Center For AIDS Research

April 8, 2020

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April 8, 2020
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Reminder of the Week ...
     washing hands     

 

Sometimes, showing love just looks like washing your hands.

 

 

Adapted from: StoryPeople

 
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Front & Center ...
     Facebook Live Event 04/09/20     

FaceBook Live with Carlos del Rio on Thursday, 4/9/20 (11:00am)

 
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Kudos ...
     Sophia Hussen     
     Sophia Hussen     

...to Sophia Hussen on converting her CFAR Developmental Core CFAR-03 award into an NIH R21 (R21MH121164).

Sophia's project -- SOCIOCULTURAL INFLUENCES ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE UTILIZATION FOR YOUNG BLACK GAY, BISEXUAL AND OTHER MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN -- will addresss a key health disparity. I.e. that YB-GBMSM experience high HIV prevalence and incidence but suboptimal rates of engagement across the HIV Continuum of Care, including in the mental health services that have been shown to be major determinants of continum of care success.
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     Kristin Harrington     
     Kristin Harrington     

... and to Kristin Harrington on scoring her very first NIH funding (F30AI152342)

Under the supervision of her sponsors Neel Gandhi and Lance Waller, Kristin's project -- INVESTIGATING TRANSMISSION RISK AND INCIDENCE OF EXTENSIVELY DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS IN SOUTH AFRICA -- will address a crucial gap in our current knowledge: If -- as it seems it does -- XDR TB is primarily transmitted through casual contact (brief interactions in the community), where is that casual contact occurring? Kristin's project will use epi, biost, and geospatial approaches to better understand transmission dynamics in order to more effectively target XDR TB prevention strategies.
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In Other News ....

     Patrick Sullivan      Patrick Sullivan     
     Patrick Sullivan      Colleen Kelley     

Patrick Sullivan and Colleen Kelley have new R01 funding for PARRYING THE PITFALLS OF PREP: PREVENTING PREMATURE PREP DISCONTINUATION AND STIS AMONG YOUNG BLACK MSM (R01MH122341).

It isn't enough to get people on PrEP, they also need to stay on it. Patrick and Colleen's new project will add three new interventions to a cohort of 300 YBMSM in Atlanta that they have been following for 5 years: (1) an innovative "early warning" system to identify and intervene with YBMSM who are at risk for discontinuing PrEP; (2) offering on-demand PrEP to men who have stopped or plan to stop daily PrEP; and (3) offering STI Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) with doxycycline for all men, regardless of PrEP use, to avert new STIs.
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Mentoring Moment... K-Club
     Mentoring Moment...    

Dear CFARians,
Given our current situation with COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the April and May K-Club meetings. Since K-Club does not meet during the summer months, the next topics will be presented in the fall semester.

A sneak peek into what we are planning…
The September, October and November K-Clubs will be a 3-part series based on an excellent webinar recently hosted by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and presented by Jaime S. Rubin, PhD, Vice Chair for Investigator Development, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, titled Transitioning to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship for Newly Independent Investigators. Each month we will hone in on specific topics covered in this webinar, highlighting key concepts and pausing to allow invited panelists to provide their perspective and input on those topics. The topic areas are outlined below.

Monday, September 14, 2020– Part 1: Types of NIH Awards
Covers about the first 30 minutes of Dr. Rubin's NRMN presentation
• Timeline of Funding for Junior Investigators
• Types of Awards
• Types of Funding Announcements
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Friday, October 2, 2020 – Part 2: Grantsmanship
Covers segment of Dr. Rubin's NRMN presentation from 57 minutes to 1 hour 18 minutes
• Approaches for Competitive Applications
• Candidate and Research Team
• Common Problems with Applications from New Investigators
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Monday, November 9, 2020 – Part 3: NIH Review Process
Covers segment of Dr. Rubin's NRMN presentation primarily from 32 minutes to 46 minutes
• Review Process
• Review Criteria
• Rigor and Reproducibility
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RSVP

In the interim, we encourage you to watch the webinar on your own so that you can get a sense of what is covered in preparation for doing a deep dive into each of these topics via a facilitated panel discussion this fall.

Also as a reminder, you can review recordings and slides from our past K-Clubs at this link.

We hope you are staying healthy and safe and look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

Stacy Heilman, PhD
For the K-Club Leadership

 
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Community Corner...A message from the Emory Department of Medicine
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Emory Health Heroes


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Research

Funding Opps

NIH FUNDING:
Standard AIDS Deadlines

Sponsor: NIMH
Clinical Trials: Optional
FOA: PA-20-144 (R01)
FOA: PA-20-145 (R21)
Innovations in HIV Prevention, Testing, Adherence and Retention to Optimize HIV Prevention and Care Continuum Outcomes
R01
R21


NIH FUNDING:
Other Deadlines

Due: October 13 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
Clinical Trials: Not Allowed
FOA: PAR-20-147 (R01)
FOA: PAR-20-148 (R21)
Extracellular RNA carrier subclasses in processes relevant to Substance Use Disorders or HIV infection
R01
R21



NIH NOTICE OF SPECIAL INTEREST (NOSI)

Sponsor: NIDA
Exploring the Roles of Biomolecular Condensates (BMCs) in Substance Use Disorder and/or HIV-related processes
NOT-DA-20-018

Sponsor: NIMH
Strengthening the HIV Prevention Continuum
NOT-MH-20-019

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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    Calendar Upcoming Events

April 8
12:00am
AETC Webinar
Webcast Wednesday: Oral Health and HIV Series: Oral Health and HIV Part One
Starring:
    Mark Schweizer, DDS, MPH
Host: Tennessee AETC
Registration

April 9
8:00am
ID Seminar
Using what you have: Infectious Disease surveillance with limited data
Starring:
    Lance Waller
Zoom Link

April 9
11:00
FaceBook Live
COVID-19: What You Need To Know
Starring:
    Carlos del Rio
Link

April 13 - cancelled
12:00
K-Club
Transitioning to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship.'-Part 1
Starring: Jennifer Villaseñor

Calendar Farther Down the Road

June 12
Conference
10th Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference
Location: Georgia Aquarium
Abstract Information & FAQs
Submit an Abstract
Register for the Conference
Add to Calendar

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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights |

Meetings of the
CFAR Science Seminar
and the
Vaccine Dinner Club

COVID-cancelled until next Fall.

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