Center For AIDS Research

February 17-24, 2014

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The Network News
February 17-24, 2014
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"Everything happens so much."

"And the Gold Weather for Winter Weather Goes to ... Atlanta!"
-Wall Street Journal

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Happy Birthday

... to Tab Ansari (February 18), Joshy Jacob (February 22), and Mondie Tharp (February 22).

We are SO happy you were born!

     Christina Gavegnano

... Christina Gavegnano has just been awarded CFAR03 funding for "Targeted Depletion of Macrophages to Eliminate Viral Sanctuaries." Christina is being mentored by the CFAR Non-human Primate Models of HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccines Scientific Working Group as part of their initiative to grow the next generation of NHP AIDS researchers.
Read the Abstract

Carlos del Rio TED Talks    

... Carlos del Rio was tapped to give a TEDx talk "The Fight Against AIDS" at the Institut Le Rosey (Switzerland) last November. An official video of that talk has finally been published.
Watch it Now!

     DiClemente and Wingood

... Ralph DiClemente and Gina Wingood were recognized as the Innovators they are in a cover story ("The Significant Seven") appearing in the January-February 2014 edition of Simply Buckhead magazine.
Read the Article

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Position Sought: Laboratorian
Michele Sturgeon is an experienced Laboratorian with diverse public health experience at the state and Federal level. She has conducted projects both domestically and with an international focus and is proficient in managing large, complex data sets as well as having trained graduate and undergraduate students in molecular and cellular techniques.

HPV Vaccine Trial Study Subjects Wanted: Hope Clinic
The Hope Clinic site of the IMAP HPV vaccine study is recruiting healthy women aged 18-30 who have had their first 2 HPV vaccinations of the 3-vaccine course to receive their third licensed Gardisil vaccine to study immune system responses following vaccination. If you are interested in receiving more information, please call Briyana Domjahn, MPH, (404-778-0962) or The Hope Clinic (404-712-1370).

HIV-Negative Study Subjects Wanted: Hope Clinic
Are you monogamous? The Hope Clinic is conducting a study to determine the effects of sex on the rectum in HIV-negative gay men. Basic study qualifications: Age: 18-35 | Status: HIV negative and in monogamous relationship | Commitment: 3 visits over 6 months. For more information and screening call study coordinators: Marcus Bolton (404-712-9493) or Theron Stuart (404-712-9756).

Cyber Mentors Protégés Wanted: APA
APA-sponsored cyber mentor protégés participate in a two-year NIH-funded e-collaboration and distance learning mentorship program designed to prepare early career behavioral and social scientists for careers as independent researchers in the area of HIV/AIDS and health disparities among populations of color and other communities disproportionately affected by HIV.
Read the Flyer
Apply Now: Deadline: March 9 (midnight EST).

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Funding Opps


March 14 (Deadline)
Sponsor: Multiple NIH Institutes
RFI: Request for Information
Areas of Research Aimed at a Cure or Lifelong Remission of HIV Infection

April 21 (App)
Sponsor: NIAAA
Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions

July 29 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research

Aug 22 (App)
Sponsor: NIAID
International Research in Infectious Diseases, including AIDS

Standard AIDS Dates (App)
Sponsor: Multiple NIH Institutes
HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System

Standard AIDS Dates (App)
Sponsor: Multiple NIH Institutes
Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous System Reservoirs

Standard AIDS Dates (App)
Sponsor: Multiple NIH Institutes
Innovative Technologies and Assays in Support of HIV Cure Research (ITAS-Cure)


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

July 28 (App)
Beyond HAART: Innovative Approaches to Cure HIV-1

July 31 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse

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

Standard AIDS Dates (App)
Sponsor: NIDA, NIAAA
Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS




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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Huang, Yijian. Corrected Score with Sizable Covariate Measurement Error: Pathology and Remedy.
Statistica Sinica. 2014 Jan 1; 24 (1) 357-374.

Voisin, DR; King, K; Schneider, J; Diclemente, RJ; Tan, K. Sexual Sensation Seeking, Drug Use and Risky Sex among Detained Youth.
Journal of AIDS & clinical research. 2012; Suppl 1.

