VUMC HIV Clinical Research Core

Overview of Services

Mission of the HIV Clinical Research Core

The HIV Clinical Research Core aims to improve improve the quality of life of people living with HIV and to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS by supporting HIV research.  This Core primarily supports work associated with the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the Tennessee Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). This Core is staffed by clinical personnel associated with the Vanderbilt Therapeutics Clinical Research Site and the CFAR Clinical Sciences core.

The HIV Clinical Research Core primarily supports prospective clinical research studies and provides the following services:

  • Expertise in HIV and clinical research
  • Consultation for study design and protocol development
  • IRB and Regulatory support
  • Recruitment and Enrollment of people living with HIV into clinical research studies
  • Data management
  • Study procedures and data collection
  • Specimen collection and processing, including PBMCs
  • Safety monitoring and clinical assessments
  • Investigational drug administration and management



Clinical Coordinator: Beverly Woodward, MSN, RN
Director: David Haas, M.D.

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

8:30am to  4:30pm                   


Links and Resources

Tennessee Center for AIDS Research
HIV Clinical Trials at Vanderbilt


Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.