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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The 2nd Annual Scientific Retreat will take place November 14th from 10am- 6pm at Bay 7 in Durham, North Carolina.  The KEYNOTE SPEAKER is Sean Morrison, PhD.
Alongside registering, you will have the option to submit an abstract as the DCI will fund an award of $500 for the top two abstracts in...
Monday, June 16, 2014
The CFAR NAb Core provides standardized assessments of the magnitude, breadth, kinetics and duration of vaccine-elicited neutralizing antibody responses in preclinical and clinical trials of candidate HIV and SIV vaccines using validated assays and standardized reference strains in a GCLP-compliant...
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Most grant applications are evaluated by a peer-review panel that includes a discussion of strengths and weaknesses as perceived by the reviewers.   The discussions that take place in a grant review session may greatly influence the score a grant application receives.   A better understanding of...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Grant applications may be enhanced by pre-review prior to submission of the proposal to the funding agency.   The Developmental Core is available to provide grant proposal pre-review for HIV/AIDS research proposals.   Please contact the Developmental Core and be able to provide the proposal at...
Monday, June 9, 2014
The BCB has executed an initiative to implement online consulting for computational or statistical issues/topics (e.g., power calculation for sample size, selection of matching controls, and reproducible research) that are commonly encountered in AIDS clinical research. This is inspired by the...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Please contact the CFAR Developmental Core with any requests for faculty development resources or services not currently provided.    Complaints and comments are welcome to provide continuous improvement of the services offered by the Developmental Core.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
DURHAM, N.C. – Continuing analysis of an HIV vaccine trial undertaken in Thailand is yielding additional information about how immune responses were triggered and why the vaccine did not protect more people.
 
In a study appearing May 6, 2013, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Weekly walk-in clinics will be held on Mondays from 12:00 - 12:55 at the SORF conference room starting from March 10, 2014. Core E faculty will be present to provide ad-hoc consults to any CFAR investigator, including:
Design of experiments
Planning for data management and analysis
Help choose...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The production of certain antibodies could explain the partial success of an HIV-vaccine trial and the failure of another.
In 2009, researchers reported that an experimental HIV vaccine had reduced infection risk by 31%, the only HIV vaccine ever shown to be effective. Two teams have now compared...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
What immune response should a vaccine elicit to prevent HIV infection? Two studies published online today bring scientists closer to answering this question by identifying previously unrecognized attributes of antibodies that appear to have reduced the risk of HIV infection in the only clinical...

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