Community Partners Events

The Community Engagement and Clinical Informatics Core provides training and technical assistance (TA) in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to support productive collaborations between CFAR investigators and community partners.  The trainers, well-experienced Community Faculty, help to create opportunities for researchers to improve their ability to identify, understand, design, implement and disseminate clinical research in underserved communities. 

Ongoing Events

“Meet and Greets” and HIV Community Health Research Forums
Quarterly “Meet and Greets” to provide networking opportunities for CFAR members and community partners with diverse research portfolios.

      • These meetings are structured events designed to assist researchers and community partners to find shared research interests and identify new areas of research.
      • Update on the latest CBPR research opportunities and CBPR projects in development.

For more information regarding the ‘Meet and Greets’, please contact Shellye Jones at

Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Summer Institute
A free, annual, in-person Community Partnered Participatory Research (CPPR) Summer Institute at Charles R. Drew University.

  • Summer Institute topics include CBPR principles, methodologies and best practices, combined with essential topics in HIV prevention and treatment research.
  • Knowledge and skills gained from this Institute will enable participants to establish equitable partnerships with CBOs, develop CBPR strategies, and write and submit innovative proposals that include CBPR methodologies.The next session will be held in 2024. For more information, please contact Andrea Jones at