Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC)


The Mid Atlantic CFAR Consortium (MACC), which is comprised of the JHU, DC and Penn CFARS, was formed in May 2014 in response to a shared concern about the HIV epidemic among black MSM, and in particular young black MSM, in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Recently, the group has broadened its focus to a consideration of Latinx and HIV. As a consortium, the group is currently working on manuscripts and joint funding applications. If you have an interest in joining the MACC or would like to explore other possible MACC collaborations, please be in touch with Greg Rosen (jrosen72@jhu.edu)


CFAR MACC Nursing Initiative

The CFAR MACC Nursing Initiative is a multi-institutional effort across the Penn, JHU, and DC CFARs with aims to support nursing faculty leadership in HIV/AIDS research. Our activities to achieve this objective include:

  1. Strengthening cross-institutional research collaborations through information-sharing, seminars, and scientific support;
  2. Developing partnerships with nursing programs and faculty at regionally affiliated HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) that are currently underrepresented in HIV/AIDS research; and
  3. Funding research opportunities through scholar awards for HIV/AIDS related projects or pilot work. We also collaborate with other CFAR initiatives on providing mentorship to undergraduate and graduate nursing scholars to increase the number of nurses with HIV/AIDS research experience.

Current collaborators in this initiative include Schools or Departments of Nursing at:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Lincoln University
  • Bowie State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Morgan State University

For more information, please contact Shadae Chambers at rchamb21@jh.edu