Center For AIDS Research

October 17-24, 2017

The Network News
October 17-24, 2017
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Hurricane Irma    

Thursday, October 19, is Diwali, a festival which celebrates the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Happy Diwali Y'all!

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     Paula Frew     Wendy Armstrong
     Paula Frew     Wendy Armstrong

... to the School of Medicine for naming two CFARians among the four winners of its inaugural Distinguished Service Award!
The DSA recognizes SOM faculty who have demonstrated outstanding service and citizenship to Emory and/or Atlanta and the surrounding region.

Read more about Paula and Wendy's awesomeness.

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Happy Birthday

... to Drenna Waldrop-Valverde (10/18), Guido Silvestri (10/20), and Anthony McWilliams (10/21)

May your next year be one long Diwali celebration.

     Research Money

Attention CFARians who are interested in applying for an NIH K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/00, or a VA CDA ... Emory's Office of Postdoctoral Education is sponsoring a tutorial just for you.

The two session course will be on Tuesday, November 7, and Tuesday, November 14.

Click here for more information about the class
(including how to register for it)

Union Meeting 2017     

This past week Neel Gandhi and his posse presented an oral abstract on treatment adherence among persons receiving concurrent MDR-TB and HIV treatment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa at the International Union against TB and Lung Disease's Conference on World Lung Health (aka "The Union meeting") in Guadalajara, Mexico.

According to Neel, The Union meeting "is the TB equivalent of IAS, although not as big and not nearly as boisterous."     You sure about that? ....

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Study Recruiter sought: Drenna Waldrop-Valverde
Drenna needs a temporary (6-9 months) study recruiter to assist with her "FitBrain" project (R01NR014973) which tests the efficacy of a home-based aerobic exercise intervention to improve cognitive functioning among older adults living with HIV/AIDS. Ideally, the person would already be in the Grady system since much of their recruitment occurs there.
Contact Drenna at if you know someone who might be a good fit for the position.

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Government News


If you haven't seen the new policy for NIH Certificates of Confidentiality, please see the links below.

The policy applies to all biomedical, behavioral, clinical, or other research funded wholly or in part by the NIH that collects or uses identifiable, sensitive information.

• "New Certificates of Confidentiality Policy in Effect"

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Focus On...    
     Bridging the Sciences Conference

On October 26th CFAR's HIV Cure Scientific Working Group and France-Atlanta will co-sponsor, "Bridging the Sciences: Advances in HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Emerging Viruses".

Registration is $10 (students/post-docs with ID) or $50 (others). On a first-come, first-serve basis, CFAR will subsidize the registration fee for Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine attendees.

Click here to register your interest in attending the conference.
(Do this even if you have already registered to attend)

The one day high-level science symposium talking place at the Emory Conference Center will feature outstanding French and American researchers and key opinion leaders to discuss overarching themes in human viral infections. Interactive sessions will present basic and clinic research focusing on advances in virology, therapeutic drug development and practical considerations for management of clinically relevant viruses including HIV, HBV and HCV, as well as other emerging viruses including Zika, Ebola, Dengue, and Chikungunya. Participants will be updated on key features of these human viral infections, their epidemiology, pathophysiology, and virology, as well as on emerging preventive and therapeutic strategies.

Symposium Agenda

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Funding Opps

Standard AIDS Deadlines

No New Announcements

Other Deadlines

February 13 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIAID
HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program


October 31 (LOI)
February 6 (Application) Sponsor: PCORI
Pragmatic Clinical Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes - Cycle 3 201

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

Linton SL, Cooper HL, Kelley ME, Karnes CC, Ross Z, Wolfe ME, Friedman SR, Jarlais DD, Semaan S, Tempalski B, Sionean C, DiNenno E, Wejnert C, Paz-Bailey G; National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Study Group. Cross-sectional association between ZIP code-level gentrification and homelessness among a large community-based sample of people who inject drugs in 19 US cities.
BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 20;7(6):e013823

Zhou S, Mahmoud S, Liu P, Zhou L, Ehteshami M, Bassit L, Tao S, Domaoal RA, Sari O, Schutter C, Amiralaei S, Khalil A, Ollinger Russell O, McBrayer T, Whitaker T, Abou-Taleb N, Amblard F, Coats SJ, Schinazi RF. 2'-Chloro,2'-fluoro Ribonucleotide Prodrugs with Potent Pan-genotypic Activity against Hepatitis C Virus Replication in Culture.
J Med Chem. 2017 Jul 13;60(13):5424-5437.

