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



New Investigator Publications from X. Simon Wang, PhD

April 01, 2015

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate X. Simon Wang, PhD, on three new publications, featured in Methods and the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, and funded in part by his DC D-CFAR NIH Administrative Supplement Grant for US-China Biomedical Collaborative Research on Cancer, Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases including HIV/AIDS and its Co-morbidities.

New NIH Award: Mark Burke, PhD

March 31, 2015

Congratulations to investigator Dr. Mark Burke, PhD for his new NIH award, "Mechanisms of Pediatric HIV Neurological Impairment, 1R03MH107261-01".

New Investigator Publication from Amanda Castel, MD, MPH, and Heather Young, PhD, MPH

March 25, 2015

Amanda Castel, MD, MPH, and Heather Young, PhD, MPH, Associate Professors at the Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently published a paper in conjunction with their colleagues at the DC Department of Health titled "Trends in Cancer Diagnoses and Survival among Persons with AIDS in a high HIV Prevalence Urban Area".

New Investigator Publication from Jeffrey "Bart" Bingenheimer

March 25, 2015

Jeffrey "Bart" Bingenheimer, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor at the Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, served as lead author on a paper featured in the March 2015 issue of the journal Studies in Family Planning.

AIDSVu Launches First Site to Visualize HIV Care Continuum

February 27, 2015

AIDSVu's HIVContinuum is the first site to map HIV care outcomes in five heavily impacted US cities: Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Washington DC. The HIV care continuum demonstrates each stage of HIV care from initial diagnosis to achieving viral suppression.

DC D-CFAR members featured on Kojo Nnamdi Show

February 19, 2015

DC D-CFAR member and Associate Professor in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department at GW, Amanda Castel, MD, MPH, and DC D-CFAR Community Advisory Board member and Executive Director of MetroTeen AIDS, Adam Tenner, were featured on the Kojo Nnamdi show this week to discuss the future of HIV/AIDS treatment and services in DC.

New Publication: Maria De Jesus, PhD

January 27, 2015

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Maria De Jesus, PhD on her new publication "Getting tested is almost like going to the Salem witch trials: discordant discourses between Western public health messages and sociocultural expectations surrounding HIV testing among East African immigrant women", funded in part by a DC D-CFAR pilot award.

Writing & Publishing on HIV/AIDS Panel Discussion

January 15, 2015

Featuring Dr. Jose Merino, US Clinical Research Editor for the BMJ, as well as researchers from GW's Milken Institute School of Publish Health, and the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research (DC D-CFAR).

Spring 2014 Pilot Awards Recipients Announced

September 05, 2014

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate the awards recipients for the spring cycle of the 2014 DC D-CFAR Pilot Awards Program.

NIH Application for Transition to DC CFAR

September 04, 2014

As many of you know, the DC D-CFAR recently submitted an application to the NIH to transition from a Developmental CFAR to a full CFAR, which would provide additional resources to support HIV research in Washington, DC.

New Publication: Mark Burke, PhD

September 03, 2014

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Mark Burke, PhD for his new publication, "Reduction of pyramidal and immature hippocampal neurons in pediatric simian immunodeficiency virus infection" funded in part by a DC D-CFAR pilot award.

New NIH Award: Imtiaz A Khan, PhD

August 27, 2014

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Imtiaz A Khan, PhD for his new NIH award, "CD8+ T-cell Exhaustion During Toxoplasmosis."

New NIH Award: Ivan Tong Mak, PhD

August 20, 2014

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Ivan Tong Mak, PhD for his new NIH award, "HAART-Mediated Cardiovascular Toxicity in HIV-1 Transgenic Rats: Mg Protection."

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."