About CHIC

The CHIC Program

CHIC (Cardiopulmonary, Hematologic, and Immunologic Comorbidities of HIV) is a new NHLBI funded K12 program at UCSF led by Laurence Huang, MD, and Priscilla Hsue, MD, that:

  • Provides individualized and tailored research training and career development using an interdisciplinary, team-science, and team-mentoring approach
  • Combines didactic training in research methods with supervised research under the guidance of an experienced faculty mentor and mentoring team

The Goal

To produce the ‘next generation’ of researchers in HIV-associated heart, lung and blood diseases.

Scholars are expected to complete at least one major research project during the funded training period, resulting in:

  • One or more peer-reviewed publications 
  • A basis for subsequent NIH grant applications (e.g., K series career development or R01 award)

Although not a focus of the CHIC K12, research on therapies for HIV cure will be considered.