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 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.

Transition from Developmental to Full CFAR: Press Coverage

June 03, 2015

On Monday June 1, we began our first week as the full District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR), with a five-year project period of 2015-2020. This is an exciting time in which we will work to address the DC CFAR mission of supporting research that contributes to ending the HIV epidemic in Washington, DC and beyond.

New Investigator Publication from Mudit Tyagi, PhD

June 01, 2015

The DC CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. Mudit Tyagi for his recent publication in Virology.

New Investigator Publication from Steven Zeichner

May 18, 2015

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. Steve Zeichner on his recent publication in Retrovirology. The paper, entitled "Apoptosis-induced activation of HIV-1 in latently infected cell lines", was funded in part by a DC D-CFAR grant.

Georgetown University Selected as REPRIEVE Trial Site

May 12, 2015

Georgetown University, one of the member institutions of the DC D-CFAR, has been selected to serve as a REPRIEVE Trial site (AIDS Clinical Trials Group 5332/5333s). Dr. Princy Kumar, MD will serve as the Principal Investigator of the Georgetown Site.

New Investigator Publication from Maria de Jesus, PhD

April 22, 2015

The DC D-CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. Maria de Jesus on her recent publication in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Her publication, titled "Attitudes, perceptions and behaviors towards HIV testing among African-American and East African immigrant women in Washington, DC: implications for targeted HIV testing promotion and communication strategies", was funded in part by her DC D-CFAR Pilot Award Grant, "HIV-related perceptions among East African and African American women in DC".

Save the Date: DC CFAR Basic Science Core Research Day Scheduled for May 14, 2015

April 20, 2015

Please mark your calendars for the DC D-CFAR's Basic Science Core Research Day!

The DC D-CFAR Receives NIH Funding to Become a Full Center for AIDS Research

April 16, 2015

The DC D-CFAR receives NIH funding to become a full center for AIDS research (CFAR).

Inter-CFAR HIV Continuum of Care Working Group Publishes Second JAIDS Supplement

April 15, 2015

The Inter-CFAR HIV Continuum of Care Working Group's second JAIDS supplement, "Addressing the Challenges of the HIV Continuum of Care in High Prevalence Cities in the United States", is now available on the JAIDS website. This supplemental issue describes the second series of studies to emerge from an NIH-funded initiative designed to increase collaborations among the CFARs, AIDS Prevention Centers (APCs) and local public health departments to inform and enhance outcomes in the HIV care continuum in settings where evidence-based practices are urgently needed.