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The UW Center for AIDS and STD (CFAS) and the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Community Action Board (CAB) is a group of key stakeholders in the community who serve in an advisory capacity, providing a community perspective on important issues in HIV/AIDS research.
The CFAS/CFAR Community Action Board mission is to encourage communication and 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 will be to:
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/FHCRC CFAR CAB Steering Committee meets every 4th Monday of the month, 9:30-11am. Please contact Joanna Bove if you are interested in joining us (bovej at uw.edu).
CAB Research Review:
The CAB is the link between CFAS/CFAR researchers and our communities, and our goal is to make sure that all people can benefit from scientific advances in prevention, treatment and cure of HIV/AIDS. The CAB provides constructive feedback and technical assistance to investigators on research proposals, research projects, research documents and grant applications in order to most effectively impact communities affected by HIV/AIDS. CAB research review may include the following areas: how to work with vulnerable populations, how to communicate research findings to communities after the study ends, ethics, memorandums of understanding, and other community-related issues. Letters of support may be provided after a CAB research review. To request a research review please review the information request sheet and contact CAB coordinator Joanna Bove at bovej at uw.edu or (206) 543-6247.
CAB Working Groups
Community-based Organization (CBO) needs assessment WG
Community Action Board members
|Co-Chair: Amelia Vader||UW Department of Global Health|
|Co-Chair: Erick Seelbach
||US Department of Health and Human Services|
|Michele Andrasik||UW/FHCRC CFAR SPRC
|Mary Diggs-Hobson||AARTH (African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry)|
|Meti Duressa||Madison Clinic, Harborview Medical Center
||Lifelong AIDS Alliance|
|Steve Goodreau||University of Washington
|LaTanya Horace-Cheatham||Project Handle|
||HIV Vaccine Trials Unit|
||People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN)|
|Joanna Bove (CAB Manager)
||UW/FHCRC CFAR SPRC
|Solomon Tsegeselassie||Center for MultiCultural Health|
|Michael Louella||AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU)|
|Steve Wakefield||HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Legacy Project|
|Julene Weaver||Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center|
|Bob Wood||UW/FHCRC CFAR SPRC