Center For AIDS Research

January 21-28, 2013

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January 21-28, 2013
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"It is all right to make mistakes, as long as they are new ones."
-- Anonymous

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Claire Sterk

... to CFAR investigator Claire Sterk on having been named as Emory's new Provost. The Provost is responsible for academic policies and activities throughout the University and is the principal academic officer of the University under President Wagner; acting as his primary liaison with the deans and faculty on academic matters. In her not so spare time Claire does research on the connection between drug and alcohol abuse and high risk behavior and is the PI on two current HIV-related NIH R01s (5R01DA025494, 5R01DA025607).
Proficiat aan Claire!!

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Happy Birthday

... to Jeffrey Otis (January 21), Judy Catasein (January 23), Eric Nehl and Molly Eaton (January 25), Roy Sutliff (January 26), and Igho Ofotokun (January 27)

All our friends are having cake, e, i, e, i, o. With a puff, puff, here and a puff, puff there. Here a puff, there a puff, everywhere a puff, puff ... All our friends are having cake. Lets all sing and celebrate!
FYI: This is referring to BIRTHDAY CANDLES, not the new Colorado state weed.

500 Winn Medical


...The Hope Clinic (which houses a CFAR Clinical Research Core site) is moving! Having outgrown both its original location off the square in downtown Decatur AND overflow space across the street, the Hope Clinic will be consolidating in 12,000 square feet of contiguous research space at 500 Irvin Ct. near DeKalb Medical Center. Hmmm... What should we bring to the clinic warming party?
Read More About It.

Jim Curran

CFAR PI Jim Curran was one of nine deans of Schools of Public Health to sign a letter condeming the CIA's use of a fictitious vaccine campaign during the search for Osama bin Laden. Backlash against the trick led to the recent assasignation of 9 Pakistani women who were working for $2/day as public health vaccinators and the UN's suspension of all vaccine operations in Pakistan just as the country appeared to be on the brink of eradicating polio (58 cases reported in 2012). UPDATE: In defiance of the ongoing threat to their lives some Pakistani health workers have begun vaccinating children against polio again in Peshawar.

Read the Deans' letter
Watch a short Aljazeera video about the resumption of limited polio eradication efforts


The primary paper reporting results from the ISIS study (HPTN 064, The Women’s HIV SeroIncidence Study) has been published in the January 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The CFAR Clinical Research Core provides two (Ponce Clinic and Hope Clinic) of the nine study sites for ISIS.
Read the paper

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New Funding Opps

Jan 31 (LOI)
Sponsor: QED
2 Projects (@$250K)
20 Travel Bursaries (@ $5K)


March 7 (LOI)
Sponsor: The Ellison Medical Foundation
Senior Scholar in Again Award
For established investigators


July 24, 2013
Sponsor: NIMH, NIAID
Delivering Therapeutics to Residual Active HIV Reservoirs (R01)


July 24, 2013
Sponsor: NIAID
Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery


Jul 25 (App)
Sponsor: NIH/NIAID
Research in latent TB infection (LTBI) in the Setting of HIV Co-infection



Mar 4 (App)
Sponsor: Fogarty Intl Center
International Research Scientist Developmenta Award (IRSDA)

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Day CL, Tameris M, Mansoor N, van Rooyen M, de Kock M, Geldenhuys H, Erasmus M, Makhethe L, Hughes EJ, Gelderbloem S, Bollaerts A, Bourguignon P, Cohen J, Demoitié MA, Mettens P, Moris P, Sadoff JC, Hawkridge A, Hussey GD, Mahomed H, Ofori-Anyinam O, Hanekom WA.
Induction and Regulation of T Cell Immunity by the Novel TB Vaccine M72/AS01 in South African Adults.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print].

Gao J, Fu H, Lin L, Nehl EJ, Wong FY, Zheng P.
Newspaper coverage of HIV/AIDS in China from 2000 to 2010.
AIDS Care. 2013 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print].

