Clinical Trials

The clinical activities of ADARC are now part of the CUIMC Department of Infectious Diseases.

We are now conducting a clinical trial of a unique monoclonal antibody that has one arm that attaches to cells that have the receptor required for HIV to enter the cell, the CD4 receptor, and has another arm that attaches to a very well conserved portion of the HIV envelope. This is called a bispecific antibody because it binds to two regions. It is very potent and active against a broad range of HIV virus variants because it is designed to put the antibody at the precise location where it is needed.

The clinical trial is a Phase 1 study led by Dr. David Ho, the study Principal Investigator, and Dr. Magda Sobieczcyk, the CUIMC clinical trial Principal Investigator. The bispecific antibody is given as a single infusion and is recruiting HIV infected and uninfected individuals. To date a total of 42 subjects of a total of 57 have been given the monoclonal antibody infusion in increasing doses safely. Eligible participants are expected to complete 11 visits over 168 days of participation.

  • Principal Investigator:

    Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, MD
    We want to assess the baseline and cumulative seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 using serological and molecular assays. We will also administer a survey. Findings from this study will inform; 1) our understanding of changing epidemiology of COVID-19; 2) use of serological assays and testing algorithms, and 3) approaches to managing psychosocial stress in the community.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, MD
    Pfizer and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are conducting a trial to learn about the safety and effectiveness of an experimental COVID-19 treatment, nirmatrelvir co-packaged with ritonavir, for children with COVID-19 that are at risk of the infection getting worse. Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir has been shown to be effective in fighting SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in laboratory experiments and has been previously evaluated for safety in Phase 1 trials with healthy participants. The US FDA has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to nirmatrelvir/ritonavir for the...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, MD
    We are looking for HIV-negative individuals 18 to 60 years old who are interested in learning more about HIV prevention research studies. We will ask you to complete a brief questionnaire to find out if we can schedule you for a one-on-one, 1.5-hour education visit to learn about the research we do. The education visit will help you decide if you want to participate in one of our studies. You will be compensated for the visit. Your responses to this questionnaire will be kept strictly confidential.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, MD
    We are looking for HIV-negative individuals 18 to 60 years old who are interested in learning more about HIV prevention research studies. We will ask you to complete a brief questionnaire to find out if we can schedule you for a one-on-one, 1-hour education visit to learn about the research we do. The education visit will help you decide if you want to participate in one of our studies. You will be compensated for the visit. Your responses to this questionnaire will be kept strictly confidential.
  • Principal Investigator:

    Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, MD
    The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, Division of AIDS, and Columbia University Irving Medical Center are conducting a trial to learn about the safety and effectiveness of 3 experimental HIV vaccines. This is a first-in-human phase 1 clinical trial of experimental HIV vaccines utilizing the mRNA vaccine platform. The 3 different experimental vaccines being tested are made using messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology developed by Moderna, Inc. mRNA is a piece of genetic code carried into your body by the vaccine as a message with instructions in the same way that the mRNA vaccines against...
  • Principal Investigator:

    Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, MD
    We are looking for individuals over 18 years old who are interested in learning more about COVID-19 prevention research studies. We will ask you to complete a brief questionnaire to find out if you may be eligible for one of our studies. We can then schedule a phone call, teleconference, or in-person education visit so you can learn about the research we do and decide if you want to participate in one of our studies. Your responses to this questionnaire will be kept strictly confidential.