The clinical research program at the Immunology Center has grown because of the outstanding work of faculty in infectious diseases, general internal medicine, pediatrics and behavioral medicine. The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research is under the leadership of Charles C.J. Carpenter, MD. It is funded by an NIH center grant, awarded in 1998 in recognition of excellence in HIV research.
The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is a joint research effort between Brown University/Lifespan and Boston University/Boston Medical Center. We are poised to build on our significant research advances that underscore our mission. The Providence/Boston Center for AIDS research is devoted to the pursuit of translational research to reduce the burden of HIV infection worldwide, with special focus on substance users, women, men who have sex with men (MSM), justice-involved persons, and at-risk youth. To achieve this goal, we are committed to fostering emerging HIV investigators both domestically and within resource-limited settings.