News and Events

January 13, 2017

Read last week's CFAR Weekly eNews! 

November 16, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Jared Baeten, MD, PhD, has accepted the position of CFAR Director.  He will officially start on January 1, 2017.  After a robust nomination and vetting process, Jared was unanimously approved for the position. 

March 25, 2015

The opening ceremony for "Kuska: the UW-UPCH Center for Research and Training in HIV/AIDS and STI's" took place on April 4, 2014 with many representatives from the University of Washington in atten

July 17, 2014

In collaboration with the Fogarty International Center, the CFAR Health Economics Impact Study Team (HEIST) held its 2nd health economic workshop in Kisumu, Kenya, on June 19th, 2014.&nb

May 14, 2014

 Seattle BioMed today announced that it has received a seven year Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development (IPCAVD) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and

July 17, 2013

NIAID will fund Michael Katze's proposal for a 5-year, $15M contract to establish a Non-Human Primate Core Functional Genomics Laborator for AIDS Vaccine Research and Development. 

June 20, 2013

The Seattle Times reported on Timothy Ray Brown's visit to his hometown of Seattle to help boost efforts promote a cure for HIV. 

March 21, 2013

Dr. King K. Holmes, professor and chair of the UW Department of Global Health, won the prestigious 2013 Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his work in sexually transmitted diseases. 

December 14, 2012

CFAR Co-Director and Scientific Working Group leader in AIDS-Associated Infections and Malignancies (AAIMs) is featured in an NPR article and interview on KUOW 94.9FM. 

November 30, 2012

UW News published an article detailing some of Dr. Kim Woodrow's new work, a method of providing contraception and prevent HIV transmission by using electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers that can dissolve to release drugs.

Upcoming Events


Please join the CFAR Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core and Public Health - Seattle/King County HIV/STD Program for another Lunchbox Talk featuring Roxanne Kerani, MPH, PhD, Assistant Pro


Lifelong is proud to host the 31st Annual End AIDS Walk on Saturday, September 23 at Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.


Location: Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Speaker: Sanyu Mojola, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan


The 3rd International Workshop on Microbiome in HIV - Pathogenesis, Prevention and Treatment

Location: Washington, DC, USA


Hosted by: University of California, San Francisco

Tuesday 10/24: Mentoring Transitional and Early Career Scientists

Wednesday 10/25: Scientific Presentations


Harborview R&T Auditorium, Rooms 117 & 121
9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


Location: Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Speaker: Jesse Bloom, PhD


Location: Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Speaker: Neil King, PhD


Location: Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Speaker: John Mascola, PhD


Please join the CFAR Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core and Public Health - Seattle/King County HIV/STD Program for another Lunchbox Talk featuring Lara Strick, MD. Dr.


Speaker: Rupert Kaul, MD, PhD

Affiliation: University of Toronto

Dr. Rupert Kaul completed his clinical training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto, and was then a research fellow at the Universities of Nairobi and Oxford for several years. In 2002 he completed an immunology PhD and returned to Toronto, where he heads the clinical division of Infectious Disease and runs a research lab focused on how genital and rectal immunology influence HIV transmission and disease.

Due to the electrical storm and power outage that occurred during the May 4th seminar, the webcast recording was interrupted and is unable to be uploaded to the website. Instead, we would like to share Dr. Sharon Hillier’s slides from her presentation with you here

Speaker: Christine Johnston, MD, MPH

Affiliation: University of Washington

Dr. Johnston is a physician-scientist who studies the pathogenesis of genital herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)infection, with the ultimate goal of identifying interventions that will improve genital health.  Of specific interest is the mechanism by which  HSV-2 reactivation increases the risk of genital co-infections, such as HIV and bacterial vaginosis.  Dr. Johnston will discuss her ongoing study exploring how HSV-2 influences the vaginal microbiome in the female genital tract.

Speaker: Elizabeth Anne Bukusi, MBChB, M.Med (ObGyn), MPH, PhD , PGD(Research Ethics). MBE (Research Ethics) , CIP  (Certified IRB Professional).

Chief Research Officer

Co-Director Research Care Training Program,(RCTP) Center for Microbiology Research, KEMRI, Box 19464, post code 00202, Nairobi

Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute, University of Washington

Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  She is also the Medical Director of the HIV/AIDS Clinic ("Ward 86") at San Francisco General Hospital. Research efforts have focused on HIV/AIDS in U.S. women and investigating objective methods to measure antiretroviral adherence and exposure in HIV treatment and prevention settings, such as determining drug levels in hair samples.

Dr.  Roxanne Kerani received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD.  She is currently Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the University of Washington, and continues a longstanding affiliation with Public Health – Seattle and King County.  Dr. Kerani’s research interests center around HIV and STD epidemiology, particularly the epidemiology of HIV in immigrants and refugees in the U.S. 

Patrick Sullivan, PhD, DVM

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health

Co-Director of the Prevention Sciences Core at Emory’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Member of the US Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. 

Webcast can be viewed here: click!

Aaron Tobian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  

Webcast can be viewed here: click!

Madeline B. Deutsch, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine

Director, UCSF Transgender Care

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

University of California, San Francisco

Webcast can be viewed here: click!