Penn Center for AIDS Research

2012 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 Tuesday, January 31, 2012. See the agenda below.

Developmental Pilot Workshop 2012 from Penn CFAR on Vimeo.

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

Agenda for the Pilot Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop for Junior/New Investigators for the 2013 CFAR Developmental Pilot Grant RFA on Monday, January 31, 2011:

Time Stamp Core Presentation

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


Viral / Molecular Core
Ron Collman, M.D., Co-Director of CFAR; Director, Viral/Molecular Core


International Core
Harvey Friedman, M.D., Director of the International Core


Behavioral and Social Sciences Core
Michael Blank, Ph.D., Co-Director, Behavioral & Social Sciences Core
Recipient of CFAR Pilot award


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


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


Clinical Core
Ian Frank, M.D., Director, Clinical Core


Nonhuman Primate Core
Jim Hoxie, M.D. for Andrew Lackner, Director of the NHP Core


Application Submission and Review Process/Tips
Luis Montaner, D.V.M., M.Sc., D.Phil.
Co-Director of the Developmental Core

For additional information, contact: Evelyn Olivieri at

Watch the 2011 Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop.