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June 25 - July 2, 2012

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Wendy Wendy Armstrong on winning the 2012 Emory University Hospital Teaching Award!! Wendy is only the latest CFARian to have have received public recognition for excellence in outstandingness. Past SOM awardees include Paula Frew (2011 Early Career Research), Carlos del Rio (2011 Silver Pear for Mentoring), and Angie Caliendo (2010 Silver Pear for Mentoring).

Patrick Kelly...Patrick Kelly for also being an award winner. Patrick received an Outstanding Service Award from, a Chicago-based news and entertainment website, for his contributions to the black and LGBT communities. Patrick assists CFAR as a clinical research interviewer at the Hope Clinic.

Patrick Kelly

...Tracy Elliot for his service on the CFAR Community Council. A highly visible and respected leader in issues affecting the LGBT community in Atlanta, Tracy recently resigned as Executive Director of AID Atlanta after 5 years of service. During his tenure AID Atlanta grew to encompass 85 full time employees, 15 part-time employees and a $7.6 million annual budget.

In other news...

Happy Birthday... to Delia Lang, (June 19), Shelle Bryant (June 24), Kimbi Hagen (June 26) and James Kohler (June 30).

Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most birthdays live the longest. (Larry Lorenzoni)

National HIV Testing Day seal

... “Take the Test, Take Control.” June 27 marks the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to promote HIV tesing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States. For a list of 2012 events visit the CDC NHTD site.

... AIDS Vaccine 2012 is now accepting Late Breaker abstracts. The deadline is
July 8
. ... Speaking of deadlines, abstracts are due on June 15 for the Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women (September 19-20, 2012; Providence, RI).

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... Applications being Accepted: Certificate Program in Translational Research (CPTR) is now accepting applications for Fall, 2012.  Awards are available to faculty, housestaff, postdocs and predoctoral students at Emory.

... Applications being Accepted: Early Career Reviewer Program (ECR) is now accepting applications. This program is designed to train and educate qualified scientist who do not have significant prior experience doing NIH CSR (Center for Scientific Review) experience so that they may become effective reviewers.

... Lab Technician Position Sought: Heather Derby is looking for a research position in biological or medical research. She has a B.S. in Biology from UNC and two years of experience as a research technician with skills in PCR, culturing E. coli, DNA sequencing, in situ hybridization, embryo dissection, gel electrophoresis, gene cloning and transformation using E. coli, DNA purification using Miniprep, and light microscopy.



New Funding Opps

July 6 (LOI)
July 31 (App)

Sponsor: AHRQ
K99/R00: AHRQ Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Pathway to Independence Award

Aug 7, Dec 7, Apr 9 (App)
Sponsors: 12 NIH Institutes
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging

August 25 (LOI)
Standard AIDS Deadlines (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
P01: NIDA Program Project Grant Applications

Standard AIDS Deadlines (App)
Sponsor: NCI
Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS

Standard AIDS Deadlines (App)
Sponsor: NCI
Immunopathogenesis of HIV/AIDS-related Oral Manifestations and Host Immunity



July 6 (LOI)
July 31 (App)

Sponsor: AHRQ
K99/R00: AHRQ Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Pathway to Independence Award

Full List of Funding Opps



Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

(everyone is at the beach).

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Upcoming Events
Jun 26
HIV Treatment as Prevention...the role of correctional facility interventions: Mathematical Modeling of HIV”
Starring: Viviane Lima, PhD,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Location: CNR/RSPH, Rm 4001
Pre-registration required: Email Chava Bowden

Jun 29
Div of MicroBio & Immunology Seminar
The CD4 T cell dilemma: HIV-specific CD4 T cells for vaccine design”
Starring: Hendrik Streek, MD, PhD,
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT & Harvard
Location: Yerkes; Bourne Seminar Room

Save the Date: New
Jul 21
Workshop on Ethical Considerations in Human HIV Genetics/Genomics Research: From the International Perspective
Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women

Location: Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC
For information: email

Aug 23-24
5th Annual CTSA National Conference
Methods, Metrics and Outcomes: Evaluation the Success of Community Engage Research
Location: Bethesda, MD

Spotlight! | AIDSVu 2012 Update

National AIDS Strategy logoOn June 26, the AIDSVu Project hosted by RSPH and the CFAR at Emory, is releasing its annual update.

AIDSVu -- Patrick Sullivan, PI -- is a website housing interactive online maps that allows visitors to visually explore the HIV epidemic in the United States by state, county and, in some cities, ZIP code and census tract.

AIDSVu may be of interest to CFAR members in several ways:

For grant writing: Up-to-date information about racial/ethnic disparities in HIV, STD rates and rankings, and HIV transmission categories.

For research: City, state, and county-level data on HIV prevalence, rates, and social determinants of health are available in downloadable datasets for use in making your own maps or conducting new analyses of data.

For teaching and presentations: Free, downloadable slide sets that depict the geography of the US epidemic at the national, regional, state and city levels, with presentation notes.

For planning HIV/AIDS study recruitment: For 13 major cities (including Atlanta), maps at the ZIP code or census tract level provide opportunities to identify areas where HIV is most prevalent.

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