Department of Medicine

Community Advisory Board

The Ponce CAB is a group of individuals working together to:

  • Help investigators and staff better understand the needs and concerns of people with HIV and AIDS
  • Help people with HIV and AIDS better understand clinical trials
  • Improve access to clinical trials so that everyone may benefit from their findings

This group is ideally one that represents or can speak about various demographics and routes of transmissions that are observed in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

CAB community

CAB Member Requirements

  • Interest in exploring HIV/AIDS treatments
  • Knows about HIV/AIDS or willing to learn
  • Brings perspective of people with HIV/AIDS
  • Willing to teach
  • Willing to regularly attend meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality when requested

Ponce CAB member's HIV/AIDS knowledge can vary from basic knowledge of the HIV disease and AIDS-related infections to intermediate understanding of how clinical trials can help find treatments and cures to advanced knowledge of HIV/AIDS and clinical trial structure and issues.

Please reach out to us if you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved.

CAB Member Benefits

  • Obtain the latest updates on trial results and learn about upcoming new trials first
  • Gain a better understanding of trial designs
  • Dialog with staff and investigators
  • Suggest ways to improve studies/clinical trials 
  • Advocate for your constituency
  • Increase self-empowerment
  • Network with others interested in HIV/AIDS and give something back to the community

To ensure an effective and satisfying CAB, the Ponce clinical research site staff continuously performs evaluations to identify areas the CAB members wish to focus on. We offer training on various clinical trials and HIV/AIDS research topics. We provide updates on HIV/AIDS resources and events are given and encourage opportunities to contribute to the implementation of study designs.

Team Members

Connect with our Recruitment team.

Rameses Frederick
Community Engagement/Outreach/Recruitment

Valarie Hunter
Community Outreach & Recruitment Lead

Meeting Information


12 - 2 pm - every other month


341 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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