Call for Nominations - CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Advisory Committee (2016)
CIHR is seeking qualified individuals to join the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Advisory Committee (CHARAC).
The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity provides scientific leadership for the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, which is responsible for the management and oversight of the research component of the Government of Canada initiative in HIV/AIDS, namely the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.
The CHARAC is comprised of members with expertise in various HIV/AIDS research pillars (biomedical, clinical, health services and policy research and population health research), government, and HIV/AIDS community organizations. The committee has a mandate to provide advice to CIHR regarding research programs and priorities for HIV/AIDS.
Membership on CHARAC requires a comprehensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS research, as well as a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the Canadian HIV/AIDS stakeholder and research community.
Nominations are being sought for CHARAC membership, including individuals with basic, clinical, health services and population health research expertise, with community- based research experience, with health research expertise regarding vulnerable populations (including Indigenous and gay men's health), and with lived experience of HIV/AIDS.
Nominations (self-nominations are accepted) should include a brief (250 words) rationale for the nomination and a short biographical sketch or curriculum vitae. The rationale should make reference to qualifications, expertise, previous contributions to the HIV/AIDS response and the perspective that the nominee will bring to the work of the Committee. Contact information for both the nominator and the nominee(s) must be included with the nomination documents. Individuals will be appointed to CHARAC for a three year term with an option of a renewal.
Deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, July 29, 2016.
Nominations, or any questions, should be sent to: HIVAIDS-VIHSIDA@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
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