Center For AIDS Research

November 11-18, 2013

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The Network News
November 11 - 18, 2013
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"Trust the meds."
-Magic Johnson

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     Davi Stephens

... to David Stephens on being named interim Chair of Medicine at SOM, effective next June. David adds this hat to a sartorial collection that already includes Division Chief of Infectious Disease since 1992 and Vice President for Research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center since 2007.
Read the announcement

Christina Gaegnano & Tricia Hicks    

... to Tricia Hicks and Christina Gavegnano on becoming eligible to pay the IRS mariage penalty by taking the plunge on June 13, 2013 in Rockport, MA.
In the mathematics of love, 1+1=everything

     Jessica Sales Eugene Huang

... to Jessica Sales on her promotion to Associate Professor RSPH/Behavioral Science and Health Education and Eugene Huang on his promotion to Professor RSPH/Biostatistics.
Hip, Hip, Hurrah!!

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Happy Birthday

... to Mary Galinski (November 5), Tianwei Yu (November 6), Aaron Siegler (November 13), and Craig Bond (November 17)

Youth has no age limit.
Happy Birthday!

     Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson handled himself well when Kimbi Hagen asked him to comment publicly -- at the 2013 National CFAR Science Symposium in Miami -- on whether, after 22 years of infection, he and his wife still use condoms or if they now rely on Treatment as Prevention to avoid transmitting his HIV.
For Magic Johnson's response, see 'Quote of the Day' above

Magic Johnson    

Like Kimbi, Ray Schinazi got an unparalleled opportunity to redefine himself as "vertically challenged" when he was in Miami to give the Dr. Walter Scott Memorial Lecture at the National CFAR Science Symposium ("Science and Serendipity in Antiviral Drug Discovery").

     Ted-X sign

Thanks to Carlos del Rio and a Ted Talk he gave on November 9 at the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, our CFAR now stands side by side with the first Palestinian doctor in Israel, an architect of the Beijing airport, and the founder of the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust in international prestige and global coolness.

Fulton County    

Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness recently received funding from the Merck Foundation and the GA Dept of Public Health to link individuals with HIV to care and treatment. Linkage Coordinators will work with clients to bridge the gap between testing programs supported through the High Impact HIV Prevention Program and care at area primary care clinics.

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Study Subjects Wanted: Three Trials
ACTG A5294: A Prospective, Phase III, Open-Label Study of Boceprevir, Pegylated-Interferon Alfa 2b and Ribavirin in HCV/HIV Coinfected Subjects.

ACTG A5308: A Prospective, Single-Arm, Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Effect of Fixed-Dose Emtricitabine/Rilpivirine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate on T-Cell Activation, Absolute CD4+ T-Cell Count, Inflammatory Biomarkers and Viral Reservoir in Treatment-Naïve HIV-1 Controllers.

Gilead 0128: A Randomized, Double-blind Phase 3B Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/Emtricitabine/Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Versus Ritonavir-Boosted Atazanavir Plus Emtricitabine/Tenfovir Disoproxil Fumarate in HIV-1-Infected, Antiretrovial Treatment-Naïve Women.

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Funding Opps

December 27 (App)
Sponsor: NICHD
Enhancing the Capacity for Biomedical Research on Tuberculosis for HIV-infected Mothers and Children in India

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

Jan 8, 2014, May 8, Sept 9, Jan 8, 2015 (App)
Sponsor: NHLBI
Basic Research in the Pathogenesis of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children

Jan 8, 2014, May 8, Sept 9, Jan 8, 2015 (App)
Sponsor: NHLBI
Clinical Research in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children

January 17 (App)
Sponsor: NCI; FIC
Sub-Saharan African Collaborative HIV and Cancer Consortia

March 1 (App)
Sponsor: ACTSI
Clinical Research Career Development Program for Junior Faculty Members

March 7 (App)
Sponsor: NIAID
Pilot Clinical Trials to Eliminate the Latent HIV Reservoir

Standard AIDS Dates (App)
Sponsor: NCI
Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS



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)

Acker TM, Khatri A, Vance KM, Slabber C, Bacsa J, Snyder JP, Traynelis SF, Liotta DC. Structure-activity relationships and pharmacophore model of a noncompetitive pyrazoline containing class of GluN2C/GluN2D selective antagonists..
J Med Chem. 2013 Aug 22;56(16):6434-56. doi: 10.1021/jm400652r. Epub 2013 Aug 2.

Goldenberg T, Clarke D, Stephenson R. Working Together to Reach a Goal": MSM's Perceptions of Dyadic HIV Care for Same-Sex Male Couples.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013 Nov 1;64 Suppl 1:S52-61.

