The University of Chicago (UC) is a private institution of higher education that has had leading research programs in its graduate schools since it was founded in 1892, including research in the biomedical and social sciences. In recent years, the Office of the President of The University of Chicago has supported several inter-disciplinary centers and academic activities relevant to HIV research: the School of Social Service Administration STD and HIV Intervention network (SHINE), the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the China Center in Beijing, and the India Center in Delhi.

The Biological Sciences Division at The University of Chicago is unique in American higher education in that no other American university combines the delivery of undergraduate biological sciences education with graduate, medical, and postgraduate education. This is made possible by a compact, integrated divisional organization in which all elements of academic medicine – basic and translational research, education, and patient care – are consolidated in a single campus in Hyde Park.

The unique organization of the Pritzker School of Medicine within the Biological Sciences Division benefits both students and faculty by offering opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration among basic science and clinical faculty and for the faculty to teach in the division and the medical school. The University of Chicago Medicine is the clinical enterprise for the medical center. It includes multiple hospitals and has outpatient locations throughout the Chicago area.

Other key participants from UC in the CFAR include:

School of Social Service Administration (SSA)

Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE)

The University of Chicago Genomics Facility