In addition to its Services, the SPRC provides ongoing mentorship and educational opportunities for social and behavioral scientists in the area of HIV/AIDS. Some of the SPRC's activities are listed below:
CFAR Working Group on Substance Use
The SPRC has convened a working group to bring together HIV/AIDS and Substance Use researchers in the area, to explore collaborative opportunities and expand awareness of these areas of research. The Working Group involves researchers from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Public Health-Seattle & King County, the NIDA Clinical Trials Network Pacific Northwest Node, Addictive Behaviors Research Center, Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors, Seattle Children's Hospital, and UW Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health, Social Work, Medicine, and Psychology. Meeting every other month, the goal in the first year of the Working Group is to familiarize ourselves with the breadth of related research and to explore collaborative opportunites.
Public Health- CFAR Consortium
The SPRC holds a series of sociobehavioral research methodology workshops throughout the year. Past topics include Depression Measurement in HIV Research, Mathematical Modeling, and topics in Qualitative Research Methods. Details may be found on the CFAR event calendar.
The SPRC Sponsors periodic research seminars, featuring sociobehavioral researchers. Details may be found on the CFAR event calendar.
SPRC Lunch Bag Series with Public Health-Seattle & King County
The SPRC presents bimonthly brownbag speakers with the HIV/AIDS Program of Public Health-Seattle & King County. These are held in the PHSKC offices at the Chinook Building and bring together research and public health practice. The lunchbag presentation occurs on the 4th Tuesday, 12pm-1pm, bimonthly. Details about the presentations may be found on the CFAR event calendar.