2018 CFAR International Pilot Awards

The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is delighted to announce this year's International Pilot Awards. The International Pilot Awards are for development and implementation of innovative and collaborative HIV-related research projects in developing countries by junior faculty. Awardees can be funded up to $15,000 over one year.

Shaping the future of research and action on STDs and HIV around the globe

Students from around the globe met in Seattle this month to learn cutting-edge research strategies and techniques in the fields of STDs and HIV. 81 students from 14 countries participated in the 26th Annual Principles of STD/HIV Research Course, conducted by UW’s Department of Global Health and Center for AIDS Research. The curriculum focuses on critical research areas in STD/HIV and the fundamentals of different disciplines involved in STD/HIV research.

2018 CFAR New Investigator Awards

The University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) has announced funding for seven New Investigator Award proposals this year. These proposals represent multiple CFAR institutions - including UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's, and the University of Hawai’i - as well as a variety of types of science: clinical and epidemiologic investigation, basic laboratory discovery, and quantitative research. The awardees are listed below.

UW Students, Faculty Break Barriers and Build Bridges at the AIDS 2018 Conference

More than 30 UW researchers participated in the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) — the world’s largest global gathering on HIV and AIDS — to share ground-breaking science aimed at helping to address the most pressing challenges in HIV/AIDS. The conference offered an important opportunity to strengthen policies and programs around the world that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.

Jared Baeten Announced as Next Director of CFAR

Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, current Vice Chair of the Department of Global Health, has accepted the position of Director of the University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) starting January 1, 2017. After 30 years as CFAR Director, King Holmes will transition to a Co-Director role and will remain an active member of the CFAR Leadership Team.

PBS NewsHour: Uncovering the Female Body's Secret Protection against HIV

By Heather Boerner

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — From where Linda-Gail Bekker sits as director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in Cape Town, science has been losing ground against HIV for years, especially when it comes to young women. After all, in some parts of the country, girls who are 15 today have an 80 percent chance of acquiring HIV in their lifetimes.

“We’re really in the trenches here,” she said. “We have to bring all the technology, tools—you know, innovations—we can find to start turning that war around.”