Center For AIDS Research

July 15-22, 2013

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The Network News
July 15-22, 2013
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and told the guys hassling her to back off. They were really crossing the line.

-- Missoula (MT) Intervention in Action Project
from a billboard campaign enlisting friends in helping prevent sexual violence

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     Valerie Montgomery-Rice

... to Morehouse School of Medicine for appointing CFAR CECC member Valerie Montgomery-Rice as CEO and President of MSoM, effective at the end of the upcoming academic year (July 1, 2014) when current MSoM president John Maupin Jr retires. Valerie, who currently serves as Dean of MSoM will become the nation's first African-American woman to lead a free-standing medical school as CEO.
Read the Announcement

Raymond Schinazi    

... to the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) on singling out Raymond Schinazi for their 2013 Distinguished Medical Science Award. Ray is being honored for his work towards a cure for Hepatits C, which the award letter acknowledges as being "ultimately recognized as one of the great drug designs of all time." Past recipients of the Distinguished Medical Science Award include Drs. Patrick Soon-Schiong (UCLA), Purnell Choppin (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), and Alfred Sommer (Johns Hopkins).
Read More About the FNLM

     Raymond Schinazi

... to every single person in this picture for having raised miles of money for research during the 2013 AIDS Vaccine 200 bike ride, thereby taking us 25,000,000 revolutions of the bike wheel (at least 168,000 revolutions by each AV200 rider) closer to the time in which HIV/AIDS becomes nothing more than a horror story from our shared, beleagured past.
Read More About Action Cycling Atlanta

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Happy Birthday

... to Cheryl Day (July 18), Kim Workowski (July 20), and Hank Blumberg (July 21).

Let us eat cake!!

     Rhesus monkeys

Pssst... Rama Amara just received a one-year R13 to help fund the 31st annual Symposium on Non-human Primate Models for AIDS (1R13OD017855), to be held November 3-6, 2013, at the Marriot in Buckhead. Rama and Stuart Zola will serve as scientific co-chairs for the meeting, the only one of its kind in the world.
Submit an abstract (New Deadline: 8/23/13)
Read the draft program

Hank Blumberg    

Why is this man smiling? Because he just received a new five year award from the Fogarty International Center, that's why. The Ethiopia-Emory TB Research Training Program will operate in conjunction with three institutions in Ethiopia: the Armauer-Hansen [TB] Research Institute, Addis Ababa University, and the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Institute.
(1D43TW009127, Hank Blumberg, PI)

     Ralph DiClemente Gene Brody

New KiiDS on the Block ... Ralph DiClemente and Gene Brody are Co-PIs of a new five year U01 from NIDA for KiiDS (Knowing about intervention implementaiton in Detention Sites) that will work with the GA Department of Juvenile Justice and local CBOs to research effective substance abuse and HIV prevention and treatment services for adolescents in the juvinle justice system.

White House    

Hail to the Co-Director! On Monday (July 15) Carlos del Rio will be at the White House as an invited speaker for the Third Anniversary Commemoration of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.
Read more about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

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Poster Judges Sought: SURE Program
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program is looking for a few good scientists.

What they need: Poster Judges for one or both sessions (August 1, at the DUC, 9:30-noon and/or 12:30-3pm). What you get: $25/hour, lunch, and a Service entry for your resume. The activity is fun and fast-paced. Priority is given to judges who can be present both morning and afternoon (for consistency) but if you can only do one session, they'll talk to you anyway.
Email or call Molly Embree for more info (404-727-0912)

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Funding Opps

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


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




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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant (P30 AI050409)

Prentice, HA; Tang, J. HIV-1 dynamics: A reappraisal of host and viral factors, as well as methodological issues.
Viruses. 2012 Oct; 4 (10) 2080-96.

Hong, JJ; Amancha, PK; Rogers, K; AA; Villinger, F. Re-evaluation of PD-1 expression by T cells as a marker for immune exhaustion during SIV infection.
PloS one. 2013; 8 (3) e60186.

Yan, J; Sabbaj, S; Bansal, A; Amatya, N; Shacka, JJ; Goepfert, PA; Heath, SL. HIV-specific CD8+ T cells from elite controllers are primed for survival.
Journal of virology. 2013 May; 87 (9) 5170-81.

Calendar Upcoming Events
More Rain....

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


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Spotlight! | ResearchMatch

   Research Match

1. Looking for study subjects?
2. Want to be a study volunteer?

If you can answer yes to either of those questions YOU need to know about ResearchMatch. RM is an NIH-funded resource created by the CTSA at Vanderbilt University that exists to connect researchers with individuals interested in participating in research.

By the numbers... so far:
       • 39,015: Volunteers
       •   1,688: Researchers
       •      346: Studies
       •        80: Institutions

Learn more about ResearchMatch


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