Center For AIDS Research

November 19, 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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November 19, 2020
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Warm Fuzzies Photo of the Week:


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Front & Center ... University Memo: New Flu Vaccine Requirement

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"Emory University is now requiring that all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus for the spring semester get a flu vaccine no later than December 15, 2020."

"It takes about two weeks for the body to develop immunity from the vaccine so getting a flu vaccine prior to December 15, 2020 gives adequate time for you to develop flu antibodies prior to being on campus for spring semester."

"Here is how you can get a free flu shot through your health plan coverage:"

"OPTION 1 (Recommended): Visit any in-network retail pharmacy such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, Publix, or Kroger. You will need to present your Emory CVS/Caremark prescription drug card (or other insurance card, if you are not covered by Emory's plan)."

"OPTION 2: Get a flu shot as part of your preventive exam at your doctor's office (Tier 1 & Tier 2 Emory medical plan in-network doctors only). Note: if you've already had your annual preventive exam and make an appointment for a flu shot, you may be charged for the visit."

Read the full memo (issued 11/18/20)

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In Other News ....
    Cover: AIDS & Behavior

is soliciting submissions for a special issue focused on HIV-related stigma.

A cover letter must be included.
Deadline: 12/15/20.
Read More About It

    Cover: AIDS Research & Human Retroviruses

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
is soliciting submissions for a special issue focused on topics* related to COVID-19 as a comorbidity of HIV infections.

Deadline: 12/15/20.
Submission Link

* Manuscript topics sought:
• Biological features specific to the HIV-1 and COVID-19 syndemic
• Socio-behavioral and socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations, including PLWH
• Vaccine and other therapeutic-based studies that may need special considerations for PLWH or on Pre-Exposure Prophlyaxis
• Research and impact on the effects of COVID-19 on the greater HIV research environment,

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Volunteers Sought: HIV Negative Individuals Age 18-60

The antibodies used in this study are not made from live or killed HIV. They cannot cause HIV or AIDS. All participants will be reimbursed for expenses related to being in the study.
• Questions?
Email or call (877-288-0048)

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Mentoring Moment... Center for Faculty Development and Excellence

     Mentoring Moment...     

Dear CFARians,
CFDE invites all faculty to participate in a spring 2021 semester-long program of remote writing support structures.

Registrants may choose from three options:

  • Writing Discussion Groups (in which participants read and discuss one another's work) via Zoom
  • Writing Accountability Groups via Slack
  • Writing Coach Message Service – twice weekly emails with practical writing tips and support, plus one optional individual 30 minute writing coaching session during the semester.

REGISTER HERE by December 11, 2020

A writing group can offer support, accountability, structure, and camaraderie for faculty in terms of both the process and the product, for writing across the range of types, lengths, stages of development, and goals.

It can supply a welcome antidote to the professional isolation that often comes with the task of writing and, if desired, provide a source for constructive critical feedback on work in progress. Any writing project, whether it's a book, a journal article, or a grant, can benefit from a writing group.

The CFDE serves as scheduler and convener, provides support, and sends reminders and online group prompts. The CFDE also sets up email lists for each group to facilitate planning and communication between group meetings. CFDE associate director Allison Adams will meet once with each Zoom-based group during the semester.

The writing groups begin meeting in late January for the spring semester and will conclude first week of May.

REGISTER HERE by December 11, 2020

For more information, contact Allison Adams.

If you participated in a previous CFDE writing group that is continuing to meet, you do not need to re-enroll via this process. Past participants who are interested in joining a new group are encouraged to re-enroll.

We also offer year-round regular writing accountability via Sit Down and Write with the CFDE.

Allison Adams

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Community Corner... CFAR Network Science Seminar

Community Corner       
CLC logo! CFAR Network Science Seminar logo     
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5:00 - 6:00pm
Via Zoom

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    SCORE SABV Workshop 2020
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Funding Opps


Complete list of all the current FOAs from the NIH CFAR co-funding and co-managing Institutes and Centers


Sponsor: Multiple
Clinical Trials: Not Allowed
FOA: PAR-21-070
Detection of HIV for Self-Testing

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

    Calendar Upcoming Events

November 19
12:00 - 1:00pm
M&I Webinar
Using reverse genetics to probe SARS-CoV-2 infection
and pathogenesis

Starring: Vineet Menachery, PhD
Assistant Professor (Microbiology & Immunology)
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Zoom Link

November 19
2:00 - 4:00pm
Confronting HIV Stigma: Live! Love! Life!
Hosted by: AL MAOC
More Information

November 20
1:00 - 3:00pm
Stronger Together: COVID-19 Updates
Hosted by: Georgia AETC
More Information

Calendar Farther Down the Road

January 17-21, 2021
HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P)
Location: Cape Town and/or Online
More Information


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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Virtual Vaccine Dinner Club - Wednesday, December 2

Focus: Ending the Epidemic

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Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

In the Absence of a Vaccine:
Is the Universal Test & Treat Strategy (UTT)
to Prevent HIV
Slowing Down the [AIDS] Pandemic?


Diane Havlir, MD
Professor (Medicine)
University of California, San Francisco

Carlos del Rio, MD, MPH
PI and Co-Director
Emory Center for AIDS Research

Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit and
Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit

Wendy Armstrong, MD
Executive Medical Director
Grady Infectious Disease Program (IDP)

Professor (Medicine)
Division of Infectious Disease
Emory University School of Medicine


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