Penn CFAR Community Advisory Board (CAB)
CAB MISSION: The mission of the CAB is to foster and maintain partnerships and open communication between Penn CFAR researchers and community members. The CAB also works to enhance HIV education, prevention, treatment and research activities reflecting both investigators' interests and community needs.
CAB VISION: To reach underserved populations and to increase community health and equity while decreasing HIV incidence.
ABOUT US: The Penn CFAR Community Advisory Board (CAB) is made up of community leaders who have knowledge in many areas: advocacy, health care, AIDS treatments, prison health, youth issues, LGBTQIA issues, STD prevention, harm reduction, and epidemiology. Most importantly, CAB members share a deep connection to Philadelphia's communities. The mission of the CAB is to foster and maintain partnerships and open communication between Penn CFAR researchers and community members. The CAB also works to enhance HIV education, prevention, treatment, and research activities reflecting both investigators' interests and community needs.
The Penn CFAR CAB held its first meeting on January 21, 2003 and meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The Community Research and Engagement Core provides administrative and program support to the CAB in support of its mission and projects. The CAB is composed of representatives from a range of campus and community-based AIDS prevention and care organizations, PLWHA, community members and activists.
In memoriam: Charter member Robert Schoenberg.
We remember one of our charter members and friend, Robert Schoenberg who passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021.
We all know Bob, as he was affectionately called, as a voice for LGBT students and peers as he took on the helm of LGBT Center which is named in his honor for his tireless work and efforts to give voice to this community of scholars. To the members of the CAB, he was so much more. He was active on several of our committees and has served for us as a voice of reason with the ability to make the CAB continue to see our role in the world between community and research. It will be the little things that we remember. The quiet moments, the smiles, and the laughter as a part of our CAB family. It will be these things that push us through our pain to be even greater and stronger to smile again as Bob made us smile.
Bob continues to be sorely missed. The times of fellowship with him at meetings, conferences, and retreats and the man he was has sealed his legacy in our hearts and the lives he touched.
For more about Bob, see HERE.
CFAR CAB Monthly Meetings
CFAR CAB Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Topic: Penn CFAR CAB Meeting Time: Every month on the Second Tuesday at 12:00 noon EDT To request meeting access, send an email to the CAB Coordinator.
Upcoming CFAR CAB Events
Red Ribbon Awards Committee Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The Red Ribbon Awards committee creates the cornerstone event of the CFAR CAB, the annual Red Ribbon Award Ceremony conducted on or around December 1st, World AIDS Day each year. The committee helps to identify the tireless efforts of our local heroes in policy, research, community, faith, youth leadership and more.
This committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm EDT.
To attend the Red Ribbon Awards committee meeting please email the CAB Coordinator.
Membership & Nominations Committee Meeting
Monday, September 25, 2023
The Membership and Nominations Committee oversee the recruitment of new CAB members as vacancies arise. Once new CAB members are approved by the full CAB, this committee will review the by-laws and all membership documents with new CAB members as a part of the orientation of new members This committee also works with the CAB coordinator to monitor attendance and communication and oversees the election process for CAB officers.
This committee meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00pm EDT.
To attend the Membership & Nominations committee meeting, please email the CAB Coordinator.
Education & Outreach Committee Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2023
3:00 pm EDT
The Education & Outreach committee works with the CAB Executive Committee to recommend and coordinate continuing education of CAB members in order to foster a knowledgeable and effective CAB. Additionally, the CAB focuses on outreach opportunities, collaborations and events throughout the community.
This committee meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 3:00 pm EDT.
To join an Education & Outreach committee meeting, please email the CAB Coordinator.