Center For AIDS Research

August 12-19, 2013

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The Network News
August 12-19, 2013
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“You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate action into thought."
-- Karl Kraus

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Wendy Armstrong    

... to Wendy Armstrong on having been awarded a supplement to the CFAR base grant by the NIH CFAR for her epidemiologic study:
"Gaps in the Cascade of Care"
Read More About It

     Greg Melikian

... to NIH for funding Greg Melikian's new R01:
"Identification and Characterization of Small Molecule Inhibitors of HIV-1 Fusion" (1R01GM108480-01)
Read More About It

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Happy Birthday

... to Neale Weitzmann(August 15) and Eric Hunter (August 18).

Just like fine wine, you are both growing better with the years!

     In Memoriam

With sadness we pass on the news that Rajeshwari Gowrishankar, wife of Rajam Gowrishankar passed away on July 25th, 2.15 PM local time after a brief and brave fight with a brain tumor.

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Study Subjects Wanted: Preventive Vaccine Study
Sri Edupuganti is seeking volunteers between 18 and 50 to participate in a study to evaluate a vaccine developed to prevent HIV and stimulate the body's immune system. The study will assess safety and immune response. Volunteers will receive $75 per study visit. The study is being conducted at the Hope Clinic. Call 877-424-HOPE (4673) for more information.

Project Director Wanted: New York University
The NYU College of Nursing is seeking a full-time Project Director who will provide project management and contribute as a member of the scientific team for a research study entitled “Addressing hepatitis C virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma: The current and future epidemics”.
Read More About It

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Funding Opps

NEW: October 16 (App)
Sponsor: IAS, NIH CFAR
Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research.
This mechanism is restricted to junior faculty who have not yet been engaged in HIV research (as defined by any previous grant, contract, sub-award or publication in HIV or SIV research).

NEW: January 7 (App)
Sponsor: NIAID, NIMH
PAR-13-322 (R01)
Methods for Prevention Packages Program III

NEW: January 7 (App)
PAR-13-323 (R01)
Increased Knowledge and Innovative Strategies to Reduce HIV Incidence–iKnow Projects.



September 30 (App)
Sponsor: CDC
ORISE Fellowships
Post-doc Research Fellowships for HIV Prevention in Communities of Color.
Applicants must have completed their MD or PhD no earlier than 12/31/08 and no later than 12/31/13. Applicants with research experience in African American / Hispanic / American Indian / Alaska Native / Pacific Islander communities are preferred.

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Cooper HL, Bonney LE, Ross Z, Karnes C, Hunter-Jones J, Kelley ME, Rothenberg R. The aftermath of public housing relocation: Relationship to substance abuse.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jul 10.

Dunham RM, Thapa, M, Best V, Elrod E, Denning TL, Pulendran B, Grakoui A. Hepatic Stellate Cells Preferentially Induce FoxP3+ Regulatory T Cells by Production of Retinoic Acid.
J Immunol Mar 1;190(5):2009-16.

Koblin BA, Mayer KH, Eshleman SH, Wang L, Mannheimer S, Del Rio C, Shoptaw S, Magnus M, Buchbinder S, Wilton L, Liu TY, Cummings V, Piwowar-Manning E, Fields SD, Griffith S, Elharrar V, Wheeler D; HPTN 061 Protocol Team. Correlates of HIV Acquisition in a Cohort of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States: HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 061.
PLoS One. 2013 Jul 26;8(7):e70413. Print 2013.

Guest JL, Weintrob AC, Rimland D, Rentsch C, Bradley WP, Agan BK, and Marconi VC and the IDCRP HIV Working Group. A Comparison of HAART Outcomes Between the US Military HIV Natural History Study (NHS) and HIV Atlanta Veterans Affairs Cohort Study (HAVACS).
PLoS ONE 2013 May 1;8(5):e62273.

Calendar Upcoming Events
August 13
HOPE Webinar
HIV-Associated Malignancies
Starring: Dr. Jeremy Abramson
   Mass Gen Cancer Center
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
Information: HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 8/13

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

August 22-23, 2013
SBSRN: Early Registration Deadline (Aug 22)
SBSRN: Abstract Deadline (Aug 23)
Conference Website

August 23, 2013
NHP Models for AIDS: Abstract Deadline
Submit an Abstract

January 30-31, 2014
CN Workshop: Conference
Inflammation and chronic Hepatitis/HIV infections: Who is the driver?
Location: Milan, Italy
Abstract Deadline:
December 10, 2013
Submit an Abstract

March 3-6, 2014
CROI 2014: Conference
Location: Boston, MA
Important Deadlines


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Spotlight! | CFAR Funding Opportunities

   Grant Joke

Yep, same Spotlight as last week ... We really want to draw your attention to this!

The CFAR Developmental Core provides funding through multiple mechanisms.

The CFAR03 program, modeled on the NIH R03 mechanism, is intended to fund projects that can be accomplished in a short period of time (1 year) for limited resources ($40K).

The following CFAR03 RFAs have recently been released for the Year 15 CFAR fiscal year (8/1/13-7/31/14).

IRG / SWG CFAR03:   View   |   Download
Intended to support projects relevant to the HIV and Aging Interdisciplinary Research Group, the HIV Reservoirs and Eradication Scientific Working Group, or the NeuroAIDS Scientific Working Group
Next Deadline: May 1, 2014

Nursing CFAR03:   View   |   Download
Intended to support projects of interest to NIH/NINR
Next Deadline: November 1, 2013

Pediatric / Adolescent CFAR03:   View   |   Download
Intended to expand research in issues relevant to children and adolescents with or at risk for HIV/AIDS
Next Deadline: November 1, 2013

Winship Cancer Institute CFAR03:   View   |   Download
Intended to support projects of interest to NIH/NCI
Next Deadline: November 1, 2013

Investigator-initiated CFAR03:   View   |   Download
Intended to support projects that do not fit the objectives of the targeted RFAs described above.
Next Deadline: November 1, 2013

The Micro Grants mechanism is intended to provide small ($2K cap) but crucial resources that cannot easily or immediately be obtained through other funding mechanisms. Applications have a rolling deadline.

Micro Grants PA:   View   |   Download

The Science Poster program provides training in the design of scientific posters that will attract attention, be easy to read, efficiently summarize the research, and stimulate interest in the poster’s content. Graduates of the poster design tutorial are eligible to receive subsidized printing as a graduation gift. The program also provides a limited amount of funding for the printing of posters that will assist early career HIV/AIDS investigators in disseminating the results of their unfunded or CFAR-funded HIV research.

Poster Printing PA:   View   |   Download


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