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CIRA Receives Two Awards from NIH for Collaborative Research Projects Focusing on HIV Prevention and Treatment in Puerto Rico

Ending the HIV EpidemicThe National Institute of Health (NIH) has made two awards to the Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) for collaborative research projects focusing on HIV prevention and treatment in Puerto Rico. Research teams from the University of Puerto Rico and CIRA will identify and assess best practices in health communications, self-testing, and linkages to care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in San Juan. The projects address key pillars of the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtHE) Initiative - Treat and Respond.

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CIRA International Visiting Fellow Program 2019

International flagsCIRA will host three international HIV scholars in October 2019 as part of the fourth International Visiting Fellow Program. The initiative aims to support collaborative HIV research endeavors between the visiting fellows and CIRA faculty hosts, organize the International HIV Research Seminar Series for the visiting fellows to present their research, and facilitate new research partnerships with others in CIRA's research community. CIRA will continue to support and monitor progress of the fellows and faculty hosts' collaborative activities in the 18-month period after the visit.

Meet the Fellows

Events

  • Yale School of Public Health Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Seminar Series: Lauretta Grau, PhD
    Date: Thursday, September 12, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, LEPH 115, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Speaker: Lauretta Grau, PhD, Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health
    Title: Qualitative Findings that Shape Entry and Retention on the HIV Treatment Cascade
    Contact: Kimberly Rogers (203-785-2912 or kimberly.rogers@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Yale School of Medicine September Addiction Medicine Rounds - 3rd Annual Schottenfeld Lecture: Thomas Babor, PhD, MPH
    Date: Thursday, September 12, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 206, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Speaker: Thomas Babor, PhD, MPH, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Topic: "Addressing Substance Use Disorders in General Medicine Settings: Can a population health approach enhance the impact of clinical interventions?"
    Contact: Elizabeth Porter (elizabeth.porter@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Yale School of Public Health Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Seminar Series: Sandra Springer, MD
    Date: Thursday, September 19, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, LEPH 106B, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Speaker: Sandra Springer, MD, Yale School of Medicine
    Title: The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on New Infectious Disease Epidemics: A Call to Action
    Contact: Kimberly Rogers (203-785-2912 or kimberly.rogers@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Join CIRA at PRIDE New Haven Block Party
    Date: Saturday, September 21
    Daniel Davidson, Assistant Director, Community Research and Implementation Core at CIRA, will be hosting a table at the PRIDE New Haven Block Party on Saturday. Drop by the table to chat about your work with event attendees.
    • PRIDE March
      Time: Registration begins at 1:00 pm; March begins at 1:30 pm
      Location: New Haven Green, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT
    • PRIDE Block Party
      Time: 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Entertainment begins at 2:30pm.
      Location: Between Orange and Church Street, New Haven, CT
    • PRIDE After Party
      Time: 10:00p – 2:00a; Entertainment begins at 10:30p.
      Location: Gotham Citi Cafe, 84 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting
    Date: Thursday, September 26, 10:00 am-11:30 am
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Julia Rozanova, PhD and Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, Yale School of Medicine
    Topic: Barriers to HIV Care for Adults 50yo+, a Neglected but at-risk Population in Ukraine (a CIRA-funded pilot project)
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
  • Yale School of Public Health Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Seminar Series: Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN
    Date: Thursday, October 3, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, LEPH 106B, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Speaker: Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN, Dean, Yale School of Nursing
    Title: TBA
    Contact: Kimberly Rogers (203-785-2912 or kimberly.rogers@yale.edu)
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

  • ViiV Call for Study Collaborators: Global Sites Required for Stigma & Discrimination Reduction Studies in Healthcare Settings
    Initial expressions of interest and information requested must be submitted no later than September 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST
    Further Details
  • RWJF: Community Power: Increasing Understanding of Base-Building Methods
    Application Due Date: September 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET
    Further Details
  • USAID/Uganda Voluntary Family Planning for Improved Reproductive Health and Development (FP4HD) Activity
    Deadline for RFA Questions: September 13, 2019, 5:00 pm ET
    Anticipated date of response to Questions: September 20, 2019
    Deadline for Submitting Applications: September 30, 2019, 5:00 pm ET
    Further Details
  • Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Application Due Date: November 1, 2019
    Further Details
  • The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
    Application Due Date: November 15, 2019. Letter of intent due 30 days prior.
    Further Details
  • PCORI Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Cycle 3 2019
    Letters of Intent are due Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 5:00 pm ET
    Those selected to submit a full application will be notified by Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    Full applications will be due Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:00 pm ET
    Further Details
  • National Network of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)
    Application Due Date: November 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET
    Further Details
  • Food as Medicine: Food Insecurity and HIV-related Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): March 9, 2020. Letter of intent due 30 days prior.
    Further Details
  • Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) as Potential Therapeutic Targets in TB/HIV
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): January 8, 2020; January 8, 2021; January 10, 2022
    - R01
    - R21

Publications

Resources

  • Data to Care Collection of Articles in JAIDS
    A collection of articles recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS) takes a deep-dive into a relatively new HIV prevention tool referred to as Data to Care, or simply D2C. D2C is a public health strategy that uses surveillance and other data to improve continuity of HIV care for persons with HIV by identifying those who are in need of medical care or other services and facilitating linkage to these services.
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  • Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
    The report summarizes key findings from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States.
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  • NIMH Announces New Clinical Research Toolbox
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently developed a Clinical Research Toolbox designed to assist clinical investigators with the development of clinical research studies, particularly those receiving and applying for NIMH funding. It contains resources such as National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIMH policy and guidance documents, templates, sample forms, site monitoring documents, and other materials.
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  • New CDC Resources
    - Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign
    - HIV Nexus: CDC Resources for Clinicians
    - A combined HIV prevention services locator widget
    - A new CDC HIV homepage that guides visitors to unique content for consumers, clinicians, and public health partners

NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2019 unless otherwise noted.

 

Spotlight on CIRA

CIRA Cross-Core Meeting

All meetings will be held at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202).

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

All meetings will be held from Noon to 1:30 pm at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202).

  • Fri, September 20: Donna M. Cole, Ph.D., M.P.H., Simmons College - Title TBA

CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core

  • Meeting Dates & Times TBA

International Research Interest Group (IRIG)

  • Meeting Dates & Times TBA

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.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) and Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

Fellowship Opportunities at YaleCIRA has 2 fellowship programs seeking new applicants. Each program pairs fellows with a mentor from among the top HIV researchers at CIRA for a 2-year period. Review of applications will begin after the new year.

Visit the CIRA website for Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements - http://cira.yale.edu/fellowships.

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Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University
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CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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