Curative Therapies for HIV

The Cure SWG was pleased to sponsor the Timothy Ray Brown HIV Cure scientific and community events in Seattle, WA on 6/18 - 6/19/13. www.defeathiv.org/2013/06/13/from-one-to-many/

About

The primary purpose of the Curative Therapies for HIV (Cure) Scientific Working Group is to accelerate work toward a cure for HIV, by linking local investigators of curative therapies for HIV to the comprehensive UW/FHCRC CFAR.  Additionally, we strive to connect Seattle investigators with international leaders in the field, in order to develop critical local expertise and enhance areas of local strength.  These collective activities will help establish an international center of excellence in the study of curative therapies for HIV at the UW CFAR. 

The Cure Scientific Working Group leverages a large NIH investment in the Seattle-led consortium defeatHIV, one of three Martin Delaney Collaboratories focused on the cure of HIV.  The Cure Scientific Working Group will synergize with  CFAR, to utilize expertise in the clinical, basic science, and developmental cores, to develop novel research questions for the study of curative therapies for HIV.

Activities

The Cure Scientific Working Group will:

1. Establish semiannual symposia in curative therapies for HIV
2. Convene HIV cure research roundtables
3. Facilitate core use for Scientific Working Group investigators
4. Develop and nurture new intra- and inter-CFAR Projects on Curative Therapies for HIV
5. Facilitate the development of new collaborative funding applications

People

Cure SWG Executive Committee

Keith R. Jerome, MD, PhD; Scientific Working Group Director; Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Head of Virology Division, UW

Julie M. Overbaugh, PhD; Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Michael Emerman, PhD; Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Christine Johnston, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine, UW

Daniel Stone, PhD; Staff Scientist, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact

Tom Andrus
Cure SWG Manager
tandrus at fhcrc.org
206-667-6143

Keith Jerome, MD, PhD
kjerome at fhcrc.org
(206) 667-6973