10MH061537, U10MH061543, U10MH061544).
The authors wish to thank the following members of the National Institute of Mental Health for providing support and scientific oversight of this trial: Donna J. Mayo, Ph.D., Dianne M. Rausch, Louis H. Steinberg, Ed.D. (deceased), Ph.D.; Ellen L. Stover, Ph.D.
A Data Safety and Monitoring Board, appointed by NIMH, advised NIMH on study design and monitored participant safety during this trial. Members of this board are: Susan Allen, M.D., M.P.H. (University of Alabama - Birmingham); Floyd E. Bloom, M.D. (Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation); Robert Johnson, Ph.D. (UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School); Charles Judd, Ph.D. (University of Colorado); David Murray, Ph.D. (Ohio State University); Ina Roy, M.D., Ph.D. (Plan A Inc.); Julius Schachter, Ph.D. (University of California San Francisco); Robert T. Trotter, II, Ph.D. (Northern Arizona University); Judith Wasserheit, M.D. (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
We would also like to acknowledge the scientific contribution of both Maria Wawer, M.D. (Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University) and David Serwadda, M.S.C. (Makerere University) who represented Uganda on the original Steering Committee. Their team contributed to the initial development of the Protocol and included Ron Gray, M.D., Noah Kiwanuka, MBChB, Odaybea Morrow, Ph.D., Fred Nalugoda, M.H.S., Tom Lutalo, M.H.S., Jennifer Wagman, M.H.S., and Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Ph.D.
*All names in alphabetical order
Dedication: This volume is dedicated to the memory of Louis H. Steinberg, Ed.D., who served as the National Institute of Mental Health Project Officer for this study until his sudden and untimely death in December 2005. Dr. Steinberg served in the United States Federal Government for more than 40 years, holding positions in the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Health Manpower, the Health Resources Administration, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and most recently with the National Institute of Mental Health for more than 17 years. Dr. Steinberg's scientific knowledge, professional wisdom, political savvy, and personal charm will be deeply missed by his colleagues, friends, and family.