UAB CFAR Monthly Newsletter - February 2017
(CFAR supported researcher)
German Henostroza, MD, is now director of UAB William Crawford Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.
Mirjam-Colette Kempf, PhD, MPH, presented "Pre-doctoral fellowship applications and review process: Lessons learned" on February 6. The CFAR Behavioral and Community Sciences Core and Development Core put this event on for those considering applying for F Awards.
Jessie Merlin, MD, presented "Navigating the world of NIH Ks: Tips for a successful Career Development Grant" on February 27. The CFAR Behavioral and Community Sciences Core and Development Core put this event on for those considering applying for K Awards.
These seminars are part of a series of resources the BCS and Developmental Cores are offering for those interested in applying for training grants.

Save the date! March 6 for a F/K Award Specific AIMS Workshop

Email Samantha Whitfield for more information:
CFAR hosted a successful External Advisory Committee Meeting on February 3.
Four external members were able to join our CFAR Core Directors and Leaders for an all day meeting to discuss opportunities moving forward in the CFAR for an anticipated successful renewal in 2018.
The CNICS Annual Meeting was held on February 12 in Seattle, Washington

Over 50 CNICS Leaders from all 8 CNICS sites attended this one day meeting that included updates on all the CNICS Cores. To learn more about how you can use CNICS for your research, visit
Core J in the Community
The Behavioral & Community Sciences Core Faith and Spirituality Network partnered with the African American Methodist Episcopal Church to conduct HIV trainings on February 18.
Simon Mallal, MBBS, Vanderbilt University, presented at ID Grand Rounds on February 2.

"Translation of Personalized Medicine into Primary Care Globally: What can be learnt from HLA-B*5701 screening to prevent Abacavir hypersensitivity?"
Paul Goepfert, MDpresented at ID Grand Rounds on  January 12. " HIV Vaccine Development: 10 years and counting for the past 30 years."

Olaf Kutsch, PhD, presented at a Program in Immunology seminar on February 16, "CD151 as a marker of hyper-responsive T cells".

Mandy Willig, PhD, RD,  presented at a Department of Epidemiology Seminar on February 20, "The beneficial effects of physical activity in the setting of HIV infection".
Attend Our Research Roundtable Meetings

Research Roundtable

Led by Drs. Ellen Eaton & Laura Timares

CFAR Conference Room 256 Fridays 1-2pm

This meeting includes investigators from all disciplines in a weekly, informal "Research Roundtable" where projects can be discussed from inception to presentation and publication. Both Clinical and Basic Science presentations will be included on alternating weeks.

March 24 - Sonya Heath, MD
April 7 - Rebecca Duron, MD/MPH candidate "Risk Factors for poor retention in care for PLWH"
April 14 - Josh Muhammad, PhD candidate "Associations between perceived stress and diet quality in adults aging with HIV"
April 21 - Henna Budhwani, PhD
Upcoming Seminar-March 2 at 4pm
Paul Goepfert, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, will give a seminar in the Program in Immunology seminar series.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
4-5 p.m. BBRB 170

 “Understanding the impact of HIV-1 adaptation on immune responses and viral control”.

Funding Opportunities

AMC 21 UAB School of Medicine 2017 R01
Provides seed funding to move a one-R01 investigator to a two-R01 investigator. LOI due March 6. Full Application due April 21.

    Upcoming Conferences

    The UAB Nathan Shock Center will be hosting its First Annual Symposium on the Basic Biology of Aging on March 15, 2017 at the Hill Student Center in Ballroom A from 9am to 3pm. 

    For more information, contact: Jess Eddington at Nathan Shock Center

    Click Flyer below for PDF.
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