Visiting Professors Program

Some groups of people in the United States are affected more severely by HIV/AIDS than others. CAPS is a leader in research to reduce disparities in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and starting in 1997, began an intensive training and mentoring program to support the development of early-career researchers. This program, the Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities is also known as the CAPS Visiting Professor (VP) Program. For more information about the program, please contact Dale Danley.

The program is designed to assist investigators already conducting HIV-prevention research with minority communities to improve their programs of research and obtain additional funding for their work. Supported by the NIH, the program welcomes a small number of new participants each year. Participants will:

  • Spend six weeks in San Francisco for three summers.
  • Receive round-trip airfare to San Francisco and a monthly stipend during the summer program.
  • Design a pilot study and prepare a research protocol.
  • Receive up to $20,000 to conduct the pilot study at their home institution.
  • Receive support for presenting the results of the study at a conference and in a journal article.
  • Continue to develop a research program with mentoring by UCSF faculty researchers.

Visit the Visiting Professor Program Website to learn more about the program.

Visiting Professors Program