Center For AIDS Research

October 7-14, 2013

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The Network News
October 7-14, 2013
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Due to the absence of either an FY 2014 appropriation or Continuing Resolution for the Department of Health and Human Services, I am out of the office on furlough and I am not able to read or respond to your message.
-NIH Project Officer email auto-reply

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Ann Spaulding    

... to Ann Spaulding on being the first author on three articles and co-author on an additional five, all of which are summarizing the results of the Enhance Link project (for which she served as PI of the evaluation and support center), in a recently released supplement to AIDS and Behavior.
Read the supplement

     Kevin Ault

... to Kevin Ault on being elected to Emory's Millipub Club. for his article "A Controlled Trial of a Human Papillomavirus Type 16 Vaccine" (New England Journal of Medicine, 2002). The MilliPub Club honors current Emory faculty who have published papers that have garnered more than 1000 citations. At last glance, Kevin's article has been cited 1,853 times. Go Marietta Blue Devils!

Mirko Paiardini Vince Marconi    

... to Mirko Paiardini and Vince Marconi on having scored an NIH hole in one! Their application "Central memory CD4 T cell infection: Key role in ART response and HIV persistence" (1R01AI110334-01) scored in the top 1% on first submission.
Read the Abstract

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Happy Birthday

... to Eugene Huang (October 10) and Kirk Elifson (October 12).

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye
We hope that all your birthdays start with sunny skies.


Eric Hunter recently co-chaired the NIAID Mini-Summit on Adenovirus Platforms for HIV Vaccines. Interested in watching a webcast of the stellar speakers?
Check it out

Rob Stephenson    

The Blogosphere... Rob Stephenson, a Public Voices Fellow with the OpEd Project, has just had his sixth blog posting appear in the Huffington Post. Entries to date run the gamut from "Testing Together: Providing HIV Testing for Male Couples," to "So You Think You Can Dance: Predicting the Winner of Season 10??."
Read Rob's Blog

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Study Subjects Wanted: IMAP Study
Study subjects (women 18-30) sought for HPV vaccine study
Read the Flyer
Check out the study's website

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Funding Opps

October 25 (App)
Sponsors: Emory and Children's Healthcare
Pediatric Rsch
2014 Seed Grant Program

October 31 (Pre-Proposal)
Sponsor: Doris Duke Foundation
Clinical Scientist Development Award
2014 Competition

November 1 (App)
Sponsor: CFAR

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

November 12 (App)
Sponsor: Gates Foundation
Grand Challenge
Round 12

November 1 (LOI)
November 15 (App)
Sponsors: Emory, Ga Tech, GSU, ACTSI
Multi-Investigator Awards
Seed Grants in Health Care Innovation

January 7 (App)
Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV (SRATP)



November 18 (App)
Sponsor: Emory
Multidisciplinary Team Project
Emory Global Health Institute 2014 Multidisciplinary Team Opportunities

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Bondada L, Detorio M, Bassit L, Tao S, Montero CM, Singletary TM, Zhang H, Zhou L, Cho JH, Coats SJ, Schinazi RF. Adenosine dioxolane nucleoside phosphoramidates as antiviral agents for human immunodeficiency and Hepatitis B viruses.
ACS Med Chem Lett. 2013 Aug 8;4(8):747-751.

Chung, M; Long, Q; Johnson, BA. A Tutorial on Rank-based Coefficient Estimation for Censored Data in Small- and Large-Scale Problems.
Statistics and computing. 2013 Sep 1; 23 (5) 601-614

Sineath RC, Finneran C, Sullivan P, Sanchez T, Smith DK, Griensven Fv, Wimonsate W, Stephenson R. Knowledge of and interest in using preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Thailand.
J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2013 Jul-Aug;12(4):227-31.

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
October 7-10
AIDS Vaccine 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain

October 8
CROI Abstracts Due
Submission Guidelines

October 8
HOPE Webinar
Initial Thoughts on Bedaquiline - A New Option for MDRTB & WHO Interim Guidelines
Starring: Dr. Rocio Hurtado
   Mass Gen
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 10/08

October 10
ID Seminar
Antiretrovirals for Prevention
Starring: Carlos del Rio
Location: GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

October 11
Early Registration Deadline
31st Annal Symposium: Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Registration Form

October 15
Noon - 1:00pm
HIV Prevention Journal Club
Host: Sophia Hussen
Location: CNR 1055
Paper Under Discussion: Can Money Prevent the Spread of HIV? A Review of Cash Payments for HIV Prevention

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

October 17
CFAR Network Pizza Party
Double Trouble: HIV and Cancer
Host: AIDS Malignancy IRG
Starring: Eric Engels (NIH) [We Hope!]
More Information

October 23-24
SBSRN Conference
7th National Scientific Meeting
Sponsor: DC CFAR
Venue: George Washington University
Conference Website

October 25
12:00 - 1:00pm
Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Lecturship
Harnessing the antiviral activity of HIV restriction factors
Starring: Mario Stephenson (Miami CFAR)
Location: Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium

October 29
2:00 - 3:00pm
Management of HCV and HBV in Egyptian children and high risk population groups
Starring: Manal El-Sayed, MD
    Ain Shams University, Cairo
Location: Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium
Host: Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology

November 3-6
31st Annal Symposium
Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Host: Yerkes (Drs. Amara and Zola, Scientific Chairs)
Venue: JW Marriott Buckhead
Conference Website

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! | Emory Blog: Impact on Research of Government Shutdown

     Emory ShutDown Blog

Emory has started a blog to keep us up to date on how developments in the government shutdown may impact research administration at Emory. Check it regularly for information cataloged by funding agency. Updates may also be received by email through the Research Administration listserv.
Check out the blog
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