International Programs

The mission of the UCSF-Gladstone CFAR International Program is to serve our community of researchers working internationally. The program aims to support research in resource-limited international settings by leveraging all CFAR cores and programs and facilitating their international activities. The region of East Africa is a priority of our program given the strong UCSF presence there. (Read the full introduction by Director Craig Cohen)

CFAR leadership at opening of Translational Research Laboratory at IDI in Uganda

Dr. Paul Volberding; Dr. Andrew Kambugu, Director of Research of the IDI; Dr. Steffi Sowinski, East Africa Regional Director and Translational Lab Director; and Dr. Warner Greene at the laboratory launch.

Translational Research Capacity Building Program

Our Center's central goal is facilitating scientific progress in HIV by providing the broadest community of member investigators with direct services that result in important collaborative work. CFAR assembles scientific teams across our distributed research environment and supports those efforts, via our new Translational Research Laboratory in Uganda, Cohorts, and CFAR Scientific Cores.

International Mentorship Program

Conference Participants

Participants at the 7th semiannual conference in Kisumu, Kenya. See the UCSF Global Health Sciences blog for more images.

Training in specific mentorship techniques can enhance mentor and mentee outcomes in academic settings. Toward the end of 2012, planning began for a series of formal "Mentoring the Mentors" workshops to be held throughout the five-year grant period at international sites associated with the five consortia of the Fogarty Global Health Program, co-sponsored by the UCSF CFAR.

Funding for Early Career Investigators


UCSF Campus


International Partners and Resources