Center For AIDS Research

February 24-March 3, 2014

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February 24 - March 3, 2014
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"Homosexuality has serious public health consequences and should therefore not be tolerated."
-Dr Richard Tushemereirwe, Uganda Presidential Adviser on Science

Editorial Comment: In Uganda, unmarried people have the lowest rates of HIV infection. This means that being married has much more serious public health consequences than being homosexual and, by Dr. Tushemereirwe's line of reasoning, should therefore also not be tolerated.

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     Paul Semugoma

... to members of the legal team who were able to negotiate the release of AIDS physician and gay rights activist Paul Semugoma (shown here with his partner Brian Kanyemba) from detention at OR Tambo airport, Johannesburg. After losing his visa application multiple times, South African immigration officials claimed that Dr. Semugoma's visitor permit had expired and -- defying a SA court order ordering his release -- tried to physically force him onto a flight to his native Uganda. Uganda's president has just signed a bill criminalizing homosexuality that is so far reaching it includes prison sentences for simply failing to report gay people to the authorities.
Read Dr. Semugoma's thrilling story

Brumley Bridge    

... to Barbara Stoll on behalf on the department of Pediatrics, which is now among the top 5 NIH-funded pediatric departments in the country. This designation means that Peds (in partnership with Children's, Tech, and Morehouse) soundly beat their self-imposed deadline of reaching the top 10 NIH funded peds departments by 2018. Yeeha!!!
Read the article

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Happy Birthday

... to Ling Ye (February 25).

Are we missing a chance to celebrate YOUR birthday? Send your info to cfar@emory.edu so that we can put you on our birthday calendar. Because what they say is true -- the more birthdays you have, the longer you live!


     Patrick Sullivan


... Patrick Sullivan recently received new R21 funding for Developing and Assessing the Feasibility of a Home-based PREP Support Program
(1R21MH103187-01)

Carlos del Rio     


... Carlos del Rio recently received new funding for two projects, an HP25 (The Emory Atlanta Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project: 1HP25PS004311-01) and a T01 (Emory Center for Public Health Training in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: 1T01GH001185-01).

     TED Talks


... Atlanta was profiled in a presentation (Perinatal Transmission of HIV in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia - 2010 to 2011) given by Neil Gupta (Brigham and Woman's) at the ACPM conference in New Orleans (2/19-22/14).

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... How do fiscally responsible Emory scientists travel these days? By auto rickshaw of course!! Siddapappa Byrareddy , Rana Chakraborty, Francois Villinger, and Murali-Krishna Kaja took the year's coolest selfie en route to present at India Bio 2014 in Bangalore (2/10-12/14).

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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
Website
Apply Now: Deadline: March 9 (midnight EST).

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Research

Funding Opps
Faculty

NEW LISTINGS

March 1 (LOI)
Sponsor: ACTSI
Internal
Multi-Institutional Translational Pilot Program

March 17 (LOI)
Sponsor: CDC
Cooperative Agreement
Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARs)

July 15 (App)
Sponsor: NIAID
R01
Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery


NEW LISTINGS:
STANDARD AIDS DATES

NONE


PREVIOUSLY LISTED

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
R01
Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions

July 28 (App)
Sponsor: NIAID, NIMH, NHLBI
U19
Beyond HAART: Innovative Approaches to Cure HIV-1

July 29 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
DP1
NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research

July 31 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
R01
Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse

Aug 22 (App)
Sponsor: NIAID
R01
International Research in Infectious Diseases, including AIDS


PREVIOUSLY LISTED:
STANDARD AIDS DATES

Sponsor: NCI
R01
R21
Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS

Sponsor: NIDA, NIAAA
R01
R21
R03
Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS

Sponsor: Multiple Institutes
R01
HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System

Sponsor: Multiple Institutes
R01
Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous System Reservoirs

Sponsor: Multiple Institutes
R43/R44
R41/R42
Innovative Technologies and Assays in Support of HIV Cure Research (ITAS-Cure)

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Calendar Upcoming Events
February 24
6:00 - 8:00pm
Meeting
MSM Community Advisory Group Meeting
Location: The Evolution Project (583 Juniper St)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group

February 25
7:00-8:00am
HOPE Webinar
Neuro-HIV: Discussion of Recent Fascinating Cases
Starring: Tracey Cho, MD
   Harvard
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 2/25

February 26
4:30-5:30pm
Reception
Honoring Carlos del Rio's Election to the IOM
Sponsor: Emory Vaccine Center
Location: Yerkes/Bourne Seminar Room
Invitation


February 27
4:90-5:00pm
Position Your Research for Commercial Success
Session 1: Identify Industry Needs That Align with Your Interests
Part 1 of 4 Part Series
Starring: Merrick Furst, PhD, Founder, Flashpoint @Georgia Tech
Location: HSRB/Auditorium
More Information

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

March 3
6:00pm
Vaccine Dinner Club:
What to Expect (from Vaccines) When You are Expecting: The Promise of Maternal Immunization
Starring: Saad Omer
Pre-registration required

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

March 4
5:00pm
Movie Screening
13%: Start the Conversation
Location: RSPH/CNR Auditorium
More Information

March 6-7
8:00am - 5:00pm
HIV Counseling and Testing Training
Registration for this program maxed out almost right away. To indicate interest in a future training, contact Mercedes Wilkinson

March 18
2014 CFAR Science Symposium
HIV: It's Complicated
See "Spotlight" below

March 21
Abstract Submission Deadline
7th Annual Postdoc Research Symposium
More Information
Sample Abstract

March 25
12:30 - 2:00pm
Meeting
Transgender Community Advisory Group Meeting
Location: Phillips Rush Center (1530 DeKalb Ave, Ste A)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group

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
Agenda
Register Now

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

April 3
9:00am - 1:00pm
Meeting
Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group
Location: Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland St NE)

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Spotlight

Spotlight! | CFAR Science Symposium 2014

Save the Date

March 18

Agenda

Molecular Engineering of an Anti-HIV Lectin: Blocking Entry While Limiting the Damage

David Markovitz, MD
University of Michigan


Zooming in on HIV-1 Entry

Greg Melikian, PhD
Emory


Residual Immune Dysregulation in Treated HIV Infection

Michael Lederman, MD
Case Western


Interleukin-21 Reduces Residual Immune Activation in ART-Suppressed SIV-Infected macaques by Restoring Intestinal Th17 and Th22 Cells

Mirko Paiardini, PhD
Emory


Immunological Pathways for Development of HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibodies

John Mascola, PhD
NIH/NIAID


TBA

Bali Pulendran, PhD
Emory


Statistical Challenges and Solutions to Complexity in Observational Studies of HIV-1 Infection: How to get a significant p-value when standard approaches fail to produce one

Sarah Holte, PhD
University of Washington


TBA

Wendy Armstrong, MD
Emory University


Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS, A Case Study from Iran and Broader Countries

Arash Alaei, MD


TBA

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH (Invited)
CDC


Public Housing Relocations and HIV Risk Among High-risk Relocating Adults

Hannah Cooper, PhD
Emory


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