Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

About Us

The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a joint research effort between Brown University/Lifespan and Boston University/Boston Medical Center.

The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS research is devoted to the pursuit of translational research to reduce the burden of HIV infection worldwide, with special focus on substance users, women, MSM, justice-involved persons, and at-risk youth. To achieve this goal, we are committed to fostering emerging HIV investigators both domestically and within resource-limited settings.

Get to know CFAR administration and leadership.
Open positions both within and outside the Providence/Boston CFAR institutions. 

CFAR Affiliated Sites

Helpful Links

  • or  - information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research
  • Brown University AIDS program (BRUNAP) - is a regional training site funded by HRSA and in collaboration with the CFAR, provides training and education of clinicians in HIV treatment and prevention.  
  • CDC HIV website - HIV prevention and surveillance and the development and testing of effective biomedical interventions to reduce transmission of HIV.
  • CFARs in the US - listing of all 20 NIH designated Centers for AIDS Research.
  • National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) -  The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming.
  • MyNRMN - a free, web-based platform designed to help biomedical researchers and students across the United States connect professionally.
  • New England Implementation Science Network - The New England HIV Implementation Science Network aims to improve HIV prevention and treatment in small urban areas with a high prevalence of HIV.  It is a collaboration between the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University and the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).