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May 7-14, 2012

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  May 7-14, 2012

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Do you know someone who has:

  • Been promoted?
  • Had a baby?
  • Received an award?
  • Gotten hitched?
  • Received some exciting funding / publication news?
  • Presented at their first conference?
  • Graduated?
  • Otherwise had a really good day?

If so ... LET US KNOW so that we can let the CFAR world know.

In other news...

Happy Birthday... to Melissa Bothwell (May 11).



... It's NOT TOO LATE! Paula Frew, a guest editor of the open access journal, Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, has notified us that the deadline for contributions to the special issue entitled “Epidemiology and Prevention: HIV” has been extended to May 21.

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... Seeking AV200 Bike Ride 2012 Volunteers:
Year 10 of the AV200 Bike Ride takes place on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 with a kick-off dinner on Friday, May 18.

They are in need of volunteers to assist in several areas. These include Friday evening registration, Saturday morning send off, on road assistance during the bike ride (day only or overnight in Rock Eagle), and Sunday afternoon celebration.

Please contact Jane Lawson at 404-727-8778 if you interested in volunteering for any portion of the event.


New Funding Opps

Aug 7 (LOI), Sep 7 (App)
Sponsor: NIMH
PO1: Novel NeuroAIDS Therapeutics: Integrated Preclinical/Clinical Program

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Jarlais DC, Cooper HL, Bramson H, Deren S, Hatzakis A, Hagan H. Racial and ethnic disparities and implications for the prevention of HIV among persons who inject drugs. Curr Opin HIV AIDS. 2012 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print].

Merino AM, Song W, He D, Mulenga J, Allen S, Hunter E, Tang J, Kaslow RA. HLA-B Signal Peptide Polymorphism Influences the Rate of HIV-1 Acquisition but Not Viral Load. J Infect Dis. 2012 May 3. [Epub ahead of print].

Ofotokun I, Lennox JL, Eaton ME, Ritchie JC, Easley KA, Masalovich SE, Long MC, Acosta EP. Immune activation mediated change in alpha-1-acid glycoprotein: impact on total and free lopinavir plasma exposure. J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Nov;51(11):1539-48. Epub 2011 Jan 5.

Tucker JD, Wong FY, Nehl EJ, Zhang F. HIV testing and care systems focused on sexually transmitted HIV in China. Sex Transm Infec 2012 Mar: 88(2):116-9.

Upcoming Events
May 7
MMG Seminar Series
HIV in the Cytoplasm
Starring: Thomas Hope, PhD
Location: Whitehead Auditorium

May 8
Pathology Research Seminar
Gut Immunity, a4b7/CCR9 and Mucosal Transmission of HIV/SIV
Starring: Aftab Ansari, PhD
Location: Rm G01, Whitehead Auditorium

May 10
ID Seminar
Out of the Black Box: The Science of Achieving Diverse Community Participation in HIV Biomedical Research
Starring: Paula Frew, PhD
Location: Rita Anne Rollins Room, RSPH/GCR

May 15
CFAR Network Meeting
Advance Reservation Required
Location: Rita Anne Rollins Room, RSPH/GCR

Terminally Differentiated/Nondividing Macrophages: A Funny Place for DNA synthesis .... Lessons from HIV Replication in Macrophages

Starring: Baek Kim, PhD AND

J is for Jak: The use of Jak Inhibitors to Prevent Macrophages and Lymphocytes From Being HiJAKed and Forced to Serve as HIV-1 Reservoirs

Starring: Christina Gavegnano, PhD

Save the Date: New
Jun 18-19
Structural Biology Related to HIV/AIDS
Location: Bethesda, MD
Abstract Deadline: May 15

spotlight spotlight

Spotlight! | Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, PhD

Drenna Waldrop-ValverdeDr. Waldrop-Valverde, an associate professor in the Nursing School, spends a lot of her time thinking about why people don't take their meds they way they are supposed to or go to the doctor as often as they should. You are probably thinking: "Huh! That sounds a lot like me!" Intrigued? ... Read more about Drenna's work here.


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