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May 15, 2019
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Lisa Flowers    

... to Lisa Flowers, recipient of the 2019 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Pete & Weesie Hollis Community Service Award which recognizes physicians who perform dedicated service in caring for underserved communities.



    Emory MACS/WHIS leadership


... to Igho Ofotokun, Anandi Sheth, and Gina Wingood on successfully competing for the establishment of a "MACS/WHIS-CSS" site at Emory.
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Lisa Cranmer    

... and to Lisa Cranmer on scoring her very first NIH funding!

Lisa's K23 (1K23AI143479) will investigate The Role of Antibodies in Infant TB Prevention. Specifically, whether mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) antibodies protect HIV-exposed infants from Mtb infection and to identify differences in Mtb humoral and innate immunity between HIV- exposed and HIV-unexposed infants. Her research findings will inform development of vaccination strategies that will form the basis of Dr. Cranmer's push towards an independent research career in infant TB prevention.

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     Marcia Holstad

At the invitation of the National Institute of Nursing Research, Marcia Holstad will serve as a member of the Clinical Science Working Group that is planning and implementing the upcoming NIH HIV-associated Comorbidities Workshop, co-led by OAR and NHLBI (September 19-20, 2019; at NIH).

The Workshop will seek a multi-disciplinary understanding of HIV-associated comorbidities, coinfections, and complications and identify research gaps and opportunities for research in these areas.



William Tyor     Walter Royal     James Sejvar    

Bill Tyor, Walter Royal, and James Sejvar are members of the local organizing committee of the upcoming International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV) meeting to be held in Atlanta November 12-16, 2019.

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AV200 Ride Volunteers sought: THIS WEEKEND
Jane Lawson reports that Volunteers are needed for Friday evening, Saturday Morning, Rock Eagle overnight, and Sunday afternoon. Please contact her at jalawso@emory.edu if you want to be involved in any or all of these essential pieces of the AV200 Ride. Thanks!


HIV+ Clinical Study Volunteers sought: A5359
The Ponce Clinic is recruting for "A Phase III Study to Evaluate Long-Acting Antiretroviral Therapy in Non-adherent HIV-Infected Individuals."
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Community Corner    



The 3rd Annual Barbara Vick Impact Awards program was held on Thursday, May 9th. This year, we honored 24 remarkable unsung heroes in the local HIV response. Category awardees are as follows:

2019 Barbies

FIRST ROW:
Rachel Ammirati, PASSIONATE PROVIDERS category
"For continuously challenging the way in which mental/behavioral health services are being delivered."

Jonathan Colasanti, HIV RESEARCHERS category
"For being a driving force behind rapid entry programs, new initiatives for retention in care, and intentional community engagement that keep an open dialogue and invoke meaningful involvement of those living with HIV."

SECOND ROW:
Linda Felix, WOMEN WARRRIORS category
"For being a powerful voice and advocate in highlighting the importance of women in clinical research for over 20 years."

DeWayne Ford, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE category
"For being a quiet storm who works diligently to eradicate the impact of HIV in his community through over 10 years of education and screening initiatives."

Ashton Hester, TRAILBLAZER award
A leader within Trailblazer award winner THRIVE SS.
"For his dedication to serving Atlanta's LGBTQ youth, as an ordained preacher, teacher, peer educator, and supporter."

THIRD ROW:
Marxavian Jones, TRAILBLAZER award
A leader within Trailblazer award winner THRIVE SS.
"For authoring a novel about the psychosocial issues that accompany living in a world with HIV as a young Black gay man: Family dynamics, drugs, sexuality, and stigma."

Antoinette Jones-Knowles, EMERGING LEADERS category:
"For bringing her life experience to the patient experience, sharing her story with those facing a new HIV diagnosis who may need to hear it the most, letting them know that a lifetime with HIV is possible despite a world that tells them otherwise through social media and the press."

D'Angela Morrison, TRAILBLAZER award
A leader within Trailblazer award winner THRIVE SS.
"For infusing the Grady IDP clinic with new ideas, perspectives, and approaches to engage patients and providers in conversation, both inside and -- in particular -- outside the clinical encounter."

FOURTH ROW:
Larry Scott-Walker, TRAILBLAZER award
Co-founder of Trailblazer award winner THRIVE SS.
"For his dedication to and leadership of THRIVE SS, as well as his ability to speak out on issues of injustice and unapologetically use his voice to defend those who are often left unsupported."
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Research

Funding Opps

NIH FUNDING:
Standard AIDS Deadlines

Sponsor: NIMH
Clinical Trials: Not Allowed
HIV/AIDS Scholars Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models Program
KO1


NIH FUNDING:
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)

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Amancha PK, Ackerley CG, Duphare C, Lee M, Hu YJ, Amara RR, Kelley CF. Distribution of Functional CD4 and CD8 T cell Subsets in Blood and Rectal Mucosal Tissues.
Sci Rep. 2019 May 6;9(1):6951. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-43311-6.


