Yale University

CIRA Director's Message: A Year in Review

I am pleased to bring you the latest edition of CIRA's ebulletin. This last issue in 2022 features individuals and projects affiliated with the Center since December 2021 and the newly launched Yale Global HIV/AIDS Research Network (GARNER). I hope you will find these resources of information useful to facilitate connections between researchers, community partners, training fellows, and the broader HIV/AIDS community.

CIRA welcomes 22 new affiliated individuals this past year who bring their respective expertise and research portfolio to advance CIRA's innovative interdisciplinary research, supportive to the ending the HIV epidemic efforts in the US and globally.

We also provide support to new and innovative HIV/AIDS-related projects led by our investigators and their research partners. These projects represent some examples of CIRA scientists' commitment to reducing persisting inequalities in HIV response and access to prevention, treatment, and care services. They also recognize CIRA affiliates' diverse knowledge, skills, and scopes of research that are necessary to address the intersections of socioecological drivers of the HIV epidemic (e.g., stigma, racism, forced displacement, neighborhood factors), substance use, mental health, and HIV.

In 2023, we look forward to providing resources and space to foster innovation and equitable community partnership in research and services to improve the health and well-being of individuals with and at risk for HIV. From all of us at CIRA, we wish you and yours a healthy and happy holiday season.

Dr. Trace Kershaw
CIRA Director

Published: Monday, December 5, 2022