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Supporting People Living with HIV in Vietnam

June 5, 2024

Recently, UNC Research sat down with UNC CFAR Social and Behavorial Core Co-Director Dr. Vivian Go, PhD, and UNC CFAR Developmental Core Co-Director Dr. Bill Miller, MD, PhD. They are leading several clinical trials in Vietnam aimed at preventing HIV transmission and providing comprehensive support for individuals affected by the disease. Dr. Go serves as … Read more

UNC Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Mouse Model for Kaposi Sarcoma Treatment Advancements

May 22, 2024

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNC LCCC) researchers have developed a groundbreaking mouse model for Kaposi sarcoma, a cancer prevalent among HIV-positive individuals. This model promises to facilitate the development of novel drugs for the disease, offering hope for improved treatment options. Published in Cell Host & Microbe, the study marks a significant milestone, providing … Read more

Jiang, member of UNC HIV Cure Center, receives $4.46-million NIMH Grant

May 16, 2024

Guochun Jiang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics and member of the UNC HIV Cure Center, received an R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for his project “Defining the HIV reservoir and latency mechanism in human brain myeloid cells” which is funded for five years and $4.6 million. To see the … Read more

UNC CFAR Shows Their Participation at CROI

April 12, 2024

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) took place this year in Denver Colorado on March 3-6. This conference is used to provide a forum for basic scientists and clinical investigators to present, discuss, and critique their investigations into the epidemiology and biology of human retroviruses and associated diseases. This year, UNC was proud … Read more

Social and Behavioral Sciences Core: Spring 2024 Networking Event Overview!

March 8, 2024

The Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Cores of UNC and Duke CFARs co-hosted an exciting in person Spring 2024 Networking Event. The event, “Untangling the Quagmire of Stigma,” explored how best to use stigma assessment to identify effective stigma reduction interventions. With over sixty-five attendees and held at Duke University’s School of Nursing, a panel … Read more

Early-Stage Investigator Spotlight – Dr. Tiffany Breger at the 27th Annual National CFAR Meeting

January 19, 2024

Dr. Tiffany Breger attended the 27th Annual CFAR Meeting as an Early-Stage Investigator scholarship recipient at which she presented her research on statin uptake among participants in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study and Women’s Interagency HIV Study. Among nearly 1700 men and women indicated for statin treatment between 2014 and 2018 (based on 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines), … Read more

In Memory of Dr. Ada Adimora

January 5, 2024

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of UNC CFAR’s Co-Director, Ada Adimora, Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine and professor of epidemiology. Dr. Adimora, a brilliant and compassionate physician scientist, left an indelible mark in our program, department, and the broader medical community. Dr. Adimora worked at UNC as a … Read more

UNC-Chapel Hill Named National HIV Residency Pathway Consortium Site

December 21, 2023

UNC-Chapel Hill was recently named a National HIV Residency Pathway Consortium Site and awarded a year-long, $68,000 grant to support its efforts in training family medicine and internal medicine residents in caring for people with HIV. UNC’s site Investigators, Rick Moore, MD, and Louise Rambo King, MD, have a storied history of caring for patients … Read more

2023-2024 CFAR Developmental Core Traditional RFP

October 4, 2023

The below Traditional Developmental Award funding opportunity is an open solicitation for proposals on any HIV-related topic in alignment with NIH funding priorities. In addition, the Developmental Core periodically posts Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) in UNC CFAR priority areas. A NOSI for a Secondary Data Analysis of specific databases shares the timetable of this … Read more

UNC CFAR’s HIV/STD Core Associate Director, De Paris Receives Grant to Study HIV Vaccination in Infant Disease Models

July 7, 2023

The 7.5-million grant from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will help researchers pinpoint specific factors that lead to a better immune response through HIV vaccination. Kristina de Paris, PhD, Associate Director, UNC CFAR’s HIV/STD Core, and professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and colleagues were awarded a grant for their … Read more