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.