Events Upcoming Events 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 talks from prestigious experts in the AIDS community and research posters from undergraduate and graduate students and post doctoral associates training at UR. Recent Events 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. 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.