Center For AIDS Research

February 26, 2020

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 26, 2020
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Happy Birthday      
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Posts to Weibo, the Chinese social media app, are currently filling up with pets – mostly cats – wearing homemade coronavirus masks.

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      Happy Birthday

Happy 0th Birthday to CFAR's newest member

Kade Avett Anderson (6 lb, 10 oz) -- was born on Monday, February 24.

Kade and his parents, Kyle and Jenny Anderson, are all doing well.

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Nadine Rouphael       Evan Anderson       Carlos del Rio
Nadine Rouphael      Evan Anderson      Carlos del Rio


MPIs Nadine Rouphael, Evan Anderson, and Carlos del Rio have received new funding from NIH/NIAID (1UM1AI148576-01) for the Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) that will allow the VTEU to contribute to the mission of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Consortium (IDCRC) by conducting clinical protocols for evaluating vaccines, biologics, therapeutics, diagnostics including prognostic and predictive markers, and devices for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.
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Postdoctoral Fellow Sought: Kasturi Lab
The Kasturi Lab in the Department of Experimental Pathology at the Emory School of Medicine and Yerkes National Primate Research Center is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Scientist to lead a NIH-funded project investigating novel adjuvants and immunological mechanisms that promote long-lived HIV specific immune responses.
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Dear Early Stage Investigators,

The deadline for applying for the Sustained Training in Aging & HIV Research (STAHR) Program has been extended to February 28th.

This is a fantastic opportunity for junior faculty who have a focus on HIV or Aging and would like to pursue research in the field of HIV & Aging.

Two of our members, Anna Rubtsova and Alexis Bender, have participated and would be happy to share their experiences.

I encourage anyone who qualifies to apply to do so.
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Apply Here

Molly M. Perkins, PhD
Co-Director, HIV & Aging SWG

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Community Corner    

Hosted by the Emory Center for AIDS Research & its Community Liaison Council
Thursday, May 28, 2020
5:30 - 8:30pm

Mark Your Calendar to Join Us in Celebrating Individuals who have made new and/or under-recognized contributions to the HIV response in Atlanta.

Do you know an under-recognized leader in the local HIV response?

CLICK HERE to nominate an unsung hero for the 4th Annual Barbara Vick Impact Awards.

Nominations are due Tuesday, March 10th at midnight EST.
(Please submit a separate electronic form for each nominee.)

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Funding Opps

Standard AIDS Deadlines

No New Listings

Other Deadlines

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)

Linton SL, Cooper HLF, Chen YT, Khan MA, Wolfe ME, Ross Z, Des Jarlais DC, Friedman SR, Tempalski B, Broz D, Semaan S, Wejnert C, Paz-Bailey G. Mortgage Discrimination and Racial/Ethnic Concentration Are Associated with Same-Race/Ethnicity Partnering among People Who Inject Drugs in 19 US Cities.
J Urban Health. 2020 Feb;97(1):88-104. doi: 10.1007/s11524-019-00405-w.

Da Costa V, Ingabire R, Sinabamenye R, Karita E, Umutoni V, Hoagland A, Allen S, Mork E, Parker R, Mukamuyango J, Haddad L, Nyombayire J, Wall KM. An Exploratory Analysis of Factors Associated With Interest in Postpartum Intrauterine Device Uptake Among Pregnant Women and Couples in Kigali, Rwanda.
Clin Med Insights Reprod Health. 2019 Dec 3;13:1179558119886843. doi: 10.1177/1179558119886843. eCollection 2019.

    Calendar Upcoming Events

February 27
ID Seminar
The B6 Project: Developing a Social Capital Intervention with and for Young Black Gay Men Living with HIV
   Sophia Hussen, MD
   RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Room

February 28
9:00 - 10:30
CROI 2020 Practice
Get helpful feedback on your oral or poster from:
   Carlos del Rio
   Jim Curran
   Ann Chahroudi

   Kimbi Hagen
Host: CFAR Developmental Core
• Register:

February 29 - New
Webcast Wednesday: Innovative Programs to End the HIV Epidemic: Positive Peers
    Jennifer Smith
   Ann Avery

Host: Tennessee AETC

Calendar Farther Down the Road
March 9 - New Listing
12:00 - 1:00pm
FAIL is not a four letter word: Why success is more likely when you're willing to fail
RSVP (by 3/5)
View via Zoom
Add to Calendar
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March 13, 2020 (Abstract Deadline)
June 12 (Meeting)
10th Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference
Location: Georgia Aquarium
Abstract Information & FAQs
Submit an Abstract
Register for the Conference
Add to Calendar

March 26 - New Listing
Standup Comedy
Science Riot Atlanta: Science Does Standup
Location: Zoo Atlanta
More Information
Buy a Ticket

May 19
Collaborative Meeting
CFAR Faith and Sprirituality Research
Location: Hilton Birmingmah (Alabama)
Save the Date Flyer
• Registration opens in March

May 20
Working Group Meeting
HIV in the South
Location: Hilton Birmingmah (Alabama)
Save the Date Flyer
• Registration opens in March


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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Vaccine Dinner Club - Wednesday, March 4

Focus: Epidemiology, History, Policy

     VDC logo


Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

What We Know,
What We Suspect,
What We Fear


Jay C. Butler, MD (CAPT, USPHS, RET)
Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


James V. Lavery, PhD
Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health Rollins School of Public Health


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