AIDS Research Centers
CHIPTS is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) P30 AIDS Research Center (ARC) program.
This program fosters a synergistic approach to research on mental health issues of HIV infection. Its goal is to encourage the application of multiple scientific perspectives and approaches to stimulate inter- and multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination. ARC are broadly based investigative endeavors, encompassing or supporting research in a variety of areas, including biological, biomedical, behavioral, neuroscience, prevention, clinical sciences, and services research.
Areas of Emphasis:
- Clarify the impact of new biomedical technologies (e.g., microbicides, vaccines, rapid tests, genetic advances) on HIV risk behaviors.
- Foster dissemination, translation, and operational research on ways to implement and enhance long-term maintenance behavior change.
- Promote the global adoption of primary and secondary preventive interventions.
- Identify molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, and develop therapeutic agents to treat neurologic and neurocognitive complications.
- Identify host and HIV viral genetics that render susceptibility or protection to neuronal dysfunction.
- Identify and characterize HIV-associated cognitive or motor dysfunction and assess it in the context of mental illness and HIV-associated co-morbidities.
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CAIR is a multidisciplinary HIV prevention research center that is supported by an AIDS research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). CAIR also receives grant support from other sources, including other institutes of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The research center is based in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Established in 1986, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at UC San Francisco is one of the world’s largest research centers dedicated to social, behavioral, and policy science approaches to HIV. Find out more about our history, our faculty and staff, how our center is structured, and how to get in touch with us.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) was established in 1997 and is currently New England’s only National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded AIDS research center. CIRA brings together scientists from 25 different disciplines and three institutions including Yale University, The Institute for Community Research and the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention. At Yale, faculty from five different schools participate in CIRA, including the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Law School, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Yale School of Nursing.
At CHIPTS, we create and share knowledge to help all people. We also hold the hope that this knowledge can overpower AIDS. Over the twelve years of our existence, CHIPTS has been centered on the search for a better understanding of HIV disease, disseminating what we learn and using knowledge to bring about change. In our short history, we have charted many successes and we have identified many challenges. The work of CHIPTS is as dynamic and complex as the HIV epidemic itself. We see our work as fulfilling three goals. We pursue scientific discovery; we strengthen the capacity of others; and we seek to bring about positive change. These steps – Discover, Empower and Impact – also provide for our everyday approach. It is our hope that these steps can lead us toward healthier lives. One day, perhaps, they will lead to an end to the HIV epidemic.
The more than 100 researchers and staff of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies will mark the 20th anniversary of the center’s founding and its fifth consecutive period of funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), with a day-long scientific symposium. Since 1987, the HIV Center at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute has been conducting cutting-edge research into the behavioral causes and consequences of HIV infection. Its exemplary work helped earn it a $10 million, five-year grant focusing on the theme of “Meeting the Challenges of Global AIDS at the Intersection of Gender, Sexuality, and Mental Health.”
The Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) strives to transform how individuals with comorbid mental illness and HIV/AIDS are treated and managed by developing innovative, interdisciplinary, and integrative approaches to optimize psychiatric, behavioral, and medical outcomes and achieving a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and behavioral mechanisms underlying these combined illnesses and treatments.
This program seeks to foster a synergistic approach to research on mental health issues of HIV infection. Its goal is to encourage the application of multiple scientific perspectives and approaches to stimulate inter- and multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination. NIMH AIDS Research Centers are broadly based investigative endeavors, encompassing or supporting research in a variety of areas, including biological, biomedical, behavioral, neuroscience, prevention, clinical sciences, and services research.