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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. 



DC CFAR Community Advisory Board Pre-Conference Session

September 16, 2015

The DC CFAR Community Advisory Board (CAB) held a pre-conference panel session in association with the US Conference on AIDS (USCA).

DC CFAR Launch with Dr. Fauci

September 16, 2015

The DC CFAR held its official launch on September 15, 2015, featuring keynote speaker Anthony Fauci, MD from the National Institutes of Health.

New Publication features DC CFAR Investigators Xiong Jiang, PhD and Mary Young, MD

September 10, 2015

DC CFAR investigator Xiong Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University, has had his work recently featured in Radiology Today, along with DC CFAR investigator Mary Young, MD, Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University and site Principal Investigator of the NIH funded Women's Intra-Agency HIV Study (WIHS).

Investigator Publications from Monica Ruiz, PhD

September 08, 2015

Monica Ruiz, PhD has received recent recognition for her work on the effect of needle exchange programs on HIV transmission in DC.

New Investigator Publication from Nina Yamanis, PhD

August 21, 2015

DC CFAR Investigator Thespina Yamanis, PhD, Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at American University, has just published an article in AIDS and Behavior entitled "Young Men's Social Network Characteristics and Associations with Sexual Partnership Concurrency in Tanzania".

New Publications from Dr. Nekhai, PhD and Dr. Amol Kulkarni, PhD

August 17, 2015

Sergei Nekhai, PhD, Co-Director of the DC CFAR Basic Sciences Core and Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University, has co-authored two articles. One, published in Scientia Pharmaceutica, is titled "Activation of HIV-1 with Nanoparticle-Packaged Small-Molecule Protein Phosphatase-1-Targeting Compound". The other, co-authored by Amol Kulkarni, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Howard University, was published in Drug Design, Development and Therapy. The article is titled "Inhibition of HIV-1 by curcumin A, a novel curcumin analog". These articles were funded in part by support from the DC CFAR.

New Investigator Publication from Mudit Tyagi, PhD and Sergei Nekhai, PhD

July 29, 2015

Mudit Tyagi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University, and Sergei Nekai, PhD, Co-Diector of the DC CFAR Basic Sciences Core and Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University, have had an article published in Retrovirology. The article is titled "Reativaton of latent HIV- provirus via targeting protein phosphatase-1" . This article was funded in part by support from the DC CFAR.

New Investigator Publication from Douglas Nixon, MD, PhD

July 27, 2015

Douglas Nixon, MD, PhD, Director of the DC CFAR Basic Sciences Core and Director of the Cure Scientific Working Group, co-authored a study that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

New Investigator Publication from Steven Zeichner

July 13, 2015

Steven Zeichner, MD, PhD, Lab Director of the DC CFAR Basic Sciences Core, Senior Investigator at the Children's Research Institute and Professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at GW, has had an article published in PLOS ONE.

New NIH Award: Xiong Jiang, PhD

July 01, 2015

Xiong Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Georgetown University, has received an award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study "A Novel FMRI Biomarker of Asymptomatic HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders".

Amol Kulkarni, PhD, Promoted to Associate Professor

July 01, 2015

DC CFAR Investigator Amol Kulkarni, PhD has recently received a tenure promotion to Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Howard University.

New Investigator Publication from Yavar Moghimi

July 01, 2015

Dr. Yavar Moghimi, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at George Washignton University Medical Center, has had an article published in International Journal of Drug Policy. The article is titled "Evidence-Based Interventions to Enhance Assessment, Treatment and Adherence in the Chronic Hepatitis C Care Continuum".

New Investigator Publication from Maureen Lyon, PhD

June 23, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Lyon, PhD, Research Professor in Pediatrics at GW and Clinical Health Psychologist at Children's National, who collaborated on an article that was recently published in Contemporary Clinical Trials. The article, entitled "FAmily CEntered (FACE) advance care planning: Study design and methods for a patient-centered communication and decision-making intervention for patients with HIV/AIDS and their surrogate decision-makers", explores HIV/AIDS-specific advance care planning.

New Investigator Publication from Mark Burke, PhD

June 16, 2015

The DC CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. Mark Burke, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Howard University, for his recent publication in ACS Chemical Nueroscience. The article, titled "Of Mice and Monkeys: Can animal models be utilized to study neurological consequences of pediatric HIV-1 infection", was a result of his DC CFAR Pilot Award on altered neurodevelopment in pediatric HIV infection.

New Findings from START Study headed by DC CFAR Investigator Dr. Fred Gordin

June 03, 2015

Recently released findings from a major international randomized clinical trial headed by Executive Committee Member of the DC CFAR and Principal Investigator Dr. Fred Gordin found that HIV-infected individuals have a substantially lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs sooner instead of waiting until their CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels. These findings, along with previous studies showing that ARV treatment reduces risk of HIV transmission to uninfected sexual partners, support offering treatment to everyone with HIV.