Mentorship of young investigators is a major priority of the UCLA-CDU CFAR. Mentorship is delivered across the career continuum and in a multitude of venues to reach across the entire CFAR membership and allow the UCLA-CDU CFAR to serve the needs of all investigators. The UCLA-CDU CFAR is constructed to provide opportunities for leadership, mentorship, and support to enable progress for a more equitable HIV research environment. We recognize that not only do we need to support, nurture, and retain the young investigators at our institutions but we must also create a pipeline to enable young people of color to choose careers in science and to support existing, under-funded mid-career researchers of color.
The UCLA-CDU CFAR provides many opportunities to facilitate these goals.