Center For AIDS Research

February 8, 2019

The Network News
February 08, 2019
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      Emory University       Snow      
  The Polar Votex Where We Weren't   The Polar Votex Where We Were  
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... to Frankie Anderson
and the rest of the CFAR community
for raising
from 82 gifts
in 24 hours.

*WOWSER! That is an $2,005 increase from 2018!!

    CFAR's All in a Day Campaign    

A special shout out to all the CFARians who helped spread the word — particularly our Emory CFAR All In a Day Social Media Ambassadors & CLC Members: Nina Martinez, Will Smith, and LaMar Yarborough

Thank You    

A message from the Emory CFAR PI, Carlos del Rio:
"I want to thank each and everyone of you who contributed to CFAR. Every year when this event happens I am humbled to see how the CFAR is supported by faculty and friends with small and large donations that allow us to fund community outreach and engagement."

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    Galina Terbova     Rasheeta Chandler     Ameeta Kalokhe     Eric Miller


Galina Terbova
Rasheeta Chandler
Ameeta Kalokhe
Eric Miller

... to Galina Terbova on having received her DPA degree (Doctor of Public Administration) from Valdosta State University. The newly minted Dr. Terbova did her dissertation research on the CFAR (Investing in the Future: An Evaluation of the Activities of the Developmental Core of Emory University Center for AIDS Research), and her work is already helping us make improvements.

... to Rasheeta Chandler (our new Emory CFAR/SON Co-Director of Clinical, Social Science, and Community Integration!) on having been selected for the 2019 Southern Nursing Research Society Research in Minority Health Award. Rasheeta will be honored at the SNRS Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in February. Yay for Rasheeta!

... to Eric Miller on having received funding through the CFAR Developmental Core* for his project Lysophospholipid-Derived Prodrugs of Tenofovir that Resist Metabolic Elimination and Target the Lymphatic System – An Opportunity to Limit Toxicity and Extend Duration of Action. Limiting toxcitiy and extending duration of action? Yep, that sounds good.

... to Ameeta Kalokhe on having received funding through the CFAR Developmental Core* for her project Bringing the Clinic to the Community: A Mobile Multidisciplinary HIV Treatment Model to Reengage Out-of-Care Patients Living with HIV. Go Team!!

*Do YOU want to receive funding through the CFAR Developmental Core? See below...

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      State of the Union

During his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, the President said:

"In recent years we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Scientific breakthroughs have brought a once-distant dream within reach. My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the United States within 10 years. Together, we will defeat AIDS in America."

Claire Sterk     Carlos del Rio     Jim Curan      

After the speech three prominent CFARians were asked to respond to the statement.

Here's what they said:
Claire Sterk: Emory News Center
Carlos del Rio: PBS News Hour
Jim Curran: All Things Considered

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     Government News

These are exciting days for HIV research!...

First, in December 2018 the NIH announced that they would provide additional funding to the CFARs for HIV care and prevention research in vulnerable southern U.S. communities.

Government News     

And then yesterday (2/7/19), JAMA published Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for the United States by Drs. Anthony Fauci (NIH), Robert Redfield (CDC), George Sigounas (HRSA), Michael Weahkee (IHS) and Brett Giroir (OASH).

Both of these announcements describe an initiative that will collaborate with the NIH CFARs to focus on improving HIV diagnosis, treatment, and prevention efforts in geographic and demographic hotspots in the U.S.
Read the NIH announcement
Read the JAMA article

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Focus On...    

Dev Core Funding
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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | CFAR Network Seminar Series - Thursday, February 21

Host: CFAR Prevention Science Core

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