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Penn Center for AIDS Research

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Welcome to the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) is one of 20 NIH-funded CFARs and includes HIV and AIDS investigators at the University of Pennsylvania, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and the Wistar Institute.

The Penn CFAR's mission is to support, encourage and facilitate research in all areas of HIV/AIDS on the Penn/CHOP/Wistar campus by (a) facilitating communication and interdisciplinary collaborations through workshops, working groups, strategic planning efforts, and a seminar series covering all topics in the field; (b) support innovative pilot research in HIV/AIDS through developmental pilot grant programs including nonhuman primate-based research; (c) mentoring and support of junior investigators; (d) services and training in support of HIV research through Shared Cores: Clinical, Viral/Molecular, Immunology, Biostatistics & Data Management; Behavioral and Social Sciences; International; Nonhuman Primate.

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In the News

  • Vin Lo Re, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 HIVMA Research Award. This major national awardrecognizes HIVMA members who have made outstanding contributions to HIV medicine in clinical or basic research. The award was based on innovation, originality, and demonstration of significant independent research (particularly, success in securing independent peer-reviewed grant funding) and productivity (especially publications in peer-reviewed journals).

  • James L. Riley, PhD, a research associate professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Luis J. Montaner, DVM, DPhil, director of the HIV-1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory at The Wistar Institute Vaccine Center, will co-lead a 5-year, $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, as part of the second iteration of the Martin Delaney Collaboratory: Towards an HIV-1 Cure program, that aims to advance basic medical science toward a cure for the disease. Read more...

  • José Bauermeister has been named a Presidential Professor in the School of Nursing. He is an expert in HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases among sexual-minority populations. Read more...

  • A research study led by Anne Teitelman of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing demonstrates that high risk sexual behaviors in adolescents are associated with intimate partner violence and relationship power. Read more...
  • Microbiologist Beatrice Hahn of Medicine has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more...

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