Penn Center for AIDS Research

Developmental Core: Pilot Feedback Workshops

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The Developmental Core of the Penn Center for AIDS Research hosts Pilot Feedback Workshops for recipients of the previous year's Developmental Pilot Awards. These workshops give awardees an opportunity to provide an update on their research project and receive constructive feedback and recommendations from senior investigators in the CFAR community.

Contact Kate Gordon ( for more information.

Past Pilot Feedback Workshops

May 23, 2014 Malitta Engstrom, Ph.D., LCSW
“Community reinforcement and family therapy with men leaving prison and their female partners”
Helen Koenig, M.D., MPH.
“Validation of a urine assay for the measurement of tenofovir levels as a means of monitoring adherence to truvada given as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention”
Xiaolu Yang, Ph.D.
“Restriction of HIV by TRIM5a: mechanism and potential therapeutic application
December 19, 2013 Ritapurna Das, M.D., Ph.D.
Pilot Project: Role of MIF in Host Immunity to Tuberculosis Amount HIV-Infected Individuals
David Issadore, Ph.D.
Pilot Project: The ultra-sensitive detection of rare mycobacterium tuberculosis using a μHall chip
July 2, 2013 Katharine Bar, M.D.
Pilot Project: Viral Dynamics of HIV-1 Rebound Viremia
Haim Bau, Ph.D. & Changchun Liu, Ph.D.
Pilot Project: Point of Care, Integrated System for Molecular Detection of HIV
June 22, 2012 Gregory Sonnenberg, Ph.D.
Pilot Project: Immune regulation of intestinal barrier function following SIV infection
Paul Bates, Ph.D.
Pilot Project: NFkB activation by Tetherin
Hans-Peter Kohler, Ph.D. & Iliana Kohler, Ph.D.
Pilot Project: Mental Health, HIV and Aging in poor high-risk disease environment: A pilot study in rural Malawi
March 22, 2011 Sumedha Chhatre, Ph.D.
Pilot Project: Effects of stress reduction on chronic immune
Virginia Stallings, M.D.
Pilot Project: Botswana Vitamin D Supplementation Study in HIV/AIDS
Anjana Yadav, Ph.D.
Pilot Project: Statin modulation of monocyte activation: a pilot study for potential use in NeuroAIDS