2019 Meetings

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January 24, 2019

Meeting Host:
Clinical Research Core

Walter Royal NeuroHIV in Nigeria:
Lessons from Beyond Our View

Walter Royal III, MD

Professor and Chair
Department of Neurobiology
Director, Neuroscience Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine

Vasiliki Michopoulos Psychological and Physiological Correlates of Stress- and Trauma-Related Disorders in African American Women Living with HIV

Vasiliki Michopoulos, MD

Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Affiliate Scientist
Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience,
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Albert Anderson Assessing cognition in HIV with DETECT,
a novel immersive device

Albert Anderson, MD

Assistant Professor and Senior Physician
Emory University School of Medicine

February 21, 2019

Meeting Host:
Prevention Science Core

Brandon Marshall The VILLAGE Project:
Developing a predictive analytics model to identify neighborhoods vulnerable to HIV/HCV outbreaks and other drug-related harms

Brandon Marshall, PhD

Associate Professor (Epidemiology)
Brown University

Heather Bradley Challenges in Reaching People with HIV Risk in Rural U.S. Settings

Heather Bradley, PhD

Assistant Professor (Epidemiology & Biostatistics)
Georgia State University

Jeb Jones A Preventable Fraction?:
Estimating Proportion of HIV Incidence Attributable to Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Among MSM

Jeb Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor (Epidemiology)
Emory University

March 21, 2019

Meeting Host:
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core

Brandon Marshall Competing Events in HIV Research Matter:
The Utility of Competing Risk Methods to Gain a More Complete Viewpoint

Bryan Lau, PhD

Associate Professor (International Health)
Johns Hopkins University

Heather Bradley Repeated Rectal Application of a Hyperosmolar Lubricant is Associated with Microbiota Shifts but Does Not Affect PrEP Drug Concentrations: Results From a Randomized Trial in MSM

Yi-Juan Hu, PhD

Associate Professor (Biostatistics)
Emory University

Jeb Jones CD4 Increase < 100 cells/µL/year During Two Years of ART is Associated with Worse Outcomes

Jeong Hoon Jang, PhD

PhD Student (Biostatistics)
Emory University

April 18, 2019

See agenda below.

Meeting Host:
Virology & Molecular Biomarkers Core

Mary Kearney Barrier to an HIV-1 Cure:
The Composition, Genetic Expression, and Location of Proviruses in T Cell Clones

Mary Kearney, PhD

NIH/NCI Staff Scientist
HIV Dynamics and Replication Program
Head, Translational Research Unit

Maud Mavigner STING Agonist as a "Kick and Kill" Agent to Target the HIV Reservoir

Maud Mavigner, PhD

Department of Pediatrics
Emory School of Medicine

Sheikh Adbul Rahman Towards an HIV Cure:
Therapeutic Vaccination in Combination with PD1 Blockade in a Rhesus Macaque Model

Sheikh Abdul Rahman, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow
Microbiology & Immunology
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

May 16, 2019

See agenda below.

Meeting Host:
Immunology Core

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Galit Alter Using Systems Serology to Define Correlates of Protection against SIV/SHIV

Galit Alter, PhD

Professor (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School

Matthew Parsons Impact of Seminal Plasma on the Protective Efficacy of an Anti-HIV-1 Broadly Neutralizing Antibody

Matthew Parsons, PhD

Assistant Professor (Pathology)
Emory School of Medicine

Research Assistant Professor (Microbiolgy & Immunology)
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Deanna Kulpa CD8+ Lymphocyte Mediated Suppression of HIV Expression in CD4+ T cells

Deanna Kulpa, PhD

Assistant Professor (Pediatrics)
Emory School of Medicine

June - August 2019

No Meetings: Summer Vacation

September 19, 2019

Meeting Host:
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People Living with HIV
Save Lives

Brianna Doby Increasing Equity in Organ Donation and Transplantation Through Listening, Learning, and Implementing the HOPE Act

