The DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR) supports five Cores. Each Core provides services that facilitate HIV/AIDS research and contribute synergistically to the overall DC CFAR mission.
The Administrative Core provides leadership for the DC CFAR Cores and Scientific Working Groups, promotes synergies across the six collaborating academic institutions and supports partnerships with government, community and academic collaborators.
The Developmental Core coordinates the DC CFAR Pilot Awards Program, the microgrant program, mentoring and educational and training opportunities. The Core targets its programs towards early stage, new and newly transitioning HIV investigators, with an emphasis on women and underrepresented minorities.
Basic Sciences Core
The Basic Sciences Core provides a wide range of virologic, molecular, immunological and imaging laboratory services and training.
Clinical and Population Sciences Core
The Clinical and Population Sciences Core provides clinical, epidemiologic and biostatistical services; recruitment and retention consultation and support; and access to biological samples and clinical databases from new and existing studies and networks.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Core
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Core provides a range of services to provide support on the concepts, theories, methods and methodologies in the social and behavioral sciences relevant to HIV/AIDS.