Community Advisory Board

Supporting the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit & Center for AIDS Research
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) provides an integral link between local researchers and our communities. Members represent the diversity of our communities and come from many backgrounds. All of our members are volunteers, and we are always looking for new community members to join our CAB and/or a sub-committee. 

As a CAB member, you benefit in a variety of ways:

  • Receive up-to-date information from HIV/AIDS researchers
  • Opportunity to provide input on educational materials
  • Be a part of research
  • Participate in community activities and events
  • Networking opportunities

The CAB typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Saunder’s Research Building, 265 Crittenden Boulevard. Dinner is provided at each meeting. There are also several sub-committees that meet independently of CAB at the convenience of its members. 

Interested in Joining?

We are happy to welcome guests and new faces at any of our meetings. We are also looking for new CAB members. CAB members have access to member resources and are welcome to join any of our sub-committees.

If you would like to attend an upcoming meeting, please email or call (585-756-2329) to let us know.

Our mission is to provide a formal channel for ongoing education, communication, advocacy, and problem solving among representatives of the community and those involved in adult and pediatric HIV/AIDS treatment and preventive vaccine research. Our purpose is to facilitate appropriate, timely, and ethical research efforts which may ultimately bring about an end to HIV Disease and AIDS.

To provide a safe meeting place and forum that facilitates confidential communications among populations affected by AIDS living in the greater Rochester region and the URMC research sites in order to enhance community awareness and participation in HIV/AIDS research.
To provide an opportunity for shared discussion, feedback, and support to the URMC research sites on issues related to clinical research studies including but not limited to subject education, recruitment, consent, enrollment and retention; and access to culturally appropriate and informative materials by general and targeted populations.
To ensure the Rochester region and CAB is represented at, and abides by rules set forth by leaders of, appropriate national and/or international conferences, committees and conference calls.