Center For AIDS Research

May 19-26, 2015

The Network News
May 19-26, 2015
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Airport Yoga Room

How you know that you've landed in California

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... to two CFARians who, at graduation last week, snagged THREE of the University's most prestigious teaching awards:

Hannah Cooper     

Wendy Armstrong is this year's recipient of the Evangeline T. Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award. The award and an associated honorarium is give by SOM to the medical faculty member "whose intellectual luminosity has generated the greatest excitement about learning among students and colleagues."


     Hannah Cooper

Hannah Cooper was tapped by the entire student body of RSPH as their choice for this year's SGA Professor of the Year.

Hannah is ALSO the recipient of this troika-year's* University-wide Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching.
*RSPH may only nominate a faculty member for this award once every 3 years.

Both the SGA and Emory Williams awards are given in recognition of faculty members who are outstanding at serving as a mentor to students and fostering participation, inquiry, and creative expression in the classroom.

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Happy Birthday

... to Andi Shane (May 20) and Raymond Schinazi (May 21)

We sure are glad you were born!

     Baozhong Wang

Wouldn't it be cool if Baozhong Wang could find a way to convince a vaccine to mimic the body's "sequential induction" process for generating the sort of broadly neutralizing antibodies that we know are protective against HIV in some people? NIH certainly thinks so and has provided him with new R21 funding from NIAID to use a VLP strategy in "Novel Preventive HIV Vaccines" (1R21AI116361-01A1).
Go Baozhong!

Team Sullivan     



And speaking of AIDS vaccines ... Patrick Sullivan's PRISM research team supported last weekend's AIDS Vaccine (AV200) ride with a fabulous 1980's themed pit stop

Among the other riders they assisted was Alexandra Ricca (PRISM & AIDSVu) who was riding in the AV200 for the 4th year in a row

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Government News

Memorial Day

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the Atlanta VA Medical Center Infectious Disease Program

Focus On...    

Memorial Day is next Monday and there is no better time to honor America's Heroes, starting with some of CFAR's own.

These 12 faculty and staff of the Infectious Disease Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) provide care for over 1600 veterans at the largest VA-based HIV clinic in the country:

MDs:      David Rimland, Vince Marconi, Emily Cartwright, Monica Farley,
Robert Gaynes
, and Abeer Moanna
PA:      Michelle Moorfield
NP:      Martha Dorsey
MSW:      Lauren Ruchin
RN:      YveWe Robinson
LPN:      Rene Dozier
PSA:      Patrick Brown





In addition to this cast of stars, our veterans with HIV also receive excellent support from a rotating cast of Emory medical students and residents from other areas including podiatry, psychiatry transitional interns, and Morehouse School of Medicine residents.

But wait, there's more!

In addition to patient care, VAMC faculty also engage in ground-breaking, internationally-recognized HIV-related research that focuses on the comorbidities and complications of HIV as well as on efforts to improve veterans entry and retention in the continuum of care. This includes participating as a member of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS), which the VAMC has done since its inception. In fact David Rimland is a member of the VACS Executive Committee and serves as the Uniformed Services Workgroup Chair.

All of this in order to preserve and lengthen the lives of veterans with HIV.

So, next Monday (or ANY day for that matter), please join us in yelling at the top of your lungs:

THANK YOU for everything you do to care for and protect
the men and women who keep America safe.

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Funding Opps


Jul 18 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIAID
Provocative Questions in Cancer with an Underlying HIV Infection


See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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Recent Pubs
that link to the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Lima VD, Graf I, Beckwith CG, Springer S, Altice FL, Coombs D, Kim B, Messina L, Montaner JS, Spaulding A. The Impact of Implementing a Test, Treat and Retain HIV Prevention Strategy in Atlanta among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men with a History of Incarceration: A Mathematical Model.
PLoS One. 2015 Apr 23;10(4):e0123482. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123482. eCollection 2015

Yue L, Pfafferott KJ, Baalwa J, Conrod K, Dong CC, Chui C, Rong R, Claiborne DT, Prince JL, Tang J, Ribeiro RM, Cormier E, Hahn BH, Perelson AS, Shaw GM, Karita E, Gilmour J, Goepfert P, Derdeyn CA, Allen SA, Borrow P, Hunter E. Transmitted Virus Fitness and Host T Cell Responses Collectively Define Divergent Infection Outcomes in Two HIV-1 Recipients.
PLoS Pathog. 2015 Jan 8;11(1):e1004565. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004565. eCollection 2015

Calendar Upcoming Events
10:00 - 11:00am
Dissertation Defense
Perceived relationship power, relationship characteristics and sexual risk taking among adult African American women
Starring: Lisa Oakley, MPH
Location: CNR 2001
Read Lisa's dissertation abstract

May 19
Lowance Center Lecture Series
Titration of T cell antigen receptor signal strength reveals thresholds for T cell responses
Starring: Byron Au-Yeung, PhD (UCSF)
Location: Whitehead Auditorium

May 21
ID Seminar
Jumping Genes and Macrolide Resistance in Streptococcus penumoniae and Other Gram-Positive Bacteria
Starring: David S Stephens, MD (Emory)
Location: RSPH / GCR / Rita Anne Rollins Room

May 21 New
12:00 - 1:00
Research Resources 101
The New NIH Biosketch: Advice From Seasoned Study Section Members
Location: SOM/170A OR Remotely

Calendar Farther Down the Road
May 28
Postdoc Research Symposium

July 1 (Application Deadline) New
October 28 (Conference)
9th SBSRN Mentoring Day
Connecting Early Career Investigators with Senior Investigators in the HIV/AIDS Research Field
Location: Johns Hopkins University

July 15 (Abstract Deadline)
October 13-16 (Conference)
NHP Symposium
33rd Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Location: Monterey, CA
Abstract Submission Information

October 5 (Abstract Deadline)
December 6-10 (Conference)
Frontiers in Drug Development for Viral Hepatitis
Location: Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Abstract Submission Information

October 28-30
SNSRN 2015
Integrating Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Strategies: The Future of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Research
Host: Johns Hopkins University CFAR
Location: Baltimore
Information: Website


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