International Program Goals and Overview

Introduction

Craig Cohen, MD, MPH
Director, CFAR International Program

Director Craig Cohen, MD, MPH

The UCSF-Gladstone CFAR International Program's mission is to serve our community of researchers working internationally, with a major focus on East Africa. We are dedicated to supporting junior investigators including scholars from UCSF, the Gladstone Institute, and partner institutions in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The International Programs office supports research, training, and collaboration. We aspire to catalyze future research in the region through building local capacity, strengthening local institutions and creating opportunities for interdisciplinary and multi-country collaboration to address the HIV epidemic. Furthermore, we aim to leverage our research collaborations focused on HIV/AIDS to generate new resources and opportunities to combat the other health needs throughout the region.

CFAR International Program organization

The UCSF-Gladstone CFAR redefined its international program based on the strategic aims outlined in its successful recompetition in 2011, and subsequently building on the outcomes of a strategic international retreat convened jointly by CFAR and UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS) in October 2012. Specifically, the program aims to support research in resource-limited international settings by leveraging all CFAR cores and programs and facilitating their international activities.

Program Goals

The goals of the international program include:

Overview of International Projects

UCSF's HIV/AIDS researchers work across the globe individually and as part of global research networks. UCSF-GIVI's developmental awards are open to emerging investigators working both within and outside the focus region, including Latin America, Asia, and Southern Africa.