May 8, 2017
By Emory University
The Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (CFAR) received a five-year, $10 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further its work in decreasing HIV incidence, improving the well-being of infected individuals, training the next generation of researchers and clinical leaders, and ultimately finding a vaccine and cure for HIV.
Part of a national network of 20 leading research universities supported by the NIH, CFAR provides administrative and shared research support to enhance and coordinate HIV/AIDS research and supports development of early career investigators pursuing HIV/AIDS research. Centers for AIDS Research compete for funding renewal every five years and must demonstrate continued research growth, achievement in addressing the AIDS epidemic, and provide evidence of an impact in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
CFAR at Emory University is co-directed by Carlos del Rio, MD, Hubert Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, James W. Curran, MD, MPH, the James W. Curran Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, and Eric Hunter, Ph.D., Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For nearly two decades, CFAR has made significant strides in addressing the AIDS epidemic through clinical, basic, and prevention science.