Center For AIDS Research

December 15-31, 2015

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December 15-31, 2015 (This is the final issue for 2015)
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"Happy
Holidays
from
CFAR!"


(Carlos del Rio,
CFAR PI)

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Happy Birthday


... to Jane Lawson (December 15), Monica Trigg (December 15), Fauzia Malik (December 18), Bert Anderson (December 21), Hannah Cooper (December 23), Chris Ibegbu (December 25), Jim Else (December 27), Taylor Harrison (December 30), and Nancy Sterk (December 31) !!

Best Holiday Presents Ever.

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Government News

     NIH

This week NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins announced that NIH will no longer set aside 10% of its budget for HIV/AIDS research funding.

He also indicated that, under the new 'three tier' approach, grants that in the bottom ("low priority") tier will have their funds redirected into a common 'high AIDS relevance' pool after the current project period expires. Funds in this pool will be used to support top tier ("high priority") HIV research. The NIH institutes will compete for this money under a peer review system.

Of the AIDS dollars research projects expiring in 2015, 20% (n=242) totaling $65.22M have been rated as low priority and will lose their AIDS dollars. According to the committee's report, these projects included studies on basic virology and immunology, genomics, infectious pathogens outside of the context of HIV, and training projects with no documented AIDS component.

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Reality check ... even though the NIH 10% set aside has officially gone the way of the dinosaurs, there are still new HIV/AIDS funding announcements being published on a regular basis. See new opportunities below.


February 2, 2016 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIH/NIDA
Seek, Test, Treat and Retain For Youth and Young Adults Living with or at High Risk for Acquiring HIV
R01

February 2, 2016 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIH/NIDA
Integration of Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse Intervention Services for Individuals Living with HIV
R01

February 2, 2016
Sponsor: USAID
HIV Vaccine and Biomedical Prevention Research Project
Cooperative Agreement

February 3, 2016 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIH/NIDA
Effects of Drugs of Abuse on Latent HIV Reservoirs in the CNS
R01

February 12, 2016
Sponsor: CDC
Evaluating Locally-Developed or Adapted (Homegrown) Combination HIV Prevention Interventions for Transgender Persons who have Sex with Men
Cooperative Agreement

February 12, 2016
Sponsor: CDC
Increase Access to Care for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men
Cooperative Agreement

March 4, 2016 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIH/NIDA
Systems Biology Approaches in HIV/AIDS and Substance Use
R01

March 16, 2016
Sponsor: NIH/NIAID and ORWH
Risk of Adolescence and Injury in HIV Susceptibility (RAIS)
R01

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Research

Funding Opps

STANDARD AIDS DEADLINES: (5/7, 9/7, 1/7)

Nothing new this week

NON-STANDARD DEADLINES:

See list in "Focus" section

PREVIOUS LISTINGS:
ALL

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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Calendar Upcoming Events
December 17
8:00am
ID Seminar
Beyond the Pretty Pictures: Spatial Analysis as a Research Tool for Challenges in HIV and TB Control
Starring: Neela Goswami (Emory)
Location: RSPH / GCR / Rita Anne Rollins Room


Calendar Farther Down the Road
January 29, 2016 (Registration & Abstracts)
October 17-20 (Conference)
Conference
HIV4RP 2016
Location: Chicago
Website

February 18, 2016
Conference
Innovative Uses of Technology in HIV Clinical Trials
Location: Newark, NJ
Website

March 30
Conference Society for Behavioral Medicine
Location: Washington, DC
Website

March 29-31, 2016
Conference
World Vaccine Congress 2016
Location: Washington (Grand Hyatt)
Website

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

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Hurrah for CFAR Investigators!

One of the most critical metrics of success by which our CFAR is judged by NIH is the number of publications that arise from support (consultation, services, materials, equipment, and/or access to space) provided by our Cores.

The catch is that ONLY those publications that are linked to our base grant (P30 AI050409) count when NIH measures our success.

So it is with great pleasure that we would like to display just how much CFAR investigators have improved over the years in remembering to link our grant number to their publications!

Let's hear it for a whopping 11,700% increase since the bad old days of 2003, in which a lot of science happened, but only one of the pubs that arose from it cited the CFAR grant.

Give me an "L!"

L!

Give an an "I!"

I!

Give me an "N!"

N!

Give me a "K!"

K!

What does that spell?

LINK THAT PUBLICATION!!

Go Team CFAR!

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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Vaccine Dinner Club - Wednesday, 1/13/16

Focus: Basic Science

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Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

Dishing the DURT on Human TB:
Molecular Signatures of Systemic & Mucosal Vaccination and the role of Γ9Δ2 T cells

Starring

Daniel Hoft, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy & Immunology
PI, Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU)
St. Louis University

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The Network News is a periodic email, detailing HIV/AIDS related events, funding opportunities, and achievements of CFAR members. If you have items that you wish to have included, please send them to us at cfar@emory.edu by Friday of each week. Please put "The Network News" in the subject line.

The Network News is distributed to CFAR members and fans by email every Tuesday. Except when it isn't.

Editor, Kimberley (Kimbi) Sessions Hagen, EdD

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