The Indiana Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is increasing collaborative research in all aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention and care throughout Indiana. Investigators at this Center are pursuing novel methods to improve access to care for all persons living with HIV/AIDS, improve retention in care and adherence to treatment, reduce comorbidities for those living with HIV, prevent new infections, increase community engagement and education – and eventually cure HIV.

Collaborative Project Teams

Several Collaborative Project Teams have received pilot funding from the Center for AIDS Research to develop new interdisciplinary collaborative scientific projects with a goal to apply for extramural funding in the near future.

Internet-Based Cognitive Behavorial therapy to Treat Insomnia in HIV. (Directors Samir Gupta, MD; Douglas Miller, MD; Jesse Stewart, PhD)

Developmental of Dual Agents Capable of Simultaneously Activating HIV-1 Latency and Preventing New Infection (Directors Andy Yu, MD, PhD, and Jean Chmielewski, PhD).

The Relationships between Depression, ECFC, Inflammatory Monocytes, and Endothelial Function in HIV (Directors Samir Gupta, MD, Jesse Stewart, PhD, and Mervin Yoder, MD).

Adolescent Medicolegal Partnerships to Prevent HIV (Directors Amy Gilbert, JD, and Dennis Fortenberry, MD).

Mobile Health Monitoring and Support for Adolescents with HIV in Kenya (Directors Rachel Vreeman, MD, and Bree Weaver, MD).

Patient Perspectives on HIV Cure (Directors Gregory Zimet, PhD, Mary Ott, MD, and Samir Gupta, MD).

Rural HIV Person to Person Interview Study (P2P) (Directors Hank Green, PhD, and Bernice Pescosolido, PhD)

Junior Investigator Pilot Grant Program

Junior Investigator Pilot Grant Program

The Indiana Center for AIDS Research Junior Investigator Pilot Grants program supports junior investigators embarking in an academic career in HIV/AIDS research.
Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Under the direction of Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD, the Center for AIDS Research executive committee research interests range from developing new treatment strategies and methods, treating pediatric and adolescent HIV cases, and helping at-risk youth and other patients around the world.