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CIRA Seeks LOIs for Pilot Projects in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research

Two hands and HIV ribbonCIRA currently seeks letters of intent for Pilot Projects in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research. Up to two projects will be funded in this cycle with a maximum award for individual projects of $25,000. Applicants must submit a one-page letter of intent by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 29, 2019, via email to kathryn.young@yale.edu. If you have any questions about this announcement or a project you are considering for submission, please contact Trace Kershaw, Director of CIRA's Development Core, via email (trace.kershaw@yale.edu).

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CIRA at Public Health Practice EXPO

YSPH OPHP ExpoJoin us at the first YSPH Public Health Practice EXPO!
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Location: Yale School of Medicine, Harkness Hall Ballroom, 367 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
See schedule below for CIRA related sessions:

  • 2:30-2:45 - Roundtable with APNH: Chris Cole, Executive Director, APNH
  • 3:40-4:00 - Presentation on ESTEEM-conneCT, a pilot project focused on HIV prevention for young MSM of color in New Haven: PI's Dr. John Pachankis, YSPH and Dr. Krystn Wagner, Fair Haven Community Health Center, presented by Mike Yepes, YSPH, Project ESTEEM Coordinator, and Dr. Skylar Jackson, CIRA/YSPH Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 4:00-5:00 - Advocacy and Science in Action: The New Haven Needle Exchange: Elaine O’Keefe, CIRA Executive Director, Drs. Kaveh Khoshnood and Robert Heimer, CIRA/YSPH

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Register for The New England HIV Implementation Science Network's 2019 Symposium

2019 Network SymposiumRegistration is now open for The New England HIV Implementation Science Network's 2019 Symposium. This year's event brings HIV research scientists together with community-based practitioners and advocates to learn from one another and collaboratively develop implementation science research priorities and projects. The full day event will feature workshops geared to these distinct audiences as well as opportunities for collaboration. The Network and this event are co-sponsored by CIRA and the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).

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Friedland Honored for Career’s Work in South Africa

Drs. Friedland, Moll and Shenoi at CelebrationGerald Friedland, MD, professor emeritus and senior research scientist in medicine (infectious diseases) and professor emeritus of medicine, epidemiology and public health; was recently honored at a ceremony at the HIV clinic in Tugela Ferry, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. Friedland is an international expert on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). He began to work in Durban, the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, to introduce the integration of HIV and TB therapies in the early 2000s.

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Events

  • Altice Team Research-in-Progress Seminar (TRIPS)
    Date: Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, LEPH Room 216, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: 10:00 am Melissa Podolsky, MPH Candidate, Emory University "Trajectories of stigma among opioid dependent individuals in Ukraine." | 11:00 am Yilu Qin, MD "Decision-Making about HIV Prevention among Women in Drug Treatment: Is PrEP Contextually Relevant?"
    NOTE: You can attend in person or remotely via GoTo Meeting - https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/477264261
    Contact: Paula Dellamura, 203-737-2883, paula.dellamura@yale.edu
  • Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS) & Center for Methods of Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS)'s Implementation Science Grand Rounds
    Date: Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, The Anlyan Center (TAC) Auditorium, 1st Floor, 300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
    Title: "Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations"
    Contact: June Weiss (junemarie.weiss@yale.edu)
    Further Details and Registration
  • WEBINAR: Understanding Participant Experiences, Ethics, Incentives, Informed Consent In HIV Research
    Date: Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Description: The Legacy Project's New Investigators Working Group invites you to participate in an informative webinar promoting the scholarship programs of the networks, where a group of wonderful presenters will share their expertise focusing on various topics around research participant experiences, research ethics, informed consent and payment in research. Special attention will be given to the participation of underrepresented populations in research.
    Further Details and Registration
  • YSPH Office of Public Health Practice hosts: "The First Public Health Practice Expo - Frontline Public Health: Learning from Those Who Do"
    Date: Thursday, April 11, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, E.S. Harkness Memorial Hall, Harkness Hall Ballroom, 367 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
    Local agencies will showcase how they are improving health outcomes in New Haven and beyond through YSPH-community partnerships including CIRA sponsored community based research projects. The event is free and open to all.
    Contact: Chandra Kelsey, MPH, CHES, (chandra.kelsey@yale.edu)
    Further Details and Registration
  • CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group
    Date: Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Navin Kumar, MA, Yale University Sociology Department
    Topic: "Understanding Large Cannabis Firms: Qualitative Study Exploring For-Profit and Nonprofit Perspectives"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau, (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
  • AIDS Walk New Haven
    Date: Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    Location: Lower New Haven Green, 250 Temple St, New Haven, CT
    Join the LGBTQ Affinity Group, Asian Network at Yale, DiversAbility at Yale, Working Women's Network, and Yale Veterans Network for the 15th Annual AIDS Walk New Haven. This is a great opportunity to walk with members from the Yale Affinity Groups and help raise money for the eleven organizations of the New Haven Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS.
    Further Details
  • Annual HIV/AIDS Education Forum
    Date: Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
    Location: Bristol Public Library, 5 High St, Bristol, CT
    Sponsor: Bristol Mayor's Task Force on HIV/AIDS
    This event will feature speakers on multiple topics related to HIV/AIDS including Hepatitis C, Opioid Use and Treatment, the Evolution of HIV/AIDS and U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable).
    Contact: Valerie Ingram (860-826-4741 or vingram@hranbct.org)
  • Neuroscience 2019: Justice and Recovery
    Date: Saturday, April 27, 8:30 am-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale University School of Medicine, Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
    - Program
    - Registration (free and open to public)
  • CIRA's International Research Interest Group (IRIG)
    Date: Tuesday, April 30, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Dr. Jean Schensul, Institute for Community Research
    Topic: A Multilevel Approach to Improving ART Adherence by Reducing Alcohol Consumption among PLHIV in Mumbai HIV Clinics
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
  • Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Seminar Series: "Five Challenges in the Design and Practice of Implementation Science Trials for HIV Prevention and Treatment"
    Date: Wednesday, May 1, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, Room 106A, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: James Hargreaves, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Audience: Yale Only
    Contact: Ericka Saracho (ericka.saracho@yale.edu)
  • CIRA Cross-Core Seminar
    Date: Friday, May 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Joseph Hogan, ScD, Brown University
    Title: TBD
    Contact: Elizabeth Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting
    Date: Tuesday, May 14, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Sandra Springer, MD and Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, Yale School of Medicine
    Title: "Opioids, Immune Function and HIV"
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)

