Center For AIDS Research

July 14-21, 2014

The Network News
July 14-21, 2014
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This is why we have to be cautious before we claim victory on this miserable virus. Too much hype and unknowns. However, there is still hope through good science.

-Raymond Schinazi (Director, CFAR HIV Eradication and Reservoirs Scientific Working Group)
   ... referring the news that the Mississippi Baby has HIV after all

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     Eli Rosenberg

... To Eli Rosenberg on scoring his first ever NIH funding as PI.*

*Major oops. Last week we reported that Patrick Sullivan got a new R01 Understanding Substance Use and Incident HIV/STIs Among Young Black MSM (1R01DA038196-01) but failed to report the great news that Eli is Co-PI on the award AND that this is his first NIH grant. Many thanks to the alert readers who brought this to our attention!

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Happy Birthday

... to Jens Wrammert (July 14), Nicoli Luisi (July 15), Rachel Kearns (July 15), Cheryl Day (July 18), Kim Workowski (July 20), Hank Blumberg (July 21)

May your birthday be filled with many happy hours and your life with many happy birthdays.

   Colleen Kraft   Colleen Kelley

... Colleen Kraft and Colleen Kelley have been awarded new funding from the NIH CFAR for "The Rectal Microbiome and HIV Risk in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)."
Read the project abstract

Science Cover    

Almost the entire July 11, 2014 issue of Science is dedicated to HIV. It primarily focuses on the South Pacific and Oceania since the International AIDS Conference is in Melbourne but also includes an excellent article (Selection Bias at the Heterosexual HIV-1 Transmission Bottleneck) authored by CFARians Malinda Schaefer, Daniela Monaco, Daniel Claiborne, Jessica Prince, Martin Deymier, Zachary Ende, Nichole Klatt, William Kilembe, Todd Allen, Susan Allen, and Eric Hunter.
Spoiler alert
: Not all HIV is created equal. This is good (except when it is bad) and raises some intruiging biomedical prevention and treatment possibilities.
Read the Science abstract. See also this excellent summary in HealthLine News. PLUS: Still in the pipeline... coverage of the publication in NEJM Journal Watch: Infectious Diseases.
Thanks for citing the CFAR grant in the pub y'all!!

    AIDS Vu

Proving once again that they are capable of redefining the leading edge of interactive technology more frequently than Apple does, AIDSVu has recently added new tricks to their site, including data for 11 more U.S. cities. This makes a total of 33 cities for which -- among other things -- you can access interactive maps of zipcode level data on HIV prevalence. The new cities include Baton Rouge, Boston, Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Columbia, Jackson, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, Newark, New Haven, Oakland, and Richmond.

Julia Rosebush    

Julia Rosebush, who completed her fellowship on 6/30, has accepted a faculty position at the The University of Chicago to continue her work in pediatric HIV, thus opening up whole new worlds of potential research collaborations with us. Congratulations Julia!

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Pre- and Postdoc Positions Available: Brown University
Brown University Medical School has Pre-and Post-doctoral Fellowship opportunities in Applied HIV/AIDS Research available in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Miriam Hospital. They would particularly welcome applicants interested in working on HIV prevention projects with expertise or interest in implementation science, translational research, HIV/AIDS epidemiology, geospatial analyses, geospatial epidemiology, or HIV transmission modeling.
Read More About It

Job Done!    

Update: Poster Mule Needed Found: Melbourne
The Developmental Core is looking for a favor ... we have two posters that are trying to hitch a ride to the International AIDS Conference. Can you be that poster mule? Both posters would need to be put up on Tuesday morning of the conference (7/22). Neither requires baby sitting after they have been put up. Email Kimbi Hagen if you can help

On behalf of Kristin Dunkle and Becca Fielding-Miller, THANK YOU to Kristin Wall

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Government News


Now that it is July, how vivid is your memory of your trip home from work during last January's Snowmageddon / Snowpocalypse? In this podcast (5:28), the CDC asks its staff about their experiences and if they were prepared.
Spoiler alert: They weren't any more prepared than the rest of us were.


Rock Talk
Trying to decide whether to submit a single or multi-PI (MPI) application to NIH? Check out this article in Rock Talk; it has data on the success rates of single vs MPI applications.

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Funding Opps



See archived issues for previously listed opportunities

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Call for Papers

Public Health Reports
Supplemental Issue on Implementation of Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings
Deadline: September 15, 2014

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Carlson JM, Schaefer M, Monaco DC, Batorsky R, Claiborne DT, Prince J, Deymier MJ, Ende ZS, Klatt NR, DeZiel CE, Lin TH, Peng J, Seese AM, Shapiro R, Frater J, Ndung'u T, Tang J, Goepfert P, Gilmour J, Price MA, Kilembe W, Heckerman D, Goulder PJ, Allen TM, Allen S, Hunter E. HIV transmission. Selection bias at the heterosexual HIV-1 transmission bottleneck.
Science. 2014 Jul 11;345(6193):1254031.

Sales JM, Smearman EL, Swartzendruber A, Brown JL, Brody G, DiClemente RJ. Socioeconomic-Related Risk and Sexually Transmitted Infection Among African-American Adolescent Females.
J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jun 25. pii: S1054-139X(14)00222-5.

Kwa S, Lai L, Gangadhara S, Siddiqui M, Pillai VB, Labranche C, Yu T, Moss B, Montefiori DC, Robinson HL, Kozlowski PA, Amara RR. CD40L-adjuvanted DNA/MVA SIV239 vaccine enhances SIV-specific humoral and cellular immunity, and improves protection against a heterologous SIVE660 mucosal challenge.
J Virol. 2014 Jun 11. pii: JVI.00975-14.

Ziegler T, McComsey G, Frediani J, Millson E, Tangpricha V, Eckard AR. Habitual nutrient intake in HIV-infected youth and associations with HIV-related factors.
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Jun 22.

Calendar Upcoming Events
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Calendar Farther Down the Road
Oct 28-31, 2014 Conference
HIV R4P 2014
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

July 30 & August 2
Grant Writing Tutorial
NIH K and Other Career Development Awards
Target Audience: Postdocs, Instructors, Asst. Profs
Sponsor: Office of Postdoctoral Education

August 15 (Abstracts deadline)
November 11-14 (Meeting)
32nd Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Host: Oregon National Primate Research Center
Location: Portland, OR

September 9 (Abstracts open) - NEW LISTING
October 1 (Abstract deadline)
December 2 (Late Breaker opens)
January 8 (Late Breaker deadline)
February 23-26 (Meeting)
CROI 2015
Location: Seattle

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

October 3-5
American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO)
Target Audience: Graduate Students
Location: UNC Chapel Hill

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


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Spotlight! | Registration is Open

Registration for the conference sponsored by CFAR's HIV and Aging Interdisciplinary Research Group, to be held October 2-3, 2014 at the Marriott Courtyard Decatur, is now open! The conference will end at 12:45 on Friday, 10/3, to ensure that speakers and attendees are able to travel home before sunset.

Register Now.

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