AIDS Research Institute
The University of California, San Francisco hosts the AIDS Research Institute (ARI) which coordinates HIV and AIDS- related activities. The ARI is comprised of more than 50 independent programs and laboratories and brings together hundreds of scientists from the professional schools at UCSF, University-affiliated hospitals and laboratories, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. The focus is on basic clinical prevention and policy research with the aim of training new scientists to work toward the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This centre appears to have a very strong research skills focus.