Navigation Links
Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research renewed with $8.5 million NIH grant
Date:6/27/2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. The Miriam Hospital has received an $8.5 million, five-year renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the continued growth of the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).

The grant enables both junior and senior investigators from Brown University, Tufts University and their affiliated teaching hospitals including The Miriam Hospital to pursue their research goals and explore new opportunities for HIV/AIDS research through interdisciplinary collaboration and shared resources.

Currently, more than 60 CFAR investigators from fields including infectious disease, virology, behavioral medicine, biostatistics and nutrition are collaborating across institutions on basic science, clinical and behavioral studies, and translational research to advance the prevention, detection and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Based at The Miriam Hospital, the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR is one of just 21 centers located at leading AIDS research institutions nationwide, and is one of only 10 CFAR sites to receive continuous NIH support since the program's inception in 1988. The CFAR is nationally recognized for its expertise in the management of HIV infection in women, delivery of HIV care in the correctional system, clarification of the nutritional consequences of HIV infection and management of HIV/tuberculosis co-infections in the developing world. CFAR investigators have provided leadership for national inter-CFAR working groups in each of these areas.

"The continuous funding of our center reflects the strength and excellence of our HIV/AIDS research program, the seamless collaboration among our institutions and the ingenuity and innovation of our researchers working to stem the tide of the AIDS pandemic," said Charles C.J. Carpenter, M.D., principal investigator and founding director of the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR. "This grant renewal will provide us with the necessary support to advance prevention, detection and treatment efforts, both here in the United States and in countries around the world that have been devastated by HIV and AIDS."

The grant renewal will support shared "core" facilities that provide expertise and services, such as biostatistics resources and administrative support, to investigators at all participating institutions. The CFAR's primary research areas include women and underserved populations, HIV/AIDS prevention (both in southern New England and the developing world), nutrition and retrovirology, with a major emphasis on mechanisms of viral resistance to antiviral treatment.

The CFAR also includes a developmental "core" to provide initial funding for new investigators and to support faculty mentoring activities one of the Center's major objectives. Since 1998, it has awarded nearly $3 million in developmental grants to support new research by junior investigators. These scientists have subsequently brought in more than $34 million in NIH grant funding to the CFAR's affiliated institutions. In 2011, the total NIH funding for Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR investigators was $25.5 million, with 51 research grants awarded to participating faculty.

Carpenter says continuing NIH support of the Brown/Tufts Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) has been essential to the CFAR's international research and training efforts. Led by CFAR associate director Susan Cu-Uvin, M.D., the AITRP provides interdisciplinary training for many foreign clinical, behavioral science and public health investigators interested in AIDS research. The program helps develop international scientists who become competent and independent researchers and can address critical issues facing their own countries' HIV/AIDS epidemics. Leadership of each of the CFAR's participating institutions have each pledged substantial additional support to fund development of collaborative research by junior scientists at partnering institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and south India.

"We have a longstanding commitment to bring HIV awareness and knowledge both clinical and research to countries that are disproportionately affected by this disease and lack the resources to effectively cope with it," said Cu-Uvin. "The support and resources available through our CFAR are critical to helping us achieve our goal of improving the clinical care, survival and quality of life of the millions of HIV-positive people living in these countries and preventing further spread of this disease."

Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR collaborating institutions include The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and three of its teaching hospitals (The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Women and Infants Hospital) and the Tufts University School of Medicine, along with its primary teaching hospital, Tufts Medical Center. The Miriam Hospital a founding member of the Lifespan health system serves as the primary contracting institution for the CFAR.

The CFAR award is jointly funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; National Cancer Institute; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Institute on Aging; National Institute on Drug Abuse; and National Institute of Mental Health.

Carpenter, an infectious disease specialist at The Miriam Hospital, is a professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Cu-Uvin, founder of the HIV Menopause Clinic at The Miriam Hospital, is a professor of gynecology and medicine at Alpert Medical School and director of the Brown University Global Health Initiative.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Collins Grimes
jgrimes2@lifespan.org
401-793-7484
Lifespan
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. ACL injury is now being treated with regenerative medicine at he center for regenerative medicine.
2. Feinstein Institute to Receive Grant from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to Improve Schizophrenia Treatment
3. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Its Services to Chemical Plant or Power Plant Workers Living with Mesothelioma Including Naming the Best Mesothelioma Attorneys
4. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers test drug combinations to prevent graft vs. host disease
5. NIH awards $6.1 million grant to GUMC to establish Center of Excellence for Health Disparities
6. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers All Families Dealing With A Mesothelioma Diagnosis The Names Of The Best Mesothelioma Attorneys-No Other Group Offers this Service
7. Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers A US Navy Veteran Individual Or Family Dealing With Mesothelioma The Names Of The Best Mesothelioma Attorneys--Quality Matters
8. The price tag on a patient-centered medical home
9. Higher medical home performance rating of community health centers linked with higher operating cost
10. Aetna Institute Designates RSC New England Center of Excellence
11. Pseudo Gout Is Now Being Treated With Regenerative Medicine At The Center For Regenerative Medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... In ... a mother and divorcee, shares her enthusiasm for Botox and lip injections, which she ... world famous youth oriented Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The article explains that ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... , announces the addition Onnit brand Alpha BRAIN and New Mood Daily-Stress Formula ... brain and mood optimization products to the store is just one more way ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... The American workforce ... stability, even security. Most importantly, employees are the single most important asset in ... workers so unhappy? , Just under half of American workers are emotionally checked ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Conditions were ... at Cove Island Park on Sunday, with sunny skies, a light breeze and temperatures ... nearly $33,000. , The 5k Run and Walk and 1-mile walk were ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... ... Spine Team Texas, a comprehensive spine physician group specializing in the treatment of ... invited to be a featured speaker at the Texas Society of the American College ... , Dr. R. Scott McPherson, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, will speak ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... Switzerland , April 27, 2016 ... AG announced the launch of a Phase 2 clinical ... residual hearing in patients undergoing cochlear implantation (CI) surgery. ... recruiting patients in Germany and ... into the middle ear at the time of surgery. ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... at the Deutsche Bank 41 st Annual Health Care ... You are invited to listen to the live ... access it directly at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/mr4uxgas . A recorded replay ... of the live event and accessible at the links above ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... , April 27, 2016 Research ... "Global Molecular Diagnostics Market 2016-2020" report to their ... , ,The global molecular diagnostics market is projected to ... 2016-2020. Molecular diagnostics is a technique that ... the molecular level to detect changes in biochemical pathways. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: