Center For AIDS Research

February 14, 2019

The Network News

Please remember to cite the CFAR. Citing the CFAR grant number (AI050409) on all publications and presentations that benefited from any level of Emory CFAR consultation, services, materials, mentorship, or funding is crucial in ensuring our continued support from NIH.

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February 14, 2019
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Happy Valentine's Day

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Hannah Cooper    

... to the Rollins School of Public Health for having selected CFAR Prevention Science Core Co-Director Hannah Cooper as the University's first ever Rollins Chair in Substance Use Disorders.
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On a highly related note, Hannah recently received new NIH funding for "Developing the Evidence Base for Overdose Policies: A Multi-level Analysis of the CDC's National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Data"(1R01DA046197-01). The goal of this project is to generate findings which can be used to anchor laws and interventions that reduce overdose deaths among injecting drug users with and without HIV.

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Do you do Health Disparities research?

The NIH National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities is seeking to stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science by hosting a Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) for early career scientists on August 12-16, 2019.


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED and the Emory CFAR will sponsor the travel costs for up to two CFAR-affiliated attendees. Interested in applying for travel funds?
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CROI 2019     

Are you or your mentee presenting at CROI 2019? If you haven't done so already, please send your poster and/or oral presenation information to Jenny Anderson ( to ensure it will be featured in the Emory CFAR presentation list.

AND if you are attending CROI this year, don't forget to tag @EmoryCFAR in your conference tweets! We also welcome you to follow @EmoryCFAR and @CarlosdelRio7 for CFAR-specific live tweeting from #CROI2019.

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Dev Core Info Session

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Government News


Heads Up!
Multiple NIH Policy changes that were discussed over the last year became effective on January 25, 2019.

Read an Excellent Summary of the Changes

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Qual Works...

Would your HIV research skills be turbocharged if you knew more about qualitative data collection and analysis? Could you benefit from expert consultation and/or mentoring on your qualitative data project? Are you responsible for supervising or training research staff who conduct qualitative research?

If you answered yes to any of the above, keep reading.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for May 2019 Qual Works courses at Emory (RSPH).

Registration fee funding available for Emory and Georgia HCBU faculty through the CFAR Developmental Core.
Contact Kimbi Hagen (

Qualitative Research Methods, May 20-23, 2019. Cost: $850 (Students $650).
This 4-day workshop provides 32 hours of instruction on the principles and skills for qualitative data collection. It is suitable for anyone involved in designing, conducting, evaluating, training or managing qualitative research. No prerequisites.

Mentored Qualitative Methods, May 24, 2019. 9.00am-12.30pm. Cost $200.
This half-day workshop enables you to bring your own qualitative research project or proposal and receive expert individual mentoring on your project. This session is most suitable for those currently working on a project or proposal using qualitative or mixed methods and need further guidance.

Qualitative Data Analysis, May 28-30, 2019. Cost $750.
This 2½ -day workshop integrates principles with skills for conducting rigorous qualitative data analysis. It is suitable for anyone wishing to analyze qualitative data or those who supervise or train research staff. We use lecture-based sessions, skill building activities and hands-on sessions with data analysis software.

Mentored Qualitative Analysis, May 30, 2019, 1.30pm-5.00pm. Cost $200.
This half-day workshop enables you to bring your own project or data and receive expert individual mentoring on qualitative data analysis specific to your project. This session is most suitable for those currently working on a project and ready to plan data analysis or who are conducting analysis and need further guidance.

Information by email or call 404-727-3152.

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Community Corner    

2019 Barbies Save the Date

Think of all the unsung heroes you know who are making an impact on the local HIV response... Now nominate one!
The CLC's call for 2019 'Barbies' is open and operators (well, an online form) are standing by.

Click here to submit your nomination.
Nominations are due Tuesday, March 12th at midnight (EST).

