The Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides administrative and shared research support to synergistically enhance and coordinate high quality AIDS research projects. CFARs accomplish this through core facilities that provide expertise, resources, and services not otherwise readily obtained through more traditional funding mechanisms.
The CFAR program emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, especially between basic and clinical investigators, translational research in which findings from the laboratory are brought to the clinic and vice versa, and an emphasis upon inclusion of minorities and inclusion of prevention and behavioral change research.
This program was originally begun by the NIAID Division of AIDS in 1988 and most recently renewed through a 2013 program announcement. CFARs are co-funded by nine NIH Institutes.
The CFAR program is scientifically managed by these nine NIH Institutes as well as
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Last Updated September 11, 2014