Myron Cohen Interviewed for The Body

Myron Cohen

Myles Helfand interviewed Associate CFAR Director Myron Cohen in a series for The Body. In a short video interview with The Body, an HIV/AIDS-specific service of Remedy Health Media, Dr. Myron Cohen, MD, Associate CFAR Director & International Core Associate Director,  shares a personal anecdote about a patient whose wellbeing was rapidly transformed with the… Read More

Research Assistant Earns Impact Award

Each department may nominate three current masters or doctoral students or recent graduates per year for the Impact and Horizon Award.  Their research should have direct impact on North Carolina.   Impact Award On Thursday, April 5, Thibaut Davy-Méndez will receive one of the 2018 UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award for his work related… Read More

Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professorship

The Sarah Graham Kenan Award recipients will receive five-year, renewable terms, and are subject to a rigorous review process. Sarah Graham Kenan Awardees Last week, Ada Adimora, MD, MPH; David Margolis, MD; and Janet Rubin, MD; were named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors.  Dr. Adimora co-directs the UNC CFAR Developmental Core, and Dr. Margolis directs… Read More

Biostatistics Software for Analyzing Dilution Assays

software development

Biostatistics Core Develops Software Tool for Analyzing Dilution Assays UNC Center for AIDS Research Biostatistics Core graduate research assistant Ilana Trumble and former Core GRAs Andrew Allmon, Owen Francis, Pedro Baldoni, alumnus Dr. Joseph Rigdon, and Core Director, Prof. Michael Hudgens published a research paper in the November 2017 issue of the Journal of Immunological Methods, titled “SLDAssay: A software… Read More

MI Blog: Responding to Discord

Here is an excerpt from the most recent UNC CFAR Motivational Interviewing Blog: “However, ‘discord’ can sometimes be caused by our mood or approach. Perhaps like any other human being, we may feel tired, stressed, overwhelmed, or distracted, and may bring some of these experiences into our sessions with our clients. It may also be… Read More

Multivalent Antibodies Show Effectiveness for HIV Prevention and Promise for Treatment and Cure

The ability of HIV to mutate has been a major challenge to vaccine development. As the body produces antibodies to target the outer HIV envelope protein, this protein changes, thwarting the circulating antibodies’ ability to neutralize it. Yet recent studies testing multivalent combinations of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, have yielded promising results in… Read More

Ending Gender Inequalities: Evidence to Impact Conference

You’re invited to join us for the Ending Gender Inequalities: Evidence to Impact Conference Conference registration opens 28 February 2018 Participating in this meeting will help you: Enhance knowledge of applied gender research, practice, and implementation, including new technology, gender-focused service delivery plans, evidence-based interventions, equalizing gender roles, education and economic empowerment activities Form collaborative… Read More

Student Brings Panel of AIDS Quilt to UNC

As a freshman at UNC, Elizabeth Trefney remembers seeing a flyer publicizing a class about HIV/AIDS. The semester-long course is offered each spring by the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and is open to all students. Past classes have focused on how the virus impacts the immune system, currently available treatments and the latest… Read More

Apply for Developmental Awards

The UNC CFAR Developmental Core provides Developmental Awards and small secondary data analysis awards to emerging HIV investigators for one year of research. Breaking News: The joint UNC-Duke Developmental PrEP RFA has been released! Applications require co-PIs from Duke University and the UNC CFAR and are due February 15, 2018. See below for complete information.