The Mission of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)-Charles Drew University (CDU) CFAR is to stop HIV in Los Angeles County and beyond through engaging diverse researchers with multidisciplinary perspectives. The UCLA-CDU CFAR will strengthen and amplify the impact of existing research activities and launch new partnerships across Los Angeles and globally through our focus on three themes: 

We will STOP HIV by

  • preventing new HIV infections (Prevention)
  • reducing morbidity among people living with HIV (Treatment) and
  • developing strategies for eradication (ART-free Remission).
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FY2023 CFAR Administrative Supplement Announcement -LOI due by 03/27/23

As the UCLA-CDU CFAR is restricted to submitting 2 applications for the first three project categories, a selection process will be held. If you are interested in applying to one of the first three project categories, please submit a…

Interview with Chelsea Shover on Substance Use and Drug Checking Using a UCLA-CDU CFAR Resource

Chelsea Shover, PhD, Epidemiologist & Health Services Researcher, the University of California Los Angeles We sat down with Chelsea Shover, PhD, to talk about her amazing work on substance use and drug checking using the FTIR (Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer),…

Apply for a CTSI Voucher Award by Mar. 29 ($10,000)

Apply for up to $10,000 to defray the cost of core services. Investigators from UCLA, Lundquist/Harbor-UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, and CDU are eligible to apply. Submit between Mar. 1 – Mar. 29   The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)…

Looking for new study participants? Consider using RSVP!

Need help recruiting for your HIV-related studies? Consider using RSVP, a diverse registry of volunteers with and without HIV interested in participating in research studies. Please visit this website for more information. Once you have obtained IRB approval to use…

CTSI Core Voucher RFA opens March 1!

CORE VOUCHER RFA The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) provides the infrastructure to translate scientific discoveries into innovations that improve health in Los Angeles and the nation. To achieve its mission and advance translational research, the CTSI…

Virologist Job Opening at Emory University

The position is in the lab of Dr. Stefan Sarafianos, one of Emory CFAR’s leading HIV Researchers and Co-Director of our Next Generation Therapeutics SWG. The Sarafianos Lab at Emory University is hiring a motivated Virologist (Assistant Professor, Instructor, or…

Position open at CDU-HIV Research Pillar Faculty, Rank: Assistant-to-Full Professor

CHARLES R. DREW UNIVERSITY of MEDICINE and SCIENCE HIV Research Cluster and Drew Center for AIDS Research, Education, & Services (Drew CARES), Los Angeles, CA INVITE APPLICATIONS for ASSISTANT-to-FULL PROFESSOR To Apply: https://jobs.cdrewu.edu/postings/4786 Charles R. Drew University of Medicine…

Frontiers in Addiction Research and Pregnancy

Frontiers in Addiction Research and Pregnancy February 26-March 3, 2023 San Diego State University San Diego, CA This NIH-sponsored research education program concentrates on a uniquely vulnerable population—pregnant addicts and their babies who suffer from drug withdrawal. The program…

2022-2023 CTSI Distinguished Speaker Series

CTSI-Distinguished Speaker Series Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM PST Check us out on YouTube! See all recorded seminars here. Please RSVP below for each event you plan to attend. Your registration helps to ensure an accurate headcount for lunch service and…

Upcoming Events

CFAR-Wide ESI HIV Cure Webinar Series | Jose Martinez, University of Miami
Thursday, May 11th 12pm (PST)
Cure ESI Zoom Meeting Link

CFAR-Wide ESI HIV Cure Webinar Series | TBA
Thursday, July 13th 12pm (PST)
Cure ESI Zoom Meeting Link

Clinical Discovery Symposium Series
Future Dates TBD
Study Implementation and Regulatory Workshops
Future Dates TBD