The UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) was established in 1986 to train scientists and stimulate new research
projects that impact the practice, theory, and policy of HIV/AIDS prevention and keep pace with the changing epidemic. The
CAPS records include reports, meeting and conference materials, correspondence, grant applications, committee and research
project materials, and clippings and publications, dated 1984-2004.
The UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) was established in 1986 to educate scientists and stimulate new research
projects that impact the practice, theory, and policy of HIV/AIDS prevention and keep pace with the changing epidemic. CAPS
at first focused on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and risk behaviors. A grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
helped the center grow and begin training medical, social, and behavioral scientists. The scope of CAPS has evolved over the
decades to include global projects, the development of prevention interventions, and collaborative work among researchers
in fields including biomedicine, psychology, epidemiology, behavioral science, policy, clinical medicine, and other disciplines.
Many CAPS activities focus on HIV prevention and disparity reduction in ethnic minority communities and people of color and
the center's training and educational programs encourage diversity in science. Major initiatives within CAPS have included
the Technology and Information Exchange (TIE) Core and the Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) fellowship program.
Prominent leaders within CAPS have included Thomas Coates, PhD, Cynthia A. Gomez, PhD, Stephen (Steve) Morin, PhD, Susan M.
Kegeles, PhD, Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, and others.
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