Center For AIDS Research

March 7-14, 2017

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March 7-14, 2017
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Emory vs Michigan     

GO EMORY!   BEAT MICHIGAN!!

Tab Ansari is the 2017 recipients of Emory's Alfred E. Levy Award for excellence in science, due in no small part to his and Sid Byrareddy's extraordinary publication in Science that appeared in the October 14, 2016 issue. "Sustained virologic control in SIV+ macaques after antiretroviral and α4β7 antibody therapy" is being enthusiastically referred to as a potential game-changer in the quest to turbocharge HIV suppression in people with HIV and has now been picked up in a STAT Madness-sponsored 'bracket'-style competition to crown the best innovation in science and medicine.

Think: March Madness for Scientists.

VOTE TODAY!

In this first bracket Emory is up against the University of Michigan.

Here's what you do:
1. Click the "Vote Now" link above
2. Scroll down the left side of the page until you see the Emory vs. Michigan entry
3. Click on Emory to: a) read more about the two entries, b) vote for Emory

Get ready, Get set, VOTE!

Heads Up: Voting for the first bracket ends THIS THURSDAY

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     Raymond Schinazi
Raymond Schinazi & Jeremy Vine

... to Raymond Schinazi on winning the Scrip Awards Lifetime Achievement Award!

Quoted from the Scrip Awards website:
"In a lavish ceremony presented by the broadcaster Jeremy Vine, most recently seen walking all over the BBC'S US election night virtual map, SCRIP rewarded excellence across the whole range of business activities between June 2015 and May 2016. ... The loudest applause went to this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi."


Carlos del Rio     

... and to CFAR PI, CFAR Co-Director for Clinical Science, and RSPH Hubert Department of Global Health Chair Carlos del Rio on his appointment as interim Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Services for the Emory School of Medicine's Grady campus.

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Happy Birthday


... to Jennifer Taussig (March 1), Bill Lewis (March 7), and Effie Bartley (March 8).

Eat more cake!


     Rana Chakraborty    Mehul Suthar
Rana Chakraborty & Mehul Suthar

We know that not every fetus borne by a Zika-infected woman ends up with Zika disease. But we don't know why. If we DID understand the mechanism by which ZIKV establishes placental and fetal infection we might be on the road to interupting mother-to-child transmission. Enter Rana Chakraborty and Mehul Suthar whose new MPI NIH U01 funding (1U01AI131566-01) is intended to fill this gap in knowledge by examining immune signaling in placental macrophages and defining host factors that restrict ZIKV infection in the placenta.


Tom Ziegler     

People with HIV are exceptionally vulnerable to Tuberculosis but we are not as adept as we would like at accurately predicting the onset or progression of TB or even if we have managed to definitively cure someone who has an active case. Tom Ziegler and Dean P. Jones have recently received new NIH R21 funding (1R21AI130918-01) to study small molecules in blood plasma (aka 'metabolomics') as a means of identifying biomarkers that may predict the presence or cure of TB.


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Study Volunteers wanted: Zika
The Hope Clinic is conducting a Zika Natural History study sponsored by the NIH. They are seeking to enroll volunteers with confirmed Zika, or suspected Zika based on symptoms and travel history.
Study Flyer


More Study Volunteers wanted: H5N8 Flu
The Hope Clinic and Emory Children's Center are working on a research study to check how effective and safe a new vaccine is against a new influenza strain (H5N8).
Study Flyer

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Government News

     Georgia

Georgia is considering becoming the 34th state to legalize needle exchange programs
Read More About It


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Research

Funding Opps

CFAR FUNDING:

April 3 (LOI)
CFAR-series Funding
CFAR-03
CFAR-C
CFAR-K

EMORY FUNDING:

March 31 (App)
Sponsor: CFDE
Community Engaged Learning Grants

April 3 (App)
Sponsor: Pediatric Research Alliance
Pilot Awards
Fusion Awards

SAMSHA FUNDING:

April 17 (App)
Sponsor: SAMSHA
The Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Ages 13-24 (Prevention Navigator)
Cooperative Agreement

NIH FUNDING:

Oct 24 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIDCR
HIV Pathogenesis and the Oral Microbiota
R01

May 29 (LOI)
Sponsor: NICHD
Interaction of HIV and Neurodevelopment of Children in Resource-Limited Settings: Improving Assessments
R21
R01

