Professor in Epidemiology Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH, has been named chair of the Florida Consortium for HIV/AIDS Research (FCHAR), the scientific arm of The AIDS Institute. FCHAR was created to bring more HIV research resources to Florida and to advance the body of knowledge about all aspects of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The consortium promotes and coordinates inter-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration on HIV research, including behavioral/epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, and studies of basic science, virology, and vaccine development. FCHAR researchers represent seven universities, the Florida Department of Health, and eleven other research entities across the state, including those from the private sector. Members account for more than 400 recent and ongoing HIV/AIDS research studies. Congratulations to Dr. Cook for this honor and for his many contributions to HIV research in Florida.