The Andy I. Choi Mentoring Program of the UCSF-Bay Area Center for AIDS Research (Tribute to Andy Choi) is now in its 17th 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. Online nominations for new program mentees may be submitted by potential mentors or interested early-stage investigators can self-nominate.
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 priority professional topics.
Mentoring program activities include:
- Workshop Series
- Annual Research Symposium
- Mentoring for mentors training and workshops
- Online Virtual Binder with resources for mentors and mentees
Learn more about Dr. Andy I. Choi in this tribute letter from former CFAR Directors Warner C. Greene and Paul A. Volberding, written after his sudden death in 2010.
The UCSF AIDS Research Institute (ARI) provides critical funding for all CFAR mentoring events and for participation in national mentoring conferences.