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3 Unique Events Presented by CIRA - Register Now

Pilot project - verify your idea!CIRA is excited to present these unique events in the coming weeks. Everyone is welcome to join but you must register for each event.

Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
CIRA Talk: "Are Governments and Donors Failing Key HIV Populations? What Does the Evidence Say?"
Presenters: Robert Hecht, PhD and Claire Young, MPH | Moderator: Luke Davis, MD

Thursday, March 25th, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
CIRA Community Conversations Series: "'COVID-Sorting': Navigating Intimacy and Risk"
Presenters: Dr. Jack Drescher & Dr. Ilana Seager van Dyk

Thursday, April 1st, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
CIRA Talk: "Interventions to Address HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma"
Presenters: Jasmine Abrams, Devin English, Carlos E. Rodriguez-Diaz | Moderator: Skyler Jackson

New Project to Improve CVD Care for Ugandans Living with HIV

PULESA-UGANDA team members interview study participant.CIRA affiliates Drs. Donna Spiegelman, Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez and Drew Cameron are among a group recently awarded a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for their project "Strengthening the Blood Pressure Care and Treatment Cascade for Ugandans Living with HIV - Implementation Strategies to SAve Lives" (PULESA-UGANDA).

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In Memoriam: Robert J. Levine, MD

Robert LevineThe Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS community mourns the loss of Robert (Bob) J. Levine, MD, Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine (1934- 2020). Bob was the director of CIRA's Law, Policy and Ethics (LPE) Core between 2008 and 2012. Under his leadership, the LPE Core supported research focused on law, policy, structure/context or ethics and provided consultations to CIRA scientists on HIV-related policy and law and their research implications to policy, practice and subsequent research.

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Former REIDS Scholar with Expertise in Racism and Health Joining Yale School of Public Health

Ijeoma OparaFormer Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) scholar, Ijeoma Opara, Ph.D., will be joining Yale School of Public Health as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Racism & Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences on July 1. Dr. Opara will use community-participatory approaches to develop interventions that foster racial pride and empowerment particularly for Black girls.

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  • CIRA Talk: "Are Governments and Donors Failing Key HIV Populations? What Does the Evidence Say?"
    Date: Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
    Presenters: Robert Hecht, PhD and Claire Young, MPH
    Moderator: Luke Davis, MD
    Further Details and Registration
  • Addiction and COVID-19: A Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci (NIAID) and Dr. Nora Volkow (NIDA)
    Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    Further Details
  • Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) and Biostatistics Series: "New Opportunities for Designing Implementation and Hybrid Implementation/Effectiveness Trials and Other Evaluations"
    Date: Wednesday, March 24, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Speaker: C. Hendricks Brown, PhD, Northwestern University
    Further Details
  • YSPH, HAPPY and the Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) Present: "Welcome to Chechnya-A Film Screening Live Panel Discussion via Zoom"
    Date: Wednesday, March 24, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • CIRA Community Conversations: 'COVID-sorting': navigating intimacy and risk
    Date: Thursday, March 25, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Description: Dr. Jack Drescher, a practicing clinical psychiatrist and expert on LGBTQ mental health, will talk with Dr. Ilana Seager van Dyk of the Yale Initiative for LGBTQ Mental Health, about how people are navigating risk and intimacy in the age of COVID-19, and potential parallels to HIV.
    Further Details and Registration
  • Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) Learning Collaborative: Navigating Change Webinar
    Dates: Friday, March 26, 10:30 am-1:00 pm
    Further Details
  • SEICHE Center Spring Seminar Series: Dr. Jaquelyn Jahn, "The Criminal Legal System & Health Inequities: Research for Action"
    Dates: Wednesday, March 31, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Global Mental Health Promotion Program Seminar Series: "Reimagining Mental Health Care in the US: Lessons from the Global South"
    Date: Thursday, April 1, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Further Details
  • CIRA Talk: Interventions to Address HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma
    Date: Thursday, April 1, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
    Presenters: Jasmine Abrams, Boston University School of Public Health; Devin English, PhD, Rutgers School of Public Health; Carlos E. Rodriguez-Diaz, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
    Moderator: Skyler Jackson, Yale School of Public Health
    Further Details and Registration
  • 11th Global Mental Health Research without Borders Conference
    Conference Dates: April 5-7, 2021
    Further Details
  • CIRA Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University"
    Date: Friday, April 16, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Sebastian Karcher, Syracuse University
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (
    Further Details

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Papers: AIDS and Behavior
    AIDS and Behavior is now calling for data-based original research on the social and behavioral aspects of COVID-19 and HIV. This Call for Papers replaces the previous Call for "Notes from the Field" and focuses on original research.
    Further Details
  • Call for Abstracts: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2021
    Submission Due Date: April 12
    Conference Dates: November 11-13
    Further Details
  • Call for Nominations: NIMH James Jackson Memorial Award
    Submission Due Date: April 16
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

Download a PDF compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.

