Call for CFAR IAB Members at Large: Applications due 4/5/22

The UCSF-Bay Area CFAR is again soliciting applications for a new Member-at-Large for our Internal Advisory Board (IAB).

The purpose of the IAB is to provide strategic guidance and input to the CFAR leadership as they implement new activities, develop and refine policies and procedures, and evaluate new and existing cores and services as we move into our next competitive segment starting in September 2022.

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 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 is be represented by Members-at-Large, recruited here. Members-at-Large 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.

The IAB Member-at-Large recruited during this round will serve a two-year term 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. 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.

If interested in applying, please fill out this web form along with uploading your NIH Biosketch and CV by COB, Tuesday, April 5, 2022.