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October 29 - November 5, 2012

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October 29 - November 5, 2012
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"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
Albert Einstein

"This Sunday the government is supposed to give us back the hour they took from us last Spring. I just want to know whose been earning the interest on it in the meantime."
Stephen Colbert

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour this coming Saturday night... Daylight Savings Time ends November 4.

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Hurricane Sandy

. . . to NIH for permitting investigators in the path of Frankenstorm to submit their applications late, as needed. While rain, snow, hail, nor gloom of night may have prevented the delivery of NIH apps back in the 20th century, our modern times are more dependent on the presence of a working grid.

Read the NIH extramural response to natural disasters page here and think about the sheer size of a storm that can cause 40 mph gusts in Atlanta while preparing to make landfall 900 miles away in New York City.

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Happy Birthday

... to Brian Evavold and Rob Sessions (October 29), Colleen Kraft (October 30), Bob Mittler (November 2), and Galina Terbova (November 3)

Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.

Women's Interagency Health Study

Co-PIs Igho Ofotokun and Gina Wingood were recently officially informed that the Emory site for the Women's Interagency Health Study (WIHS) will be receiving $14,000,000 ($2.8M annually for 5 years) beginning in January, 2013.
Read the application abstract


Emory CFARians Patrick Sullivan, Colleen Kelley, and Allison Ross Eckard have all been invited to present at the National CFAR meeting to be held next week in San Francisco. Jyothi Rengarajan and Russ Kempker will be attending a sattelite session on TB and HIV at that same meeting.

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Positions Available: Post-doctoral Fellowships
The Emory Vaccinology Training Program (VTP) will have 2 post-doc fellow positions (MD, PhD or MD-PhD) open for occupancy in May 2013. Application deadline is December 20. Trainees will perform a mentored vaccinology research project with a VTP faculty member in one of five areas: Pathogenesis and Vaccine Discovery; Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Antigens; Translation, Delivery, and Clinical Trials; Vaccine Epidemiology and Health Policy; and Vaccine Safety (1 slot ear-marked for this).
Read more about the qualifications, benefits, and application process

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




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


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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

PMID# Not Available
Shearer K, Khosropour C, Stephenson R, a Sullivan, P.
Do bisexual men tell their female partners about having male partners? Results from a national online HIV prevention survey in the United States.
International Journal of Sexual Health, 24:3, 195-204.

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].

Porter KM, Sutliff RL.
HIV-1, reactive oxygen species, and vascular complications.
Free Radic Biol Med. 2012 Jul 1;53(1):143-59.

Seth P, Lang DL, Diclemente RJ, Braxton ND, Crosby RA, Brown LK, Hadley W, Donenberg GR.
Gender differences in sexual risk behaviours and sexually transmissible infections among adolescents in mental health treatment.
Sex Health. 2012 Jul;9(3):240-6.

Winter AK, Sullivan PS, Khosropour CM, Rosenberg ES.
Discussion of HIV status by serostatus and partnership sexual risk among internet-using MSM in the United States.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Aug 15;60(5):525-9.

calendar Upcoming Events
November 1
8:00 AM
ID Seminar
Jyothi Rengarajan
The Pathogen-Host Standoff in Tuberculosis
Location: Rita Anne Rollins Rm,

November 1
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Mary DeLong and Janet Gross
CVs, Resumes, and Biosketches: The Structure and Content of a Science Curriculum Vitae vs a Resume & Biosketch
Location: Rm 110, SOM
Registration Required

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

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


calendar Farther Down the Road
2013 Keystone Symposia
November deadlines

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

November 12
12:00 - 1:00
Paul Spearman
Anatomy of an NIH Grant
Sponsor: Emory & Childrens
Location: Classroom 507, Egleston
RSVP Required

November 15
CFAR Network Pizza Party
Jeffrey Crowley
From Crucible to Community: How HIV Research Can Shape the Future of the Ryan White Program
Location: Rm 1000, CNR/RSPH

November 28-30
Partnering for Cures
Sponsor: Miliken Institute
Location: New York City
Conference Website


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Spotlight! | Susan Allen

Susan Allen & Jeannette Kagame

As fully described in the October edition of the Pathology Newsletter Susan Allen was feted at a June 15 ceremony in Kigali Rwanda that marked the 25th anniversary of her work to understand and prevent HIV transmission in Africa. In the picture at right Susan is joined by Rwanda’s First Lady Jeannette Kagameto to celebrate a project that has already touched the lives of more than 150,000 couples.


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