Center For AIDS Research

October 27 - November 3, 2015

The Network News
October 27 - November 3, 2015
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"HIV is a harmless virus. I have said that before, and I continue to say it."
- Peter Duesberg, 2012

Duesberg PH, Mandrioli D, McCormack A, Nicholson JM, Rasnick D, Fiala C, Koehnlein C, Bauer HH, Ruggiero M. AIDS since 1984: no evidence for a new, viral epidemic — not even in Africa. Ital J Anat Embryol. 2011;116(2):73-92.
PMID: 22303636

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    Dazon Dixon Diallo     Wendy Armstrong

... to Dazon Dixon Diallo and Wendy Armstrong on having accepted Co-Chairmanship of the Fulton County Task Force on HIV/AIDS.

Their job is to lead an effort to create and monitor implementation of an evidence-based strategy to: 1) decrease new HIV infections and 2) improve the health and quality of life for people with HIV in Fulton County.

They are in the "Create" stage right now and want YOUR IDEAS on what initiatives the Strategy should include.

So please take a few minutes to promote a healthier future for people at risk for or with HIV/AIDS and fill out the Task Force's Community Input Survey. One or more of the Task Force's four sub-committees (Prevention and Care, Social Determinants of Health, Data and Evaluation, and Policy) will review all survey responses.

Initial objectives for the Strategy will be presented during World AIDS Day events this December. The final Strategy, complete with specific action plans, will be presented in June 2016.

Click Here to Fill Out The Survey. Deadline: OCTOBER 30.

Note from the sponsors:

"We have over 100 responses so far, but many of them contain only names and no recommendations. You might want to explain to your network that this [survey] is the way to submit concrete recommendations. We are not asking them to just click a link to support the TF. (Bad habits learned on Facebook, no doubt.)"

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Happy Birthday

... to Eli Rosenberg (October 27), Brian Evavold (October 29), Bob Mittler (November 2), and Galina Terbova (November 3)

Let them eat ice cream!
- Marie Antoinette's sister Bitsy


    Andrea Swartzendruber

Andrea Swartzendruber has new R03 funding (1R03DA039797-01) to perform integrated data analysis on data pooled from four completed HIV/STI prevention trials in order to examine the impact of drug use on HIV and STI risk among African American female adolescents.

Nina Martinez    



Mission Accomplished!! Nina Martinez was successful at completing the Marine Corp Marathon on 10/25/15 with an overall time of 6:34:49.
Read the original story

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Postdoctoral Fellow Sought: UAB
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) CFAR is advertising a postdoctoral position in social sciences and HIV.
Read the Notice

NTT Faculty Member Sought: RSPH/BSHE
The Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education (BSHE) is advertising a non tenure track teaching faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Read the Job Posting

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Government News

     White House


Read a copy of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020, now available online.

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Funding Opps


Nothing new this week


January 8, 2016
Sponsor: Emory University
University Research Council Awards

January 29, 2016
Sponsor: NIH (OD)
NIH Director's Early Independence Awards

March 17, 2016
Sponsor: NIAID
B Cell Immunology Program for HIV-1 Vaccine Development (BCIP)


See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.


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Recent Pubs
linked to the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Mir KD, Mavigner M, Wang C, Paiardini M, Sodora DL, Chahroudi AM, Bosinger SE, Silvestri G. Reduced Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Replication in Macrophages of Sooty Mangabeys Is Associated with Increased Expression of Host Restriction Factors. J Virol. 2015 Oct 15;89(20):10136-44.
PMID: 26202248

Hernández-Romieu AC, Sullivan PS, Rothenberg R, Grey J, Luisi N, Kelley CF, Rosenberg ES. Heterogeneity of HIV Prevalence Among the Sexual Networks of Black and White Men Who Have Sex With Men in Atlanta: Illuminating a Mechanism for Increased HIV Risk for Young Black Men Who Have Sex With Men. Sex Transm Dis. 2015 Sep;42(9):505-12.
PMID: 26267877

Calendar Upcoming Events
October 27
HOPE Webinar
HIV-Related Skin Disorders: A contemporary approach with historical perspective
   Adam D. Lipworth, MD (Mass Gen)
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 10/27

October 27
12:30 - 1:30pm
Health Disparaties Seminar
An Intersectional Examination of HIV Risk among African American Girls
Starring: Scyatta Wallace, PhD
    St. Johns University
Location: Morehouse School of Medicine
    National Center for Primary Care/President's Boardroom

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

October 29
ID Seminar
Exploring the Problem of Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Starring: Joseph Lutgring, MD
    (Medical Microbiology Fellow)
Location: RSPH / GCR / Rita Anne Rollins Room

October 29
November 5
11:30am - 1:30pm
Social Occasion
Faculty and Staff Lunch
As a means to foster casual and social interaction, collaboration and community, the Emory Faculty Club Planning Committee has arranged with the Emory Dining Office to establish a new program for faculty and staff to enjoy lunch together
Location: Winship Ballroom, the DUC
Cost: $7 plus tax, All you can eat
• Pay at register at top of spiral staircase

Calendar Farther Down the Road
December 1, December 8
11:00 - 1:00pm
2-class series Grant Writing Workshop
For ACTSI KL2 & BIRCWH K12 applicants`
Instructor: Janet Gross
Really Important Information

December 5-6 New Listing
10th International Workshop on HIV Transmission
Location: Decatur (Courtyard Marriott)

December 6-9
2015 National HIV Prevention Conference
Accelerating Progress: Prevent Infections. Strengthen Care. Reduce Disparities
Location: Atlanta (Hyatt Regency & Marriott Marquis)

December 6-10
Frontiers in Drug Development for Viral Hepatitis
Location: Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Abstract Submission Information

May 15-17, 2016
6th International Conference on Primate Genomics
Location: Potomac Maryland
Abstract Submission Information


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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Vaccine Dinner Club - Wednesday, November 4

Focus: Basic Science

     VDC logo


Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

Cherishing and Protecting Our Personal Germs:
Intestinal Bacteria and Resistance to Infection


Eric G. Pamer, MD
Head, Division of General Medicine
Chief, Infectious Diseases Service
Enid A. Haupt Chair in Clinical Investigation
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


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