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    The Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP), funded by the National Institutes of Health – Fogarty International Center, is a collaboration among Brown University, Tufts University and The Miriam Hospital.
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  • Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

  • CFAR Team 2As part of the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), division researchers engage in clinical, basic and translational research designed to improve the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, with a major focus on women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with substance abuse problems.

    The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR is a joint research effort among Brown University and Tufts University and their affiliated hospitals and centers. It is one of 19 centers located at academic medical centers throughout the United States that are part of the national CFAR program of the National Institutes of Health. The program emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, especially between basic and clinical investigators, and also encourages training and mentoring of young investigators as well as an inclusion of women and minorities.

    The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR consists of seven separate cores and all CFAR members are eligible to utilize core services.
    • The Administrative Core provides the administrative infrastructure required to establish and maintain communication channels among the other cores, provide financial and grant management, and coordinate the strategic planning process. 

    • The Developmental Core provides developmental awards through a peer-review process to encourage new research and attract new investigators to HIV/AIDS research, as well as to provide mentoring opportunities to junior faculty members. 

    • The HIV in Women and Underserved Populations Core supports basic and clinical research focusing on understanding the progression of HIV and complications of the disease in women and underserved populations, and on developing better HIV treatments. 

    • The HIV Prevention Core supports HIV prevention research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences—integral partners in the fight against AIDS. 

    • The Nutrition, Metabolism and GI Core supports Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR investigators at international sites engaging in research on HIV and nutrition/metabolism, including work in hepatology, pharmacology, cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive function related to nutrition, and applied HIV virology related to clinical outcomes and metabolism.  

    • The Biostatistics Core provides services, consultation and collaboration related to quantitative aspects of HIV research for faculty affiliates of the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR.  

    • The Retrovirology Core supports basic and translational research, including studies of HIV persistence during highly active antiretroviral therapy, the effect of small interfering (si) RNA molecules on viral replication, HIV infection on T lymphocytes, and HIV infection on neural tissues.