Center For AIDS Research

June 16-23, 2014

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The Network News
June 16-23, 2014
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By the Numbers: How Americans Die

(Actually this slide show is WAY more interactive and interesting than the title might suggest. Give it a test drive)
Many thanks to John Altman for nominating it

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Several CFARians won awards at graduation this year. These include:

     Kimberly Jacob-Arriola

Kimberly Jacob-Arriola won the Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching, the University's most prestigious teaching award. It honors faculty who foster participation, inquiry and creative expression in the classroom; provide a model for teaching and scholarship; and serve as a mentor to students.

Hannah Cooper won the
Thomas F. Sellers, Jr, MD Award

Hannah Cooper

for exemplifying the ideals of public health
and serving as a role model and mentor to her colleagues.

Rebecca Gary    

Becky Gary won the School of Nursing Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Award for her work with Sara Tomaso, a BSN Honors student. The title of their poster was,The Influence of Exercise on Physical and Psychological Function of Family Caregivers of Persons with Heart Failure.

     Colin Talley

Colin Talley won the Behavioral Science and Health Education (RSPH) Departmental Teaching Award. This past year Colin taught classes in Behavioral and Social Sciences in Public Health and History of Public Health.

Attention faculty, post-docs, grad stuents .... who did we miss?

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Happy Birthday

... to Sushma Cribbs (June 18), Jyothi Rengarajan (June 18), Delia Lang (June 19), Susan Allen (June 20).

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

     Raymond Schinazi

... Speaking of birthdays, what cool things happen when you turn Sweet 16? If you are Idenix Pharmaceuticals, founded by Raymond Schinazi, you celebrate your birthday by getting bought by Merck for $3.85 billion, therefore strongly leveraging YOUR HCV expertise and THEIR global resources; leading (hopefully) to better health for millions of people. As Raymond says: "[This] shows the important value of nucleosides in this biotech space." We'd like to suggest that it also shows the important value of Ray Schinazi in drug discovery. :-) Happy Birthday Idenix!
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Been wondering why your new NIH award is taking so long to be set up? Well, it turns out that, on May 15, a central IT technician here at Emory accidentally deployed a Windows 7 OS image to 2,200 desktops and laptops and 12 servers; which resulted in all updated computers being inoperable until each individual computer could be reimaged. That took awhile, as you might imagine, during which OSP and OGC employees worked from their home computers to review and submit all of the June 5 NIH deadline apps. After that Grants and Contracts had to reload, on everyone's machine, all of the software needed to process award set ups. That is done now and everyone is working hard to get caught up.
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Elite Controller Study Participants Wanted: Ponce Clinic
Seeking HIV+ men and women who are naturally controlling their virus, in order to study the effects and potential benefit of ART in this population. The study is 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 [ACTG A5308].
Study Flier
Summary Sheet

HCV Mono-infected and HIV/HCV Co-infected Study Participants Wanted: Ponce Clinic
Seeking people with HIV who have participated in a clinical trial of a direct acting antiviral (DAA) for Hepatitis C (HCV) within the last 12 months. ACTG A5320 -- aka the Viral Hepatitis C Infection Long-term Cohort Study (V-HICS) -- is an observational, prospective, long-term follow-up study. Eligible participants may be enrolled any time after HCV/DAA treatment outcome determination provided it is within 1 year after end of treatment in the HCV/DAA treatment study and prior to initiation of any subsequent HCV treatment.
Summary Sheet

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Funding Opps


Sponsor: Multiple Institutes
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection



Funding Opps
Students & Postdocs


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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Hussen SA, Andes K, Gilliard D, Chakraborty R, Del Rio C, Malebranche DJ.. Transition to Adulthood and Antiretroviral Adherence Among HIV-Positive Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men.
Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun 12:e1-e7. [Epub ahead of print].

Vaughan AS, Rosenberg E, Shouse RL, Sullivan PS. Connecting Race and Place: A County-Level Analysis of White, Black, and Hispanic HIV Prevalence, Poverty, and Level of Urbanization.
Am J Public Health. 2014 May 15. [Epub ahead of print].

Berg CJ, Nehl EJ, Wang X, Ding Y, He N, Wong FY. Prior Utilization of and Future Interest in Cessation Resources Among HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Smokers in Chengdu, China.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 May 14. pii: ntu064. [Epub ahead of print].

Calendar Upcoming Events
August 26-27
Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV Cure 2014
Keynote: Francoise Barré-Sinoussi
Location: Seattle
Call for Abstracts

June 18
HOPE Webinar
Monitoring and Evaluation: Lessons Learned from the Regis College Haiti Project
Starring: Nancy White Street, ScD, PNP, BC (Regis College)
Focus: Nurses
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 6/18

June 19
ID Seminar
Exploring the Impact of Diabetes on the Tuberculosis Continuum in Georgia and India
Starring: Mary Foote, MD, MPH
   VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow
   Third Year Infectious Disease Fellow
Location: RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

Calendar Farther Down the Road
June 24
10:00 - 11:30am
SMART* Vaccines Demo
*Strategic Multi-Attribute Ranking Tools for Vaccines
Enhancing Decision Making for New Vaccine Development and Public Health Policy
Starring: Charles Phelps, PhD (Rochester)
Guru Madhavan, PhD (Natl Academy of Sciences)
Location: RSPH/CNR/Rm1000
Information: Flyer
   Link to SMART Vaccines tool
Questions: Contact Dianne Miller

June 24
3:00 - 4:00
Adverse Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy
Starring: Brian Wood, MD
Sponsor: NW AIDS Education and Training Center
Information: Contact Kimberly Cole Nash
     (206-850-2070) - Seattle

October 2-3
HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis
Host: CFAR
Location: Marriott Courtyard, Decatur
Call for Abstracts

October 23-24
8th Annual SBSRN National Meeting
Disparities in Research, Clinical Treatment, Prevention and Policies: A Call to Action
Location: Los Angeles
Information and Registration

November 11-14
32nd Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Abstract Submisions Deadline: August 15
Host: Oregon National Primate Research Center
Location: Portland, OR


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