Applications Now Being Accepted for CIRA's Fellowships
Recruitment is underway for our two successful training Fellowships.
Through these CIRA-supported fellowships, new scientists are equipped with the skills to advance HIV related research and to address future challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Fellows benefit from mentorship from leading researchers in the field, integration with the CIRA community, and a network of over 100 past Fellows. Our two training programs have generated over 1200 peer-reviewed publications and over 200 funded grants since 2008.
Contact Katie Doucet (email@example.com), Development Core Assistant Director, with any questions.
Study could help youth in Paterson, NJ
Dr. Ijeoma Opara, a community-based researcher, professor at Stony Brook University, and a former Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) fellow, was featured by PIX 11 News for her research in Paterson, NJ looking at the role neighborhoods play when it comes to substance use and mental health outcomes among the city's youth.
Inaugural State of LGBTQ Health National Survey
The Inaugural State of LGBTQ Health National Survey of clinical and behavioral health providers will assess the LGBTQ health care landscape and inform advocacy, education, research and training activities. Deadline for participation is Thursday, November 5.
Take the Survey
- NHLBI Workshop: Sustaining Global Capacity for Implementation Research for Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Dates: November 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, and 18
Description: A panel of experts will explore challenges to and opportunities for advancing implementation research training and capacity development in low- and middle-income countries and Small Island Developing States.
- Integrating Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in HIV Primary Care
Date: November 2, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Registration
Date: November 9, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm - Registration
- CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee (CHAC) on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention & Treatment
Dates: November 5-6, 2:00 pm-5:15 pm
Description: The CHAC will discuss community engagement activities related to the "Ending the HIV Epidemic" and the COVID–19 pandemic. The CHAC will also discuss the needs and challenges of HIV prevention and care for women.
- Improving PrEP Access through Monitoring and Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 12, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Description: Speakers will address real-time challenges and solutions that health centers face daily as they integrate HIV care and testing into primary care settings.
- Virtual Training on Peer Linkage and Re-engagement of Women of Color with HIV
Date: November 16-18, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Description: AIDS United, with support from HRSA HAB, is offering these trainings on the evidence-informed interventions that were implemented through the Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions (DEII) initiative.
- 2020 Annual International Conference on Stigma
Date: November 16-20
Description: The International Conference on Stigma will bring together researchers, community, academia, policy makers, faith leaders and youth to discuss the impact of health-related stigma and ongoing research on interventions to eliminate stigma.
- NIH Office of Disease Prevention Early-Stage Investigator Lecture
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Topic: Scaling up HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to End the HIV Epidemic
Presenter: Julia Marcus, Harvard Medical School
- CIRA Talk: "Understanding Intersectional Stigma and Its Impact on HIV Prevention and Care – Community & Research Implications"
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Presenters: Jasmine Abrams, Boston University School of Public Health; Skyler Jackson, Yale School of Public Health; John Pachankis, Yale School of Public Health & LaToya Tyson, AIDS Connecticut (ACT)
- NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office's Health Research Listening Session 2020
Date: November 19, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Description: An annual Listening Session to gather comments, concerns, and suggestions about Sexual & Gender Minority-related health research and related activities at the NIH from community stakeholders.
- CIRA IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
Date: Friday, November 20, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Presenter: DeAnne Turner, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA & Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong, University at Buffalo
Title: "WhatsApp and text-based chatting in qualitative data collection: Pros, cons, and processes"
Contact: Lauretta Grau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival
Date: December 1-2, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm each day
Registration Deadline Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Description: This annual festival brings together behavioral and social scientists across the NIH extramural and intramural communities.
- CIRA Symposium - "Addressing HIV/AIDS in Humanitarian Settings: Perspectives from Lebanon"
Date: December 7, 8:30 am-10:30 am
Description: A virtual symposium organized by CIRA in observance of World AIDS Day that will include a keynote presentation by Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman (University of Malaya, Malaysia; International AIDS Society), and panel presentations and discussions with researchers and practitioners.
Contact: Dini Harsono (email@example.com)
- Call for Applications: 6th Annual NIDA-NIAAA Early Career Investigator Showcase
Application Due Date: November 6 at 5:00 pm
Notification of Application Status: December 4
Symposium Date: January 8, 2021
Eligibility: Applicants should be trainees or junior investigators who meet the definition of a NIH New Investigator/Early Stage Investigator (NI/ESI) of being within 10 years of completing a terminal research degree or medical residency.
