About Us

The District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR) is a unique city-wide consortium representing 190 HIV investigators at six collaborating academic research institutions in Washington, D.C.

Participating Institutions

The DC CFAR is made up of six research institutions:

  • American University
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

CFAR Network

The DC CFAR is a part of a larger network of Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide scientific leadership and institutional infrastructure for HIV/AIDS research.

Engagement in the DC CFAR

We encourage visitors and members to explore this site to learn more about the efforts of the DC CFAR to promote and support local, national and international HIV research.  Investigator members can learn more about core services offered including the Pilot Awards Program, mentoring services, basic science and biostatistics core services, conferences, workshops, and educational activities.