The Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) is home to leading HIV and alcohol faculty and researchers across the southeastern United States at the University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida International University, University of South Florida, and more.

Drawing upon our diverse disciplines and our engagement in collaborative research projects, we are able to encourage an interdisciplinary team science approach to cross-cutting topics and specializations for our trainees and students.

With a focus on training and educating future HIV and alcohol researchers, we provide a broad spectrum of training and educational opportunities, including the Professional Development Program (PDP), the Research Seminar Series, Working Groups, the T32 Pre and Postdoc Fellowship Program, and Internship and Volunteer Opportunities.

T32 Training

Led by Dr. Robert Cook and Dr. Robert Leeman, the T32 program provides in-depth training in HIV and alcohol research for four pre-doctoral and two post-doctoral trainees.

A T32 candidate presenting research

Working Groups

SHARC Working Groups provide students, staff, and faculty interested in our mission the opportunity to participate in SHARC research and community engagement via a team-based approach.

group photo of working group while tabling for SHARC


SHARC offers internship opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and post-graduates. The program strives to increase research knowledge, skills, experience, and opportunities.

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