Health Disparities Training

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.

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.

Last modified: February 14, 2015