UW Center for AIDS and STD

CFAS New Collaboration Grant Awards

Announcing the Recipients of the Inaugural New Collaboration Grant Awards

The UW Center for AIDS and STD (CFAS) is delighted to announce the inaugural New Collaboration Grant awardees. The New Collaboration Grant program aims to foster new collaborations between UW faculty, particularly junior faculty, and health department HIV/STD programs, health care organizations, and other organizations and agencies working in the area of HIV/STD in Washington State.  These collaborations seek to augment the HIV/STD control infrastructure of the State and improve the health of Washington State residents through enhanced public health practice, clinical services, and/or research. Awards are up to $50,000 per year for up to 16 months.

We are excited to announce that we have chosen the following awardees:

David Katz, PhD, MPH
University of Washington, Department of Global Health
Project Title: Evaluating the Implementation of WA State PrEP Navigation and Supportive Services
Community Partner:  Washington State Department of Health
Project Description: 
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) funds local agencies across the State to provide community-based HIV prevention services to people at high risk for HIV with a focus on promoting and supporting the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. This UW-DOH joint project will evaluate the implementation of these services and compare their impacts and associated costs across program models and settings. The results will inform efforts to enhance the quality, efficiency, and impact of community-based prevention HIV services locally and support the implementation of these services in similar settings.

Roxanne Kerani. PhD, MPH 
University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Allergy and Infectious Disease Division
Project Title: A Landscape Analysis of STD Clinical Services in Pierce County, Washington
Community Partner:  Tacoma – Pierce County Health Department
Project Description: 
Pierce County, WA has a high burden of STIs and poorer outcomes on the HIV care continuum compared to Washington over all.  The study team will work with the Tacoma – Pierce County Health Department to develop a framework for a comprehensive HIV/STD service network, examine the existing local HIV/STD clinical care service network, and provide recommendations for improvements to the existing service network to improve HIV/STD clinical care and sexual health in Pierce Co.


We anticipate running the next competition in summer of 2021. Questions on the next application cycle can be sent to the Center for AIDS and STD at cfas@uw.edu and subscribe to our newsletter.