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 dedicated core facilities

  Developmental Funding Programs for early career investigators or mid-career faculty who are interested in new research areas
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    • 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
    • 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. Sign up for our listserv for notices 
    • 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.
    • Mentoring and Faculty Development activities (refining specific aims, grant review, selecting a mentor) are advertised through our Listserv
    • New! Apply for Spark Grants for travel to meetings, IRB costs or educational/training activities. More info

  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
    • Research Roundtable groups provide a forum for investigators and trainees to refine scientific initiatives and identify services and needs provided through CFAR cores and services.
    • A-CTU, CNICS network, CNIHR funding program, WIHS cohort and the 1917 Cohort, more info                                                        

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

  Use of the CFAR Conference Room and Equipment for meetings (see below)                                                                                                                            

CFAR Conference Room

after 2The 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 18-25 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.  An electronic billboard mounted outside the room indicates daily availability.  

This room should not be considered reserved until confirmation is provided by Bonnie via email or phone. Meetings of less than 8 people may not be approved to allow for use by larger groups only. Standing meetings may not be approved to allow time for impromptu meetings each day.

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