Providence/Boston Center for Aids Research (CFAR)

Scientific Working Groups and Research Interest Groups

Find information about scientific working groups and research interest groups at the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).

About Scientific Working Groups (SWG)

The purpose of a SWG is to bring together investigators currently working on specific areas of research with those not currently involved in this research to share ideas and identify potential sub-studies within their currently funded projects, as well as potential new projects. 

About Research Interest Groups (RIG)

Research faculty interested in developing a multi-disciplinary team to address a high-priority research topic can submit a proposal to CFAR leadership for consideration of an RIG. If successful, the ultimate goal is growth into a formal Scientific Working Group. A RIG must include at least 3 faculty members, and use the services of a least one Core. The RIG can be the equivalent of a rapid response team able to respond to an RFA, RFP or PA when released, and is proactive in fostering cross-campus collaborations. Both senior and early stage investigators and members from the community are encouraged to participate in the RIG and reach out to new members with similar areas of focus.

If you are interested in joining the established SWG or one of the RIGs or developing a new SWG or RIG, please complete the following registration form.

The Providence/Boston CFAR's HIV/TB SWG aims to build upon the complementary scientific expertise of the Brown/Lifespan and BUMC HIV and tuberculosis (TB) research groups, and their domestic and international sites, in order to understand the bidirectional effects of HIV and TB and their respective global epidemics.
The Providence/Boston CFAR has established a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Initiative to cultivate and encourage the next generation of under-represented scientists devoted to ending the HIV epidemic.

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