Center For AIDS Research

September 9-16, 2013

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September 9-16, 2013
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Be obscure clearly.
-- E.B. White

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... to the HPTN 061 Protocol Team at Emory on the publication of their primary endpoint paper: 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 8(7): e70413)
This is the paper being discussed at noon on Tuesday during the charter meeting of the CFAR@Emory HIV Prevention Journal Club.
Attend the meeting

     Eli Rosenberg

... to Eli Rosenberg on having been competitively selected by the conference organizers to participate in the 2013 National CFAR Social and Behavioral Science Research Network (SBSRN) Mentoring Day, to be held on October 22 at George Washington University in Washington DC as part of the SBSRN 2013 National Scientific Meeting (10/23-24).

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Happy Birthday

... to Eileen Burd (September 11), Safiya George-Dalmida (September 13), Dick Compans (September 15), Jim Curran (September 16), and Frank Wong (September 16).
And this just in, Happy Birthday also to Judy Catasein's new grandson. Whitaker (Whit) Patrick Roberts was born in Seattle on Sunday, September 8 (6lbs, 14oz, 18" long).

Whether this will be your 1st or your 51st trip around the sun, we hope it will be a lovely ride!

     Frank Wong

Yee Ha!! Frank Wong was just been awarded a new R01 from NIAID for "A Molecular-Social Network Investigation of HIV-HCV Co-infection in Chinese MSM" (1R01 AI106715-01)
Read the Abstract

Sally Rockey    

Sally Rockey's "NIH Rock Talk" has several interesting items in it this week:
• Podcast:
   Distinguishing between Race and Ethnicity for reporting purposes
• How-To Article:
   Preparing to Live in a FORMS-C World
• Try It Yourself Article:
   Test Drive the New Multi-Project Electronic Submission System

     Kehmia Titanji

CFAR Junior Investigator With A Bullet Kehmia Titanji has just gotten back from presenting at the 2013 Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Bone Disease in HIV Infection).
Read the program

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Funding Opps

October 1 (LOI)
Sponsor: CFAR

NEW: November 6 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
FY14 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research



NEW: October 1 (App)
Sponsor: PhRMA Foundation
Adherence Improvement Young Investigator Grant Program
Pre/Post Doctoral Fellowship Award

NEW: October 1 (App)
Sponsor: Life Science Research Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Anderson, Albert M; Chane, Tanea; Patel, Manish; Chen, Shuo; Xue, Wenqiong; Easley, Kirk A. Warfarin therapy in the HIV medical home model: low rates of therapeutic anticoagulation despite adherence and differences in dosing based on specific antiretrovirals.
AIDS patient care and STDs. 2012 Aug; 26 (8) 454-62

Brown, C Hendricks; Mohr, David C; Gallo, Carlos G; Mader, Christopher; Palinkas, Lawrence; Wingood, Gina; Prado, Guillermo; Kellam, Sheppard G; Pantin, Hilda; Poduska, Jeanne; Gibbons, Robert; McManus, John; Ogihara, Mitsunori; Valente, Thomas; Wulczyn, Fred; Czaja, Sara; Sutcliffe, Geoff; Villamar, Juan; Jacobs, Christopher. A computational future for preventing HIV in minority communities: how advanced technology can improve implementation of effective programs.
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2013 Jun 1; 63 Suppl 1 S72-84.

Cooper, Hannah; Des Jarlais, Don; Ross, Zev; Tempalski, Barbara; Bossak, Brian H; Friedman, Samuel R. Spatial access to sterile syringes and the odds of injecting with an unsterile syringe among injectors: a longitudinal multilevel study.
Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. 2012 Aug; 89 (4) 678-96

Hurwitz, Selwyn J; Schinazi, Raymond F. Practical Considerations For Developing Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors.
Drug discovery today. Technologies. 2012; 9 (3) e183-e193.

Johnson, Brent A; Ribaudo, Heather; Gulick, Roy M; Eron Jr, Joseph J. Modeling clinical endpoints as a function of time of switch to second-line ART with incomplete data on switching times.
Biometrics. 2013 Jul 17.

Nehl, Eric J; He, Na; Wang, Xiaodong; Lin, Lavinia; Wong, Frank Y; Yu, Fan. Feasibility and willingness of using e-technologies for HIV prevention and research targeting Chinese MSM.
AIDS care. 2013; 25 (7) 926-30

Paredes, Roger; Marconi, Vincent C; Lockman, Shahin; Abrams, Elaine J; Kuhn, Louise. Impact of antiretroviral drugs in pregnant women and their children in Africa: HIV resistance and treatment outcomes.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 2013 Jun 15; 207 Suppl 2 S93-100.

Pool, A; Lowder, L; Wu, Y; Forrester, K; Rumbaugh, J. Neurovirulence of Cryptococcus neoformans determined by time course of capsule accumulation and total volume of capsule in the brain.
Journal of neurovirology. 2013 Jun; 19 (3) 228-38.