Wingood GM, Robinson LR, Braxton ND, Er DL, Conner AC, Renfro TL, Rubtsova AA, Hardin JW, Diclemente RJ. Comparative Effectiveness of a Faith-Based HIV Intervention for African American Women: Importance of Enhancing Religious Social Capital.
Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec;103(12):2226-33. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301386. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

Lemieux AF, Nehl EJ, Lin L, Tran A, Yu F, Wong FY. A pilot study examining depressive symptoms, Internet use, and sexual risk behaviour among Asian men who have sex with men..
Public Health. 2013 Sep 24. pii: S0033-3506(13)00132-7. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.04.017. [Epub ahead of print].

Brown JL, Demartini KS, Sales JM, Swartzendruber AL, Diclemente RJ. Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Use among HIV-Infected Individuals: A Review and Critique of the Literature..
Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2013 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Khosropour CM, Johnson BA, Ricca AV, Sullivan PS. Enhancing retention of an Internet-based cohort study of men who have sex with men (MSM) via text messaging: randomized controlled trial..
J Med Internet Res. 2013 Aug 27;15(8):e194. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2756.

Calendar Upcoming Events

November 11
Veterans' Day Ceremony
Location: Flagpole on the Quad

November 12
8:00 - 9:00am
Modulating T Cell Responses to Prostate Cancer
Starring: Haydn Kissick, PhD (Beth Israel)
Location: Whitehead Auditorium

November 14
8:00 - 9:00am
ID Seminar
Vaccination Using a Microneedle Patch
Starring: Mark Prausnitz, PhD (GA Tech)
    Haripriya Kalluri, PhD (GA Tech)
Location: RSPH/CNR/Klamon Room
Note location change

November 14
3:00 - 4:30pm
JPPG African American Community Advisory Group Meeting
Location: DeKalb Board of Health
30 Warren St, Atlanta 30317

November 15
8:30am - 9:00pm
1st Annual National Trans Health Symposium
Location: The Loudermilk Center
40 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta 30303

November 15
2:00 - 3:00pm
Illuminating the Intersections: Social Institutions, HIV Prevention & Translational Research
Starring: Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH (Emory)
Location: RSPH/CNR/Room 1000

November 18
12:00 - 1:00
Strategic Directions for Therapeutic Vaccines Research
Sponsor: Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
More Information

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

November 20
Towards an AIDS-free Generation: Increasing HIV Treatment
Starring: Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH
   Principal Investigator, HPTN
Focus: Everyone
Sponsor: HPTN; Black AIDS Institute
Webinar Flyer
Click Here to Register (Free)

November 21
CFAR Network Pizza Party
Host: CFAR Prevention Science Core
See Details in Spotlight below

November 21
Training Session
Making Friends with the Female Condom
Target Audience: Everyone
Sponsor: Emory Reproductive Health Assn
RSVP to Courtney Peters

November 23
6:00 - 8:00pm
World AIDS Day Event
Creatively Getting to Zero
Location: Kat's Cafe
970 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta 30309
Participants will speak on how HIV/AIDS has affected them and their community

December 2
6:00 - 8:00pm
World AIDS Day Event
How Are You Getting to Zero?
Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church
407 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta 30312
Discussion of how different community members are reducing HIV infections within the Atlanta area


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Spotlight! | November CFAR Network Pizza Party

     Frank Wong

Meeting Host:
CFAR Prevention Science Core

Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

Body and Soul:
Caring for People With and At-risk for HIV


Jacek Skarbinski How are we doing?
Monitoring HIV Care in the United States

Jacek Skarbinski, MD
Team Lead, Clinical Outcomes Team
Medical Monitoring Project, CDC

Gina Wingood Have Faith:
The Importance of Enhancing Religious Social Capital in an HIV Intervention for African American Women

Gina Wingood, ScD, PhD
Professor (RSPH/BSHE)
Agnes Moore Faculty Endowment in HIV/AIDS

Carlos del Rio TBA

Carlos del Rio, MD, MPH
CFAR Director for International Research and Clinical Science
Chair, RSPH Hubert Dept of Global Health

Location: RSPH/CNR, Room 1000

5:30 — Pizza and Posters:
  • Sharoda Dasgupta:
    Is Distance to Care Provider a Major Barrier to HIV Care Engagement Among HIV-positive MSM in Atlanta?

  • Eli Rosenberg:
    Limitations of Using Self-reported Sexual Activity to Predict Incident HIV/STI in a Cohort of MSM in Atlanta, GA

  • Akshay Sharma:
    Acceptability and Intended Usage Preferences for Six HIV Testing Options among Internet-using MSM

  • Teaniese Davis:

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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