The Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program of the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research


Jonathan Fuchs

Jonathan Fuchs, MD, MPH; Co-director, Andy Choi CFAR Mentoring Program.

The Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program of the UCSF-Gladstone Center for AIDS Research (Tribute to Andy Choi) is now in its 16th year of operation. The program is designed to help develop the scientific career goals of early HIV investigators and postdoctoral scholars. It emphasizes one-on-one interactions between well established UCSF faculty investigators and junior researchers pursuing HIV research at UCSF or affiliated institutes.


Submissions for new nominees to the program are accepted in the Fall. To nominate a new mentee to the program, please contact one of the Mentoring Program directors. Online nominations for new program mentees may be submitted only by CFAR Scientific Council (CSC) members.

picture of John Sauceda

John Sauceda, PhD, Co-Director, Andy Choi CFAR Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program conducts a Workshop Series and a Mentee Scientific Symposium.This event is a unique opportunity to present current research to peers, mentors, and the HIV/AIDS research community at large. The symposium is usually a half day event held at the Gladstone Institutes Mahley Auditorium. The program concludes with an all-day Leadership Retreat focused on high priory professional topics.

Mentoring program activities include:

Learn more about Dr. Andy I. Choi in this tribute letter from CFAR Directors Warner C. Greene and Paul A. Volberding, written after his sudden death in 2010.

Monica Gandhi

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH; Director, UCSF-Gladstone CFAR, Director Emeritus, CFAR Mentoring Program

Program Support

The UCSF AIDS Research Institute (ARI) provides critical funding for all CFAR mentoring events and for participation in national mentoring conferences.