Center For AIDS Research

April 2-9, 2012

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  March 12-19, 2012
=award winner Cameron Tran

... to T. Cameron Tran, Coordinator of the CFAR Clinical Research Core for receiving the highest honor that the University bestows on a staff member -- the Emory Award of Distinction!! This award places Cameron in a select group of Emory employees -- those individuals whose actions have been deemed to have had an outsize positive impact on the life of the University, its mission, operations, and reputation. WAY TO GO CAMERON. Aren't WE smart to have hired him?!

In other news...

..SmartGlobalHealth has released a video explaining why you should attend the
2012 International AIDS Conference
(July 22-27) in Washington DC.
Watch the Video

Reminder ... AIDS 2012 important dates:
   April 6: Abstract and Scholarship application deadline
   May 3: Early registration ends
   June 15: Satellite session applications deadline

=Melanie Thompson, MD

...Melanie Thompson, MD, Director of the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta (ARCA), Chair of the International AIDS Society-USA Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel, and Chair of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care Guidelines Panel on Entry Into and Retention in Care and Antiretroviral Adherence, has been named Special Advisor for HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and TB by Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, Commissioner of the GA Department of Public Health.
Read the Article

...The White House has issued a Presidential Memorandum establishing a Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Gender-related Health Disparities.
Read the Memorandum

...The Global Vaccine Enterprise has just recruited William (Bill) Snow to serve as the new Director of the Enterprise Secretariat.
Read the Memo

...Rick Santorum says that "a wealth of research is now available demonstrating that pornography causes profound brain changes" (check it out) and that, as a result, teens are being harmed by online porn ... what does Ralph DiClemente think?

Bulletin Board...

... Seeking Volunteers: Click here to view a full list of all Emory University HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Unit protocols that are currently recruiting.


New Funding Opps

Standard Dates (5/7 or 9/7)(App deadline)
Sponsor: NIAAA, NIDA
Senior Scientist Research Award

MAY 30 (App deadline)
Sponsor: CDC
Cooperative Agreement
Implementing a National Framework to Eliminate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in the United States

SEP 30 (Application deadline)
Sponsor: DOD
Cooperative Agreement
Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program: Military Specific HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment for non-PEPFAR Funded Countries

Full List of Funding Opps



No New Funding Opps

Full List of Funding Opps


Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Albrecht M, Mukherjee AL, Tierney C, Morse GD, Dykes C, Klingman KL, Demeter LM. A randomized clinical trial evaluating therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for protease inhibitor-based regimens in antiretroviral-experienced HIV-infected individuals: week 48 results of the A5146 study. HIV Clin Trials. 2011 Jul-Aug;12(4):201-14.

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

Wall K, Karita E, Nizam A, Bekan B, Sardar G, Casanova D, Joseph Davey D, De Clercq F, Kestelyn E, Bayingana R, Tichacek A, Allen S. . Influence network effectiveness in promoting couples' HIV voluntary counseling and testing in Kigali, Rwanda. AIDS. 2012 Jan 14;26(2):217-27.

Upcoming Events
Apr 3
Lunch and a Movie
Documentary: The Vaccine War
Location: Room 1000, RSPH/CNR
Sponsor: RSPH

Apr 4
HIV Rapid Testing
Location: RSPH/RAR
Sponsor: ARCA, CFAR

Apr 4
April meeting of the VDC
'Life in the Fast Lane': What it Takes to Facilitate Accelerated Vaccine Introduction in Developing Countries when Scientists are from Venus and Policy Makers are from Mars... Lessons from the Hib Initiative
Location: Bldg 19, CDC
Sponsor: Vaccine Dinner Club
   Dr. Rana Hajjeh
   Director, Division of Bacterial Diseases, CDC REGISTRATION CLOSED

Apr 6
International AIDS Conference Deadline
Abstracts and Scholarship Applications

Save the Date: New
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

Apr 22
2012 Donna J. Brogan Lecture:
AIDS: Statistical Science and Public Health
Location: Klamon Room, RSPH/CNR
Sponsor: RSPH/Biostatistics; CFAR
   Ron Brookmeyer, PhD; UCLA

May 31
5th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
For information, contact:
   Lisa Flowers

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