Medical college AIDS Intervention Research funded through 25th year

Special to The Freeman

Oct. 6, 2014

MILWAUKEE Ė The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Center for Intervention Research (CAIR) has received a five-year $8.7 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Healthís National Institute of Mental Health, which will fund its programs through its 25th year.

CAIR is one of six federally-supported HIV prevention research centers in the United States and the only center located between the countryís east and west coasts.

The funding will provide core infrastructure needed to stabled a foundation for the centerís initiative over the next five years.

The centerís research team includes 12 faculty investigators, all of whom devote their full effort to HIM prevention research and all of whom hold primary appointments in the collegeís department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine.

Additionally, there are 33 affiliated investigators from other departments at the Medical College of Wisconsin and institutions who participate in CAIR research, 25 full-time research and administrative staff, as well as post-doctoral fellows an graduate students.

CAIRís agenda prioritizes the integration of behavioral and biomedical approaches to achieve high-impact HIV prevention outcomes.