Center For AIDS Research

June 12, 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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June 12, 2019
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    Francis Collins

... to NIH head Francis Collins, for pledging to decline to speak at conferences that do not include enough women in prominent speaking roles.

"... I want to send a clear message of concern: it is time to end the tradition in science of all-male speaking panels, sometimes wryly referred to as "manels."

"Too often, women and members of other groups underrepresented in science are conspicuously missing in the marquee speaking slots at scientific meetings and other high-level conferences. Starting now, when I consider speaking invitations, I will expect a level playing field, where scientists of all backgrounds are evaluated fairly for speaking opportunities. If that attention to inclusiveness is not evident in the agenda, I will decline to take part. I challenge other scientific leaders across the biomedical enterprise to do the same." (Francis Collins)

Read his full statement

Sri Edupuganti    

... to Sri Edupuganti, recipient of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Citizen Award. This award honors an individual who, in the performance of their duties, exemplifies the best qualities of network citizenship.

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This is a periodic celebration of new research awarded while Network News was on extended hiatus.

      Sara Auld

(Belated) Kudos to Sara Auld for receiving her FIRST NIH funding in April 2018 for K23AI134182 (Impact of HIV Infection on Early Responses to TB Exposure).

What we know: Having HIV substantially increases one's risk of progressing from latent TB infection to active TB disease.
What we don't know: How HIV impacts the risk of acquiring TB infection.

Sara's research project will address this crucial question by integrating epi, clinical and immunologic data to characterize HIV-mediated impairments in the response to TB among: 1) people with HIV in Atlanta and 2) household contacts of pulmonary TB cases in western Kenya.

If successful, Sara's findings will be used to apply for an R01 award focused on exploring the pulmonary response to TB exposure in a setting with a high burden of TB/HIV coinfection.
Read More About It

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     Millipub Club logo

Have you joined the Emory MilliPub Club? Established in 2009, the MilliPub Club honors and recognizes current Emory faculty who have published one or more individual papers throughout their careers that have each garnered more than 1,000 citations. Such a paper is commonly considered a "citation classic" and represents high impact scholarship.

Based on citation counts provided by Web of Science as the source information system, please review your publications, whether at Emory or at prior institutions, and send Darryl Barr details of any papers that have ≥ 1000 citations. Should you have a paper that has been cited ≥ 900 times, Emory's office of Research Reporting and Analytics will add these to their watch list.

Deadline: June 30th.

Contact: Please email Darryl Barr (Associate Director, Research Reporting and Analytics, SOM) with details of your MilliPub papers or with any questions.

Here are two guides to performing searches for MilliPub papers.
How to Search Emory FIRST
How to Search Web of Science

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HIV Counseling Trainees sought: CFAR Prevention Science Core
On June 27-28, the CFAR will hold a Fundamental of HIV Prevention Counseling Training course. Are you interested in receiving training in counseling concepts and basic counseling skills? How to conduct the six-step HIV prevention counseling protocol in the context of conventional and rapid testing? Delivery of both conventional and rapid test results?
Registration (deadline June 14)


Qualitative Research Trainees sought: QUAL-WORKS August Course
Registration now open. Early Stage Investigators needing registration fee assistance may receive that through the CFAR Developmental Core (contact Kimbi Hagen at

Qualitative Research Methods, August 5-8, 2019. Cost: $850. 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.
Information & Registration

Mentored Qualitative Methods, August 9, 2019. 9am-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.
Information & Registration

Qualitative Data Analysis, August 12-14, 2019. Cost $750. This 2.5-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.
Information & Registration

Mentored Qualitative Analysis, August 14, 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 & Registration

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Government News     
     Tom Ziegler

The NIH Center for Scientific Review has recently instituted a new study section: Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes (INMP) and Tom Ziegler has been selected to serve as a charter member.

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     Mentoring Moment...    

As part of the NIAID commitment to increase opportunities for post-doctoral fellows, the NIAID New Innovator Award (DP2), PAR-19-296, was published last week. The purpose is to support post-doctoral investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative bold new research with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical research relevant to the mission of NIAID.