Garber DA, O'Mara LA, Gangadhara S, McQuoid M, Zhang X, Zheng R, Gill K, Verma M, Yu T, Johnson B, Li B, Derdeyn CA, Ibegbu C, Altman JD, Hunter E, Feinberg MB.
Deletion of specific immune-modulatory genes from modified vaccinia virus Ankara-based HIV vaccines engenders improved immunogenicity in rhesus macaques.
J Virol. 2012 Dec;86(23):12605-15. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00246-12. Epub 2012 Sep 12.
Full article

Johnson EL, Chakraborty R.
Placental Hofbaeur cells limit HIV-1 replication and potentially offset mother to child transmission (MTCT) by induction of immunoregulatory cytokins.
Retrovirology. 2012 Dec 5;9:101.

Zhang H, Zhou L, Amblard F, Shi J, Bobeck DR, Tao S, McBrayer TR, Tharnish PM, Whitaker T, Coats SJ, Schinazi RF.
Synthesis and evaluation of novel potent HCV NS5A inhibitors.
Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2012 Jul 15;22(14):4864-8. Epub 2012 May 24.

calendar Upcoming Events
January 21 (early reg deadline)
March 8-10 (course)
Clinical Vaccinology Course
Location: Chicago
Information: Website and Registration

January 22
HOPE Webinar
HIV and Bone Disease
Starring: Igho Ofotokun, MD
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
To Attend:
Click this Link on the Morning of the Conference

January 24-25
International Workshop
HIV cure and eradication: A feasible option?
Location: Milan, Italy
Information: Website and Registration

January 29
HIV Eradication SWG Meeting
Engineering ZFNs and TALENs for treating HIV and single-gene disorders
Starring: Gang Bao, PhD
    Director, Center for Pediatric Nanomedicine
    Emory University
Location: Classroom 5, Egleston Conference Center
Information: Flyer

calendar Farther Down the Road
2013 Keystone Symposia
January deadlines

February 1 (abstract deadline)
May 28 - June 1 (conference)
ISIR 2013
Building Bridges in Reproductive Immunology
Special Workshop:
Hormone Regulation of the Mucosal Environment in the Reproductive Tract and the Prevention of HIV Infection
Sponsors: Am Soc of Reproductive Immunology
Location: Boston

February 7
11:30 Lunch
12:30 – 5:30 PM
Academic & Industry Intersection Conference
Innovative Research Collaborations in Times of Uncertain Funding
Sponsors: ACTSI & GeorgiaBio
Keynote Speaker, Dennis C. Liotta, PhD
Location: Emory Conference Center
Information: Website and Registration

February 14 (final registration date)
IAS 2013
HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
Dates: June 30-July 3, 2013
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Information: Website

February 15 (abstract submission deadline)
June 15-20 (conference)
HIV/AIDS Workgroup
Innaugural Meeting
Sponsor: The College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Location: San Diego, CA
Information: Website
Abstract guidelines

Februry 1 (abstract deadline)
March 23-27 (conference)
30th BRFSS Conference
Moving Forward
Sponsor: CDC
Location: Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta
Information: contact Dr. Kimberly Taylor, (404) 498-0479

March 24
3:30 - 4:45pm
Public Health Student Orientation Session
Sponsor: CDC
Orientation to:
• To the Div. of Behavioral Surveillance
• To the BRFSS data collection process
• To data analysis methodologies

Information: contact Dr. Kimberly Taylor, (404) 498-0479

April 28 (scholarship / abstract deadline)
October 7-10 (conference)
AIDS Vaccine 2013
Progress, Partnership, Perseverance
Location: Barcelona
Information: Website and Registration


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Spotlight! | Don't Lose Your Funding!

Sally Rockey

As reported by Sally Rockey, the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, in the November 16, 2012 edition of Rock Talk, " of spring 2013 at the earliest, [NIH] will begin to hold processing of non-competing continuation awards if publications arising from grant awards are not in compliance with the public access policy. Once publications are in compliance, awards will go forward. For more details, see NIH Guide notice NOT-OD-12-160."

In short:
Submit your publications for a PMCID number or have your funding held up.

NOTE: PMID and PMCID numbers are not the same thing.

Here is a copy of the Public Access Policy in full:
"The Director of the NIH shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law."

FAQs about PMCID numbers
How to submit a publication for a PMCID number
PowerPoint slides on Public Access compliance training


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