Events Upcoming Events Special Guest Speaker, Dr. Ken Cadwell and Microbiome Research Roundtable Discussion Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 Dr. Cadwell will be presenting “Host-microbiome Interactions and Inflammatory Bowel Disease” at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576). Dr. Cadwell and Dr. Yarovinsky (URMC) will be leading the Microbiome Research Roundtable Discussion 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in KMRB 1.9624. The roundtable discussion is organized to learn about the utility of the newly established germ-free mouse facility at the URMC, with particular emphasis on applications to immunity and HIV related research. Dr. Cadwell is an associate professor in the Skirball Institute and the Department of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine. His laboratory strives to understand how a balanced immune response is generated during an infection, and why some individuals develop harmful inflammatory responses directed towards otherwise beneficial microbes that are part of the gut microbiome. Dr. Cadwell is a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases and a recent recipient of the Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Award. View Dr. Cadwell Flyer CFAR Scientific Symposium - Community and Research Partnering to End the Epidemic Friday, September 30th, 2016 from 8:00am – 12noon, Class of '62 Auditorium (light refreshments at 8:00 am) University of Rochester is working with Monroe County and Community Based Organizations towards the goal of ending the epidemic. As part of the New York State and Monroe County initiative, UR is hosting a scientific symposium to bring scientists and community partners together to share how the community and researchers can work in collaboration to reach this goal. View the Save The Date flyer CFAR World AIDS Day 2016 - Scientific Symposium Thursday, December 1st, 2016 from 10am - 3pm In honor of World AIDS Day, the UR Center for AIDS Research will host a scientific symposium on December 1st here in the Class of '62 Auditorium. There will also be a poster session in the Flaum Atrium that will feature posters from undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral associates training here at UR. More information will be coming soon. Recent Events CFAR Faculty Retreat 2016 Monday July 11th, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, School of Nursing - Room 1W501 (Fiaretti Room) The goals of this annual event are to create opportunities for scientific networking and collaboration and to foster inclusive and transparent strategic planning. Ultimately the outcome of this retreat is to guide the direction, scientific focus, and programs of our CFAR to support the widest range of faculty needs. View the presentation slides Dr. Jason Farley presented at School of Nursing Grand Rounds Wednesday April 20th, 2016 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, School of Nursing Auditorium Dr. Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, NP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing presented “Consumed by Consumptions: Interventions for Patients with TB/HIV Co-Infection in South Africa” Dr. Farley is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and a nurse practitioner in the Division of Infectious Diseases within The Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. He is also the Co-Director of the Clinical Core at the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research and the president of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC). He holds adjunct faculty appointments at both The University KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and The University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Farley's research seeks to optimize the prevention and management of HIV infection with a particular emphasis on drug resistance Tuberculosis among persons with HIV in international settings. View the SON Grand Rounds Flyer CFAR Community Partner Award presented to William Valenti, M.D. Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 at the CFAR World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium CFAR’s new Community Partner Award was presented to William Valenti, M.D., co-founder and staff physician at Trillium Health. The award seeks to recognize those who have exemplified commitment and leadership in developing community collaboration with the CFAR in the HIV/AIDS research field. Valenti, the founding recipient of the award, was selected for his long-standing partnership with UR, his pioneering contributions to community engagement in HIV/AIDS-related health care and research, and his profound commitment, since the beginning of the epidemic, to ensuring that persons living with HIV/AIDS in the Rochester area receive the most innovative and effective care possible. CFAR World AIDS Day 2015 - Scientific Symposium Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 from 10am - 2pm In honor of World AIDS Day, the UR Center for AIDS Research hosted a scientific symposium on December 1st featuring “Novel HIV Vaccine Strategies” by Dr. Dan Barouch, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and “Silencing of Retroviral DNAs in Embryonic Stem Cells” by Dr. Stephen Goff, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics and Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center here in the Class of “62 Auditorium. There was also a poster session in the Flaum Atrium that included posters from undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral associates training here at UR. View highlights of the World AIDS Day Symposium View the CFAR WAD Agenda An Evening with Dr. Michael Gottlieb: Hear the Story of How One Disease Changed His Career and Life Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Remarks at 6:15 p.m.) RSVP Required Michael Gottlieb '73M (MD), '74M (Res), '77M (Res), Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is one of the most renowned HIV/AIDS specialists in the world. In 1981, he made history when he identified AIDS as a new disease. His patients included Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Glazer, and with the late actress Elizabeth Taylor and Dr. Mathilde Krim, he co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AMFAR). He is currently the medical advisor to the Board of the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, and continues to see patients in his private practice in Los Angeles, CA. For