Cores

CFAR Core Facilities provide biostatistical, laboratory, study design, and other services that are quality-controlled, cost-effective and convenient. These services are supported by the CFAR, freeing investigators of the need to set up and pay for these services themselves. Below is an overview of the CFAR Cores.

Administration
Coordinates planning, operations, and oversight of all CFAR activities.

AIDS-Associated Infections and Malignancies
Provides assays and data instruments to enable studies of HIV-associated malignancies and HIV-associated infections.

Biometrics
Provides a central resource of biostatistical expertise to improve the conception, design, and analysis of HIV/AIDS studies. 

Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research
Helps researchers access and interpret the comprehensive database of the UW HIV Cohort Study.

Clinical and Retrovirology Research
Helps investigators perform clinical studies by supporting enrollment of HIV-infected patients, facilitating use of frozen specimens, and assisting with overall study logistics and training.  Provides laboratory testing for HIV markers.

Developmental
Supports the career development of young scientists and nurtures the early growth of new research ideas. 

Immunology
Provides advanced tools and training for evaluating humoral and cellular responses to HIV infection.

International
Collaborates with U.S. and non-U.S. scientists and administrators to improve the efficiency, quality, and durability of HIV/AIDS research performed in developing countries.

Molecular Profiling and Computational Biology
Assists researchers in viral sequence analysis.

Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research
Supports HIV research that seeks to integrate the social, behavioral, and clinical sciences.