News

DC CFAR investigators are highly active in local, national and international HIV/AIDS research.  Learn more about the latest research and funding news. 



New NIH Award: Valerie Oji, PharmD, BCPP

August 06, 2014

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Valerie Oji, PharmD, BCPP for her new award, "Implementing HAND Assessments and Treatments to Specialty Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in HIV/AIDS Infected Psychiatric Populations."

New NIH Award: Mimi Ghosh, PhD

July 30, 2014

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Mimi Ghosh, PhD, an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University, for her new NIH award, "Impact of Menopause and Sexual Trauma on HIV Acquisition in Women."

The Impact of Sexual Violence on the Systemic and Female Genital Tract

September 19, 2013

Mimi Ghosh, PhD, MS has received a NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement to study the relationship between sexual violence and inflammatory response in women from Washington, DC where there is a high prevalence of HIV. Dr. Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University.

Expanding Multiparametric Flow Cytometry Capacity for the DC D-CFAR

August 29, 2013

Douglas F. Nixon, MD, PhD has been awarded a NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement to improve the multiparmetric flow cytometry capacity for the DC D-CFAR Dr. Nixon is the Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the George Washington University.

2014 CFAR/APC ECHPP Meeting

July 26, 2013

Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH has been awarded NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement to host the 2014 ECHPP meeting. Dr. Greenberg is the Director of the DC D-CFAR and a Professor and Chair in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University.

Using Surveillance Data to Drive Cascade-Related Community-Based HIV

June 01, 2013

Amanda D. Castel, MD, MPH has been awarded a NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement to implement a pilot community-based mobile HIV intervention through ECHPP-3. Dr. Castel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University.

CFAR ECHPP Initiative

August 09, 2012

Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH has been awarded a second parent award for the ECHPP Initiative. Dr. Greenberg is the Director of the DC D-CFAR and a Professor and Chair in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University.

Targeting Protein Phosphatase-1 for Activation of Latent HIV-1 Provirus

August 09, 2012

Sergei Nekhai, PhD has received a NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement to study novel therapeutic approaches for latent HIV provirus. Dr. Nekhai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Howard University.

ECHPP Initiative

August 09, 2012

Amanda D. Castel, MD, MPH has been awarded NIH CFAR Administrative Supplemental funding to continue work with the Department of Health in the district. Dr. Castel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University.

Natural Product Derived CXCR4/CCR2 Dual-targeted Fusion Inhibitors

September 01, 2011

X. Simon Wang, PhD has received a NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement to conduct virtual screening of potential CXCR4/CCR2 dual targeting fusion inhibitors. Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Howard University.

Microvascular Endothelial Function and Aging in Patients with HIV/AIDS

September 01, 2011

Dan Wang, MD, PhD has been awarded a NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement to collect preliminary data on microvascular function and perivascular adipose tissue signaling in older adults. Dr. Wang is a Research Associate Professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning and Implementation for Metropolitan Statistical Areas Most Affected by HIV/AIDS

September 01, 2011

Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH has been awarded a parent award for the ECHPP Initiative. Dr. Greenberg is the Director of the DC D-CFAR and a Professor and Chair in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University.

GWU Support of ECHPP Initiative

September 01, 2011

Amanda D. Castel, MD, MPH has been awarded NIH CFAR Administrative Supplemental funding to evaluate current DC linkage to care and assess the feasibility of PrEP in the district. Dr. Castel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the George Washington University.

Microvascular Targeting Drug (ARV)-Loaded Multifunctional Nanoparticles to M Cells Overlaying GALT (HIV-1 Reservoir)

September 01, 2011

Emmanuel Akala, PhD, RpH, MSc was awarded a NIH CFAR Administrative Supplement for his work utilzing nanoparticles to deliver antiretroviral drugs. Dr. Akala is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Howard University.