URMC CFAR in the News
UR Named Center for AIDS Research by the National Institutes of Health - One of Only 18 Centers in U.S.
The University of Rochester was named a Center for AIDS Research by the National Institutes of Health, a designation that infuses $7.5 million into HIV/AIDS work across the University and places it amongst the best in the nation for research to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of the disease. The new award spans five years and will be used to form unique collaborations, such as between the Department of Neurology at the Medical Center and the Institute of Optics on the River Campus, with the goal of delivering high-impact discoveries. Even more importantly, it will support the career development of the next generation of HIV/AIDS researchers – young investigators who will transform today’s discoveries into new treatments or practices – through mentoring programs and pilot grants. Click here to read the full press release. Interviews and press:
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) approved funding of $2.056 million for a University of Rochester Medical Center team to study how to reduce disparities and improve empowerment among HIV patients.
The University of Rochester Medical Center and its HIV/AIDS research groups, the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Rochester Victory Alliance (RVA), have once again partnered with Rochester-area advocacy groups to promote a week-long series of events and educational seminars in celebration of World AIDS Day, set for Dec. 1.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is receiving national recognition for its commitment to equal care for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients and their families. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation named URMC a 2013 Leader in Healthcare Equality. URMC is one of only a handful of Western New York medical providers to earn this designation.
The University of Rochester was named a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) by the National Institutes of Health, a designation that infuses $7.5 million into HIV/AIDS work across the University and places it amongst the best in the nation for research to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of the disease.
As our collective understanding of HIV pathology grows, yielding more sophisticated and successful treatments, so must the knowledge of front-line clinicians. Now, a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) award will fund a URMC research team aiming to help by better circulating evidence-based practice guidelines amongst community providers who care for HIV-positive patients.
Two of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s HIV/AIDS research centers – the Developmental Center for AIDS Research and the Rochester Victory Alliance – have teamed up with other groups and community leaders to sponsor scientific seminars and local events to mark World AIDS Day, which is observed every year on Dec. 1. As the search continues for an effective vaccine, AIDS Day activities offer important avenues for presenting recent research findings and increasing awareness of the disease.
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s HIV vaccine clinical trials unit, The Rochester Victory Alliance, will join with local community partners to present events and activities on May 15, 17 and 18, to mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, an annual observance to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine. It is also a day to educate communities about the importance of preventive HIV vaccine research.
A new program, jointly funded by the University of Rochester Medical Center and the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research at Temple University, will help researchers identify and test chemical compounds that could be candidates for new drugs.
A protein that protects some of our immune cells from the most common and virulent form of HIV works by starving the virus of the molecular building blocks that it needs to replicate, according to research published online today by Baek Kim and graduate student Waaqo Daddacha in Nature Immunology.
As the world approaches the 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day, recent developments in global vaccine research are providing a glimmer of hope that an effective vaccine might be within reach. The University of Rochester Medical Center’s Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR), the Rochester Victory Alliance (RVA) and other community groups have teamed up to sponsor a day of events on Thursday, Dec. 1.