Yu, Tianwei; Peng, Hesen. Hierarchical clustering of high-throughput expression data based on general dependences..
IEEE/ACM transactions on computational biology and bioinformatics / IEEE, ACM. 2013 Jul-Aug; 10 (4) 1080-5.

Hagan, L M; Yang, Z; Ehteshami, M; Schinazi, R F. All-oral, interferon-free treatment for chronic hepatitis C: cost-effectiveness analyses..
Journal of viral hepatitis. 2013 Dec; 20 (12) 847-57.

Wall, Kristin M; Stephenson, Robert; Sullivan, Patrick S. Frequency of sexual activity with most recent male partner among young, Internet-using men who have sex with men in the United States.
Journal of homosexuality. 2013; 60 (10) 1520-38.

Calendar Upcoming Events
February 17
9:00am - 5:00pm
India Summit
Tackling India's Most Devastating Diseases
Location: Goizueta Business School/Boynton Auditorium
Sponsor: Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning

February 18
11:00 - 12:00
5th Annual Arthur Kellermann Health Policy Lecture
Lessons from the Beginning of the AIDS Epidemic
Starring: James W. Curran, MD, MPH
Location: SOM Bldg, Auditorium 120
Sponsor: SOM/Emergency Medicine

February 18
IMP Seminar Series
IL-1/Type-1 IFN cross-talk in TB: a target for immunotherapy?
Starring: Alan Sher, PhD
Location: Whitehead Auditorium

February 19
Annual Address
State of the Woodruff Health Science Center
Starring: Wright Caughman
Location: WHSCAB Auditorium

February 20
ID Seminar
Monkeypox and New and Novel Poxviruses
Starring: Inger Damon (CDC)
Location: RSPH/GCR Rita Anne Rollins Room

February 20
5:45 - 8:15 ← NOTE 15 MIN. LATER START
CFAR Network Pizza Party
Double Trouble: HIV & Cancer
See Spotlight below

February 22
7:00am - 7:00pm
15th Annual African-American Outreach Initiative
Our Community, Our Responsibility
Location: Loudermilk Center

February 22
7:00 - 11:00pm
Networking Opportunity
Emory Grad Student Mixer
Location: Fernbank Natural History Museum

February 24
1:00 - 2:30pm
General Seminar
Green Card Information and Q&A
Starring: Jean Padberg
   Immigration Attorney
Sponsor: Office of Postdoc Education
Registration Deadline: February 21

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

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

March 6-7
8:00am - 5:00pm
HIV Counseling and Testing Training:
Location: College Park Regional Health Center
   1920 John Wesley Ave, College Park, 30337
Registration for this program maxed out almost right away. To indicate interest in a future training, contact Mercedes Wilkinson

March 31
12:30 - 5:30pm
HCV Workshop:
An Intensive Workshop on Evolving Strategies in Viral Hepatitis Management
More Information / Registration

April 1
22nd Annual IAS-USA Atlanta HIV Course:
Improving the Management of HIV Disease
Location: Cobb Galleria Centre
Co-Chairs: Jeff Lennox and Mike Saag
Register Now

April 2-5
16th ICID:
International Congress on Infectious Disease
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
President: Keith Klugman
Scientific Sessions
Registration Information


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Spotlight! | 02/20/14 CFAR Network Pizza Party

     Frank Wong

Meeting Host:
AIDS Malignancy Interdisciplinary Research Group

Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

February 20, 2014

Double Trouble:
HIV and Cancer


Unequal Risk:
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cancer Among People with HIV/AIDS

Edgar P. Simard, PhD, MPH
Surveillance and Health Services Research Program
American Cancer Society

Cancer in a Prisoner Cohort:
Comparison of Subjects With and Without HIV

Anne Spaulding, MD, MPH
Professor (RSPH/BSHE)
Department of Epidemiology, RSPH

What’s Up? What’s Down?
Recent Cancer Trends in HIV-infected People

Eric A. Engels, MD, MPH
Infections & Immunoepidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Location: RSPH/CNR, Room 1000

5:45 — Pizza and Posters:

6:15 — Sound of ringing triangle causes members to channel their inner sheepdog and help herd other members and their guests to room 1000

8:15 — Adjourn for more networking and a dissection of the evening's trio of talks


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