Penn Center for AIDS Research

2011 Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop

The Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop is held for Junior/New Investigators who wish to apply to the Penn CFAR Pilot Grant Program. Each Penn CFAR Core presents a brief overview of the services available to Pilot Projects. The Workshop also provides an introduction to the Penn CFAR Developmental Pilot Grant Program as well as tips and suggestions for putting together an application.

This workshop was originally held on Monday, January 31, 2011. See the agenda below.

Developmental Pilot Workshop 2011 from Penn CFAR on Vimeo.

Timestamped bookmarks for each individual Core presentation can be found in the description of the video on at

Agenda for the Pilot Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop for Junior/New Investigators on Monday, January 31, 2011:

Timestamp Presentation


Overview of Pilot Program
Pablo Tebas, M.D.
Director, Developmental Core


Viral / Molecular Core
Ron Collman, M.D.
Co-Director, Center for AIDS Research
Director, Viral/Molecular Core


International Core
Greg Bisson, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Recipient of a CFAR Pilot grant


Behavioral and Social Sciences Cor
Dave Metzger, Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral and Social Sciences Core


Biostatistics and Data Management Core
Sarah Ratcliffe, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Biostatistics and Data Management Core


Immunology Core
Jim Riley, Ph.D.
Director, Immunology Core
Past Recipient of a CFAR Pilot award


Clinical Core
Robert Gross, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Co-Director, Clinical Core
Past Recipient of a CFAR Pilot award


Submission and Review Process/Tips
Pablo Tebas, M.D.
Director, Developmental Core

The Penn CFAR Pilot Program welcomes proposals regarding any aspect of HIV/AIDS clinical care, epidemiology, virology, immunology, structural biology, vaccine development, or prevention.

For additional information, contact: Evelyn Olivieri at