Center For AIDS Research

October 24-31, 2017

The Network News
October 24-31, 2017
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"I don't want to say the quarantine word — but I guess I just said it. ...
So we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. What would you advise or are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?"

Dr. Betty Price
Republican State Representative (North Atlanta)
Wife of former Health Secretary Tom Price

Rep. Price later asked for a do-over on people's interpretation of the statement she made to Dr. Pascale Wortley, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health's HIV epidemiology section, during a committee meeting about Georgian's Barriers to Access to Adequate Healthcare.

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     Sara Pullen

... to Sara Pullen on scoring a Kudos' two-fer this month when she was promoted to Associate Professor (SOM) AND was notified that her abstract "Non-pharmacological Management of Chronic Pain Among Adults Living with HIV: Self Reported Pain Scores and Opioid/Analgesic Use" was awarded Top Submission in the Clinical Science Category by the scientific review committee of the upcoming "HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to Metropolis" conference.

Sara's research was supported by a CFAR Data Award. Maybe yours should be too. Learn more about Data Awards here.

Sushma Cribbs     

... and to Sushma Cribbs on being named a member of the Woodruff Leadership Academy class of 2018.

Sushma will take over the baton passed by Nadine Rouphael and Vandy Vanderford, CFARian WLA class of 2017 alumni.

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Happy Birthday

... to Colleen Kraft (10/30)

We hope your birthday is as wonderful and extraordinary as you are!

Happy with the Emory IRB? Or ... not so much?

The IRB would like YOU to give them anonymous feedback on how they are doing and what they can do to improve. Click here to take the survey.

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GRA / Practicuum Opportunity Sought: Nidaa Ekram
Nidaa is a first year MPH candidate with experience in data collection and entry who is looking for opportunities to apply those skills as a GRA or in a practicuum related to HIV/AIDS.
Contact Nidaa

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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

No New Announcements


No New Announcements

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

Kapwata T, Morris N, Campbell A, Mthiyane T, Mpangase P, Nelson KN, Allana S, Brust JCM, Moodley P, Mlisana K, Gandhi NR, Shah NS. Spatial distribution of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
PLoS One. 2017 Oct 13;12(10):e0181797

Siegler AJ, Wirtz S, Weber S, Sullivan PS. Developing a Web-Based Geolocated Directory of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis-Providing Clinics: The PrEP Locator Protocol and Operating Procedures.
JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2017 Sep 6;3(3):e58.

Linton SL, Haley DF, Hunter-Jones J, Ross Z, Cooper HLF. Social causation and neighborhood selection underlie associations of neighborhood factors with illicit drug-using social networks and illicit drug use among adults relocated from public housing.
Soc Sci Med. 2017 Jul;185:81-90.

Alsan M, Beshears J, Armstrong WS, Choi JJ, Madrian BC, Nguyen MLT, Del Rio C, Laibson D, Marconi VC. A commitment contract to achieve virologic suppression in poorly adherent patients with HIV/AIDS.
AIDS. 2017 Jul 31;31(12):1765-1769.

Calendar Upcoming Events
October 24
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
ID Seminar
Starring: Craig Coopersmith (Dept. of Surgery)
Location: RSPH / GCR / Rita Anne Rollins Room

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 27 - New Listing
12:30 - 6:00
Humanitarian Forum
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Developing and Disaster Torn Countries
Location: RSPH/CNR/Auditorium
Sponsored By: France-Atlanta 2017

October 30
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

Calendar Farther Down the Road

November 2-3 - New Listing
A Paradigm Shift: The Impact of HIV/AIDS on African American Women and Families
Location: Morehouse School of Medicine
More Information & Registration

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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