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40th Anniversary of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

40th Anniversary of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)On June 5th, the world marked 40 years since the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were officially reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) described the five cases. Visit HIV.gov for resources and information on upcoming webinars throughout June to commemorate the 40th anniversary of HIV.

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Fiellin Will Direct Effort to Review and Update WHO Guidelines

David FiellinDavid A. Fiellin, MD, Yale professor of medicine (general medicine), of emergency medicine, and of public health, and director of the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine, was selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) to serve on the Drug and Alcohol Use Disorders Topic Expert Group (TEG) for the mental health gap (mhGAP) guideline update.

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REGISTER: CIRA Talk: "Lessons Learned from Using the Data to Care Approach for Improving the HIV Care Continuum in Connecticut"

Merceditas VillanuevaDate: Wednesday, June 9, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenter: Merceditas Villanueva, MD, Yale School of Medicine
Join us on Zoom for a presentation on using the data to care approach for improving the HIV care continuum. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the seminar audience.

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Events

  • Level Up: Leveraging Your EHR to End the HIV Epidemic
    Date: Tuesday, June 8 at 1:00 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • CIRA Talk: "Lessons Learned from Using the Data to Care Approach for Improving the HIV Care Continuum in Connecticut"
    Date: Wednesday, June 9 at 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Presenter: Merceditas Villanueva, MD (Yale School of Medicine)
    Further Details
  • Program for Biomedical Ethics:- "Health Care Ethics in the Prison Setting"
    Date: Wednesday, June 9, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm
    Presenter: Presenter: Emily Wang, MD (Yale School of Medicine)
    Further Details
  • Housing and its Importance in Ending HIV
    Date: Thursday, June 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Presenter: Lauren Banks Killelea (National AIDS Housing Coalition)
    Further Details
  • National HIV Testing Day
    Date: Thursday, June 10, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Telehealth and PrEP/HIV Care Outcomes
    Date: Friday, June 11, 1:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Disentangling The Role of Networks In The Transmission of HIV and HCV Among PWID
    Date: Friday, June 11, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Presenter: Sunil S. Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH (Johns Hopkins University)
    Further Details
  • Update to the WHO Tuberculosis Screening Guidelines: What PWH, Implementers and National Programme Managers Need to Know
    Date: Tuesday, June 15, 6:00 am-7:00 am
    Further Details
  • HIV and Substance Use Disorder Stigma: Key Concepts, Findings, and Intervention Strategies
    Date: Tuesday, June 15, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Presenter: Valerie Earnshaw, Ph.D., University of Delaware
    Further Details
  • CIRA Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Using abductive analysis to explore how a Community of Practice led to improvements in TB care in Uganda"
    Date: Friday, June 18, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Rachel Hennein, Yale School of Public Health
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Delivery of Telehealth in Clinical Care and Research Interventions: Challenges, Barriers, Successes, and Future Considerations
    Date: Friday, June 18, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Analysis and Action: Applications of Intersectionality in COVID-19
    Date: Thursday, June 24, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

Download an Excel spreadsheet compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.

  • Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to NIMHD Awards for Research on HIV/AIDS in Populations that Experience Health Disparities (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
    First Available Due Date: July 15, 2021
    Further Details
  • Assessing the Effects of Cannabinoids on HIV-Associated Persistent Inflammation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 5, 2021
    Further Details
  • Adapting Immunotherapy and Gene Editing Based Strategies for Targeting HIV Reservoirs in the CNS: Potential Benefits and Risks (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 27, 2021
    Further Details
  • Adapting Immunotherapy and Gene Editing Based Strategies for Targeting HIV Reservoirs in the CNS: Potential Benefits and Risks (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Dates(s): August 27, 2021
    Further Details
  • Research Education Mentoring Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): September 7, 2021; September 7, 2022; September 7, 2023
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • HIV unmuted: The International AIDS Society Podcast
    Listen to Episode 1 "Back to the beginning: AIDS and the elusive vaccine" featuring Anthony Fauci, Femi Oke, Michael Gottlieb, Gregg Gonsalves, and many more.
    Further Details
  • UNAIDS Report: Global Commitments, Local Action
    Four decades after the first cases of AIDS were reported, new data from UNAIDS show that dozens of countries have achieved or exceed the 2020 targets. In those countries, people living with and affected by HIV are more likely to have access to effective HIV services, including HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (medicine to prevent HIV), harm reduction, multi-month supplies of HIV treatment and consistent, quality follow-up and care.
    Further Details

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

 

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CIRA Talk: "Lessons Learned from Using the Data to Care Approach for Improving the HIV Care Continuum in Connecticut"

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

  • Fri, June 18, Noon-1:30 pm - Rachel Hennein "Using abductive analysis to explore how a Community of Practice led to improvements in TB care in Uganda"

SAVE THE DATE: Tue, July 13, Noon

  • Join us on Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, for "Telemedicine in HIV Prevention & Care: Emerging Approaches - A special presentation by The New England HIV Implementation Science Network". Registration will be available soon.

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 (dini.harsono@yale.edu) 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 (katie.doucet@yale.edu) 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, pete.donohue@yale.edu.

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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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