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Funding Opps

Standard AIDS Deadlines

Sponsor: NCI
Clinical Trials: Optional
Provocative Questions (PQs) in Cancer with an Underlying HIV Infection

Other Deadlines

March 10 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIMH, ORWH
Clinical Trials: Optional
Addressing the Role of Violence on HIV Care and Viral Suppression


March 1 (Pre-proposal)
Sponsor: C-THAN
Development of Point-Of-Care Testing for HIV and Co-Morbidities for Use in Low and Middle Income Countries


February 25 (LOI)
Sponsor: Emory SCORE
Emory Specialized Center for Research Excellence in Sex Differences

March 1
Sponsor: BIRCWH
Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health

April 1 (LOI)
Sponsor: CFAR
Clinical Trials: Not Allowed
Emory Center for AIDS Research


See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

Anderson AM, Easley KA, Kasher N, Franklin D, Heaton RK, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Gisslen M, Letendre SL. Neurofilament light chain in blood is negatively associated with neuropsychological performance in HIV-infected adults and declines with initiation of antiretroviral therapy.
J Neurovirol. 2018 Dec;24(6):695-701

    Calendar Upcoming Events

February 14
12:00 - 12:25pm
IRB Webinar
Informed Consent: Concise Presentation of Key Information
More Information

February 14
12:00pm (Lunch: 11:45am)
M&I Special Seminar
Immunity in the era of Cytomics: from Aging to HIV
Starring: Andrea Cossarizza, MD, PhD
     Associate Dean, University of Modena, Italy
Location: Yerkes/Bourne Seminar Room

February 14
4:00 - 6:00pm
Emory Score Meet & Greet
Emory Specialized Center of Research Excellence on Sex Differences
Location: School of Medicine / Lobby

February 21
CFAR Network Meeting
Host: Prevention Science Core
   Brandon Marshall, PhD (Brown)
   Heather Bradley, PhD (Emory)
   Jeb Jones, PhD (Emory)
More Information

February 25
3:30 - 4:30pm
National CFAR Webinar
Research Strategies of the Inter-CFAR Faith and Spirituality Research Collaborative (CFSRC): Tackling the Epidemic in the Deep South
   Robin Lanzi
   Pam Foster
   Edward Jackson
Important Information for First Time Attendees

February 28
12:00 - 1:00pm
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Preventing and Improving Cardiovascular Disease in HIV: The Known, the Unknown, and the Future
   Allison Webel, RN, PhD (Case Western Reserve)
   Amanda Willig, RD, PhD (UAB)

February 28
5:00pm - Reception
5:30pm - Presentation
CFAR Special Seminar
Exploiting Oxidative Stress to Tackle the HIV Reservoir: From Basic Science to Clinical Trials
Host: HIV Cure Scientific Working Group
Starring: Andrea Saravino, PhD
    Istituto Superiore di Sanitá (ISS)
    Rome, Italy

Calendar Farther Down the Road

March 18-21
2019 National HIV Prevention Conference
Sponsored by: CDC
Location: Atlanta (Hyatt Regency / Marriott Marquis)

March 25
1:00 – 2:15: Presentation
2:30 – 4:00: One-on-One meetings
2019 CFAR-series Application Information Session
Sponsored by: CFAR Developmental Core

March 25
2:00 - 3:00pm
Engaging Young MSM of Color in HIV Prevention and Care: Tapping the Power of Social Networks
Sponsored by: Denver Prevention Training Center
Presenter Information

March 25
3:30 - 4:30pm
National CFAR Webinar
CFARs and Health Departments- Working Together to Improve HIV Surveillance, Prevention, Care and Research
   Alan Greenberg
   Nanette Benbow
   April Petit
Important Information for First Time Attendees

April 11-12
HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis
Sponsored by: CFAR HIV & Aging Scientific Working Group
Location: Atlanta (Courtyard by Marriott Decatur)

April 22
3:30 - 4:30pm
National CFAR Webinar
Use and Misuse of Adherence Measures in Clinical Trials
   Mackenzie Cottrell
   Angela Kashuba
Important Information for First Time Attendees

May 31 - June 1
National LGBTQ Health Conference
Hosted by: Emory University; NIH
Location: Atlanta (Emory)

May 20
3:30 - 4:30pm
National CFAR Webinar
CFAR Collaboration on HIV in Corrections
   Curt Beckwith
Important Information for First Time Attendees


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Footlights | CFAR Special Seminar - Thursday, February 28

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Meeting Host:
HIV Cure Scientific Working Group

Count Me In! Click Here to Register

Andrea Savarino Exploiting Oxidative Stress to Tackle the HIV Reservoir: From Basic Science to Clinical Trials

Andrea Savarino, MD
Instituto Superiore di Sanitá (ISS)
Rome, Italy

Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium (1760 Haygood Drive)

5:00 — Reception
5:30 — Presentation


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