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$9M NIH grant renewal awarded to Case Western Reserve/UHCMC Center for AIDS Research
Date:7/21/2010

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) announced today it has received a five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for $9 million. The CFAR provides clinical and technological support to researchers working on HIV-related projects at Case Western Reserve, University Hospital Case Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and several international sites.

"For the last sixteen years the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center CFAR has been a leader in the advancement of AIDS-related research worldwide," says Jonathan Karn, PhD, the Reinberger Professor of Molecular Biology, Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and Director of the Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center CFAR. "With the five-year extension of this grant, we look forward to expanding our research into questions of how HIV causes disease, how to develop new strategies to eradicate the virus from infected individuals, and how to limit transmission of the virus. We will also continue to develop our outstanding programs on HIV in Africa, building on our 20 year collaboration with Makerere University in Uganda, and our unique national and international clinical research capabilities."

The funding will also support new initiatives on links between HIV and cancer. The CFAR takes a leading role in faculty development by providing research awards to junior faculty and core support for HIV/AIDS research programs at Case Western Reserve. One of the most distinguished centers at the University, and rated in the top 20 AIDS programs nationwide, the CFAR renewal is a reflection of the advancements made in the translational research of an ever-expanding spectrum of AIDS-related activities which now engage the efforts of more than 160 faculty with a combined annual research budget of $20 mil
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Contact: Jessica Studeny
jessica.studeny@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University
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