About the HIV/AIDS Institute

The HIV/AIDS Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was established in 2015 to coordinate and integrate all HIV/AIDS research, clinical, outreach and philanthropic activities at the Medical School. The name was changed to the UM Institute of AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases in 2016.

Its mission is to stimulate innovation, support interdisciplinary collaboration and create synergy among the various HIV/AIDS initiatives and programs with the goal of speeding significant advances in understanding, preventing and treating HIV infection and AIDS associated malignancies.

The Institute is comprised of four arms, each with a specific area of focus. They include:

  • The Comprehensive AIDS Program (CAP) at the Miller School, which facilitates quality HIV/AIDS healthcare services for more than 3,000 patients in Miami Dade County.
  • The State of Florida Funding Initiative, which leads the charge to develop a state funding mechanism to support innovative and high impact AIDS research projects at UM and other Florida research institutions.