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  March 26 - April 2, 2012

... to Michael Blank (Penn CFAR) on the news that his NIH/NICHD application for R13 funding for the next five CFAR Social & Behavioral Science Research Network (SBSRN) meetings received a perfect score....10 and a 1 percentile!! As Dr. Blank said in an email to SBSRN Executive Board members Gina Wingood and Ralph DiClemente, this certainly demonstrates the strength of the SBSRN network and how it is valued within the CFARs and beyond!

As a reminder, the next five SBSRN meetings will be in Washington DC (2013), Los Angeles (2014), Miami (2015), Chicago (2016), and San Francisco (2017).

In other news...
=Happy Birthday wishes to JoAnn White (today, 3/26), Maureen Mittler (Thursday, 3/29), and Paula Frew (Sunday, 4/1) as each of them embarks on another ambitious 587 million mile trip around the Sun.


...In related news, please join CFAR in welcoming our newest member; Madigan Frances Gross, born in Atlanta on March 19 at 10:28 pm. The 7 lbs, 9.5 oz; 20 inches long daughter of Jessica Gross (African AIDS health workforce capacity building) and her husband Peter Gross, Madigan is already quite the world traveler, having visited
8 countries and taken 31 flights with her mom while preparing to meet the world!


Bulletin Board

[Your Advertisement Here]: Looking to hire or get hired? Need some volunteers? Think of this as "Craigslist CFAR," Email your Bulletin Board announcements to Kimbi Hagen.


New Funding Opps

MAY 7 (Application deadline)
Sponsor: NIDA
R01 or R34
Technology-Based Interventions to Promote Engagement in Care and Treatment Adherence for Substance Abusing Populations with HIV

Full List of Funding Opps



No New Funding Opps

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Leeds I, Magee M, Kurbatova E, del Rio C, Blumberg H, Leonard M, Kraft C. Site of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in associated with HIV infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Mar 15 [Epub ahead of print].

Wagenaar B, Sullivan P, Stephenson R. HIV Knowledge and Associated Factors among Internet-Using men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in South Africa and the United States. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e32915
Upcoming Events
Mar 26
NIH K Award Apps: Grant Writing Tutorial
Instructor: Janet Gross
Sponsor: SOM
Registration Closed

Mar 28
Lunch n' Learn*
Sooty Mangabeys in AIDS Research
   Guido Silvestri
Location: Yerkes/Bourne Seminar Room
Sponsor: CFAR, Yerkes
*BYOD... bring your own drinks

Mar 28-30
Cartooning for Peace & Health

Location: Emory Campus
Sponsor: Halle Institute, Herb Block Foundation

Mar 30
Dissertation Defense:
Understanding HIV Transmission Risk in Married, HIV Serodiscordant Couples in Gujarat, India: The Positive Jeevan Sathi Study
Location: Rm 2001, RSPH/CNR
Sponsored by: RSPH/BSHE
   Shilpa Patel
Dissertation Abstract

Mar 31
(Abstract Deadline)
5th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
See sample Abstract
Sponsor: SOM/Office of Postdoctoral Education
Symposium Date: May 31
Information: Contact Lisa Flowers

Apr 2
4th Annual Georgia Nanotechnology & Infectious Disease Symposium
Location: Wooduff Health Sciences Center
Keynote Address: Carl June, MD
Abstract deadline: February 15

Save the Date
Apr 18
CFAR Network Meeting:
The Carrier: A Film by Maggie Betts
Location: Auditorium, RSPH/CNR
Sponsored by: CFAR and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Click to Register
Full List of Upcoming Events



Spotlight! | Mandatory Training for Investigators Conducting Clinical Research at Emory

Emory is resuming the training requirements set forth by the School of Medicine, the Clinical Trials Task Force and the Clinical Trials Executive Committee. The training was put on hold in 2011 due to difficulties with the on-line training environment. Most of those issues have now been resolved.

Read More About It:
December 2010 Memo from David Stephens, Tom Lawley, and Wright Caughman
March 2011 Update from Jeff Lennox


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