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UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Records
AR.2005.15  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
2.9 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the folder level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to restricted material.