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September 17, 2020
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     Escher Dishes     

by Patrick McKelvie, for the New Yorker magazine

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Front & Center ... $$$

     Fall CFAR Funding Cycle     
 
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Kudos ...

    
     Jeb Jones     
     Jeb Jones     

... to Jeb Jones on scoring his very first R-level NIH funding for ADAPTING A MOBILE HIV PREVENTION APP TO INCREASE UPTAKE OF HIV AND STI TESTING AMONG RURAL MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN (R56NR019482).

MSM in the rural South experience a disproportionate incidence of both HIV and STIs. Despite this, HIV/STI testing uptake remains low in this population.

Jeb's new project will adapt and optimize the HealthMindr app for use with rural MSM and then test its efficacy in increasing the uptake of HIV/STI testing over a 24-month period.

Read More About It:
R56NR019482

 
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In Other Exciting News .... MARI Program is Accepting Applications
    
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A new rapid response (Deadline: October 14) funding opportunity targeted towards early-career investigators is now available through the CDC's Minority HIV Research Initiative (MARI).

The initiative supports promising epidemiologic and implementation science research in racial/ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV and builds research capacity among historically underrepresented researchers

 
 


Read More About It
MARI website
Application Portal: RFA-PS-21-001

Talk about this opportunity with CFARian MARI awardees:
     • Andres Camacho-Gonzales (former MARI awardee) - acamac2@emory.edu
     • Sophia Hussen (current MARI awardee) - shussen@emory.edu

 
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COVID-19 Volunteers Sought: Hope Clinic
The Emory University Hope Clinic is conducting a COVID-19 study where they collect biological samples such as blood and saliva from people who either currently have or have recovered from COVID-19. You may also be asked questions about your health history and medications. There is no drug or vaccine administration involved in this study. Participants will be compensated $50 each time they make a trip to visit the clinic.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the Hope Clinic at hope.community@emory.edu or call (404) 712-9076.


Research Track Faculty Recruit Sought: RSPH/BIOS
Can you help us network our way to identifying someone who would be a good addition to the RSPH Dept of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Asst. Professor level)?

Experience with complex, large, longitudinal studies and providing biostatistical leadership through refining research questions, determining the appropriate study design, and developing statistical analysis plans desired. Previous research or interest in the areas of women's health and/or HIV is preferred.

Read More About It:
Job Posting #56724

 
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Government News... NIH/NICHD

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Data and specimens from the Hemophilia Growth and Development Study (HGDS) are now available to investigators. The data and specimens could be valuable resources for CFAR investigators to use for their research, especially those who may have an interest in HIV in pediatric settings.

HGDS represents one of the early cohorts of hemophilia patients with HIV or without HIV but at risk of HIV infection. It is the largest early cohort of hemophiliacs with and without HIV infection (n=333; 1988 – 1996/1997) and the largest cohort of hemophiliacs who were postnatally infected with HIV, e.g. through transfusion transmission. Such a cohort will not be possible in the future at least in the U.S. and participants differ from those perinatally infected with HIV in many aspects. The samples are accompanied by rich phenotypic and genotypic data.

Read More About It:
HGDS website
Study Flyer
• Questions: DaRel Barksdale

 
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Mentoring Moment...
Data, Data Everywhere!


    
     Mentoring Moment...     
              

A message from the good folks the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship:

"Feel like you're seeing data everywhere lately? Join us for the Fall 2020 ECDS Workshops!

"Our summer Zoom workshop series was a hit, and we are looking forward to offering more classes this fall. Our workshops are focused on working with data in a variety of formats and tools. Topics included are:

• Creating Effective Infographics (9/15)
• Symbology in Spatial Data Visualization (9/16)
• Understanding and Using Census Data (9/22)
• Data Cleaning in R (9/29)
• Analysis of Complex Survey Data (9/30)
• Manipulating Data in Tableau (10/6)
• ArcGIS Online (10/13)
• Data Visualization in R (10/14)
• Spatial Statistical Analysis (10/20)"

RSVP via the ECDS calendar
(the Zoom link will be sent to those who RSVP).

Questions? Email ECDS (ecds@emory.edu).

 
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Community Corner... 4th Annual Barbara Vick Impact Award Winners

             
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It's been almost exactly a month since the Emory CFAR Community Liaison Council (CLC) hosted the 4th Annual Barbara Vick Impact Awards (#Barbies2020) and the glow has yet to fade!

On August 20th, CFAR recognized 27 amazing individuals who have made new and under-recognized contributions to the HIV response in Atlanta.

A total of 105 people attended the online gala. If you weren't one of them please feel free to join the 716 people who have already watched it streamed or via a recording on the CCL Facebook page.


AND THE WINNERS ARE...

    
     Jaye Meggs      Anandi Sheth      Beautifull Devynne     
     Jaye Meggs      Anandi Sheth      Beautifull Devynne     


 


 


 
2020 Emerging Leader Barbie
Jaye Meggs
Trans Gentlement of Excellence (@TransGentsofExc)
For his service as the founder of a group of distinguished, intellectual gentlemen!

2020 Passionate Provider Barbie
Anandi Sheth
Emory University / Grady IDP
For her dedication to patient-centered care!

2020 Community Advocate Barbie
Beautifull Devynne
Positive Impact Health Centers (@PIHC_Atlanta)
For her tireless commitment to Atlanta's trans community!

 
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     B6 logo      Sophia Hussen      Shamia Moore     
     B6 Research Team      Sophia Hussen      Shamia Moore     


 
2020 HIV Researcher Barbie
B6 Research Team
For their leadership in innovative community-based participatory research!

Accepting on behalf of B6
Sophia Hussen and Shamia Moore

 
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     Tammy Kinney      Wade Stimage      Emory CFAR CLC     
     Tammy Kinney      Wade Stimage            


 
2020 Woman Warrior Barbie
Tammy Kinney
Advantage Behavioral Health System
For her support of women living with HIV and efforts to promote HIV awareness in rural communities!

2020 Youth Advocate Barbie
Wade Stimage
Uncle Wade Speaks
For his work to empower & counsel youth who are newly diagnosed with HIV!

Follow the Emory CFAR CLC on Facebook
for information about community-relevant HIV research, events, and news in Metro Atlanta: https://www.facebook.com/EmoryCFAR.CLC

 
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Research

Funding Opps

NIH FUNDING:
Standard AIDS Deadlines

No New Listings

NIH FUNDING:
Other Deadlines

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See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.


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    Calendar Upcoming Events

September 23
4:00 - 5:30pm
Networking
Speed Research Networking on COVID-19
Flyer
Registration

Calendar Farther Down the Road

November 1-4
Conference
Adherence 2020
Location: Orlando
More Information

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

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