Nominate Mentees for 2023-24 CFAR Mentoring Program by 9/1

August 02, 2023
CFAR Special Update

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to embark on our 20th year of the Andy I. Choi UCSF-Bay Area CFAR Mentoring Program!

We would like to invite the CFAR community to nominate or self-nominate eligible post-doctoral fellows or early-career faculty members to participate as mentees.

We encourage the nomination of promising candidates in basic, translational, clinical, and social and behavioral sciences at UCSF or at one of our CFAR-affiliated institutions who could benefit from our multi-component program which includes:

  • Career mentoring by a senior faculty member
  • Monthly professional development workshops, including time management; manuscript and grant writing; the art of negotiation, among others
  • A Future Leaders in HIV Research Symposium to highlight the work of several of our early-career investigators and to provide research excellence awards 
  • A Leadership Retreat focused on topics such as building and sustaining teams and effectively managing conflict
  • Specific Aims Lightning Rounds peer review sessions for RAP and K award applications
  • A national Mentoring the Mentors workshop for mentors of CFAR mentees

For reference, prior cohorts of participants in the program can be found here.

To nominate someone for the program, we ask you to complete this brief form by Friday, September 1st. 

Self-nominations are welcome!

Thank you for your ongoing support of the CFAR Mentoring Program and our early-career investigators.

Warm regards,

Jonathan Fuchs, MD, MPH
Co-Director, UCSF-Bay Area CFAR Mentoring Program

John Sauceda, PhD
Co-Director, UCSF-Bay Area CFAR Mentoring Program

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
Director, UCSF-Bay Area CFAR