  • Collaborative One Health Research Initiative on Epidemics (COHRIE)
    Application Due Date: April 5, 2021
    Proposed research must take place in one or more countries in the Southeast Asia, Latin America, Central, East, and West Africa regions as specified in the RFA.
    Further Details
  • Expanding the opioids system modeling efforts to more comprehensively address fentanyl, stimulants use, polysubstance use and associated outcomes. (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 5, 2021
    Application Due Date(s): May 17, 2021
    Further Details
  • Limited Competition to Convert the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) Study Cohort to a Research Resource (R24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 7, 2021
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 10, 2021
    Further Details
  • Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date: May 3, 2021
    Further Details
  • Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date: May 3, 2021
    Further Details
  • Quality Improvement Solutions for Sustained Epidemic Control Project (QISSEC)
    Application Due Date: May 7, 2021
    Further Details
  • Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Multi-Level HIV Prevention Interventions for Individuals at the Highest Risk of HIV Infection
    First Available Due Date: May 7, 2021
    Expiration Date: May 8, 2021
    Further Details
  • NOSI: Promoting Viral Suppression among Individuals from Health Disparity Populations Engaged in HIV Care
    First Available Due Date: May 7, 2021
    Expiration Date: May 8, 2021
    Further Details
  • NOSI: Advancing Health Communication Research on HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure
    First Available Due Date: May 8, 2021
    Expiration Date: May 9, 2024
    Further Details
  • RADx-UP CDCC Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program & Rapid Research Pilot Program
    Letter of Interest Due Dates: March 26, April 23, July 19, October 22, 2021
    Full application Due Dates: April 16, May 14, August 13, November 12, 2021
    Further Details
  • Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions
    Application Due Dates: Multiple (Expiration Date: February 16, 2024)
    - Collaborative R01 Clinical Trial Required
    - R01 Clinical Trial Required
    - R34 Clinical Trial Required



  • Campbell Collaboration's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Sub-group
    The Campbell Collaboration promotes positive social and economic change through the production and use of systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis for evidence-based policy and practice. The recently established SOGI sub-group can offer support to researchers in developing a protocol and identifying relevant questions in this field with a view to subsequent publication in the Campbell journal.
    Further Details

NOTE: All times are expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2021 unless otherwise noted.


Spotlight on CIRA

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

COVID-19 and HIV Resources

Coronavirus microscopeCIRA has launched a webpage that provides a wide range of resources surrounding COVID-19 and HIV. The webpage will be updated regularly as new information and materials become available. The resources include COVID-19-related funding opportunities, call for papers, research tools and guidance, and many more. Contact Dini Harsono ( for questions or comments about the web page.

CIRA Peer Review Program

Peer ReviewAre you planning to submit a grant application? Do you have a manuscript in progress? Are you working on a presentation for a conference? Increase your chances for success by having your work peer-reviewed!

Why CIRA peer review? What are the benefits?

  • The spirit of our program is one of collegiality and respect; it is constructive rather than evaluative in nature
  • The investigator or author receives constructive feedback from a multidisciplinary group of colleagues with relevant expertise
  • It facilitates a discussion on how to communicate the content more clearly and effectively
  • The process allows the investigator or author to practice how to respond to reviewer feedback
  • The review sessions connect the investigator or author to a useful network for expanding knowledge and exploring potential collaborations across disciplines
  • It provides input on the relevancy of the proposal/manuscript/presentation to the funding agencies/mechanisms, journals, and audience

Email Katie Doucet ( for questions or to schedule a Peer Review session. Requests for peer review must be submitted 4 weeks prior to the requested review date.

Research Snapshot Series

Research Snapshot iconCIRA's Research Snapshot series features one page summaries of completed, peer reviewed and published studies conducted by our affiliated scientists. The summaries describe the reason for the study, the key findings, and implications for practice and policy, presented in plain language. Each of the briefs also include a link to a published article in a peer reviewed journal that derives from the featured study.

If you are a CIRA Affiliate and interested in submitting a brief for publication or just want to discuss the process, contact Pete Donohue,

Did you know our eBulletin is Archived?

Did you know? graphicFor your convenience, we have archived all issues of CIRA's eBulletin. No need to dig through your emails to find an old issue.
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CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Trace Kershaw, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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