Training Opportunities

  • Workshop: Communicating Science to Policy Makers
    Date: May 11-12, 2019
    Location: The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York, NY
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • Connecticut Department of Public Health's AIDS Research Education Fund RFP
    Proposal Due Date: May 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health’s HIV Prevention Demonstration Project RFP
    Proposal Due Date: May 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Advancing Biomarker Discovery and Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Active TB Disease Detection in HIV-1 Infected and Exposed Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 30, 2019
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Dates: August 26, 2019
    Further Details
  • NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Dates: September 9, 2019
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Dates: September 13, 2019
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Dates: September 20, 2019
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • Recorded Webinar: Improving Opioid Misuse Prevention Literacy Between Older Adults and Healthcare Providers
    This webinar features discussion about effective prevention strategies, approaches, and resources that can advance an understanding and a dialogue between older patients and their health care providers about opioid use. Presenters include prevention leaders from SAMHSA, the National Council on Aging, United Hospital Fund, and the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program.
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NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2019 unless otherwise noted.

 

Spotlight on CIRA

Fri, May 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenter: Joseph Hogan, ScD (Brown University)
Title: TBD
Contact: Elizabeth Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)

Tue, May 14, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenters: Sandra Springer, MD and Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, Yale School of Medicine
Title: "Opioids, Immune Function and HIV"
Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)

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, April 12: Navin Kumar, MA, Yale University Sociology Department "Understanding Large Cannabis Firms: Qualitative Study Exploring For-Profit and Nonprofit Perspectives"
  • Fri, May 17: Ben Oldfield, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • Fri, June 21: Lauretta Grau, PhD and Skip Barbour, PhD, Yale School of Public Health "NTA vs Traditional Thematic Analysis: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?"
  • Fri, July 19: Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS and Leslie M. Rickey, MPH, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • Fri, September 20: Sarah Brothers, Yale Sociology Department

International Research Interest Group (IRIG)

All meetings will be held at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202). Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)

  • Tue, April 30, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Dr. Jean Schensul, Institute for Community Research "A Multilevel Approach to Improving ART Adherence by Reducing Alcohol Consumption among PLHIV in Mumbai HIV Clinics"

EMPLOYMENT: Executive Director, CIRA

We're HiringThe Executive Director for CIRA provides general oversight of Center operations including personnel, budget, financing, and grants management, has responsibility for planning, implementation and evaluation of organizational goals and objectives, and coordinates the development/execution of CIRA's research agenda.

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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 Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu) for questions or to schedule a Peer Review session.

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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