The Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) coordinates the diverse research activities at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) and Montefiore Medical Center (Montefiore) that involve hundreds of investigators working with over 100 NIH-funded faculty members from sixteen basic and clinical departments. The Einstein-Montefiore CFAR also supports these activities by providing Core services to these researchers. More information about the NIH-funded CFAR program, Einstein-Montefiore CFAR, Einstein-Montefiore AIDS investigators and their research programs, the Einstein NIH-funded AIDS training program and useful research links can be obtained by clicking on the appropriate links above.
The overarching mission of the Einstein-Montefiore CFAR is to stimulate research to expand our understanding of HIV pathophysiology and to develop new approaches to prevent and treat HIV infection and associated manifestations in the large population of HIV-infected adults, adolescents and children cared for in the network of clinics associated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.
CFAR Microgrant Funding: Requests for CFAR microgrant funding of up to $5,000 to support rapid and highly focused projects are accepted with no deadline. View CFAR Microgrant information.
Centralized listing of all Pilot Grants available to Einstein investigators. A web page listing of all active Center, Institute and Department Pilot Grants currently open for applications with deadlines and further information can be viewed here.
Please click here for more funding opportunities.
The Developmental Core provides a wide array of structured programs to provide research mentoring to early stage investigators and investigators interested in expanding their research programs to HIV/AIDS-related research. Basic science, translational and clinical investigators can access these programs by contacting Dr. Vinayaka Prasad or Dr. Julia Arnsten. Mentoring sessions for early stage investigators are being scheduled by Drs. Prasad and Arnsten and recent and upcoming sessions can be viewed here.
CFAR Web-based Clinical Research Informatics System
To facilitate clinical and translation research by CFAR investigators the Clinical and Translational Investigation Core (CTIC) has established a unified web-based clinical research database that combines data from diverse cohorts and specimen repositories into one centralized relational database. A sophisticated web-based Clinical Research Informatics Systems provides access to a rich repository of HIV-related data mined from over 2,500 HIV/AIDS patients cared for by the inpatient and outpatient services at Montefiore including demographic data, lab and other clinical results, and prescription histories.
The Data Retrieval and Analysis feature provides a sophisticated and user-friendly interface for the quick and easy access, retrieval, filtering, reporting, sharing, and processing of of data extraction results to CFAR investigators engaged in HIV/AIDS research.
The Cohort Builder feature allows a researcher to select a cohort from the total group of HIV/AIDS-infected and at-risk patients followed at Montefiore based on selection of multiple criteria for in depth analysis. By selecting the ‘View Demographics’ or the ‘View Labs’ link under the cohort counts, the appropriately credentialed researcher is able to obtain demographic and lab result information for individual members of the selected cohort. This detailed information can then be exported to Excel for further analysis.
For further information about the capabilities of Database and a demo of query focused on correlating medications with viral load, please click here.