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CIRA Welcomes New Affiliations

New CIRA Affiliates in 2020There are two types of affiliation with CIRA - individual and project. Thus far in 2020, CIRA has affiliated eight individuals and 27 research projects. If you have interest in affiliating with CIRA, please review our Affiliation Guidelines. Contact Sharon Mierzwa, CIRA Executive Director, with any questions.

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Better Bottoming: A Virtual Discussion with Jonathan Baker - Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm

Jonathan BakerJoin @rectalrockstar Jonathan Baker on Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm, for a presentation and Q+A via Facebook Live to learn about healthier, safer anal sex practices and ask the hard questions the Internet can't be trusted to answer. This event is sponsored by APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health, CIRA at Yale University, and Yale Queer + Asian.

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Y-APT and REIDS Fellows in the News

CIRA Fellows in the NewsCIRA is a recognized hub for training, career development and mentorship of diverse scholars through growth of national training programs like Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) and Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS). This recent compilation of achievements by our fellows, former and current, provides only a snapshot of some of the remarkable research being done.

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Events

  • CIRA IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
    Date: Friday, October 16, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Meredith Campbell Britton, Yale School of Medicine
    Title: "Adapting As We Go: Using Qualitative Research to Inform a Virtual Diabetes Program"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Better Bottoming: A Virtual Discussion with Jonathan Baker, PA-C, MPAS
    Date: Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Description: Join @rectalrockstar Jonathan Baker for a presentation and Q+A via Facebook Live to learn about healthier, safer anal sex practices and ask the hard questions the Internet can't be trusted to answer.
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Designing Sexual and Reproductive Health Research with and for Sexual and Gender Minority People
    Date:Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Presenters: Heidi Moseson, Ibis Reproductive Health; Juno Obedin-Maliver, Stanford University of School of Medicine
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  • Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) Global Health Conversation Series - Dr. Anthony S. Fauci
    Date: Monday, October 26, 4:00 pm
    Speaker: Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, NIAID
    Description: This is a moderated forum for all to listen to and learn from today's pivotal decision makers in the world of global health and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Webinar: Policy Implementation Science: A Critical Component of Evidence Translation
    Date: Tuesday, October 27, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Description: This webinar is the first of a five-part series designed to explore Policy Implementation Science and to reflect on what this area of work can contribute to evidence translation. Each session will highlight speakers who work in policy research and applied policy settings.
    Further Details and Registration
  • Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America Quarterly Stakeholder Webinar
    Date: Thursday, October 29, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    Description: This webinar is designed to provide updates on major federal activities related to the implementation of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative; highlight models of community engagement during COVID-19, and answer questions from jurisdictional EHE stakeholders.
    Registration and Further Details
  • Virtual Training: Introduction to Clinical Research at Yale
    Date: Friday, November 6, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
    Audience: Yale Only
    Registration

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Nomination: NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) Early-Stage Investigator Lecture
    Submission Due Date: October 23, 2020, at 11:59 pm
    Awardee Notified: January 15, 2021
    Lecture Presentation: Spring/Summer/Fall 2021
    Further Details
  • Call for Papers: Journal of Participatory Research Methods (JPRM)
    JPRM is a new, open-source journal focused on sharing methods and practices that are unique to participatory research. Article submission is currently open for issue #2 of the journal.
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Funding Opportunities

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

HIV-Related Opportunities:

  • Role of Myeloid Cells in Persistence and Eradication of HIV-1 Reservoirs from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Synopsis 1
    AIDS Application Due Date: January 8, 2021, 5:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): December 15, 2020; December 14, 2021
    Further Details
  • HIV-associated Noncommunicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions
    Letter of intent Due Date(s): November 3, 2020
    Application Due Date(s): December 3, 2020
    Further Details
  • Developmental AIDS Research Centers on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Open Date(s): August 13, 2021
    Application Due Date(s): August 25, 2021, August 25, 2022, and August 25, 2023
    Further Details
  • NIMH AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Open Date(s): August 13, 2021
    Application Due Date(s): August 25, 2021, August 25, 2022, and August 25, 2023
    Further Details
  • HIV-associated Non-Communicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (PAR-20-030)
    Letter of intent Due Date(s): November 3, 2020
    Application Due Date(s): December 3, 2020
    Further Details
  • RFP: Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research
    Registration Due Date: October 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm
    Letter of Intent Due Date: November 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm
    Program goals: To facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher's transition to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic or non-profit institution
    Further Details

Other Opportunities:

  • Elrha's Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC)
    Application Due Date: October 27, 2020
    Further Details
  • RWJF Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice
    Application Due Date: November 24, 2020, 3:00 pm
    Optional Application Webinar: October 21, 2020, 2:30 pm (registration)
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • HIV Policy Lab
    A new initiative launched on September 29, 2020, the HIV Policy Lab gathers and monitors HIV-related laws and policies around the world. It offers a data visualization and comparison tool that tracks national policy across 33 different indicators in 194 countries around the world, giving a measure of the policy environment. The HIV Policy Lab is a collaboration between Georgetown University and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, UNAIDS, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and Talus Analytics.
    Further Details
  • SAMHSA's 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Report Data Findings
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released the 2019 NSDUH report in September. The annual survey is the nation’s primary resource for data on mental health and substance use among Americans. Click the link below to access the report and view a recorded presentation of the data and webcast slides presented by Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz.
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  • Abstracts Presented at HIV Glasgow 2020
    The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) announced the publication of the abstracts presented at HIV Glasgow 2020 Virtual, taking place on 5-8 October 2020 online. The abstract supplement includes all keynote, oral and poster abstracts of the congress, with focuses on new perspectives on ART, HIV Care in the COVID 19 era, HIV and obesity, ageing, paediatrics and cancer.
    Further Details

NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2020 unless otherwise noted.

 

Spotlight on CIRA

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.

  • Fri, October 16, Noon-1:30 pm - "Adapting As We Go: Using Qualitative Research to Inform a Virtual Diabetes Program": Meredith Campbell Britton, Yale School of Medicine

Better Bottoming: A Virtual Discussion with Jonathan Baker

Join @rectalrockstar Jonathan Baker for a presentation and Q+A via Facebook Live to learn about healthier, safer anal sex practices and ask the hard questions the Internet can't be trusted to answer.

A Special World AIDS Day Event

In observance of World AIDS Day, CIRA will hold a virtual symposium on "Addressing HIV/AIDS in Humanitarian Settings". The program 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

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.

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.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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