The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a joint
research effort between Tufts and Brown Universities and their affiliated
hospitals and centers. The CFAR is part of a national program begun
by the National Institutes of Health in 1988. There are currently
20 Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) located at academic medical
centers throughout the U.S.
The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research is announcing a Request for Applications for the Spring 2013 Developmental Grant Program. Applications will be due to the CFAR office by Monday, April 1, 2013.
Program Guidelines and Instructions
The Spring 2013 CFAR Developmental Grant Recipents
Social Health Insurance for HIV Prevention and Treatment in Kenya
Omar Galarraga, PhD
Process Examination of a Multi-risk Brief Motivational Intervention to Reduce HIV Risk and Alcohol Use
Nadine Mastroleo, PhD
Effect of HIV Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors on L12 Mobilization in the Human Brain
John Sedivy, PhD
Other past awardees and approved projects
International Developmental Research Awards Recipents
January 2013 Recipients
Outcomes of Excisional Treatment for Cervical Neoplasia in HIV Infected and HIV Uninfected Women in
Orango Elkanah Omenge
A randomized controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of a positive psychology and social networking
intervention in reducing depressive symptoms among HIV-infected men who have sex with men in China
Phoenix Kit Han Mo
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research-In-Progress Seminar Series
4/26/13 - No Seminar
5/10/13 -"OPTIONS Study" presented by Karen Tashima, MD, Professor at Brown University
5/24/13 -"A pilot study of rapid hepatitis C testing in the RI Department of Corrections."presented by Curt Beckwith, MD, Associate Professor at Brown University
6/7/13 - "TBA" presented by Bharat Ramratnam, Assoicate Professor at Brown University
More information or to view a complete listing of CFAR Events
Grant Review Sessions
This group will meet once a month prior to the CFAR Research-in-Progress seminars on Friday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 PM at The Miriam Hospital in the Hurvitz 1 Conference Room.
The goal of these workshops are to provide HIV researchers at all levels of experience (post-doc, junior, and senior investigators) a forum in which to present their ideas for proposals and to get feedback from an interdisciplinary group of senior faculty.
If you are interested in presenting at an upcoming sessions (dates below) please contact Rhonda DiCesare (RDicesare@Lifespan.org).
April 12, 2013 - Aadia Rana, MD
May 10, 2013
September 13, 2013
October 11, 2013
November 15, 2013
CFAR In The News
- HIV Therapy Just Got Easier: Fewer Drugs May Be Needed For Treatment-Experienced Patients, by Karen Tashima, MD Posted Tuesday, March 05, 2013 (The Miriam Hospital)
- Knocking on doors to end HIV in Philadelphia, Amy Nunn, ScD, MS, CNN Health Edition, September 6, 2012
- Philip Chan, MD discusses the pros and cons of the first FDA-approved HIV home test kit.
- Do One Thing: A Neighborhood HIV & HCV Testing Campaign (Amy Nunn, ScD, MS, announces a new CGI American Committment to Action by Brown University) Published on Jun 11, 2012)
- Knowing When,and Whom,to test (INSIDE HIGHER ED, posted May 31, 2012)
- "Syringe Exchanges Starved for Funding" (featured top story in the March 19, 2012 edition of GoLocalProv.com)
- The most common myths about HIV & AIDS presented by Karen Tashima, MD, Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, in recognition of World AIDS Day 2011
- Brown-led team to launch HIV Education Project in Ghana (Brown News posted September 16, 2011)
- NBC 10 talks with Dr. Michelle Lally about the HPV vaccine, after Republican Michele Bachmann linked it to mental retardation. (NBC Turnto10.com posted September 14, 2011)