Success Stories

Our CFAR has helped our faculty, and especially our young faculty, to compete successfully for new funding and for CFAR supplements at the national level. In 2011 our faculty received 4 supplements – including 1 of only 2 nanotechnology supplements awarded nationally. In addition, CFAR funding and mentoring support has resulted in a 10:1 return on investment in terms of new grants as well as academic promotions for 6 of the 7 young faculty members who received such support.

David Adler David Adler, MD
Focus: HPV epidemiology in HIV+ and HIV- cohorts (international)
Department: Emergency Medicine

CFAR Support

Interdisciplinary Mentoring: M. Keefer, S. Dewhurst (CFAR), T. Pearson (CTSI)
Pilot Funding: 2008
Coordination with other Cores: Core C (human subjects assistance), Core E (statistics)

Outcomes

CFAR pilot award (2008)
Received a KL2 award from the UR CTSI (2009)
Awarded a NIH K23 grant (2010-2015)
Pilot Promoted to Associate Professor at UR
4 supported publications to date

Krupa Shah Krupa Shah, MD
Focus: HIV and Aging
Department: Medicine (Geriatrics)

CFAR Support

Interdisciplinary Mentoring: S. Dewhurst, A. Luque (CFAR), W. Hall (Geriatrics)
Pilot Funding: 2010
Coordination with other Cores: Core C (custom ”frailty” cohort established), Core E (statistics)

Outcomes

CFAR pilot award (2010)
Independent CFAR supplement (2011)
Merck/AGS New Investigator Award (2011)
KL2 award from the UR CTSI (2012)
Promoted to Assistant Professor (2012)
2 supported publications to date (plus 1 submitted)

James Kobie James Kobie, Ph.D.
Focus: HIV Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies; B Cells
Department: Medicine
Status: NIH-defined New & ESI Faculty member

CFAR Support

Interdisciplinary Mentoring: M. Keefer, I. Sanz (CFAR), T. Pearson (CTSI)
Pilot Funding: 2009
Coordination with other Cores: Core C (custom ”BNA” cohort established), Core D (Env proteins), Core E (statistics)

Outcomes

CFAR pilot award (2009)
Received a CHAVI/HVTN Early Stage Investigator Award (2010-12), with CFAR mentoring
Received a HVTN Initiatives Program award (2012-13) with CFAR mentoring
Promoted to Assistant Professor at UR and provided independent startup support (2012)
1 supported publication to date (plus 1 pending)

Recent Events

2013 World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day the CFAR hosted a scientific symposium featuring talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from students and post doctoral associates training at the UR.

Congratulations to this year's poster award recipients!
*David Griffith, Departments of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
*Meera Singh, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
*John DiMaio, Department of Chemistry
*Katherine Thomas, Department of Psychiatry
*Christopher Nishimura, Department of Microbiology and Immunology