Dr. Alan E. Greenberg, professor and chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington University (GW), will serve as director of the newly established District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR). The center is an interdisciplinary, city-wide consortium of researchers that includes nearly 200 academic HIV investigators from three GW schools – Milken Institute SPH, the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences – and five major DC research institutions—Georgetown University, Howard University, American University, the Children’s National Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The center is funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health for an expected $7.5 million over five years.
The mission of the DC CFAR is to expand the multi-institutional effort to support research that contributes to ending the HIV epidemic in Washington, DC and beyond in partnership with government and community. The DC CFAR is now one of 18 full CFARs around the country. The CFAR program is jointly funded by the NIAID, NCI, NICHD, NHLBI, NIDA, NIMH, NIA, NIDDK, NIGMS, FIC, and OAR. Read more.