The mission of the Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) program of the Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, (NIDA) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health is to support a multi-disciplinary environment that promotes basic, clinical, behavioral, and translational research in the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. The CFARs accomplish this mission by: 

1. Providing scientific leadership and institutional infrastructure   dedicated to AIDS research; 

2. Stimulating scientific collaboration and translational research; 

3. Fostering scientific communication; 

4. Sponsoring training and education; 

5. Promoting knowledge of CFAR research findings and the      importance of AIDS research through community outreach; 

6. Facilitating technology transfer and development through promotion of scientific interactions between CFARs and industry. 

This mission was developed by the CFAR Directors at the 1995 Annual Directors Meeting.


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