UC-SAN FRANCISCO: ANNOUNCES NEW AIDS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
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California at San Francisco will officially launch a new AIDS
Research Institute today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The new institute will be directed by Thomas Coates, who said it
"will function ... as an 'institute without walls.'" (Perlman,
12/1). The institute, which will bring "all of the university's
AIDS programs under a single umbrella," will be the "largest AIDS
initiative anywhere outside of the National Institutes of
Health." The San Francisco Examiner reports that the institute
will "coordinate a dozen research institutes, a broad range of
clinical, behavioral science and policy programs as well as about
1,000 investigators at research sites throughout San Francisco."
Coates said, "We think that to remain one step ahead of the
virus, we need to motivate our scientists to go beyond the
cutting edge -- to be innovative, to take the risk and to join
together in these efforts." The new institute "will provide
financial and practical support for vaccine research, AIDS
prevention, the development of new treatments, studies of AIDS
transmission, AIDS policy and ethics research and international
and community studies" (11/29).