Center For AIDS Research

Feb 18-25, 2013

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The Network News
February 18-25, 2013
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"Nothing is impossible ... as long as you are not the person who has to do it."
-- Anonymous

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   Hannah Cooper

... to Hannah Cooper for her hot-off-the-press R01 award from NIH/NIDA: "Place characteristics and disparities in HIV in IDUs: A Multilevel analysis of the NHBS database" (5R01 DA035101).

Hannah's study will undertake the most comprehensive analysis of its kind ever conducted in the US.
Read more about the CDC's National HIV Behavioral Surveillance efforts

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Happy Birthday

... to Tab Ansari (February 18), David Malebranche (February 20), Joshy Jacob (February 22), and Ling Ye (February 25).

Here's wishing you a birthday filled with everything a scientist could want: Good friends, great food, and fundable ideas. :-)

  Steve Thacker

In Memorium... Steve Thacker died at home with his family on Friday, February 15 from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Memorial plans have not yet been announced but friends and colleagues are encouraged to call in a message or memory to Steve's VoiceQuilt.
Steve's website and VoiceQuilt instructions
About Steve: CDC website
About CJD

=Ronan Dickmann  

In Celebration... Colleen Kelley has picked up another Kudo, this time for member recruitment. Her son Ronan Michael Dickmann (8 lbs, 7 oz; 20.5") joined the CFAR Network as a future scientist on January 7, 2013.
Almost one month to the day older than Aaron Painter (2/8/12), Ronan is serving as senior advisor on Aaron's research study ("The generalizability of operant conditioning in sleep-deprived adults") described in last week's Network News.


In Anticipation ... Emory is in the process of seeking US and Indian approvals to set up a vaccine evaluation and testing center in South India (Bangalore). The new center will augment research already being done by Rama Amara in North India (New Delhi) -- in conjunction with the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) -- to develop vaccines against HIV subtype C.
Subtype C is the predominant HIV strain circulating in India and is responsible for more than 50% of worldwide HIV infections.
Read more about it

=Kimbi Hagen  

In Astonishment ... Kimbi Hagen is currently experiencing her Andy Worhol-mandated 15 minutes of fame. Her MOOC class on AIDS that rolls out on February 25 -- current enrollment 15,177 and rising -- has now officially been blogged about by a reporter from the San Francisco Business Times.
Read the blog posting
Also see last week's "Spotlight" article about how it takes a CFAR to teach a MOOC (spoiler alert ... there are only a few less faculty lecturing in the class than there are students taking it)

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Requested by the John Snow Society: Google Doodle voters
Dr. John Snow, public health giant, pump handle remover, safe-anesthesia researcher, and the father of modern epidemiology celebrates his 200th birthday on March 15, 2013 and the John Snow Society wants to mark the day with a Google Doodle. Help publicize the successes of public health efforts by writing a message to requesting a Google Doodle in Dr. Snow's honor.
Here is some draft email text to copy/paste/adapt

Position Sought: Program Coordination
Catherine Hastings Zilber has just moved to Atlanta after 8 honor-saturated years with PEPFAR/USAID (Jamaica, Ethiopia, Rwanda) and, before that, other aid organizations (US, UK). She is looking for a position that will allow her to continue contributing to crucial issues in international health. She has broad leadership experience and skills.
Read Catherine's CV

Position Sought: Research Management
MBA candidate Staci Peterson is looking for a full-time position utilizing her training in clinical research conduct and management.
Read Staci's CV

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Funding Opps

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


Apr 15 (App)
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, (authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010)
Patient-Researcher Matching Challenge


NEW: May 1 (App)
Sponsor: NIMH, NIAID
Revision Applications for Research on Assessing the Role of Stigma in HIV Prevention and Care


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: NIAID
Research in latent TB infection (LTBI) in the Setting of HIV Co-infection


NEW: Aug 30 (App)
Sponsor: NICHD
Safety and Effectiveness of Triple Antiretroviral Drug Strategies for Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission



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)

Cooper HL, Wodarski S, Cummings J, Hunter-Jones J, Karnes C, Ross Z, Druss B, Bonney LE.
Public housing relocations in Atlanta, Georgia, and declines in spatial access to safety net primary care.
Health Place. 2012 Nov;18(6):1255-60. Epub 2012 Sep 8.

Wagenaar BH, Christiansen-Lindquist L, Khosropour C, Salazar LF, Benbow N, Prachand N, Sineath RC, Stephenson R, Sullivan PS.
Willingness of US men who have sex with men (MSM) to participate in Couples HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (CVCT).
Psychol Health Med. 2013 Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Calendar Upcoming Events
February 18
12:00 - 1:00pm
Humphrey Fellows Brownbag
On the Front Lines: The War Against HIV/AIDS
Starring: Madhavi Dwivedi
Location: Rm 1055/CNR

February 19
12:00 - 1:00pm
Humphrey Fellows Brownbag
HIV/AIDS in Central Asia
   Starring: Riza Ikranbegiin
Eliminating MTCT in Nigeria
   Starring: Abidemi Fasanmi
Location: Rm 1055/CNR

February 19
1:00 - 2:00pm
Public Health Grand Rounds
Reducing the Burden of HPV-associated Cancer and Disease Through Vaccination in the US
Sponsor: CDC Div of STD Prevention
Location: Webcast
Information: Website

February 20
HOPE Webinar
HIV Self Management
Starring: Allison R. Webel, PhD, RN
   Case Western Reserve
Focus: Nurses
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
Information: Webinar Website
To Attend: Click this link on 2/20

February 21
Research Resources 101
Working with the IRB
Starring: Sarah Putney, JD, Director, Emory IRB
    Shara Karlebach, Consultant, Emory IRB
Location: Rm 178P, SOM
or broadcast via Adobe Connect
Information: Website

February 21
CFAR Network Pizza Party
The Search for an HIV/AIDS Cure: A Drug Discovery Perspective
Location: Rm 1000, RSPH/CNR
Starring: Daria Hazuda, PhD
   World Wide Discovery Head,
   Antiviral and Infectious Disease Research
   Merck Research Labs
Advance Registration Required

Calendar Farther Down the Road
2013 Keystone Symposia
February deadlines

February 27
Global Health Brownbag
Evaluating Domestic Violence Against Married Women in India
Starring: Ameeta Kalokhe, MD
   Fogarty Global Health Fellow
Sponsor: CFAR; RSPH/Hubert Dept. of Global Health Location: Rm 1000, RSPH/CNR

March 1 (Reg Deadline)
Grant Writing Tutorials
Writing a K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00, VA CDA, or Other Career Development Application
Dates: Mondays, March 11, 18, 25 (9-11am)
Starring: Janet Gross, PhD
Open to: Postdocs, Instructors, Asst. Professors
Pre-registration required: Information

April 10
Live CME Course
HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals, and Other Selected Issues in HIV Disease Management
Course Chairs:
   Mike Saag (UAB)
   Jeff Lennox (Emory)

Sponsor: IAS-USA
Location: Cobb Galleria
Info & Registration: Website

October 7-10
AIDS Vaccine 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Key Deadlines (early reg; abstracts, etc)


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Spotlight! | CFARians Among Atlanta's Who's Who in Healthcare

   =Atlanta Business Chronicle

The January 25th edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle featured several CFARians and fans of CFAR in their Health-Care Quarterly cover story, "Who's Who in Health Care: Celebrating Atlanta's Top Minds in Health Care."

These members and friends include Wright Caughman, Jim Curran, Wally Curran, Tom Lawley, Linda McCauley, Jay Steinberg, and Barbara Stoll (featured on the cover).


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