Julia Arnsten to Direct Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core
Image: Julia Arnsten (General Internal Medicine), new Director of the Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core Facility.
Dr. Julia Arnsten, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Epidemiology & Population Health, has agreed to take over as Director of the Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Clinical Core Facility, currently directed by Dr. Robert Klein.
Dr. Arnsten was appointed founding director of the Division of General Internal Medicine in 2004, and has successfully built a thriving division including the recruitment of several investigators currently pursuing AIDS-related research, an award-winning mentorship network and a research budget doubled by extramural grants.
In addition to developing her own NIH-funded research program, Dr. Arnsten is regarded as one of the best research mentors at Einstein and Montefiore. She is a member of the Einstein-Montefiore CFAR Steering Committee and Coordinator of the Substance Abuse Research subunit of the Clinical Core facility.
The CFAR Clinical Investigation Core provides investigators with access to persons with or at risk for HIV infection; stored specimens from such individuals; and robust databases with demographic, clinical, and research data from patients followed at a variety of clinical settings at Montefiore Medical Center, and from others enrolled in past or ongoing clinical and social science research studies.