Gattoc L, Frew PM, Thomas SN, Easley KA, Ward L, Chow HS, Ura CA, Flowers L. Phase I dose-escalation trial of intravaginal curcumin in women for cervical dysplasia.
Open Access J Clin Trials. 2017;9:1-10.

Del Rio C. The global HIV epidemic: What the pathologist needs to know.
Semin Diagn Pathol. 2017 Jul;34(4):314-317.

Ehteshami M, Zhou L, Amiralaei S, Shelton JR, Cho JH, Zhang H, Li H, Lu X, Ozturk T, Stanton R, Amblard F, McBrayer TR, Coats SJ, Schinazi RF. Nucleotide Substrate Specificity of Anti-Hepatitis C Virus Nucleoside Analogs for Human Mitochondrial RNA Polymerase.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Jul 25;61(8). pii: e00492-17.

Calendar Upcoming Events
October 18 -
HOPE Webinar
Nursing Care for People Who Use and Inject Opioids: Reducing Harms Produces Better Outcome
   Jason R. Lucey, MSN, FNP-BCH
Focus: Nurses
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click on 10/18

October 19
ID Seminar
The Acuteness of Zika, the Challenges of Norovirus
Starring: Mark Mulligan (Hope Clinic)
Location: RSPH / CNR / Klamon Room

October 20 (6th of 6 weekly meetings)
1:00 - 2:30pm
Workshop Series
Maximizing Mentorship
     9/15: Introduction to Series
     9/22: Crucial Conversations - Part I
     9/29: Crucial Conversations - Part II
     10/6: Setting Expectations
     10/13: Culture and Diversity
     10/20: Professional Development
Location: RSPH/CNR 6001
Sponsored by: Atlanta Society of Mentors
More Information

Calendar Farther Down the Road

October 23-24
16th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS (ICMH)
Location: NIH Campus, Bethesday, MD
More Information

October 24 - New Listing
HOPE Webinar
Advances in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
   Douglas Krakower, MD
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click on 10/24

October 25-26
11th National NIH CFAR Social and Behavioral Science Research Network
Sponsored by: UCSF CFAR
Location: San Francisco

October 26
8:50am - 7:00pm
Bridging the Sciences: Advances in HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Emerging Viruses
Location: Emory Conference Center
Host: Emory Univ. Dept of Pediatrics; French Embassy
More Information

October 26
12:00 - 1:00
GROW Seminar
HIV+ Status Disclosure and HIV Stigma Resistance Among Women in Rural Kenya
Location: RSPH/CNR/6001
Starring: Sydney Spangler
More Information

October 30 - New Listing
12:00 - 1:00
Dept. Chair Candidate Talk
Extraordinary Power of Statistics in a Scientific Breakthrough in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research: Design and Methods for the HPTN 052 Study
Host: RSPH Dept. of Biostatistics
Location: RSPH/GCR/RAR
Starring: Ying Qing Chen, PhD
   (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
Click here to watch the live webcast

November 3-4
9:00 - 3:00
Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training
Registration Deadline: October 30
More Information & Registration

November 16
7:30 - 1:00
HIV and Aging: Mentoring Workshop
Sponsored by: CFAR HIV & Aging SWG
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 130 Clairmont Ave
More Information

November 16-17
HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis
Sponsored by: CFAR HIV & Aging SWG
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 130 Clairmont Ave
More Information

January 25, 2018
12:00 - 1:00
GROW Seminar
Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Southeast
Location: RSPH/CNR/6001
Starring: Kelli Stidham Hall (Emory)
More Information

February 22
12:00 - 1:00
GROW Seminar
Women and HIV Cohort Study
Location: RSPH/CNR/6001
Starring: Igho Ofotokun
More Information


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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Vaccine Dinner Club - Tuesday, October 24

Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

Hot Off the Press:
What's New in Plotkin's Vaccines
7th edition

Starring the Authors

Walter A. Orenstein
Paul A. Offit
Kathryn M. Edwards


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