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The UAB CFAR offers many different services and programs to assist in the development of investigators who are conducting HIV/AIDS research. Such resources include:

  Core Services and Specialized Equipment through 7 core facilities                                                                                                                        

  Developmental Funding Programs for early career investigators or mid-career faculty who are interested in new research areas
    (join our mailing list to receive notices)
    • CFAR Developmental Pilot Awards Program (see the Developmental Core page for updated information)
    • Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR) Funding Program
    • Assistance with NIH Administrative Supplements for CFAR, WIHS and CNICS-based studies
    • Pilot project and travel award funding to develop international studies at K-RITH in Durban, South Africa through our Infectious Diseases, Global Health and Vaccines Research Initiative.  Check the website for new RFAs.
    • Access to the HIV and Aging R24 Pilot Awards Program managed by the Pepper Center at Wake Forest University and UAB's CFAR Administrative Core. Signup for our listserv for notices of RFAs.
    • Co-funding for a pilot program with the UAB Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging and UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care to stimulate studies focused on aging, pain and supportive care for those with HIV.

  Linkages to experts and leaders in the field for Mentoring and unique expertise available via Consultation Services                                                                                           

  Fostering Collaborative Interactions through sponsorship of working groups, invited speakers and managing National Research Networks                  
    • Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs), more info
    • A-CTU, CNICS network, CNIHR funding program, WIHS cohort and the 1917 Cohort, more info
    • CFAR Monthly Seminar Series (join our mailing list to receive notices)
    • 1917 Clinical Cohort Meeting (meets most Fridays, email to receive notices)
    • CFAR Behavioral and Community Science Seminar Series (meets monthly, email Susan Chandler to receive notices)                                                                

  Connecting investigators, staff and trainees to funding notices, conferences, and educational opportunities of interest to those working in HIV/AIDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    • Monthly digests and notices through our Mailing List
    • Website
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

  Use of the CFAR Conference Room and Equipment for meetings                                                                                                                             

  Access to the CFAR Sharepoint Site for secure document sharing                                                                                                                            


CFAR Conference Room


IMAG0535The CFAR offers the use of its conference room and amenities to the UAB community. Located in the CFAR offices in suite 256 of the Bevill Biomedical Research Building (BBRB 256), the conference room comfortably seats 15-25 people. The room is equipped with a PC-computer, Smartboard, mounted projector, and wireless polycom conference phone. Submit a form below to request the room or call Bonnie Zarzaur at 4-1614. This room should not be considered reserved until confirmation is provided by Bonnie via email or phone. 

PLEASE NOTE: On December 31 of each year, all reservations for standing meetings will be cleared and new requests must be submitted. Requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Starting January, 2015, to allow for more widespread use of the room, limits to the number of standing meetings per day will be implemented.

Reserve CFAR Conference Room

National CFAR


The Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) program at the National Institutes of Health provides administrative and shared research support to synergistically enhance and coordinate high quality AIDS research projects. CFARs accomplish this through core facilities that provide expertise, resources, and services not otherwise readily obtained through more traditional funding mechanisms.

The CFAR program emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, especially between basic and clinical investigators as well as behavioral scientists to support translational research. The CFAR program also encourages training and mentoring of young investigators as well as an inclusion of women and minorities.

National CFAR Site