- Call for Papers: The International Journal of Drug Policy
Special Issue: Progress and remaining challenges to address hepatitis C, other infectious diseases, and drug-related harms to improve the health of people who use drugs
Deadline for Outline Abstract Submission: November 15
Full Submission Due Date: January 3, 3021
- Call for Abstracts: IAS COVID-19 Conference: Prevention
Deadline for Abstract Submission: November 24
Conference Date: February 2, 2021
Download a PDF compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.
- New Technologies for the In vivo Delivery of Gene Therapeutics for an HIV Cure (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open Date: February 17, 2021
Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
AIDS Application Due Date(s): March 17, 2021; March 17, 2022; March 17, 2023
Notice of Special Interest:
- Administrative Supplements for Minor Alterations and Renovations to Advance Ongoing HIV/AIDS Research Projects Supported by the NIMHD RCMI Program or the NIGMS IDeA and NARCH Programs
First Available Due Date: April 02, 2021
Expiration Date: April 03, 2021
- Studying physical and mental health status among hijra, kothi and transgender community in Kolkata, India
Shamayeta Bhattacharya, Debarchana Ghosh
Social Science & Medicine. 2020 Oct 6;265:113412. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113412. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33049438
- An unrecognized key population? traditional treatment practices associated with HIV risk among traditional healers in rural South Africa
Carolyn M Audet, Sizzy Ngobeni, Mevian Mkansi, Floidy Wafawanaka, Muktar H Aliyu, Sten H Vermund, Ryan G Wagner.
AIDS. 2020 Sep 23;98:106156. Oct 8. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002710. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33048882
- Hazardous alcohol use, antiretroviral therapy receipt and viral suppression in people living with HIV who inject drugs in the U.S., India, Russia and Vietnam
Jennifer A Wagman, Adriane Wynn, Mika Matsuzaki, Natalia Gnatienko, Lisa R Metsch, Carlos Del Rio, Daniel J Feaster, Robin M Nance, Bridget M Whitney, Joseph A C Delaney, Shoshana Y Kahana, Heidi M Crane, Redonna K Chandler, Jennifer C Elliott, Frederick Altice, Gregory M Lucas, Shruti H Mehta, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Wafaa M El-Sadr, Quan Vu, Binh Nguyen Thanh, Sandra A Springer, Judith I Tsui, Jeffrey H Samet
AIDS. 2020 Oct 8. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002716. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33048870
- Impact of providing free HIV self-testing kits on frequency of testing among men who have sex with men and their sexual partners in China: A randomized controlled trial
Ci Zhang, Deborah Koniak-Griffin, Han-Zhu Qian, Lloyd A Goldsamt, Honghong Wang, Mary-Lynn Brecht, Xianhong Li
PLOS Medicine. 2020 Oct 9;17(10):e1003365. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003365. eCollection 2020 Oct. PMID: 33035206
- CDC Report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Data
CDC released the, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Data Summary & Trends Report: 2009-2019, which provides an in-depth look at trends in sexual behavior, high-risk substance use, experience of violence, mental health, and suicide. This 2020 report includes three new health behaviors—recent prescription opioid misuse, STD testing, and HIV testing.
- Availability of Data Harmonization Tools for Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) via the PhenX Toolkit
The purpose of this Notice is to announce a major data-harmonization effort at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and to encourage the minority health and health disparities research community to use new data collection tools emerging from this effort.
- NASEM Report: Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations
This is a report from a consensus study that reviews the available data and future research needs on persons of diverse sexualities and genders (e.g., LGBTQ+ and MSM), as well as persons with differences in sex development (sometimes known as intersex), along multiple intersecting dimensions across the life course.
NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2020 unless otherwise noted.
Spotlight on CIRA
Understanding Intersectional Stigma and Its Impact on HIV Prevention and Care – Community & Research Implications
IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
All meetings will be virtual only.
- Fri, November 20, Noon-1:30 pm - "WhatsApp and text-based chatting in qualitative data collection: Pros, cons, and processes": DeAnne Turner, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA & Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong, University at Buffalo
CIRA Symposium - "Addressing HIV/AIDS in Humanitarian Settings: Perspectives from Lebanon"
- Mon, December 7, 8:30 am-10:30 am
A virtual symposium organized by CIRA in observance of World AIDS Day that will include a keynote presentation by Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman (University of Malaya, Malaysia; International AIDS Society), and panel presentations and discussions with researchers and practitioners.
COVID-19 and HIV Resources
CIRA 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions or comments about the web page.
CIRA Peer Review Program
Are 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 (email@example.com) 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
CIRA'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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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