Drs. John Schneider and Jenny Trinitapoli, leaders of the Developmental Core, and CFAR director, Dr. Richard D’Aquila, would like to congratulate the investigators recently selected for CFAR pilot awards. These one-year, high impact projects address NIH’s Office of AIDS Research priorities and are supported by $50,000 awards from the Developmental Core. The early career investigators who lead pilot projects will receive mentorship from CFAR core directors and will utilize CFAR services to complete this vital work. The preliminary data pilot projects generate will enhance investigators’ future applications to NIH.

Patient Outcome Reporting for Timely Assessments of Life with HIV and Anxiety (PORTAL HIV-A)
Neda Laiteerapong, MD, the University of Chicago

Examining Preferred ARV Implementation Strategies Among Young Black MSM: A Multilevel Approach
Jade Pagkas-Bather, MD, the University of Chicago

Persistence, Risk, and Decision-Making Among a PrEP Using Cohort: A Mixed-Methods Study
Maria Pyra, PhD, the University of Chicago and Howard Brown Health
Michael Castro, MPH, Howard Brown Health

Population Management Approach to PrEP at Community Health Centers (PMAP)
Jessica Ridgway, MD, the University of Chicago
Jodi Simon, DrPH, AllianceChicago

The Third Coast CFAR scientific cores will provide services and resources to support the Spring 2020 Pilot Projects as they develop. Learn more about CFAR core services.