The overarching goal of the Developmental Core is to help support the career development of early stage investigators (ESIs) at Einstein through a peer-reviewed pilot grants program, coupled with an effective mentoring process and a program for scientific growth involving participation in multiple CFAR events. Funds from the Developmental Core played a pivotal role in developing AIDS malignancy research, and helped galvanize a successful international AIDS research program at Einstein.
- To provide individually tailored mentoring to nurture the careers of ESIs and facilitate their development into independently funded researchers.
- To catalyze AIDS research at Einstein by providing pilot and feasibility grants, especially to ESIs and to non-AIDS established investigators (EI) interested in moving into HIV/AIDS research.
- To integrate cutting edge research technologies to drive both qualitative and quantitative increases in AIDS research at Einstein.
- To facilitate/ stimulate scientific communication among active and potential CFAR investigators.
- To promote international AIDS research by supporting and training Einstein CFAR investigators and colleagues in other countries.
- Integrated clinical and basic science mentoring programs
- Web-based searchable database to identify relevant collaborators
- Providing grant-writing support and advanced grant application training.
- Coordination of review and award of pilot project grant and microgrant program.
- Organization and management of the CFAR seminars by internal and external speakers
- biweekly internal CFAR AIDS Club Seminar series
- weekly AIDS Center and Einstein Montefiore-CFAR Grand Rounds
- CFAR Invited Speaker Seminar Series
- Annual Research Symposium by CFAR pilot project awardees.
- Interface between the CFAR and other mentoring and training programs
- AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP)
- Kwa-Zulu Natal Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH)
- Einstein Office of Faculty Development
- Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore