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The Administrative Core supports and promotes the entire range of basic, clinical, prevention, social, behavioral, and translational HIV research activities throughout the UNC CFAR. It provides the interface with community and advocacy groups, including sponsoring a yearly HIV/AIDS care symposium and the World AIDS Day symposium.

The Core also provides institutional infrastructure by: creating and managing information networks, including CFAR membership and administrative structures for meetings and communications; providing fiscal oversight and planning; securing and managing institutional support; helping with new faculty recruitment; securing space commitments; and managing the CFAR working groups.

The Administrative Core also supports the Office of Community Engagement (OCE). The OCE utilizes strategic engagement as a means of building long-term, sustainable relationships with local communities, people living with HIV and their families, students, research partners and investigators, and other universities and organizations across the country.