The 1917 Clinic Research Community Advisory Board (CAB) exists to provide input to the HIV/AIDS research clinic staff, and to help share information about HIV/AIDS research activities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to the community at large. 

The goal of this dialogue between the community and the clinic’s research team is to facilitate AIDS research that meets the needs of medical science and the needs of the community served by our clinic, especially clinical trials participants.

The CABprovides the community an opportunity to:

  • understand the clinical research process;
  • provide input regarding the development, implementation and outcomes of clinical studies;
  • offer advice related to the accrual and retention of trial participants;
  • give clinical trial participants necessary advocacy and a way to address grievance issues;
  • build a meaningful partnership that will lead to improved knowledge of HIV/AIDS disease; and
  • promote ethical research purposes and practices.


Monday, August 14, 2015, 9am - Noon  (as part of the UCAB Meeting)
Monday, December 9, 2015, 5pm - 7:30pm (as part of the UCAB Meeting)

For more information, contact:

Karen Savage, 1917 Research Nurse Manager,
Rick Walton, 1917 Research CAB Co-Chair,
Kelly Ross-Davis, 1917 Clinic, CAB Liaison,

Note: You do not need to complete a Volunteer Application to attend these meetings.