Women in HIV Research Affinity Group



SD CFAR’s JEDI Committee launched in 2021 to solidify our JEDI efforts and promote an inclusive culture. The Committee has established a Women in HIV Research Affinity Group to provide a space to build connections, form a network of mutually supportive contacts, and offer professional development opportunities. 

This group gathers informally approximately every two months and offers career development training opportunities for affinity group members.

We welcome new members and look forward to having you join us. Participants do not need to be a member of SD CFAR to join. Please email cfar@ucsd.edu with any questions.


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Recent Training Opportunities


Communication and Negotiation for Women 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT via Zoom

Dr. Sonya Norman will review documented disparities women face in medical and academic careers and discuss strategies that can help women successfully communicate and negotiate in their workplace to meet their goals. This session will also include a panel discussion and Q&A for the last 30 minutes.

Sonya Norman, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Click here to watch a recording of Dr. Norman's presentation


Dr. Norman is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and director of the PTSD Consultation Program for the National Center for PTSD, is a clinical psychologist and a researcher in the treatment of posttraumatic stress (PTSD) and common comorbidities such as substance use disorder.  Dr. Norman has over 190 publications related to PTSD and associated problems and has had grants funded by VA, DoD, and NIH. She serves as a member of the VA/DoD PTSD Clinical Practice Guideline workgroup and was recently elected to serve as a board member for the International Society of Traumatic Stress. She has lectured on topics related to negotiation in medical and research careers for over a decade. She received her PhD from Stanford University.