The purpose of the CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBSRN) is to foster cross CFAR collaborations between behavioral and social scientists, to share strategies on how behavioral and social scientists communicate with basic scientists, to provide a forum for the exchange of the most recent information in the behavioral sciences regarding HIV/AIDS, and to mentor the next generation of behavioral social scientists.
SBSRN Mentoring Day Goals
- to provide a team mentoring, supportive and collegial atmosphere where early career and transitional Social and Behavioral Science investigators can meet and discuss common challenges they confront in establishing interdisciplinary HIV research careers
- to assist in addressing this gap by identifying promising early career and transitional investigators from CFARs around the country, providing a daylong orientation and facilitating early career and transitional investigator linkages with senior CFAR scientists
- to expose early career and transitional investigators to a variety of seminars specifically tailored to their needs: these seminars include: crafting a successful NIH grant; mechanisms for support for early career and transitional investigators; HIV research priorities; and a brief review of HIV prevention research
- to provide the opportunity to meet with senior-level researchers, and prosper from their experiences; both successes and failures