The Third Coast CFAR would like to congratulate the four local teams selected to lead Ending the HIV Epidemic Supplement Projects. These collaborations were developed in response to a funding opportunity open to NIAID-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) and NIMH-funded AIDS Research Centers (ARCs).

They include key practitioners, faculty, stakeholders, and evaluators from Howard Brown Health, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, the Chicago Department of Public Health, and other collaborators in the Midwest.

Improving PrEP Uptake and Persistence among Cis-Gender Women of Color
Project Leader: Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS

PrEP Persistence and Implementation in High Burden Areas in the Midwest
Project Leader: Moira McNulty, MD, MPH

Preparing for PrEP scale-out in criminal justice settings
Project Leader: Russell Brewer, DrPH, MPH

Next Generation Responses to HIV-related Events in Ending the Epidemic Contexts
Project Leader: John Schneider, MD, MPH

Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group

The CFAR’s new Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group (EHE SWG), led by Drs. Inger Burnett-Zeigler and Gregory Phillips II, will build on the momentum generated during brainstorming sessions for these proposals. The EHE SWG aims to aims to catalyze collaborations that promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health care and public health that can help end the HIV epidemic. The group will work together, and as smaller “action teams”, to develop multiple proposals for funding via the Third Coast CFAR Developmental Core, future national CFAR administrative supplement RFAs, service grants from HRSA or CDC, as well as NIH research proposals, that support the EHE initiatives four pillars: diagnose, treat, prevent, and respond.