The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Community Action Board (CAB) is a group of key stakeholders from our community who serve in an advisory capacity, providing a community perspective on important issues in HIV/AIDS research.
The CFAS/CFAR Community Action Board's mission is to encourage communication and to build trustworthy collaborations between UW CFAS/CFAR researchers and community members and community-based organizations to enhance local, national, and international prevention, treatment, and education activities.
Specific goals of the CAB
- Make HIV/STD research more transparent and useful by engaging CAB members to help develop improved and targeted information dissemination to the community.
- Use CAB activities to help CFAR affiliates and researchers learn about local community organizations, concerns, activities and opportunities for collaboration.
- Communicate CFAR services to communities and identify important research topics to ensure community relevancy and collaboration.
The CAB is comprised of a group of committed individuals, including representatives from HIV-affected groups and organizations. The CAB Steering Committee is listed below. Working Groups include steering committee members and a broader membership from the communities they serve.
The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR CAB Steering Committee meets every 4th Monday of the month, 9:30-11am. Please contact Vanessa Leja if you are interested in joining us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Community Action Board Steering Committee members
|Co-Director: Michael Barnes||WA State Department of Health|
|Co-Director: Lorenzo Cervantes||Pierce County AIDS Foundation|
|Faculty Liaison: Roxanne Kerani||UW/Fred Hutch CFAR Researcher|
|Mary Diggs-Hobson||AARTH (African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry)|
|TBA||Madison Clinic, Harborview Medical Center|
|Scott Bertani||Lifelong AIDS Alliance|
|Steve Goodreau||University of Washington|
|Marcos Martinez||Entre Hermanos|
|TBA||Project Handle, Seattle Counseling Service|
|Kim Louis||HIV Vaccine Trials Unit|
|Kyon Saucier||Gay City|
|Vanessa Leja||Interim CAB Manager, UW/Fred Hutch CFAR|
|Solomon Tsegeselassie, Austin Anderson, Vanessa Grandberry||Center for MultiCultural Health|
|Michael Louella||AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU)|
|Steve Wakefield||HIV Vaccine Trials Network|
|Bob Wood||UW/Fred Hutch CFAR SPRC|
Vanessa Leja, Interim CAB Manager
phone: (206) 685-6126
fax: (206) 744-3693