In 1996, the AIDS Research Institute (ARI), an Organized Research Unit (ORU) was established by the Regents of the University of California to coordinate the diverse AIDS research and clinical activities on the UCSD campus. The ARI is housed within the UCSD School of Medicine.
By coordinating and promoting scientific research and exchange within the academic community, as well as providing clinical resources and education to the community at large, our members strive to halt the spread of HIV and AIDS through cutting-edge research, innovative clinical trials, and public education.
The mission of the AIDS Research Institute is to become a regional resource for HIV/AIDS research by . . .
- Coordinating and stimulating collaborative scientific research and exchange within the academic community,
- Offering relevant educational and training opportunities in the many areas related to HIV infection, and
- Providing clinical resources and education to the San Diego community.
The ARI serves as the nexus for AIDS researchers to share research and ideas and, together, devise new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS.