CAPS and the AIDS Project East Bay (APEB) will build a coalition of health sciences investigators at UCSF, community-based organizations that serve the African American community, and community members to answer significant scientific STI/HIV research questions.
We aim to:
- Develop a research coalition to identify significant research questions and design, implement and disseminate appropriate and scientifically-rigorous research projects that address STI/HIV health disparities in the African American community
- Increase the capacity of the members of the research coalition to participate in community collaborative research projects through relationship building activities, specialized trainings and forums
- Develop an electronic infrastructure to support, grow and ensure sustainability of the coalition and activities by archiving coalition trainings and forums, facilitating communication among coalition members, and providing a forum for support and problem-solving among the subgroups of the coalition
- Stimulate and develop innovative research by providing funding to conduct pilot research that will yield data for collaborative presentations at national conferences and provide preliminary data for use by academic and CBO researchers when submitting future R01 grant proposals to NIH.