Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research

Community Participatory Program

Community Participatory Partnership (CPP) is a partnership among ERC-CFAR scientists, the NYC DOHMH, HIV-affected populations, and community-based organizations. The goal of the CPP is to increase the involvement of the community in the CFAR’s research and to benefit from its knowledge and experience with the HIV Care/Prevention Cascade. Developed and organized on principles of community-based participatory research, the CPP will go beyond “advising” the CFAR, and will participate actively in its agenda setting and research studies. The CPP will increase the ERC-CFAR’s capacity to initiate new studies from the field, to conduct alpha and beta testing of interventions, and recruit participants in research trials. CPP members will have access to the ERV-CFAR cores, access to Catalytic grant funding, and opportunities for community-initiated projects. The CPP will be coordinated by Rosy Chhabra.

CPP Membership 

Member and Organizational Affiliation 

Organization Role 

Rosy Chhabra, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Coordinator, CPP

Kathy Anastos, MD.
Director, ERC-CFAR Clinical Transl. & Implementation Core
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

ECR-CFAR

Scott Auwarter, LMSW
Assistant Executive Director
BronxWorks Community Center

CBO*

Laurie Bauman, PhD
Director, ERC-CFAR Behavioral Science Core
Professor of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

ERC-CFAR

Maria Caban, PhD.**
VP, Program Evaluation & Research
BOOM!Health

CBO

Joann Casado, JD **
Compliance Officer, Urban Health Plan, Inc

Community Health Center

Guillermo Chacon,
President, Latino Commission on AIDS

Advocacy

Sarit A. Golub, PhD.
Assoc. Director, Behavioral Science Core
Hunter College

ERC-CFAR

Deborah Levine, LCSW
Executive Director, Love Heals,
Alison Gertz Foundation for AIDS Education

CBO

Stephen E. Karpiak, PhD. **
Senior Director for Research & Evaluation
ACRIA | ACRIA Center on HIV and Aging

CBO

Bart Majoor, PhD.
Deputy and Clinical Director
St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction

CBO

William Nazerth
Director of Creative Media
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

CBO

Chris Norwood
Executive Director, Health People

CBO

Viraj Patel, MD
Clinician-Investigator, Montefiore
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hospital

Benjamin Tsoi, MD
Deputy Director of HIV Prevention
NYC DOHMH

Government

Dart Westphal,
Interim Executive Director
New York Harm Reduction Educators

CBO

*Community Based Organization ** Community Researcher

 

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ERC-CFAR at a Glance

Partner Institutions 

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Rockefeller University
  • The City University of New York (CUNY)
 

Investigators 

Total ERC-CFAR members

  • 183 Full members
  • 10 Affiliate members

CFAR member trainees funded by NIH K awards

  • 15 Full members
 

NIH Funding 

FY2015 OAR NIH AIDS FRB grants

$34,084,840 Total costs

 

New NIH AIDS grants awarded in FY2016

$7,345,645 Total annual costs

 

FY2014 non-AIDS NIH grants

$34,745,334 Total costs

Publications (first 6 months of 2016) 

Total Publications: 240

Publications multi-authored
by ERC-CFAR members: 91

Cores 

Administrative 

Director: Dr. H. Goldstein

 

Developmental 

Directors: Dr. V. Prasad & Dr. C. Cunningham

 

Biomarkers & Advanced Technologies 

Directors: Dr. J. Berman & Dr. S. Almo

 

Behavioral Science 

Director: Dr. L. Bauman

 

Clinical Translational Implementation Science 

Director: Dr. K. Anastos

 

Scientific Working Groups 

HIV and Eradication 

Directors: Dr. G. Kalpana & Dr. M. Caskey

 

Patient and Population Health Outcomes Research 

Directors: Dr. D. Nash & Dr. J. Arnsten  

New 2016 NIH Grants Awards 

 
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In the Media

Vice interviews Harris Goldstein, M.D., about the difficulty of developing a vaccine for HIV. Dr. Goldstein is professor of pediatrics and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein and director of the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research. (Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017)

Crain’s Health Pulse interviews Dr. Laurie Bauman regarding a collaborative study aimed at controlling the spread of HIV using PrEP, a drug proven to reduce risk. Dr. Bauman is a principal investigator on the study, which includes Einstein, Montefiore and Columbia. She also is director of the Preventive Intervention Research Center and professor of pediatrics. (Friday, Jul 29, 2016)

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