Center For AIDS Research

July 1-5, 2013

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The Network News
July 1-5, 2013
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"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every 4th of July, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers filing by the White House in a show of strength, but with picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and flies die from happiness."
-- Erma Bombeck

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=Jono Mermin


... to CFAR Community Council member Jono Mermin on his appointment as Director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), effective July 25.
Read more about it

Ted Johnson

... to Ted Johnson on his appointment as the inaugural Paul W. Seavey
Chair in Medicine.
Listen to an interview with Ted in Emory's Sound Science

=Raymond Schinazi =William Tyor


... to Co-PIs Ray Schinazi and Bill Tyor and to the CFAR HIV Reservoirs and Eradication Scientific Working Group (Eradication SWG) on the recent funding of the Eradication SWG-generated RO1 Therapeutics Targeting Macrophages/Microglia to Eradicate CNS HIV-1 Reservoirs (1R01MH100999-01)

=Bert Anderson eagle


... to Bert Anderson and to the NeuroAIDS SWG on Bert's receipt of his first NIH funding. Bert was funded for the project Study of Zidovudine Addition in HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders (K23MH095679).

Note: We couldn't find a picture of Bert anywhere so we substituted a (July 4th-appropriate) bald eagle from the Bert Anderson Collection.
This figurine doesn't actually look anything at all like Bert.

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Happy Birthday

... to Wendy Armstrong and William Shafer (both on July 4).

The fireworks we'll all be setting off this coming Thursday night are in honor of your birthdays of course!

  Farewell and Good Luck

Major Congratulations to David Chae, who has accepted a faculty position at the University of Maryland, and to Julia Painter who has become an EIS officer (not in infectious diseases) at the CDC.

Rob Stephenson    

Check out the news story on why bias puts young gays' health at risk that Rob Stephenson wrote for CNN -- and be sure not to miss the buckets of hateful comments that were subsequently posted!
Read the article...

... And then consider responding to the Request for Information (RFI) that NIH just issued entitled Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the Health and Health Research Needs, Specific Health Issues and Concerns for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Populations

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On Offer: Help in Getting Your Publications Compliant
Worried that your funding might get held up because an article you didn't even know existed doesn't meet the NIH's Public Access Policy? Never fear! Contact the Health Sciences Center Library through “Ask a Librarian” or email Jeremy Kupsco, and they will look for non-compliant publications, tell you what to do next, and answer any questions you may have.

Medical Officer sought: Botswana Combination Prevention Project (BCPP) Director
The CDC is accepting applications for a qualified someone to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the Botswana Combination Prevention Project (BCPP). Application deadline: July 8
Read More About It

Director of Discovery Research sought: Haplomics, Inc.
Haplomics, Inc. is an early stage, Atlanta based, biotech company whose goal is to better understand and modulate the immune response to therapy with biologics, cells or organ transplant. They are currently developing technologies relevant to hemophilia A.
Read More About It

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Funding Opps

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


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


NEW: August 3 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIMH, NIAID
Methodologies and Formative Work for Combination HIV Prevention Approaches


NEW: Standard Dates
Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health


NEW: October 15 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIDA
Comorbid HIV, Chronic Pain, and Substance Use Among Oder Adults


NEW: October 15 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIDA
HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Among the Homeless and Unstably Housed


NEW: October 15 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIDA
HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Among Black/African American Women and Young MSM


NEW: October 15 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIDA
Integrating Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment within HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Settings


December 11 (App)
Sponsor: 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




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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)


Calendar Upcoming Events
July 4th
University Holiday
   • The Lake
   • Cook Out
   • Frisbee
   • Baseball
   • Fireworks
   • A Ton of Rain

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

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

October 23 - 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! | 2013 Annual AIDSVu Launch


AIDSVu features data obtained from the CDCC and is compiled by researchers at RSPH (Patrick Sullivan, PI). It is an exceptionally powerful research tool that links state and county-level HIV prevalence data with local HIV testing sites, information about state AIDS drug assistance programs and estimates of the percentage of HIV diagnoses that are made late in the course of the disease.

The launch of the 2013 annual update garnered 10,000 hits on June 27, aka National HIV Testing Day

2013 highlights include:

ZIP code maps for five new U.S. cities: Memphis, Orlando, San Diego, Tampa and Virginia Beach;

Updated zip code maps for 15 areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles County, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Juan, and Washington, D.C.;

Interactive maps of HIV prevalence data by census tract for three cities: Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.;

New city maps displaying HIV prevalence alongside two social determinants of health: poverty and educational attainment;

State-level data on transmission mode categories.

AIDSVu also includes:
Interactive maps
State profiles
Downloadable slide sets, data sets, and high rez maps
Testing site locator
Treatment site locator.

We encourage you to visit the AIDSVu website to see how it can be used to strengthen your research (and research applications) today.


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