About the Core
The Developmental Core fosters HIV research at Baylor, UTHealth, and Texas Biomedical Research Institute. We support investigator-initiated pilot studies and interdisciplinary research projects. We prioritize research consistent with the Texas D-CFAR theme, as well as projects on substance use in support of the Texas D-CFAR’s Scientific Working Group on Substance Use.
This core offers its members a proactive, robust mentoring program for junior investigators that includes mentoring to a first NIH grant. This program includes workshops, creation of individual development plans, mentoring teams, and assistance with grant writing and time management.
Developmental Services for Full / Affiliate Members
- Research presentations, seminars, workshops, and an Annual Texas D-CFAR Conference to foster learning about cutting-edge research and provide opportunities for new collaborations
- A robust mentoring program to support career development of new investigators in HIV research
- Annual Texas D-CFAR pilot grant program to support your investigator-initiated research in high-priority HIV areas
- Strategies for competitive grant applications and feedback from senior investigators on grant drafts
View the TX-CFAR Investigator Profiles for information on each leadership member.
Nancy Chang Professor of Molecular Virology at Baylor College of Medicine
Professor at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Adjunct Professor at Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Professor at Cizik School of Nursing, UTHealth