additional information please contact Angela Pullen at 585-273-5937 or email@example.com Michael Gottlieb ‘73M (MD), ‘74M (Res), ‘77M (Res) Michael C. Keefer, MD Director, HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials Unit Co-Director, Center for AIDS Research Panel Q&A View the An Evening with Dr. Gottlieb program View the An Evening with Dr. Gottlieb flyer CFAR “Mixer” 2015 Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 from 3pm - 5pm The UR CFAR held our first “Mixer” on October 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The event was hosted by the Developmental Core and the Clinical and Translational Sciences Core and featured our guest speaker, Dr. Sarit Golub, and an opportunity to meet and mingle with CFAR researchers and others from the broader community. View the CFAR Mixer Flyer CFAR Faculty Retreat 2015 Monday June 29th, 2015 from 9AM – 12:30 PM, SON Room 1W501 The goals of this annual event are to create opportunities for scientific networking and collaboration and to foster inclusive and transparent strategic planning. Ultimately the outcome of this retreat is to guide the direction, scientific focus, and programs of our CFAR to support the widest range of faculty needs. Please see the 2015 Faculty Retreat agenda for more information. View the presentation slides Webinar: The Rochester Impact: Paving the Way to a World Without AIDS Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT The Rochester Impact: Paving the Way to a World Without AIDS is presented by Stephen Dewhurst, Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Director of the Center for AIDS Research and Michael C. Keefer, Director of the HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial Unit, and Co-Director of the Center for AIDS Research. The University of Rochester has been a leader in HIV/AIDS research for nearly 30 years, most recently designated as a Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). Stephen Dewhurst and Michael Keefer, directors of the CFAR, discuss the latest advances in HIV/AIDS research at the University. The presentation highlights the outstanding clinical care delivered in the AIDS Clinic, which has resulted in Rochester having the lowest community viral load in New York State, as well as the cutting-edge research being performed by Rochester CFAR scientists. In addition, it showcases two ambitious goals that the CFAR intends to complete within the next five years: (1) To be the world's first center to test a new first-in-class therapy in people to prevent severe HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders; and (2) to conduct the first test of a new treatment to save the lives of a half million persons with HIV/AIDS who currently die from meningitis caused by a deadly, but neglected, fungal pathogen. View the recorded webinar. 2015 6th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards Thursday, April 30, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM at the University of Rochester Medical Center - Class of '62 Auditorium The 6th Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards recognize individual University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty and staff for their significant contributions to the health of the community through research, teaching, practice and/or outreach programs. The UR CFAR was well represented among the 2015 recipients of the ‘Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards’, sponsored by the UR Center for Community Health. We congratulate Dr. Michael Keefer (Senior Investigator Category), Dr. Amina Alio (Junior Investigator Category), and Precious Bedell (who works with CFAR investigator Dr. Diane Morse; Staff Category) who all received awards. The Rochester Impact: Paving the Way to a World Without AIDS January 15, 2015, University Club of New York, New York, NY Hosted by Rich Gumer, CEO at Life Sciences Alternative Funding, LLC The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has been a leader in HIV/AIDS research for nearly 30 years. Alumnus Michael Gottlieb '73M (MD), '74M (Res), '77M (Res), made history when he identified AIDS as a new disease in 1981. Following, URMC has paved the way with clinical research sites for HIV treatment and vaccines, key studies and findings, and recognition as a full National Institutes of Health Center for AIDS research. But there’s more to be done. Our panel of experts shared insights into the future of the AIDS epidemic and the University’s goals to pioneer new treatments and therapies. Michael Gottlieb ‘73M (MD), ‘74M (Res), ‘77M (Res) Stephen Dewhurst, PhD Vice Dean for Research, School of Medicine and Dentistry Director, Center for AIDS Research Michael C. Keefer, MD Director, HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials Unit Co-Director, Center for AIDS Research Panel Discussion World AIDS Day 2014 Scientific Symposium Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 from 10am - 2pm In honor of World AIDS Day, the UR Center for AIDS Research will be hosting a scientific symposium on December 2nd featuring talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral associates training at UR. Printable Agenda World AIDS Day Reception The World AIDS Day reception was held at the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester, NY. A private dinner was hosted by Evelyn Bailey, Chair, Shoulders To Stand On Program, and the Center for AIDS Research, in honor of World AIDS Day. In the invitation, Evelyn wrote, “You are among a core group of community members who have been deeply involved in advocating for people with HIV/AIDS in the Rochester community since the beginning of this epidemic. I would be pleased if you could join me, Steve Dewhurst, PhD and other UR experts in the field to share your reflections, and to learn about current directions and future plans for HIV/AIDS research and care. Your input will help us better serve the community. UR Center for AIDS Research Human Subject Research Networking Event September 19th, 2014 from 10 am – 1 pm Saunders Research Building, Room 1416 The goals of this innovative networking event were for faculty working in Human Subject Research to hear about the innovative work their colleagues are doing, learn about the local research infrastructure, identify potential collaborators, grant opportunities and find out how the CFAR can support their work. Review the research presentations and list of bios for the faculty who attended this event.