• In the News

    Barbara Morse Silva of NBC 10 news spoke with Susan Cu-Uvin, M.D., about a Miriam Hospital research study of a new medicine for women that may help reduce HIV and herpes risk. The Miriam is the only site in Rhode Island to take part in the study led by Dr. Cu-Uvin. 


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  • Center for Prisoner Health & Human Rights

    At Brown, physicians and public health and policy experts like Brad Brockmann (pictured above) have joined ranks under the aegis of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights. Based at The Miriam Hospital, the center and its affiliated physicians and advocates work to develop programs to enhance continuity of care for released prisoners, as well as diversion programs to keep individuals with behavioral health disorders out of the justice system in the first place.  

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  • Announcing our newest CFAR Developmental Awardees

    Congratulations to the Fall 2016 CFAR developmental awardees! More information.  

  • CFAR Research Integration Seminar Series

    A new seminar series with the primary goal of bridging the gap among HIV researchers on the Boston University and Boston Medical Campus with faculty at Brown University and Tufts University.  See more.

  • CFAR Grant Funding Opportunities

    The Providence/Boston CFAR is requesting applications for the Developmental Grant Research Program. Applications are due on Monday, April 3rd.  Proposals that address topic areas of HIV & TB or HIV in alcohol and substance users will be prioritized.  More information.

The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

is a joint research effort between Brown University, Boston University,Tufts University and their respective academic medical institutions Lifespan/The Miriam Hospital, Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center. Our mission is to promote biomedical and social-behavioral research to decrease the incidence of HIV, improve its treatment and reduce its adverse consequences, particularly among women, men who have sex with men (MSM), youth, substance users, and those in the criminal justice (CJ) system. Our CFAR also addresses the impact of HIV and its co-morbidities in affected communities (locally and internationally).