Penn Center for AIDS Research

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Welcome to the Penn Center for AIDS Research

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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Penn CFAR Developmental Pilot Program:  Request for Applications Fall 2019

The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) invites Pilot Grant applications offered through its Developmental Core.  Proposals in all areas of HIV/AIDS clinical, basic and bio-behavioral research are welcomed. The CFAR is especially interested in proposals that bridge programmatic areas and, in particular, investigators outside the HIV/AIDS field turning their focus to HIV/AIDS and projects linked with CFAR HIV/AIDS investigators. For more information, see the Developmental Pilot Awards RFA.


Please join us for a screening of the documentary 5B, co-sponsored with the Penn School of Nursing

5BFilm Screening: 5B

TIME:

6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

LOCATION:

418 Curie Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19104

5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first HIV/AIDS ward unit in the United States at San Francisco General Hospital. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of the nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes’ worthy of renewed recognition.

The documentary will support (RED)’s fight to end AIDS, with a portion of 5B’s net proceeds going to support the work of the Global Fund – the recipient of all (RED) monies. Additionally, the release will bring awareness to the HIV/AIDS issue ahead of the sixth Global Fund Replenishment this coming October.

5B is an important documentary that shines a light on the extraordinary nurses, caregivers and family members that built Ward 5B, and uses their powerful story to generate money for the Global Fund to help finance HIV/AIDS programs today,” said Jennifer Lotito, Chief Operating Officer at (RED).

Schedule:
5 pm – 6 pm – light refreshments & networking
6 pm – 7:30 – Film Screening
7:30 pm – 8 pm – Panel/Q&A

 

 


NEW CFAR Microgrant Program

The Penn Center for AIDS Research is happy to announce a new funding mechanism available to junior faculty CFAR investigators (Instructor and Assistant Professor or equivalent) to obtain targeted data needed for resubmission of a scored grant, or other critical needs that will result in a stronger HIV research grant or related goals.  This should be limited to key essential resources for which no other support is available. These grants will be implemented in FY2019, and will be subject to rigorous evaluation and review by the Developmental and Administrative Cores.

Please see the Microgrant Program page for more details.


 

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