Center For AIDS Research

June 18, 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 18, 2019
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Will Team UK keep calm and carry on or will Team USA re-declare their independence?

Watch the USA and the UK square off in a best of three dodge ball match, hosted by Late Late Show's James Cordon....
(video is 11:43)

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... to all of the CFARians who have been nominated for a 2019 Emory Department of Medicine Faculty Award.

The Department of Medicine recognizes faculty and staff members who have made significant contributions to their divisions, the department, the SOM, and/or Emory. The following CFARians have been nominated for 2019 awards by their colleagues. The award winners will be announced in late August.

Nominated for:
Outstanding Clinician Award


Nominated for:
Quality Achievement Award


Nominated for:
Silver Pear Mentoring Award

Kim Workowski       Emily Cartwright       Molly Perkins                  

Kim Workowski


Emily Cartwright


Molly Perkins


Nominated for:
Medical Educators "Teach 12" Award


Nominated for:
Diversity and Inclusion Award


Nominated for:
Educator Impact Award

Jonathan Colasanti       Igho Ofotokun       Varun Pahdke                  

Jonathan Colasanti


Igho Ofotokun


Varun Phadke


Nominated for:
Nanette K. Wenger Distinguished Service Award.

Sri Edupuganti       Abeer Moanna       Susan Ray                  

Sri Edupuganti


Abeer Moanna


Susan Ray


Nominated for:
Outstanding Scientific Citation Award


Nominated for:
Hidden Gem Award

Sara Auld       Cecile Lahiri       Saurabh Chawla       Ameeta Kalokhe      

Sara Auld


Cecile Lahiri


Saurabh Chawla


Ameeta Kalokhe

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

      Sam Jenness

(Belated) Kudos to Sam Jenness for receiving his FIRST NIH R01 funding in July 2018 for R01AI138783 (Epimodel 2.0: Integrated Network Models for HIV/STI Prevention Science).

The Good: There exists nearly two decades of NIH and CDC funded research that has generated modeling tools that are being used to support the development of HIV policy across the country.

The Bad: Unfortunately many of these tools aren't well connected to useful behavioral or clinical data that can be used for parameterization and don't excel at including robust cost/benefit analyses.

The Sublime: Sam's R01 is currently in its second year of building on the previous decades of work to construct integrated networks, integrated epidemiology, and integrated economics methods and software tools that, collectively, are capable of forecasting the performance of innovative HIV/STI prevention technologies and translating fast-evolving clinical research into public health policy that maximizes the epidemiological impact at an acceptable economic cost.

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Tysheena Charles      

Tysheena Charles was selected to present at the HIV Vaccine Trials Network Early Stage Investigator Conference in Washington, DC. Tysheena is a mentee of Cindy Derdeyn.

      Albert Anderson

Bert Anderson received a subcontract from the University of California San Diego for a project entitled "Detect: A novel device to assess how HIV affects neurocognitive decline and postural instability in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease."

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     NIH Office of Extramural Research logo



A new NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Template is now available to guide investigators as they develop a comprehensive clinical protocol.
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Have you experienced or observed a potential case of sexual harrassment that is affecting an NIH-funded activity? The NIH has announced a new webform that allows for anybody in the biomedical research community to share information related to a potential case of sexual harassment directly and, if desired, anonymously.
Read More About It

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     Mentoring Moment...    
CTSA Team Science Training

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Community Corner    

Greetings Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Wonderful Community Partners!

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, SisterLove, Inc. is hosting a Community Testing & Resource Fair!

This is a free event, hosted at our Motherhouse location (1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Atlanta, GA 30310) on Friday June 28, from 3pm until 7pm. SisterLove will offer free HIV/STI screening on the spot. Other services will be fun for children and youth, free food, DJ/music, other community partners and health services, along with several privately owned businesses and young black entrepreneurs.

SisterLove Week of Teting

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Funding Opps

Standard AIDS Deadlines

No New Listings

Other Deadlines

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No New Listings

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

Pullen S. Chronic Pain Mitigation and Opioid Weaning at a Multidisciplinary AIDS Clinic: A Case Report.
Rehabil Oncol. 2019 Jan;37(1):37-42. doi: 10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000159.

James AJ, Marable D, Cubbison CV, Tarbox AA, Mejia DL, Oo SA, Freedberg KA, Levison JH. HIV testing in a large community health center serving a multi-cultural patient population: A qualitative study of providers.
AIDS Care. 2019 May 27:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1612016. [Epub ahead of print].

Sabben G, Mudhune V, Ondeng'e K, Odero I, Ndivo R, Akelo V, Winskell K. A Smartphone Game to Prevent HIV Among Young Africans (Tumaini): Assessing Intervention and Study Acceptability Among Adolescents and Their Parents in a Randomized Controlled Trial.
JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2019 May 21;7(5):e13049. doi: 10.2196/13049.

Jones J, Weiss K, Mermin J, Dietz P, Rosenberg ES, Gift TL, Chesson H, Sullivan PS, Lyles C, Bernstein KT, Jenness SM. Proportion of Incident Human Immunodeficiency Virus Cases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Attributable to Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: A Modeling Analysis.
Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Jun;46(6):357-363. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000980.

Swaims-Kohlmeier A, Haddad LB, Li ZT, Brookmeyer KA, Baker JM, Widom CS, Lamousin JC, Chi KH, Chen CY, Kersh EN, Johnson JA, Herbst-Kralovetz MM, Hogben M, Ofotokun I, Kohlmeier JE. Chronic immune barrier dysregulation among women with a history of violence victimization.
JCI Insight. 2019 May 16;4(10). pii: 126097. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.126097. eCollection 2019 May 16.

    Calendar Upcoming Events

June 20
ID Seminar
"Sharing the Love: Antimicrobial Resistance Among Pets and Pet Owners"
   Alex Dretler, MD (3rd Year ID Fellow)
   RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

June 21
Co-infection Friday: HIV, HCV and Infection Prevention: Considerations for the Care of Persons who Inject Drugs
    Asher Schranz, MD (UNC)

June 25
HOPE Webinar
Long-term Metabolic and Immune Outcomes Among HIV-Exposed Uninfected Adolescents and Young Adults
   Lindsay T. Fourman, MD (Harvard)
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 6/25

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

July 16 (Abstract Deadline) - New
October 21-22 (Meeting)
2019 Inter-CFAR HIV Women and HIV Symposium
Location: Chicago
Abstract Submission

July 26
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
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)

October 14 (Abstract Deadline) - New
December 8-12 (Meeting)
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Abstract submission


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