Center For AIDS Research

January 16-23, 2012

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January 6-23, 2012
=Hannah Cooper =Delia Lang
New Mom / New Assoc. Prof.
…to Hannah Cooper and her partner Melissa on the December 16th birth of their daughter, Nora Bolyard-Cooper. According to Hannah,
“she is thriving!” A big welcome to our newest future scientist!

…to Delia Lang who has been promoted to Associate Research Professesor of Behavioral Science and Health Education. Three cheers and welcome to The Show!

... to James Curran who was selected to serve on the 2011-2012 Independent Steering Committee for the Five-Year Evaluation of UNITAID. Established in 2006, UNITAID helps scale up access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, primarily for people in low-income countries, by leveraging price reductions for quality diagnostics and medicines and accelerating the pace at which they are made available.

In other news
John Altman is recovering at home slowly but steadily from surgery for spinal stenosis that was performed on January 4th. Symptoms that led to the initial diagnosis, numbness in three fingers of one hand, have spread post-surgically to include his entire right hand and the thumb of his left hand. Needless to say this is making typing (think... email, publications) essentially impossible for the moment although we all hope that the effects are the result of post-surgical swelling and will resolve soon. Check in phone calls are appreciated ... emails that require rapid replies, not so much.

New Funding Opps

MAR 1 (Application deadline)
2012 Pediatric Research Center Pilot Program
Internal Emory mechanism

MAY 7 (Application Deadline)
Medical Management of Older Patients with HIV/AIDS: R01, R03, R21

Full List of Funding Opps



FEB 10 (Application deadline)
IAS and NIDA Joint Fellowship Programme: HIV & Drug Use Fellowship

FEB 29 (Application Deadline)
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program

Full List of Funding Opps


Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Doshi RK, Vogenthaler N, Lewis S, Rodriquez A, Metsch L, Del Rio C. 2012 Correlates of antiretroviral utilization among hospitalized HIV-infected crack cocaine users. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. Jan 3[Epub ahead of print].

Ofotokun I, McIntosh E, Weitzmann MN. 2011. HIV: Inflammation and Bone. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. Dec 17 [Epub ahead of print].

Lai L, Kwa SF, Kozlowski PA, Montefiori DC, Nolen T, Hudgens MG, Johnson WE, Ferrari G, Hirsch VM, Felber BK, Pavlakis GN, Earl PL, Moss B, Amara RR, Robinson HL. 2011. SIVmac239 MVA vaccine with an without a DNA prime, similar prevention of infection by a repeated dose SIVsmE660 challenge despite different immune responses. Vaccine Dec 15[Epub ahead of print]

Darbinyan N, Lang DL, DiClemente RJ, Joseph JB, Markosyan K. Application of condoms on male clients by femail sex workers in Yerevan, Armenia: prevalence and correlates. J Biosoc Sci. 2011 Sep; 43(5):575-85. Epub 2011 May 3.

Chatterjee S, Tempalski B, Pouget ER, Cooper HL, Cleland CM, Friedman SR. 2011. Changes in the prevalence of injection drug use among adolescents and young adults in large U.S. metropolitan areas. AIDS Behav. Oct; 15(7):1570-8.

Lambdin BH, Kanweka W, Inambao M, Mwananyanda L, Shah HD, Linton S, Wong F, Luisi N, Tichacek A, Kalowa J, Chomba E, Allen. 2011. Local residents trained as “influence agents’ most effective in persuading African couples in HIV counseling and testing. Heal Aff (Millwood). Aug; 30(8):1488-97.

Boeras DI, Hraber PT, Huriston M, Evans-Strickfaden T, Bhattacharya T, Giorgi EE, Mulenga J, Karita E, Korber BT, Allen S, Hart CE, Derdeyn CA, Hunter E. Role of donor genital tract HIV-1 diversity in the transmission bottleneck. 2011 Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Nov 15; 108(46):E1156-63. Epub 2011 Nov 7.

Events this Week
January 19 5:15 pm
January meeting of the CFAR Network
"Molecular Architecture of HIV Glycoproteins and Mechanisms of Cellular Entry"
Elizabeth Wright, PhD - Host du jour
Sriram Subramaniam, PhD - NIH/NCI
Cynthia Derdeyn, PhD - Emory
Paul Spearman, MD - Emory
(Free) way yummy dinner will be provided so RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.

January 23 12:00 noon
Yerkes Pathology Division
"AIDS Vaccine Development:
A Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Michael W. Cho, PhD, Iowa State University
Location: Room 1202 Neuroscience Building

January 23 5:15 pm
Extra Added Meeting of the CFAR Network!
"The Host Immune Response as a Barrier to a Cure for HIV Infection"
Vince Marconi, MD - CFAR Network host du jour
Steven Deeks, PhD - UCSF
Igho Ofotokun, MD & Mirko Paiardini, MD - Emory
(Free) way yummy dinner will be provided so RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP.

Save the Date
April 2
4th Annual Georgia Nantotechnology & Infectious Disease Symposium
Keynote Address: Carl June, MD, Perelman School of Medicine
Location: WHSCAB Auditorium

May 7-9
15th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research
Baltimore MD

June 3-5
International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prvention Adherence
Miami, FL
Abstract Deadline: January 29, 2012

June 6-7
HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) Behavioral Science Working Group Meeting
Miami, FL
Abstract Deadline: January 27, 2012


Spotlight! | The CFAR Network

In the beginning CFAR created a Club called the "CFAR Academic Investigation Dinner Seminar and Soiree" also known as the CFAR AIDS Soiree, or CAS.

And CFAR said, "Let there be scientific presentations;" and there were scientific presentations. And CFAR members saw the scientific presentations, that they were good; and CFAR divided the internal speaker CAS meetings from the external CAS meetings.

And CFAR called the external presentations "CFAR QuarterRounds," and the internal presentations were called "Monthly Mixers." And the QuarterRounds and the Monthly Mixers were the first seminars.

And CFAR saw that the "Quarter Rounds" and "Monthly Mixers" and "CFAR AIDS Soirees" were like as to be so much babel to the members, and that this was not good.

And CFAR said, "In the Land of CFAR, where the Research lies. Let there be one Name to brand them all, One Name to find them, One Name to bring them all, and in the network bind them. In the Land of CFAR, where the Research lies."

And CFAR called the One Name "CFAR Network," and behold, CFAR members heard the Name and saw that it was good. Amen.

(with apologies to King James and Tolkein)

This Club-by-any-other-name-would-be-as-cool "CFAR Network" is comprised of people like you ... CFAR members at all levels plus other individuals who are interested in HIV/AIDS research. Meetings of the CFAR Network take place the third Thursday of each month and feature a wine and cheese networking session, presentations by fascinating external and internal speakers, and a casual buffet dinner (with more networking!).

Occasionally, i.e. when the opportunity to snag a visiting famous person and drag her/him into a lecture hall to talk to our membership presents itself, we may have additional meetings, either formatted as a special seminar (no food) or an "extra" meeting of the CFAR Network (food).

"Green" information about upcoming meetings of the CFAR Network may be found in this weekly newsletter; "Kill a Tree for Science" information may be found in all the best elevators on campus. WHAT? Your elevator is not papered in CFAR Network flyers and you think it should be? Let us know by writing and we'll alert the flyer response group immediately.


The Network News is a weekly email, detailing HIV/AIDS related events, funding opportunities, and achievements of CFAR members. If you have items that you wish to have included, please send them to us at by Friday of each week. Please put "The Network News" in the subject line.

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