Science & Cores
Together Third Coast CFAR’s Cores fulfill the center’s mission to catalyze cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary HIV research collaborations with a broad scope and major impact on the HIV epidemic in Chicago. The Cores provide services and assays to enable all fields of HIV research to contribute to ending the epidemic, as well as leadership, communication, networking, seed funding, and mentoring. A Scientific Working Group called END HIV incubates new teams combining biomedical and behavioral researchers. END HIV and the Cores will help these teams engage the community in focusing on the “leading edge” of the epidemic in young men who have sex with men (YMSM).
Coordinates leadership, management, communication, and networking for HIV/AIDS research across all CFAR sites and partners. END HIV, the Scientific Working Group, is embedded in this core.
Funds developmental core awards, provides strong mentorship for junior faculty and other trainees, and strengthens the capacity for HIV research in community settings.
Clinical Sciences Core
Facilitates and enhances patient-oriented clinical and translational HIV research by optimizing recruitment and increasing access to data, services, and mentorship for researchers.
Behavioral, Social and Implementation Sciences Core
Provides infrastructure that enables investigators to address the contextual factors driving HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations, training in implementation science and statistics, and improved community engagement.
Viral Pathogenesis Core
Increases access to state-of-the art tools of modern biological HIV research and facilitates collaborations between biomedical and behavioral researchers.
Scientific Working Group
The END HIV Scientific Working Group is designed to incubate new collaborations between biomedical and behavioral/social science researchers leading to NIH submissions and to enhance community participation in those projects.