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May 14-21, 2012

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  May 14-21, 2012

AIDSVu Patrick Sullivan for the launch of AIDSVu 2.0 which displays HIV surveillance data at the state, county and, in some cases, zip-code-levels. Thie information is displayed in an interactive online map that is designed to allow users to visually explore the HIV epidemic in parallel with resources such as HIV testing center locations and NIH-funded HPTN and HVTN sites. It also has downloadable map images that can be used for grant applications!

In other news...

Happy Birthday... to Donna Hess, (Tuesday, May 15), Martha Rogers (Wednesday, May 16), and Cindy Gaillard (Thursday, May 17).

It's your birthday, we wish you many more, health and wealth and friends by the score. Cut the cake and let's eat some more, Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday

... Maureen Mittler is slowly recovering from surgery. Best wishes and get well cards may be conveyed to her by email via her husband Bob at


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... Full Time Position Available: Research Administrator for the RCMI G12 Program at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Contact Craig Bond at
Responsibilities may include grants administration, assistance with research, human subject compliance, and other duties. There will be supervisory responsibilities. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, or related field preferred. Experience: 5-8 years of related experience.

... Position Desired: Research Assistant / Lab Manager.
Contact Tamara Kazarian at
Ms. Kazarian has greater than 20 years experience working as a research assistant / lab manager. Her current position as research specialist / lab manager in the department of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) ends this summer due to funding cuts. Read Tamara's biosketch.

... Volunteer Position Desired: Study Recruiter or Patient/Community Educator.
Contact Ekaette Joseph-Isang at
Dr. Joseph-Isang practiced medicine andworked as an instructor in university teaching hospitals in Nigeria for 12 years before moving to Atlanta to join her husband. She is currently in the process of gaining her US medical license and is seeking a volunteer position in her areas of expertise (HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB) while she waits through the various licensing steps. Read Ekaette's personal statement.


New Funding Opps

Jun 15 (App)
Sponsor: CDC
Enhancing HIV Mobilization among Organizations Serving Gay, Bisexual and other Men Who Have Sex with Men

Jun 15 (App)
Sponsor: CCHI / EVC
Pilot Research Projects in Human Immunology

Sep 7 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
R03: AIDS-Science Track Award for Research Transition



No New Announcements

Full List of Funding Opps



Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Adekambi T, Ibegbu CC, Kalokhe AS, Yu T, Ray SM, Rengarajan J. Distinct Effector Memory CD4(+) T Cell Signatures in Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection, BCG Vaccination and Clinically Resolved Tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e36046. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

Chu H, Wang JJ, Qi M, Yoon JJ, Wen X, Chen X, Ding L, Spearman P. The intracellular virus-containing comparments in primary human macrophages are largely inaccessible to antibodies and small molecules. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5):353297. Epub 2012 May 2.

Porter KM, Sutliff RL. . HIV-1, reactive oxygen species, and vascular complications. Free Radic Biol Med. 2012 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print].

Painter JE, Wingood GM, DiClemente RJ, Depadilla LM, Simpson-Robinson L. College Graduation Reduces Vulnerability to STIs/HIV among African-American Young Adult Women. Womens Health Issues. 2012 May; 22(3):e303-10.

Vanderford TH, Slichter C, Rogers KA, Lawson BO, Obaede R, Else J, Villinger F, Bosinger SE, Silvestri G. Treatment of SIV-infected sooty mangabeys with a type-I IFN agonist results in decreased virus replication without inducing hyper immune activation. Blood. 2012 May 1. [Epub ahead of print].

Upcoming Events
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

May 16
Dept of Cell Biology Seminar
New Insights into Bacterial and Viral Ultrastructure from Cryo-electron Tomography
Starring: Elizabeth Wright, PhD
Location: Rm 400, Whitehead

May 17
EVC Special Seminar
Vaccine-induced CD8+ T cells Control AIDS Virus Replication
Starring: David I. Watkins, PhD
Location: Bourne Seminar Room, Yerkes

May 18-20
10th Annivesary AV200 Bike Ride
Starring: You
Location: Emory to Madison, GA and back

May 18
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Event
Participating in a Vaccine Clinical Trial
Sponsor: CFAR Clinical Core
Location: SisterLove: 1237 Ralph David Abernathy, Blvd. SW, Atlanta 30310

Save the Date: New
Jun 1 & 8
How to Conduct Clinical Research at Emory: The Basics
Sponsor: Emory Office for Clinical Research
Location: Rm 1.432; 1599 Clifton Rd
Target Audience: Project Coordinators, Research Assistants, project fiscal staff

Jun 14-15
Ethics of the Drug Shortage
Sponsor: Emory Center for Ethics
Information: Tanya Anderson Woodward
(404) 727-1179

Sept 19-20
Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women
Sponsor: Lifespan/Tufts/Brown CFAR
Location: Providence, RI
Abstract Deadline: June 15
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