Call for CFAR IAB Members at Large: Applications due 10/21/19

The UCSF-Gladstone CFAR is reconfiguring and redefining the function of its Internal Advisory Board (IAB) and is soliciting applications for Members-at-Large.

The purpose of the IAB will be to provide strategic guidance and input to the new CFAR leadership as they brainstorm and plan new activities, develop policies and procedures, and evaluate existing cores and services moving into the competitive renewal due in August 2021.

A diversity of perspectives is vital to the functioning of the board. The committee will represent a cross-section of HIV research at UCSF and our partner institutions. We will have standing members representing CFAR’s main constituencies - institutions or programs with large segments of the local HIV research community (e.g. Gladstone Institutes; San Francisco Veterans Association Medical Center/NCIRE; San Francisco Department of Public Health; Vitalant Research Institute; UCSF School of Nursing; UCSF Division of Experimental Medicine; UCSF Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine; UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, etc.). The rest of the HIV research enterprise will be represented by Members-at-Large, recruited here. Members-at-Large will have the opportunity to advocate for their areas of research or related constituent groups, and their votes will have the same weight as votes from the standing members. Early-career faculty members interested in the workings of CFAR and contributing are encouraged to apply for Members-at-Large positions.

IAB Members-at-Large recruited during this round will serve two-year terms based on their interest, involvement, and the timing of the CFAR re-competition.

The board will meet on an as-needed basis, typically after the monthly Wednesday morning CFAR seminar (will be held usually the first Wednesday of every month in Carr Auditorium at San Francisco General Hospital). The first meeting of the newly configured IAB with the Members-at-Large will be held at 9:00am, Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at SFGH). Meetings will only be held as needed and with an agenda and relevant materials distributed in advance.

Responsibilities of at-large IAB members are as follows:

  1. Attend IAB meetings and other strategic planning meetings as requested. Review the agenda and supporting materials prior to board meetings. If members are unable to attend a meeting, they are responsible for reviewing the meeting materials ahead of the meeting and providing their written feedback by noon the day before.
  2. Be informed about CFAR and its cores, services, activities, and award programs and educate others about them.
  3. Provide occasional support and advice to specific programs depending on interest, assist in the development of new programs, and provide guidance on the allocation of CFAR resources.

In recognition of these responsibilities which we estimate will take 3-4 hours each month, CFAR IAB Members-at-Large will receive 2.5% FTE salary support.

If interested in applying, please fill out this web form along with uploading your NIH Biosketch and CV by COB, Monday, October 21, 2019.