PREVIOUS LISTINGS:
ALL

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

28094179
Boucle, Sebastien; Lu, Xiao; Bassit, Leda; Ozturk, Tugba; Russell, Olivia Ollinger; Amblard, Franck; Coats, Steven J; Schinazi, Raymond F. Synthesis and antiviral evaluation of novel heteroarylpyrimidines analogs as HBV capsid effectors.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters. 2017 Feb 15; 27 (4) 904-910


27774611
Tedesco, Dana; Thapa, Manoj; Gumber, Sanjeev; Elrod, Elizabeth J; Rahman, Khalidur; Ibegbu, Chris C; Magliocca, Joseph F; Adams, Andrew B; Anania, Frank; Grakoui, Arash. CD4(+) Foxp3(+) T cells promote aberrant immunoglobulin G production and maintain CD8(+) T-cell suppression during chronic liver disease.
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2017 Feb; 65 (2) 661-677.

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Calendar Upcoming Events

March 8 - New
6:00pm
Social Event
HIV Bingo
Sponsored by: Emory-CDC Clinical Trials CAB
Location: AID Atlanta
   1605 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309

March 9
8:00am
ID Seminar
Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of Antibiotic Potentiators
Starring: Cassandra L Quave, MD
Location: RSPH / CNR / Klamon Room

March 14 - New
7:00am
HOPE Webinar
A Few Tuberculosis Updates Relevant to Resource-Limited Settings
Starring:
   Rocio Hurtado, MD, DTM & H (Ethiopia)
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 3/14


Calendar Farther Down the Road

March 16 - New
Noon
Seminar
Rationale for Ultrashort Duration Therapy for Hepatitis C
Starring: Shyam Kottilil MD, Ph.D
   Inst. of Human Virology (U. Maryland)
Sponsored by:
   Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology &
   CFAR
Location: HSRB Auditorium
Information

March 16
5:30 - 7:45pm
CFAR Network Science Club meeting
Host: Immunology Core
Information
Registration

March 16-17 - New
Conference
10th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health
Location: Atlanta Airport Marriot
Information
Registration

March 17 - New
Noon
Public Health Grand Rounds
Public Housing Relocations in Atlanta: Implications for Relocaters' Health
Starring: Hannah Cooper, ScD
Location: RSPH/CNR Rollins Auditorium
Pizza and beverages will be served
Flyer

March 27 - New Date
1:00 - 4:00pm
Seminar
CFAR-series Application Preparation Seminar Series
Information
Registration

April 3 - New
Noon
Seminar
Engineering Approaches to Combat Infectious Diseases: An Example of Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Peptides
Starring: Nam-Joon Cho, PhD
   Nanyang Instit. of Technology (Singapore)
Sponsored by:
   Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology &
   CFAR
Location: HSRB Auditorium
Information

April 3 (Abstract Deadline)
June 9 (Conference)
Conference
SE Pediatric Research Conference: Big Data for Better Care
Location: Georgia Aquarium
Host: Pediatric Research Alliance
Website
Abstract Submission

April 15 - New
8:30am - 1:30pm
Forum
Making Long Term Goals: HIV and the Future
Sponsored by:
   Natl. AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NTAP)
Location: Loudermilk Center
   40 Courtland St, Atlanta 30303
Registration

April 28
9:00am - 5:00pm
7th biennial Symposium
Frontiers in Microbial Biology
Location: Whitehead Auditorium
Host: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Program
Flyer

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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | CFAR Network Pizza Party - Thursday, March 16

     Pizza Party log


Meeting Host:
Immunology Core

Count Me In! Click Here to Register

Michael Farzan Thinking Big:
Toward Long-term, Universal Protection from
HIV-1


Michael Farzan, PhD
Professor (Immunology & Microbial Science)
Scripps Research Institute (Florida Campus)

Smita Iyer Do Differences Make a Difference?:
TFH Cell Heterogeneity in SIV Infection


Smita Iyer, PhD
Asst. Research Professor (Microbiology & Immunology)
Emory University

Luca Micci Going for the Gold:
Targeting Inflammation and Viral Persistence in SIV-infected Macaques


Luca Micci, PhD
Research Associate (Microbiology & Immunology)
Emory Univerity

Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)

Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Posters 'by the Bridge'
6:00 — Sound of ringing triangle causes members to channel their inner sheepdog and help herd other members and their guests to Room 1000
7:45 — Adjourn for more networking and a dissection of the evening's talks

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