Rosenberg, Eli S; Rothenberg, Richard B; Kleinbaum, David G; Stephenson, Rob B; Sullivan, Patrick S. The implications of respondent concurrency on sex partner risk in a national, web-based study of men who have sex with men in the United States.
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2013 Aug 1; 63 (4) 514-21

Sunpath, Henry; Wu, Baohua; Gordon, Michelle; Hampton, Jane; Johnson, Brent; Moosa, Mahomed-Yunus S; Ordonez, Claudia; Kuritzkes, Daniel R; Marconi, Vincent C. High rate of K65R for antiretroviral therapy-naive patients with subtype C HIV infection failing a tenofovir-containing first-line regimen.
AIDS (London, England). 2012 Aug 24; 26 (13) 1679-84

Winskell, Kate; Brown, Peter J; Patterson, Amy E; Burkot, Camilla; Mbakwem, Benjamin C. Making sense of HIV in southeastern Nigeria: fictional narratives, cultural meanings, and methodologies in medical anthropology.
Medical anthropology quarterly. 2013 Jun; 27 (2) 193-214.

Calendar Upcoming Events
September 9
12:00 - 12:50pm
GFE presentation
Policy Analysis of Current Laws That Criminalize Homosexuality / Same-sex Relationships in Malawi and How They Affect MSM Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention
Starring: Vansia Dhrutika
Location: RSPH/CNR 1000

September 9
6:30 - 8:30pm
Interactive Forum
Immigrant Health in a Deportation Nation: Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Professionals Working with Unauthorized Immigrants
Location: WHSCAB Auditorium
Register to Attend

September 10
12:00 - 1:00pm
HIV Prevention Journal Club
First Meeting
Target Audience: Scientists, post-docs, PhD students
Sponsor: CFAR Prevention Science Core
Location: RSPH/CNR 3001
Read the Flyer
Download the article to be discussed

September 12
8:00 - 9:00am
ID Seminar
Pandemics: Preparing for the Utterly Unknowable
Starring: Mark Mulligan
Location: Rita Anne Rollins Room, RSPH/GCR 8th Floor

September 12
12:00 - 1:00
Biostatistics Seminar
What's New in the Global Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted HIV Infections? You Might be Surprised!!
Starring: Patrick Sullivan
Location: RSPH/CNR, Room 1000

Calendar Farther Down the Road
2013-2014 Keystone Symposia
Drug Discovery
Infectious Diseases
Structural Biology


September 18
1:00 - 2:30pm
Significance of Affordable Care Act in African American Communities
Sponsored by: Harvard CFAR, Black AIDS Institute
Read More About It

September 19
8:00 - 9:00am
ID Seminar
Metabolic Complications of HIV and its Treatment
Starring: Pablo Tebas (Penn)
Location: Rita Anne Rollins Room, RSPH/GCR 8th Floor

September 19
5:30 - 8:00pm
CFAR Network Pizza Party
Results of a Phase 1 Gene Therapy Study Using Zn Finger Nucleases for the Treatment of HIV

Starring: Pablo Tebas (Penn)
Location: Rm 1000, RSPH/CNR
Register to Attend

September 24
8:00 - 4:30pm
Hepatitis C (HCV) Infection Course
Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
View the Agenda
Register to Attend

September 25
Google+ Hangout
National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Participants will share knowledge on these topics:
• The latest HIV testing strategy for couples
• PrEP for HIV prevention
• The Reasons/Razones campaign for Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men
Viewable Live on CDC’s YouTube Channel

September 27
9:00 - 4:00pm
AACAMH Conference
Building Workforce Competency:
Understanding Substance Use/Misuse in Older Adults

Location: Atlanta Community Food Bank
View the Flyer
Register to Attend

October 25
12:00 - 1:00pm
Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lecturship
Starring: Mario Stephenson (Miami CFAR)
Additional details TBA


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Spotlight! | September Pizza Party

     Frank Wong

Meeting Host:
CFAR Clinical Research Core

Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

Making It All Better:
Working Towards Containment and a
Functional Cure for HIV


Pablo Tebas GoldZincFinger:
Results of a Phase 1 Gene Therapy Study Using Zn Finger Nucleases for the Treatment of HIV

Pablo Tebas, MD
Director, Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) University of Pennsylvania

Ron Trible Immunoad-venture:
AAV-Delivered Anti-HIV Immunoadhesin Therapy in SHIV-Infected Rhesus Macaques

Ron Trible, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine Resident
Emory School of Medicine

Geetha Mylvaganam Hide and Seek:
Implications of Immune Privileged CD4 T cells and Vaccine Mediated Control Against HIV

Geetha Mylvaganam, BS
Doctoral Student (Amara Lab)
Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis

Location: RSPH/CNR, Room 1000

5:30 — Pizza and Posters:
  • Bert Anderson:
    Cerebrospinal Fluid Interferon-α Levels Inversely Correlate with Processing and Motor Speed in HIV+ Subjects with Cognitive Complaints with and without HIV-associated Neruocognitive Disorder

  • Diane Carnathan:
    Levels of activated target T cells in the rectal mucosa predict the risk of SIV acquisition and replication in vaccinated Rhesus Macaques

  • Allison Ross Eckard:
    Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) & Cardiovascular Disease Risk in HIV

  • Kateena Johnson:
    HIV-1 Exosomal Nef Induces IL-15/IL-15Ra Expression in Monocytes/Macrophages

  • Kehmia Tetanji:
    B-cell Dysregulation Promotes HIV-induced Bone Loss

  • Ling Yue:
    Epitope Escape and Virus Evolution in the HIV­1 Gag Gene from Controllers with Long­term Non­progression
6:00 — Sound of ringing triangle causes members to channel their inner sheepdog and help herd other members and their guests to room 1000

8:00 — Adjourn for more networking and a dissection of the evening's trio of talks


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