case western reserve university

Center for
AIDS Research


Welcome To Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Center for AIDS Research

One of 20 nationwide.
The only one in the Midwest.



Discovery in HIV may solve efficiency problems for gene therapy. To read more about this click here.

CWRU researcher Jonathan Karn, PhD seeks way to find HIV when it is hiding. To read more about this click here.

Case Western Reserve University Center for Aids Research Scientists Identify a New HIV-1 Restriction Mechanism. To read more about this click here.

About The Case CFAR

Since its foundation in 1994, the Case Western Reserve University Center for Aids Research (Case CFAR) has been a center of excellence for both clinical and basic AIDS research. As the only NIH-funded CFAR in the Midwestern United States, we have provided our 160 members with national and international research, especially with respect to research in tuberculosis and HIV malignancy, microbicides, pathogenesis, virology, clinical trials, and training. As the first CFAR to make a major investment in international research, we have been able to expand a highly productive and long-standing (23 year) scientific relationship with Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Link

Core Laboratory Facilities

The Case CFAR program emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration between basic science and clinical investigators, research in which findings from the laboratory are brought to the clinic and vice versa, and an emphasis upon the inclusion minorities and inclusion of prevention and behavioral change research. Case CFAR accomplishes this through core facilities that provide expertise, resources and services not readily obtained through more traditional funding mechanisms. Link

Training and Educational Programs

Dedicated to the encouragement of the next generation of AIDS related researchers, the Case CFAR offers an effective Mentoring Program to junior faculty, matching them up with senior faculty who offer support on developing independent funding and guidance on their professional development.  Case CFAR also offers Developmental Awards to provide funding for projects that foster further development in HIV/AIDS research.  Training programs for the advancement of HIV/AIDS related research include the Minority HIV Research Training Program and the International Scholars Program.  The Case CFAR sponsors the Leaders in AIDS Research & Care Seminar Series bringing in speakers from across the country to lecture on exciting new research developments. Link