Brianna Doby

Donation Community Consultant
NIH HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) in Action Study
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Rachel Friedman-Moraco Hope in Action and the Landscape of Organ Donation and Transplantation in People Living with HIV: The Emory Experience and Future Directions

Rachel Friedman-Moraco, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine



Karla Galaviz, PhD, MSc:
Poor Diabetes Control in HIV+ and HIV- Women: Opportunities for Intervention

Ruth Adekunle, MD:
Access to Transplant Referral for PLWH

7:00 — Pizza, Networking, and Posters of Current Studies
7:30 — Interesting Talks
9:00 — Adjourn

Meeting Location:
The Phillip Rush Center Annex
328 Mell Ave Northeast, Suite B, Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Dear Friends of CFAR,
Did you know…

And that's if you DON'T have HIV.

If you are living with HIV, your chances of getting a needed organ transplant are even more grim. Historically, people with HIV were seen as poor transplant risks because – among other reasons – it seems counterintuitive to prescribe a lifetime supply of immunosuppression drugs (for fighting organ rejection) to a person whose immune system was already fragile. Plus legislators were afraid to legalize organ donation between two people with HIV because of fears over the unknown risk of super-infection to the organ recipient and very real concerns about post-operative complications for the donor.

But that was then, this is now.

These days we have better drugs, better knowledge, and better laws. All of which spells a new chance at LIFE for people with HIV who need transplants.

Register now to join the CFAR Community Liaison Council on September 19th and hear more about it because

People Living with HIV Save Lives!!

Hoping to see you at the Network on September 19

Note Atypical Date:
The CFAR Science Seminar is convening one week later than normal in October

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Meeting Host:
CFAR Developmental Core

"Rising Stars"

• Oral Presentations from CFAR-series Award Recipients

Craig Bond


Analyzing the Extracellular Vesicle Content from Viremic and HAART-suppressed HIV Patients and their Causative Role in Immune Activation

V. Craig Bond, PhD

Professor and Chair
Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology
Morehouse School of Medicine

Lisa Haddad


Impact of Progestin Contraception Acquisition and Transmission

Lisa Haddad, MD

Associate Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Family Planning
Emory School of Medicine

Sam Jenness


Models for the HIV Prevention and Care Continuum in Atlanta and Beyond

Samuel Jenness, PhD

Assistant Professor
Rollins School of Public Health

Anna Rubtsova


From Surviving to Thriving: Successful Aging Among Older Women Living with HIV

Anna Rubtsova, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor
Behavioral Science and Health Education
Rollins School of Public Health

• Poster Presentations from Ramp Up Award Recipients

Sara Auld, MD (Opportunity Award)
Bronchoalveolar cellular profiles and response to Tuberculosis among people with HIV infection
Allison Chamberlain, PhD (Opportunity Award)
Measuring PrEP use among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons in Fulton County, Georgia
Jonathan Colasanti, MD (Data Award)
Health Information Exchange: Improving the HIV care continuum through re-engagement of out-of-care patients
Suzanne Penna, PhD, ABPP (Opportunity Award)
An investigation of cognitive functioning in aging veterans with HIV
Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH (Opportunity Award)
Physical therapy for non‐pharmaceutical chronic pain mitigation and opioid use reduction among people living with HIV
Bashar Staitieh, MD (Opportunity Award)
Untargeted metabolomic analysis of exhaled breath condensate and serum in HIV-associated emphysema

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Meeting Host:
CFAR Clinical Research Core


Jeffrey Jacobson Long-Acting Therapies for HIV-1 Infection:
The New Frontier

Jeffrey Jacobson, MD

Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Cecile Lahiri Identifying Pharmacologic Obstacles in HIV Eradication

Cecile Lahiri, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory School of Medicine

Jonathan Colasanti Rapid Entry:
A Quest for Equity

Jonathan Colasanti, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory School of Medicine

December 2019

No Meeting This Month

Happy Holidays!