Summary of Key Projects

Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research (ERC-CFAR)

Funded by:NIH


Investigators:
  • Sarit Golub
  • Christian Grov
  • Elizabeth Kelvin
  • Denis Nash

The Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research is driving a clinical implementation and community-based research agenda, with resources devoted to behavioral science, clinical translation of research findings into novel treatments, the discovery of biomarkers, applying advanced technologies for improving clinical outcomes and developing an HIV vaccine. Experts in implementation science determine and apply the most effective ways to provide patient care, therapies, testing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medications to prevent HIV acquisition.

The new center is one of 19 CFARs nationwide that are funded as part of an NIH-coordinated initiative to support multidisciplinary research aimed at reducing the burden of HIV in the United States and abroad. A major focus of the ERC-CFAR's mission is to translate research into sustainable implementation of population level interventions and strategies that have the potential to improve HIV-related outcomes and reduce health disparities on a large scale.