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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. 



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.

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.