Applicants approved for funding would have one year to secure an independent, tenure-track (or equivalent) faculty position at an U.S. extramural institution to activate the award. Through this initiative, NIAID wants to encourage shorter post-doctoral fellowships and provide the opportunity for creative scientists with little to no preliminary data to start their independent careers earlier. NIAID intends to award up to 10 applications per year.

This FOA is targeting any talented non-independent postdocs (research and/or clinical doctorate degree, U.S. or non-U.S. citizens).

The next receipt date is Oct 10, 2019 (once per year); clinical trials are not allowed for this FOA.

The DAIDS contact for this PAR is Diane Lawrence. Her contact info is:

Diane Lawrence, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Pathogenesis and Basic Research Branch
Basic Science Program, Division of AIDS, NIAID
5601 Fishers Lane, Rm 9G22
Bethesda, MD 20892

Please let Dr. Kimbi Hagen ( in the CFAR Developmental Core know if you are intending to apply for this award.

Note that The NIH Director's New innovator Award (DP2, Clinical Trial Optional, RFA-RM-19-006) is still available for ESI investigators beyond the postdoc stage.

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Community Corner    
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Join SisterLove, Inc. in Savannah, GA
August 30- September 1, 2019
for an epic weekend of community building and skills development!
Click here for volunteer opportunities!

SisterLove, Inc. is hosting their second annual
Healthy Love Youth Advocates Statewide Summit
or HLYASS - pronounced "Hell YASS!"

The goal of HLYASS is to increase and strengthen the participation of young people
from diverse backgrounds in challenging the sexual and reproductive health barriers and inequities they face. HLYASS seeks to center the experiences of youth living with or at risk of HIV, young black women, LGBTQ youth, and others from marginalized backgrounds.

Youth (16-25 years old) registration is $20 and includes
lodging for (2) nights, meals, and summit registration.
Transportation assistance to/from Savannah, GA is also available.

What is HLYASS?
During the HLYASS weekend intensive, we invite youth ages 16-25 from all over Georgia from diverse backgrounds to learn from experienced policy and reproductive justice advocates from across the state and country.
Register for HLYASS 2019

Become a Sponsor
Donate your money or time to help young people attend this important summit.
Become a HLYASS 2019 sponsor

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Funding Opps

Standard AIDS Deadlines

No New Listings

Other Deadlines

No New Listings


July 15 (Pre-proposal)
November 15 (Proposal)

Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome
Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) program

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

Mazzei A, Ingabire R, Mukamuyango J, Nyombayire J, Sinabamenye R, Bayingana R, Parker R, Tichacek A, Easter SR, Karita E, Allen S, Wall KM. Community health worker promotions increase uptake of long-acting reversible contraception in Rwanda.
Reprod Health. 2019 Jun 4;16(1):75. doi: 10.1186/s12978-019-0739-0.

    Calendar Upcoming Events

June 13
ID Seminar
"'What's the Harm?': Patient Perceptions of Antibiotic Risks and Benefits"
   Jennifer Spicer, MD, MPH (3rd Year ID Fellow)
   RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

June 14 (Reg Deadline)
June 27-28 (Course)
Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling Training
See Bulletin Board listing

Calendar Farther Down the Road

July 1 (Abstract Deadline)
September 10-12 (Meeting)
3rd National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology "SIV-ISV"
Location: University of Padua (Italy)

July 6 (Late Breaking Abstract Deadline) - New
August 22-23 (Meeting)
"5th Defeat HIV Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure"
Location: Seattle
Abstract Submission

July 26 - New
Vukuzazi: a population-based HIV, TB and NCD survey in rural KwaZulu-Natal
Host: HIV/TB Inter-CFAR Working Group

Registration: Email Gregory P. Bisson
in advance to be sent the Zoom link

August 2019 - New
Skill-building Workshops
See Bulletin Board listing

August 21 (Abstract Deadline)
October 21-22 (Meeting)
17th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS
Location: NIH (Bethesda)

November 12-16 (Meeting)
International Society for NeuroVirology
Location: Westin Buckhead (Atlanta)


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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Summer Hiatus

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation!


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