Behavioral and Social Sciences Core
The Behavioral and Social Sciences Core devotes its resources to the expansion of existing services and the developmental of new services to facilitate intellectual and operational linkages between behavioral, clinical, and basic sciences investigators. Given the extensive linkages of program members to the community, the Core will continue to lead the CFAR in fostering the developmental of meaningful community partnerships through its support of the Community Advisory Board (CAB). The Core will continue to deliver and develop tangible services that are designed to:
- provide consultation and guidance to investigators as they prepare and submit application for funding
- support educational activities which include presentations and symposia designed to stimulate integrated biological and behavioral research
- expand the ability of behavioral scientists to collect, analyze, and interpret meaningful and innovative biological specimens and testing procedures
- provide a mechanism for clinical and basic science investigators to have access to relevant community-based populations, well characterized biological specimens, and behavioral measures
- provide direction assistance in recruitment and retention of community- and clinic-based study participants
- develop strategies that facilitate the transfer of research findings to the community
- to develop the Social and Behavioral Sciences Network (SBSRN)
Together these services are intended to stimulate the development of new HIV investigators, research initiatives, and collaborations among the social and behavioral, clinical, and basic science researchers at Penn.
To request services from the BSS Core, please use the BSS Core Service Request Form.