Center For AIDS Research

March 11-18, 2013

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The Network News
March 11-18, 2013
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"Cosmetic surgery... with a chain saw."
-- Della Williams, on Sequestration

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=Saad Omer =Patrick Sullivan


... on their promotions to Saad Omer (newly minted Associate Professor, with tenure) and Patrick Sullivan (newly minted full Professor) !!


Book Title
Jane Lawson

... to Jane Lawson on the publication of her book The Elizabethian New Year's Gift Exchanges, 1559-1603

... to Caitlin Lam, Mingli Qi, Christopher Smitson, Rebecca Torres, Xiaoyun Wen, and Sandra Zaeh on having received Young Investigator awards at last week's CROI.

... and to the other 32 CFAR members who did CFAR proud at CROI during 4 oral and 48 poster presentations. Go Team CFAR!!!
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Happy Birthday

... to Bill Lewis (March 7), Effie Bartley (March 8), and Loida Bonney (March 9).

It's going to be a better trip around the sun next year for all of us because YOU are along for the ride! :-)


On 2/21 NIH issued the NIH Operation Plan in the Event of a Sequestration

Speaking of sequestration, the CDC has cancelled the 2013 HIV Prevention Leadership Summit. The current plan is to hold the next HPLS in late 2014.

Read More About it: 15 Things You Should Know About The Sequester

Rob Stephenson    

An op-ed piece that Rob Stephenson wrote about the benefits to gay male couples of being tested for HIV together was published in, the online edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Read the article

  WIHS visit
 Three WIHS Women: Rosemary, Carlie, Geraldina

The first general meeting of CFAR faculty for the Women's Interagency Health Study (Co-PIs: Igho Ofotokun and Gina Wingood) was held over lunch on March 7. Attending were 17 CFAR faculty, 3 community partners and, from NIH, WIHS Program Officer Carlie Williams, CFAR NCI/NIH project officer Geraldina Dominguez, and RSPH alum Rosemary McKaig.

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Departmental Chair sought: Behavioral Science & Health Education
BSHE is seeking qualified candidates for a departmental chair. Applicants should email a CV and letter indicating their interest to: Dr. Paige Tolbert, Search Committee Chair c/o Laura Lloyd
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Short-Term Employee sought: Graduate Assistant in AIDS
The Coursera class on AIDS is looking for a graduate assistant to assist in monitoring online student forums during the remaining weeks of the course (ends May 6). If you are interested please contact Kimbi Hagen by email or call 404-727-8855.

Emory cheerleaders sought: STEM Conference
The first Emory University STEM Research and Career Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 4th at the Emory Conference Center. This is our chance to recruit underrepresented groups in the STEM disciplines to Emory as graduate students, MD/PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows. The science symposium's goal is to build a network of institutions that will send their best and brightest to Emory. Come help shape the future!
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Manuscripts sought: HIV/AIDS Special Edition Journal
The African Journal of Reproductive Health is seeking articles for inclusion in Volume 17, Number 4 (Special Edition) to be published in December 2013. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2013.
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Funding Opps

NEW: Variable Dates
Sponsor: NIH/NIAAA
Research on Alcohol and HIV/AIDS


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


NEW: May 7: 11:30am PDT (App)
Sponsor: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Grand Challenges Explorations


NEW: July 30 (LOI)
August 1 (App)
Evaluation of the Latent Reservoir in HIV-Infected Infants and Children with Early Antiretroviral Treatment and Virologic Control


NEW: July 30 (LOI)
August 1 (App)
Sponsor: NICHD
Safety and Effectiveness of Triple Antiretroviral Drug Strategies for Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission


NEW: December 11 (App)
Sponsor: NIH (multiple institutes)
Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards in the Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences: Cross-Training at the Intersection of Animal Models and Human Investigation



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)

Edupuganti S, Eidex RB, Keyserling H, Akondy RS, Lanciotti R, Orenstein W, del Rio C, Pan Y, Querec T, Lipman H, Barrett A, Ahmed R, Teuwen D, Cetron M, Mulligan MJ. YF-Ig Study Team.
A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of the 17D yellow fever virus vaccine given in combination with immune globulin or placebo: comparative viremia and immunogenicity.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jan;88(1):172-7. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0179. Epub 2012 Dec 3.

Holstad MM, Essien JE, Ekong E, Higgins M, Teplinskiy I, Adewuyi MF.
Motivational groups support adherence to antiretroviral therapy and use of risk reduction behaviors in HIV positive Nigerian women: a pilot study.
Afr J Reprod Health. 2012 Sep;16(3):14-27.

Velazquez VM, Hon H, Ibegbu C, Knechtle SJ, Kirk AD, Grakoui A.
Hepatic enrichment and activation of myeloid dendritic cells during chronic hepatitis C virus infection.
Hepatology. 2012 Dec;56(6):2071-81. doi: 10.1002/hep.25904.

Calendar Upcoming Events
March 11
12:00 - 1:00
Successful K Awards and the Secrets to Their Success
Sponsor: Children's, ACTSI, Dept. of Medicine
Location: Egleston, Classrooms 5-7
Information: Stacy Heilman

March 12
HOPE Webinar
Cost-Effectiveness analysis in PMTCT: From data to guidelines
Starring: ndrea Ciaranello, MD
   Massachusetts General Hospital
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
Information: Webinar Website
To Attend: Click this link on 3/12

Calendar Farther Down the Road
2013 Keystone Symposia
Drug Discovery
Infectious Diseases
Structural Biology

March 21
8:00 - 2:30
Annual CFAR Science Symposium
To the Future and Beyond: Visionary Research in Neuro-AIDS, Non-human Primate Models for HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccines, and HIV Reservoirs and Eradication
Sponsor: CFAR
Location: Winship Ballroom 
Information: Schedule

April 10 (Scholarship deadline)
May 10 (Reg deadline)
July 22 - Aug 1 (Conference)
21st Annual Principles of STD and HIV Research
Sponsor: U Dub CFAR
Location: Seattle 
Information: Website

May 9
Georgia Hepatitis Summit
Sponsor: GA AIDS Coalition
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Decatur
Information: Website

June 10-11
Cross CFAR CAB Meeting
Sponsor: Penn CFAR
Location: Philadelphia
Information: Website

October23 - 24
SBSRN Conference
Social, Behavioral, and Policy Perspectives on HIV/AIDS: The District of Columbia and Beyond
Sponsor: DC D-CFAR
Location: Washington, DC
Information: Not Yet Available


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Spotlight! | Emory Media coverage of HIV/AIDS

   Emory Health

In the last few months Emory's various news outlets have done an outstanding job of raising the profile of HIV/AIDS research, care , and service that takes place by and under the supervision of CFAR faculty. Here is a sample of some of the articles.

Susan Allen & Jeanette Kagame  

What Rwanda has taught us about HIV testing
This article features Susan Allen's work in Rwanda and Zambia. In the picture at left Susan is shown with the first lady of Rwanda, Jeanette Kagame.
Emory Health, Winter 2013


  Wendy Armstrong

Close Ties
This article describes the work being done by CFAR faculty and staff at the Ponce Clinic which serves around 5,200 patients a year. The picture at right features Ponce medical director Wendy Armstrong and nurse Katie Houston.


HIV cut-away  

Navigating a Complex Maze
Read more about the next-gen work being done on HIV at the Emory Vaccine Center, including work by Guido Silvestri (SIV), Max Cooper (innate immune system), Rafi Ahmed (memory cells), Bali Pulendran (cellular response), Eric Hunter (HIV transmission), Rama Amara (therapeutic vaccines), and Cindy Derdeyn (HIV envelope).


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