January 18, 2018
RE: Inter‐CFAR Workshop on Partnerships between HBCUs and CFARs
On March 22, 2018 the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) will host an Inter‐CFAR workshop entitled
“Partnerships between HBCUs and CFARs – Addressing the Underrepresentation of African American
Investigators in HIV/AIDS”. This Workshop is intended to: 1) foster synergistic partnerships between historically
black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and CFARs concentrating on understanding and addressing the
underrepresentation of African American Investigators in HIV/AIDS; 2) identify the highest actionable priorities
for partnerships between HBCUs and non‐HBCU academic institutions at CFARs, so as to address the
underrepresentation of African American investigators in HIV/AIDS; and 3) create working groups that
collaborate after the workshop to address the identified priorities.
The Workshop will be held at The Cal Turner Family Center at Meharry Medical College in Nashville,
Tennessee. Attendees will include representatives from CFARs, HBCUs, governmental organizations, and
To access registration, hotel reservations, and agenda details visit https://www.seaetc.com/cfar2018/.
Please feel free to contact our Tennessee CFAR administrative team should you have any questions.
David W. Haas, M.D.
Associate Director, Tennessee CFAR
Heather Burgess, B.S.
Program Manager, Tennessee CFAR