The UCSF-Bay Area CFAR supports HIV research with a new core structure, including:
- Administrative Core: grant and fiscal management, communications, monitoring and evaluation, events and community engagement
- Developmental Core: mentoring programs including a new mentoring program designated for URM researchers; funding for mentored research projects, early stage investigators, and investigators new to HIV research
- Scientific Cores
- Basic and Translational Science: Immunology, Pharmacology, a new focus of Bioinformatics
- Clinical Research: including continued support of our dynamic SCOPE HIV cohort – a cohort that has been highly-productive in fostering pathogenesis and translational research; a new Participant Referral Service from Ward 86 to enhance diversity in SCOPE, other clinical cohorts and CFAR investigator-led studies; and continued support of Specimen Processing and Banking
- Bio-Behavioral Research: with a new Prevention cohort; a Substance Use Research Program; and a Biomarkers of Behavior Program featuring a laboratory which will provide objective metrics of adherence and substance use
The five Cores are supplemented by Scientific Working Groups focused on efforts to address structural determinants of health and grow expertise in methods to fundamentally advance goals to End the HIV Epidemic. Finally, cross-cutting areas across the entire CFAR include health equity and community engagement, training and career development, and international work.