Center For AIDS Research

December 9, 2020

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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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December 9, 2020
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World AIDS Day 2020: Virtual AIDS Quilt

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This quilt panel is one of several that the CFAR and RSPH collaborated in hosting as part of a virtual display.

In the Southeast, HIV diagnoses account for more than 50% of new diagnoses nationally, with Georgia ranking first in the country.

Each of the more than 148,000 squares in the quilt memorializes the life and legacy of someone's loved one. Paul Coppinger was the the beloved uncle of CFAR's Assistant Director for Programs, Jenny Anderson.

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Front & Center ... Emory HIV Clinical Trials Unit


Emory HCTU
 
 
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Kudos ...

    David Stephens     David Stephens     Ray Schinazi
    David Stephens     Lanny Liebeskind     Raymond Schinazi    

David Stephens and Lanny Liebeskind have been named 2020 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.
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Raymond Schinazi has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of his distinguished career in advancing science and it application.
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In Other News ....
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    Jeffrey Collins     Thomas Ziegler

Jeff Collins and Tom Ziegler recently received subcontract funding (through UCSF) for CHILDHOOD 'OMICS' AND MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS-DERIVED BIOSIGNATURES (COMBO) FOR TB DIAGNOSIS IN HIGH HIV PREVALENCE SETTINGS
(1R01AI152161-01).

The overall goal of the project is to discover biomarkers of pediatric tuberculosis to improve tuberculosis diagnostics. Jeff's and Tom's role on the project will be to use high-resolution metabolomics to discover TB biomarkers in blood and urine.

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From the Twittersphere... @EmoryCFAR
       
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Come be a part of the conversation! See the Footlights section for more information about -- and to register for -- the 12/10 CFAR Network meeting that will be hosted by the CFAR Community Liaison Council (CLC).     Tweet
     
 
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Bulletin Board... teen SPARC Needs YOU
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Researchers with the Coalition for Applied Modeling and Prevention (CAMP) have developed a tool with direct public health impact, and we're seeking feedback from public health department researchers and staff. We are hoping you can help!

 

The teen-SPARC Excel tool and website was designed to help predict the impact of behavior change among adolescents in the US on sexually transmitted infections.   In support of this tool, we have a recorded webinar (found here) to help users navigate the downloadable files (found here).

  

We are looking for additional feedback in order to make this tool as accessible, implementable, and user-friendly as possible.

 

The 'ask' is for you (or a willing colleague) to download and navigate the tool, with the assistance of the webinar (optional), and then complete the 5-minute survey (found here) designed to collect user feedback–successful applications, barriers to use, and additional features of interest.

THANK YOU!

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• Questions: Monica Trigg

 
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Community Corner... Comment on the Draft HIV National Strategic Plan

             
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    National AIDS Plan Comment Period    

The NIH Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register to solicit input on the draft HIV Plan. The draft HIV Plan and a link to the RFI are posted on HIV.gov. The deadline for comments is 5:00 PM (ET) on December 14, 2020. All comments must be submitted electronically to HIVPlanComments@hhs.gov no later than the deadline, to be considered.

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In Case You Missed It...
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    Nightline World AIDS Day    

 
 

Its not too late to catch the (9:24) ABC Nightline segment for World AIDS Day starring Tony Fauci (NIH), Jim Curran (RSPH; CDC), Ryan White (IN), and Larry Scott Walker (ThriveSS). Check it out...

 
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Research

Funding Opps

NIH FUNDING:

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See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

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Sun YV, Marconi VC. A complex system of chemokines may hold the key to optimal CD4+ T-cell recovery after antiretroviral therapy.
EBioMedicine. 2020 Nov 9;62:103113. doi: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2020.103113. Online ahead of print.

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Vignesh R, Shankar EM, Velu V, Thyagarajan SP. Is Herd Immunity Against SARS-CoV-2 a Silver Lining?
Front Immunol. 2020 Sep 30;11:586781. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.586781. eCollection 2020.

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Sullivan PS, Woodyatt C, Koski C, Pembleton E, McGuinness P, Taussig J, Ricca A, Luisi N, Mokotoff E, Benbow N, Castel AD, Do AN, Valdiserri RO, Bradley H, Jaggi C, O'Farrell D, Filipowicz R, Siegler AJ, Curran J, Sanchez TH. A Data Visualization and Dissemination Resource to Support HIV Prevention and Care at the Local Level: Analysis and Uses of the AIDSVu Public Data Resource.
J Med Internet Res. 2020 Oct 23;22(10):e23173. doi: 10.2196/23173.


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    Calendar Upcoming Events

December 10 - new listing
8:00am EST
ID Seminar
The Intersection of Homelessness and Infectious Diseases
Starring:
   Dr. Emily Mosites (CDC)
Webinar Link

December 14 - new listing
12:00pm
Webinar
Ending the US HIV Epidemic: Individualizing ART for Black/African American Patients with HIV
Hosted by: Florida AETC
More Information
Registration

December 15 - new listing
7:00 - 8:00am EST
HOPE Webinar
1: Building Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines and Promoting Uptake among Communities of Color in the US
2: COVID-19 Vaccine to Vaccination: Why Leaders Must Invest in Delivery Strategies Now
Starring:
   Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH (Harvard)
   Rebecca Weintraub, MD (Harvard)
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor:
   Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
• To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 12/15
   Passcode: 418330

December 15 - new listing
1:00 - 3:00pm
Webinar
Stronger Together: More than a Number: Treating Patients Beyond HIV
Hosted by: Morehouse School of Medicine
More Information
Registration

December 16 - new listing
12:00pm
Webinar
HIV and COVID-19 in Correctional Settings
Hosted by: TN Comprehensive Care Clinic
More Information
Registration

Calendar Farther Down the Road

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

February 8-9, 2021
Zoom Conference
HIV & Aging in the era of ART and COVID19
Hosted by: Emory CFAR; Miami CFAR
More Information
Registration

April 15-16, 2021
Zoom Conference
HIV & HIV & Aging: Mitochondria to the Metropolis: Population Determinants of Health
Hosted by: Emory CFAR
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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Virtual CFAR Network - Thursday, December 10

CLC logo! CFAR Network Science Seminar logo     
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