Center For AIDS Research

October 22-29, 2012

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October 22-29, 2012
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"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."
--Niels Bohr

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Bill Kaiser

. . . . to Bill Kaiser on being the first Emory researcher to receive an Early Independence Award from NIH. Bill's research is on "programmed necrosis" -- a form of cell death with important implications for inflammation and immune disorders that was previously thought to be unregulated. Read more about it

Carlos del Rio

. . . . to Carlos del Rio on being tapped to continue serving, through June 30, 2016, on the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention and
for the CDC and HRSA.

RSPH complex

. . . . to the Rollins School of Public Health for fully meeting all 27 accreditation criteria established by the Council on Education for Public Health and becoming fully accredited through December, 2019.


Eli Rosenberg

. . . . to Eli Rosenberg on having his publication on
sexual concurrency and high-risk behavior in MSM selected for the October 17th edition of Journal Watch: Infectious Diseases Review.

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Happy Birthday

... to Tris Parslow (October 22), Brian Evavold (October 29), and Colleen Kraft (October 30).

Trees have been planted in honor of your birthday in Grinnell Iowa, Northfield Minnesota, and Upland, Indiana. Your day to water them is Thursday.

Eli Rosenberg, Kristin Wall, and Patrick Sullivan

Eli Rosenberg and Kristin Wall (shown here with their major professor, Patrick Sullivan) are THIS close to successfully clearing the final hurdle of PhD-school. Eli and Kristin are defending their dissertations on November 2nd and 6th, respectively. Y'all come.
(See calendar for links to their dissertation abstracts)

Jesse Peel

Jesse Peel, a retired psychiatrist, longtime Atlanta AIDS activist,
and fan of CFAR, has donated his papers to MARBL, Emory's Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Jesse's papers provide a unique documentation of the beginning and maturation of the response to HIV/AIDS in Atlanta.
Read more about it

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Position Available: Compans Lab post-doc
The successful candidate (0-3 years postdoc) will have an immunology/vaccinology background with animal work experience in order to use particulate platforms to develop/test influenza vaccines for broad cross protection and study correlates of the protection in mouse/guinea pig models.
Email Dr. Richard Compans or Dr. Baozhong Wang


Position Available: Research Interviewer, Senior
The School of Nursing is hiring a study subject interviewer for an NIH-funded grant to investigate health disparities among patients living with HIV/AIDS. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree, at least two years of clinical phlebotomy experience, and familiarity with human subjects research protocols.
Read more about it

Position Available: CiPHR post-doc
The Center for Innovative Public Health Research (CiPHR) in San Clemente, California is hiring a post-doc in the area of adolescent LGBT health. The successful candiate will be a minority, as defined by the NIH, with excellent interpersonal skills and strong training in applied research and advanced quantitative statistical modeling.
Read more about it

Mentors Sought:
Clinical, translational and basic research investigators are being soguht to mentor Emory medical students during their Discovery Phase, a 5 month block of time devoted entirely to training for and conducting a focused, hypothesis-driven research project. Discovery projects will take place during Spring, 2013. Deadline for prospective mentors to turn in a brief project description is November 1, 2012.
Read more about it.


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New Funding Opps

Nov 26 (LOI)
Sponsor: IAS
Foundation Grant
Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Educaton and Research

Standard dates
Sponsor: NIH/NIAID
Enhancing Cellular Immunity in the Female Reproductive Tract

Standard dates
Sponsor: NIH/NIAID
Functional Glycomics in HIV Vaccine Design

Standard dates
Sponsor: NIH/NIAID
Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP)

Standard dates
Sponsor: NIH/NIAID
Delivering Therapeutics to Residual Active HIV Reservoirs

March 1, 2013
Sponsor: ACTSI
Clinical Research Career Development Program for Jr. Faculty




Jan 15 (App)
Sponsor: Doris Duke
International Clinical Research Fellowship


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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Rosenberg ES, Khosropour CM, Sullivan PS.
High prevalence of sexual concurrency and concurrent unprotected anal intercourse across racial/ethnic groups among a national, web-based study of men who have sex with men in the United States.
Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Oct;39(10):741-6.

Nehl EJ, He N, Wang X, Lin L, Wong FY, Yu F.
Feasibility and willingness of using e-technologies for HIV prevention and research targeting Chinese MSM.
AIDS Care. 2012 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print].

calendar Upcoming Events
October 24
CFAR Science Council Meeting




calendar Save the Date: New
2013 Keystone Symposia
November deadlines

Nov 2, 2012
Dissertation Defense
Eli Rosenberg
Advisor: Patrick Sullivan
Location: Rita Anne Rollins Rm, RSPH/GCR
Abstract: Sexual concurrency and its potential contribution to HIV transmission within racial/ethnic groups among men who have sex with men in the United States

Nov 5, 2012
8:00am - 5:30pm
Recent Advances in Humanized Mice: Accelerating the Development of an HIV Vaccine
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR

Nov 6, 2012
Dissertation Defense
Kristin Wall
Advisors: Patrick Sullivan, Susan Allen
Location: Rm 3001, RSPH/CNR
Abstract: Promotion and integration of couples' HIV voluntary counseling and testing (CVCT) with other health services for HIV prevention

Nov 28-30, 2012
Strategies for an HIV Cure
Location: Washington, DC
Conference Website

Dec 1-7, 2012
Accurate Laboratory Diagnostics: A Pillar of Quality Healthcare
Sponsor: African Society for Laboratory Medicine
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Conference Website

Jan 24-25, 2013
HIV Cure and Eradication: A Feasible Option?
Sponsor: CN
Location: Milan, Italy
Early Reg Deadline: November 15
Abstract Deadline: December 1
Conference Website


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Spotlight! | Renata Dennis

Renata Dennis

Renata Dennis, a training coordinator for the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC), is featured in the October 19 edition of Emory News. A pediatric nurse who did both her nursing and public health training at Emory (SON, 1983; RSPH, 1997), Renata provides HIV/AIDS medical education in a six state area to nurses, case managers, social workers, health educators and providers who are affiliated with Ryan White-funded clinics and CBOs.


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