CFAR Seminar Series

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The objectives of this monthly seminar series are to provide a forum for presenting and discussing state-of-the-art research findings in HIV pathogenesis, virology, care and treatment. We strive to provide an opportunity for ongoing enhanced communication and multidisciplinary collaboration among HIV/AIDS physician-investigators, molecular virologists, immunologists, microbiologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, behavioral researchers, mathematical modelers, health systems researchers, and others at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and its affiliates. Investigators as well as graduate trainees, fellows and students are encouraged to attend.

The CFAR Seminar Series is held in room 170 of the Bevill Biomedical Research Building at noon. Lunch is provided. Reservations are not necessary.
Speakers are announced via the CFAR listserve announcements, website calendar, Facebook, Twitter and by posting of flyers in research areas around campus.

Bevill Biomedical Research Building (BBRB)
845 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Room 170

CFAR Working Groups and Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs)

CFAR supports several ongoing, long term working groups that meet regularly. Most of these groups are open to new members. Contact the leaders of these groups to join or for more information.

1917 Clinical Cohort Meeting

Led by Dr. Jessica Merlin to engage investigators from across UAB who are interested in clinical outcomes research.  Visit the 1917 Clinic Cohort website for additional information.
Meets most weeks
Contact Dr. Jessica Merlin to be added to the mailing list.

Virology Discussion Group (VDG)

VDG has been an active working group for those interested in virology and immunology research at UAB for over 20 years.  
Meets Fridays at 12:30pm in BBRB 263.
Contact Dr. Peter Prevelige for more information on the schedule and dates.

CFAR Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs)

are charged with developing specific, achievable objectives based on synergies identified between bench scientists, community / behavioral scientists, and clinicians for the study of HIV/AIDS, thus translating the Center’s scientific agenda into action. Current IRGs include the following. Contact a group leader for more information.

Dr. Turner Overton-Leader   
CFAR IRG: HIV and Metabolism

Dr. Janet Turan-Leader   
CFAR IRG: The FRESH (Finding Respect and Ending Stigma around HIV) IRG  (Formerly the  ZamBama IRG)

Dr. Steffanie Sabbaj -Leader   
IRG: HIV Pathogenesis and Immunopathogenesis

Dr. Phillip Smith-Leader   
Mucosal IRG: Defining the relative role of innate factors and HIV-1 neutralizing and/or blocking antibodies in mucosal HIV-1 infection

Drs. Olaf Kutsch, Jamil Saad,Frank Wolschendorf-Leaders 
CFAR IRG UAB drug discovery in the area of HIV-1 and associated diseases: KSHC/EBV eradication strategies to improve treatment outcome of AIDS-related malignancies

HIV Providers Meeting

HIV Providers meet regularly to lively case discussions and patient care at the UAB 1917 Clinic. The meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays at 12N - 1pm.
For more information, contact Dr. Turner Overton.

Program in Immunology Seminar Series

The CFAR jointly supports this weekly UAB Seminar Series, which is organized by the multi-disciplinary Program in Immunology. This program consists of over 100 UAB Faculty who identify themselves as basic or clinical immunologists and are members of multiple units at UABA desire for excellence on the part of the UAB faculty, coupled with the relative youth of the institution, has promoted a collective attitude of interdepartmental cooperation and collegiality. Use this link to see a listing of speakers in this series, many of which are CFAR members.

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