We are delighted to welcome Dr. Nina Kim to our CFAR! As of January 1, she has stepped in to fill the role that Dr. Bob Harrington has occupied for over a decade. Bob has very capably led the "clinical side" of our Clinical and Retrovirology Research Core, providing valuable services to our investigators through our HIV Specimen Repository and our Enhanced Data and Specimen Collection Service, as well as the HIV Positive and Negative Registries. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bob for his excellent work with CFAR, and to wish him all the best in his new endeavors.
Dr. Kim will work alongside Dr. Bob Coombs, who leads the "retrovirology side" of the Core. Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Medicine, and is an experienced clinician in HIV and viral hepatitis. She has provided care for patients in the Madison Clinic since 2007, and directs the Madison HIV/Hepatitis Co-Infection Clinic. Her research has focused on clinical predictors of liver disease progression in persons living with HIV, including studies on virologic responses to tenofovir DF in hepatitis B and HIV co-infected patients, and reducing alcohol consumption in HIV-HCV co-infected patients. She has been a close collaborator with our CFAR Clinical Cores and works with Drs. Mari Kitahata and Heidi Crane, who lead our Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research Core, as a member of the Data Management Cores for the CFAR Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS) and the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD).
With the hope that our CFAR will be successfully renewed by NIH in June of this year, our two clinically-focused Cores will be merged into one integrated Core led by Dr. Mari Kitahata. Under Dr. Kitahata's direction, Dr. Kim and Dr. Coombs will continue in their CFAR roles.
For more information and to contact Dr. Kim, check out her CFAR bio here.
Jared Baeten, MD, PhD
Director, UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Vice Chair, Department of Global Health
Professor, Departments of Global Health, Medicine, and Epidemiology
Co-Director, International Clinical Research Center
University of Washington
Affiliate Investigator, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
If your research has benefited from CFAR support, please acknowledge CFAR in your publications and presentations using grant number AI027757.