Cores

To accomplish our mission, six Cores support the design, implementation, and evaluation of existing funded projects and assist in the development of new research protocols focused on communities, systems-of-care, service providers, and individuals at risk.

ADMINISTRATIVE CORE

The Administrative Core identifies and manages strategies for addressing the Center’s strategic planning process (i.e., setting a scientific agenda), daily operation of the Center, including self-monitoring, budgets, dissemination, and identifying scientific challenges that require analysis by multi-disciplinary teams.

COMBINATION PREVENTION CORE

The study of the combination of efficacious medications with behavioral interventions as well as study of structural interventions to prevent HIV transmission is the goal of the Combination Prevention Core. We provide expertise, leadership, and capacity building support to scientists, health departments, and community based organizations engaged in these activities. The Core also uses strategies that leverage medical, technological and social media to promote innovation in HIV prevention.

DEVELOPMENT CORE

The Development Core reviews and allocates pilot funds, implements an investigator career development component through which researchers can obtain multidisciplinary peer review, and coordinates community relationships, particularly across Cores.

GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING CORE

The Global Capacity Building Core supports international partnerships and enhances capacity building among U.S. and developing country scientists to conduct high-quality HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care, and policy research of local, national, regional, and global relevance.

METHODS CORE

The Methods Core provides expertise, leadership and infrastructure to promote and facilitate the quality of HIV research projects conducted by CHIPTS researchers and collaborators. The Core supports implementation of web and mobile phone technologies, provides statistical expertise, improves capacity for methods research, and supports evaluation studies by community partners.

POLICY CORE

The Policy Core analyzes the consequences of public policies on HIV identification, prevention and treatment of HIV in local, state, national and international settings and provides public health and government leadership with the evidence base necessary for well-informed decision making.