Center For AIDS Research

September 25, 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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September 25, 2019
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XKCD Global Warming      

Click the XKCD image for a clear, easy to understand visual of how our current period of global warming fits into the historical record.

Bonus link: The Onion's 5 Things to Know About Greta Thunberg's Climate Activities


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Max Cooper      

... to the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation for bestowing on
Max Cooper the nation's most prestigious recognition for biomedical research, the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.

From Emory News:
"A half-century ago, Max Cooper made a historic discovery that forever changed our understanding of the human immune system.

"His breakthrough that the body has two separate kinds of lymphocytes, or white blood cells, to defend itself opened the door to a new world of treatments and vaccines."

Read More About It
Read More About Max & Jawless Fish

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Sophia Hussen    

Sophia Hussen just scored her first NIH funding! (R34MH116805)

Teenagers are notorious for pushing against authority and defining themselves in opposition to societal expectations. Living with HIV does nothing to change that. As a result, it is not uncommon for children with HIV to fall out of care when they become teens.

Sophia, MPI Amanda Tanner (UNC-Greensboro), Co-I Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, and their Design Team of care providers and YLH are hoping to change that by developing and pilot testing "iTransition," a multilevel, mobile web-based mHealth intervention intended to improve adolescents' transition from pediatric- to adult-oriented HIV care at the patient, provider, and clinic levels.

    Samantha McInally

Samantha McInally just scored her first NIH funding too! (F31AI145750)

We know that not all HIV-1 subtypes have the same transmission rates or clinical presentations, but we don't know why. Samantha's PhD research will help to answer that by examining if events at the very beginning of HIV-1 infection can explain the differences. Specifically, if the phenotypic properties of HIV-1 Transmitted-Founder viruses (i.e. the variants that are first under the wire in establishing a new infection) differ between subtypes A and C and if the differences in the interaction between subtypes A and C with the innate immune system can account for the observed differences in disease progression and transmission rates.

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Abstracts Sought: 2019 Conference on HIV in the Nervous System
The reopened deadline of midnight, 9/27 excludes publication in abstract booklet, travel scholarships and opportunity for oral presentations but interested scientists still have a (limited time) shot at submitting an abstract to the International Symposium on Neurvirology and 2019 Conference on HIV in the Nervous System.
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Interns Sought: Georgia Equality
Georgia Equality is seeking interns for Fall 2019 to support their work in the local LGBTQ community. In particular, they are in need of a "Field & Advocacy Intern" and a "Communications & Social Media Intern."
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Experts in Pediatric HIV infection and Infectious Disease Sought: DHHS
The HHS Panel on the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children is accepting nominations for scientific/clinical members with expertise in pediatric HIV infection and infectious diseases to co-chair the Panel.
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Planning for Success flyer

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Community Corner    

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Journey to Change flyer    

The Journey to Change Leadership Conference -- formally the MSM Symposium -- is hosted by The Georgia Department of Public Health, Offices of HIV and STD. This conference creates a face to face forum for the LGBTQ+ community and health care providers to meet and discuss health, cultural and policy issues.

This annual conference is designed to give the community access to information (research/best-practices/resources) and provide a safe forum with open discussions to facilitate community mobilization and encourage self-awareness, growth and empowerment.

September 26-28, 2019
Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Funding Opps

Standard AIDS Deadlines

No New Listings

Other Deadlines

No New Listings


Deadline: September 30 (LOI)
Sponsor: Emory SCORE
Pilot Grants

Deadline: October 1 (LOI)
Sponsor: Emory CFAR
CFAR-series Pilot Grants

Deadline: March 2 (Application)
Sponsor: Georgia CTSA
KL2 Pilot Grants
More Information
This is a career development program for junior faculty

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

Merlin JS, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Lira MC, Tsui JI, Forman LS, Colasanti J, Walley AY, Del Rio C, Liebschutz JM. Marijuana Use and Its Associations With Pain, Opioid Dose, and HIV Viral Suppression Among Persons Living With HIV on Chronic Opioid Therapy.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 Oct 1;82(2):195-201. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002119.

    Calendar Upcoming Events

September 26
ID Seminar
Epidemiologic and Immunologic Factors Driving the Resurgence of Mumps in the US
   Sri Edupuganti, Mariel Marlow
   RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

September 27 (Abstracts)
November 12-16 (Meeting)
2019 Conference on HIV in the Central Nervous System
Host: 16th International Symposium on NeuroVirology
Location: Westin Buckhead (Atlanta)

Calendar Farther Down the Road

October 10-11
10th International Workshop on HIV & Aging
Location: New York City

October 11 - New
Sexual and Gender Minority Research Regional Workshop
Host: NIH
Location: Philadelphia

October 17 - New
11:00 - noon
CDD Seminar
Location: HSRB Auditorium /Café
Guest Speakers:
   Rabindra Tirouvanziam, PhD
"Pharmacological Modulation of Human Immune Stress Responses: Reprogrammed Tissue Neutrophils as a Novel Target"

   Christina Gavegnano, PhD
"Repurposing Agents Results in Selective Death Induction of HIV-1 Infected Myeloid Reservoirs"
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October 19
HIV Church Summit
Location: Shirley A. Massey Conference Center
   Morehouse College

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


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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Vaccine Dinner Club - Thursday, October 10

Focus: The Measles Mess

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Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

The Virus We Love to Hate


Paul Rota, PhD
Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Manisha Patel, MD, MS
Team Lead
Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Herpesvirus and Domestic Polio Epidemiology Team
Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-- Discussants --

Alan Hinman, MD, MPH
Consulting Senior Advisor
Task Force for Global Health

Walter Orenstein, MD
Professor and Associate Director
Emory Vaccine Center
Emory University


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