UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research Receives $17.5 Million Award to Fight HIV Through 2023

The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), which is housed within the University of Washington (UW) Department of Global Health, has received a 5-year, $17.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to provide critical services and support for HIV researchers in Seattle. 

“The grant will allow UW/Fred Hutch CFAR to continue to make meaningful impacts on the lives of people living with and at risk for HIV globally,” says Dr. Baeten, Director of the UW/Fred Hutch CFAR, “It will support us to address the highest priority challenges of the global HIV epidemic through fostering collaborations across institutions and disciplines, delivering innovative and cutting-edge expertise and technology, and providing an enabling environment for the next generation of HIV research leaders.”

Starting in June, the UW/Fred Hutch CFAR will begin substantive changes to its work including:

  • Substantial increases in funding for CFAR award programs, including New Investigator Awards
  • New services in Behavioral Sciences, Implementation Science, and Molecular Data Science
  • New Working Groups in eHealth, Adolescent Health, and a continuing Working Group in HIV Cure
  • Cutting-edge, new laboratory services and expertise to support research in HIV-Associated Malignancies and Immunology
  • New leadership/organizational structure
  • Sustained innovation in Biometrics and Clinical Cohort and Comorbidity Research services

Collaboration with global and local partners, including the CFAR Community Action Board, Global Scientific Advisory Board, and Internal and External Advisory Committees. 

The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR has been continuously funded since 1988 and the renewal funding will support its work into 2023. 

For more information: Michelle Ward, Senior Program Manager, middlemj@uw.edu, cfar.washington.edu

Notes to editors:

The UW/Fred Hutch CFAR consortium partners include the Center for Infectious Disease Research, the Infectious Disease Research Institute, Seattle Children’s, and the University of Hawai’i. CFAR’s 700+ members also represent many other local and regional institutions with HIV programs and collaborative research outside of the US with partnerships in Kenya, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, and other countries.

Dr. Baeten is the Vice Chair of Global Health, and Professor of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology; he has led the CFAR since January 2017. 

The CFAR leadership team includes Drs. Corey Casper, Ann Collier, King Holmes, Grace John-Stewart, and Julie McElrath, Ms. Susan Mello, and many others from across the CFAR-affiliated institutions. The new leadership structure includes Julie McElrath representing Fred Hutch; Corey Casper representing IDRI and other local partners; Grace John-Stewart representing international work across the CFAR.