Previous CFAR Retreat Award Winners

Directors Award

Each year, the Director's Award is given to a Duke CFAR member who has significantly contributed "value added" to the CFAR in the past year. This year's winner was Justin Pollara, PhD. Dr. Pollara is an Associate Professor in Surgery and is an Associate Director of the Developmental Core. Dr. Georgia Tomaras noted Dr. Pollara's research excellence and outstanding dedication that embodies the true spirit of the CFAR. Congratulations, Dr. Pollara!

Awards were given to the top poster presenters in four categories. Congratulations to our award winners!

  • Clinical: Helen Xu Development of Interferon-Gamma Release Assays for Diagnosing Latent Talaromycosis
  • Quantitative: Tianbei Zhang - Medicine Nonadherence Perceptions of People Living with HIV
  • Social/Behavioral: Marta Mulawa - Understanding user engagement with an mHealth intervention supporting adolescents with HIV in South Africa
  • Basic & Translational: Marina Tuyishime, presented by Rachel Spreng - Multivariate Analysis of Fc Receptor (FcR)-Mediated NK Cell Functions Identifies Unique Clustering Among Humans and Rhesus Macaques