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Chen YN, Coker D, Kramer MR, Johnson BA, Wall KM, Ordóñez CE, McDaniel D, Edwards A, Hare AQ, Sunpath H, Marconi VC. The Impacts of Residential Location on the Risk of HIV Virologic Failure Among ART Users in Durban, South Africa.
AIDS Behav. 2019 May 2. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02523-7. [Epub ahead of print]


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Holstad MM, Higgins M, Bauman M, Farber EW, Waldrop-Valverde D, Okwandu O, Ofotokun I. Picture Pill Count: An Innovative, Reliable, Valid and Feasible Method to Measure Adherence to ART.
AIDS Behav. 2019 Apr 30. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02513-9. [Epub ahead of print]


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Loretan C, Chamberlain AT, Sanchez T, Zlotorzynska M, Jones J. Trends and Characteristics Associated with HPV Vaccination Uptake Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States, 2014 - 2017.
Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Apr 15. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001008. [Epub ahead of print]


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Gonzalo-Gil E, Rapuano PB, Ikediobi U, Leibowitz R, Mehta S, Coskun AK, Porterfield JZ, Lampkin TD, Marconi VC, Rimland D, Walker BD, Deeks S, Sutton RE. Transcriptional down-regulation of ccr5 in a subset of HIV+ controllers and their family members.
Elife. 2019 Apr 9;8. pii: e44360. doi: 10.7554/eLife.44360.


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Cloud DH, Beane S, Adimora A, Friedman SR, Jefferson K, Hall HI, Hatzenbuehler M, Johnson AS, Stall R, Tempalski B, Wingood GM, Wise A, Komro K, Cooper HLF. State minimum wage laws and newly diagnosed cases of HIV among heterosexual black residents of US metropolitan areas.
SSM Popul Health. 2018 Nov 28;7:100327. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.100327. eCollection 2019 Apr.


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    Calendar Upcoming Events
May 15
8:00am
HOPE Webinar
A Gerontological Perspective on Patients with HIV and Falls
Starring:
   Talli McCormick, MSN, APRN-BC, GNP
Focus: Nurses
Sponsor:
   Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
• To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 5/15

May 15
1:00pm
Webcast Wednesday
Immigration & HIV: Its Effect on the LatinX Community
Starring:
   Immigration Attorney Joaquin Rosales, Esq
Sponsor:
   SE AETC
Registration

May 16
5:15pm - 7:00pm
CFAR Seminar
CFAR Immunology Core
See: Footlights below

May 17
11:00am
Coinfection Friday Webinar
Treatment of HCV
Starring:
    Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS
Sponsor:
   SE AETC
Registration

May 20
3:30 - 4:30pm
National CFAR Webinar
CFAR Collaboration on HIV in Corrections
Starring:
   Curt Beckwith
Important Information for First Time Attendees
Registration

May 22
12:00pm
Webcast Wednesday
U=U in Practice: The Undetectables
"Exploring an Innovative Model"

Starring:
    Mardrequs Harris
Sponsor:
   SE AETC
Registration

Calendar Farther Down the Road
May 23 - New
1:00pm
Webinar
Ms MAI: Sexually Transmitted Infections and Associated Risk Behaviors Among Women Who Have Sex with Women
Starring:
    Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS
Sponsor:
   SE AETC
Registration

May 29 - New
9:00am
Webcast Wednesday
Gender Affirmation Surgery
Starring:
    Julian Winocour, MD
Sponsor:
   SE AETC
Registration

May 31 - June 1
Conference
National LGBTQ Health Conference
Hosted by: Emory University; NIH
Location: Atlanta (Emory)
Information

June 5 - New
9:00am
Webcast Wednesday
Health Literacy for Black MSM
Starring:
    Eddie Wiley, MPH
Sponsor:
   SE AETC
Registration

July 1 (Abstract Deadline)
September 10-12 (Meeting)
Conference
3rd National Congress of the Italian Society for Virology "SIV-ISV"
Location: University of Padua (Italy)
Information

August 21 (Abstract Deadline) - New
October 21-22 (Meeting)
Conference
17th International Conference on Malignancies in HIV/AIDS
Location: NIH (Bethesda)
Information

November 12-16 (Meeting)
Conference
International Society for NeuroVirology
Location: Westin Buckhead (Atlanta)
Information

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Footlights | CFAR Seminar - Thursday, May 16

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Meeting Host:
CFAR Immunology Core

Count Me In! Click Here to Register

Galit Alter Using Systems Serology to Define Correlates of Protection against SIV/SHIV

Galit Alter, PhD
Professor (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School

Matthew Parsons Impact of Seminal Plasma on the Protective Efficacy of an Anti-HIV-1 Broadly Neutralizing Antibody

Matthew Parsons, PhD
Assistant Professor (Pathology)
Emory School of Medicine

Research Assistant Professor (Microbiolgy & Immunology)
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Deanna Kulpa CD8+ Lymphocyte Mediated Suppression of HIV Expression in CD4+ T cells

Deanna Kulpa, PhD
Assistant Professor (Pediatrics)
Emory School of Medicine


Agenda:
5:15 — Pizza and Networking
5:45 — Interesting Talks
7:30 — Adjourn

Meeting Location:
Room 1000
Claudia Nance Rollins Bldg
Rollins School of Public Health

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