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CIRA Welcomes New and Returning REIDS Scholars

2020 REIDS CohortCIRA and the Yale School of Public Health welcome eight junior faculty from around the U.S. appointed to the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS). REIDS aims to increase the number and impact of racial and ethnic minority researchers dedicated to reducing HIV inequities in communities of color through education and training in cutting-edge biomedical and behavioral research. Scholars attend two consecutive four-week intensive summer institutes at Yale and monthly online professional development seminars for two years.

Now in its 10th year, REIDS has trained 33 scholars and supported them to forge independent and impactful research careers in HIV research.

Meet this year's REIDS Scholars

CIRA Warmly Wishes Russell "Skip" Barbour Well in His Transition to Retirement

Russell Skip BarbourRecently CIRA hosted a virtual Zoom gathering to celebrate Dr. Russell "Skip" Barbour's legacy at both CIRA and Yale. Effective June 2, 2020, Dr. Barbour will conclude his roles at CIRA as Associate Director, Research Methods and Analysis, and Co-Director, Data Management and Statistical Analysis, within the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core. Dr. Barbour is retiring from Yale after 14 years at CIRA and a prior appointment at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He will continue his teaching during the spring semester in the Humanities Department.

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Participate in IAPAC's COVID-19 Survey

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on health systems and their ability to deliver critical services for chronic health conditions, including HIV. With this survey, IAPAC seeks to guage the effects local COVID-19's responses are having on the delivery of HIV services.

Take the Survey

Events

  • TODAY - CIRA Talk: Research in a Time of Physical Distancing
    Date: Monday, June 1, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    Description: COVID-19 has changed the course of all our work, significantly impacting research activities. In this session, affiliates will have the opportunity to share challenges they have encountered, strategies they’ve adopted, and to solicit feedback from peers.
    Contact: Daniel Davidson (mailto:daniel.davidson@yale.edu)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/91826618991
    Attending by telephone: 203-432-9666, enter 91826618991
    Further Details
  • 67th PACHA Meeting
    Date: Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Description: The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) will hold its 67th full Council meeting virtually on Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the council members will each participate from home, presenters will join remotely, and stakeholders can view the meeting via livestream online at http://www.hhs.gov/live.
    - More information
    - Agenda
  • Virtual Conference: Practical Applications for Screening and Protocols in HIV, STIs, Substance Use and Mental Health
    Date: Tuesday, June 9, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
    Description: This conference will focus on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. These clinical updates are designed to assist in creating comprehensive screening protocols in primary care, substance use treatment, and infectious disease and sexual health clinics.
    Further Details and Registration
  • Webinar: In The Know: National HIV Testing Day 2020
    Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:00 pm
    Descriptions: CDC's Let's Stop HIV Together team will present a national partner webinar for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) observed each year on June 27th. We will present plans and opportunities unique to this year, give a preview of new products developed for NHTD, and highlight existing Let's Stop HIV Together campaign resources to support your NHTD efforts. During this webinar, we will discuss strategies to enhance NHTD as we all continue to adjust our HIV prevention work during these challenging times.
    Registration
  • Webinar: Health Equity for Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS
    Date: Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    Description: This webinar will discuss how health care organizations need to ensure that awareness, adoption, and implementation of the National CLAS (culturally and linguistically appropriate services) Standards are incorporated to have a more inclusive definition of culture in order to better serve persons living with HIV (PLWH).
    Registration
  • CIRA IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Using Rapid Qualitative Methods to Improve HIV Test Uptake During Tuberculosis Home Visits in Uganda"
    Date: Fri, June 19, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Title: "Using Rapid Qualitative Methods to Improve HIV Test Uptake During Tuberculosis Home Visits in Uganda"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/8315705782
    Attending by telephone: 203-432-9666, enter 8315705782
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Pain, Opioids, Marijuana, Mental Illness, and HIV: A Special 4-Part Series From the IAS–USA
    Dates: See below. All times will be 1:00 pm-2:15 pm ET
    • September 1: "Chronic Pain in People With HIV: An Evidence-Based, Practical Approach"
    • October 6: "Medical Cannabis in People With HIV: What's the Evidence?"
    • November 3: "Opioid Use and HIV/Hepatitis C Made Easy: A Practical Implementation of the Evidence"
    • December 1: "More Than 1 Problem: Mental Illness as a Contributing Factor of Pain and Substance Use in People With HIV"
    Description: Join Drs R. Douglas Bruce (Yale University) and Jessica Merlin (University of Pittsburgh) for a special 4-part IAS–USA webinar series drawing together the interactions of pain management, mental illness, opioid use, and medical marijuana in the treatment of HIV disease.

Call for Submissions

  • Participate in the D&I Conference: Submit an Abstract
    Submission Deadline: Tuesday, July 28, 5:00 pm
    The abstract solicitation and conference structure have been designed to focus our thinking and discussion on the highest priorities for dissemination and implementation science now and in the future to help optimize health and health care in the US and elsewhere.
    Learn More

Funding Opportunities

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

Yale Opportunities:

  • Yale-SCORE Early Investigator Career Enhancement Program (Sex Difference in Alcohol Use Disorder)
    In March 2020, the National Institute on Alcohol Use and Alcoholism and the Office of Research on Women’s Health funded a 5-year U54 Specialized Center of Research Excellence (SCORE) focused on sex and gender-based multidisciplinary research at Yale. One of the primary aims of the Yale-SCORE is to mentor the next generation of biomedical and behavioral researchers focused on alcohol and women’s health spanning the T1 to T4 translational spectrum. The purpose of the Career Enhancement Core (CEC) is to provide qualified PhD and MD junior faculty with salary support and translational team mentorship to enhance their research career development focused on women’s health and alcohol use.
    - Applications Due: August 1, 2020
    - Notification of Awards: August 31, 2020
    - Appointment Start: September to December 2020
    - Eligibility: Applicants must be on faculty or eligible to join the Yale faculty by September 2020.
    Interested applicants should contact Program Manager, Meaghan Lavery (Meaghan.lavery@yale.edu) for application materials. Questions can be directed to sherry.mckee@yale.edu (Principal Investigator) or ismene.petrakis@yale.edu (Career Enhancement Core Lead).

HIV-Related Opportunities:

  • Strategies to Maintain HIV Viral Suppression Among State Prison Inmates Released to the Community
    Application Due Date: June 29, 2020
    Further Details
  • Single Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) Program Expansion: CNS Data Generation for Chronic Opioid, Methamphetamine, and/or Cocaine Exposures (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 20, 2020
    Further Details
  • Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous system Reservoirs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): first AIDS due date is September 7, 2020 (expiration date: September 8, 2023)
    Further Details
  • HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): first AIDS due date is September 7, 2020 (expiration date: September 8, 2023)
    Further Details

Other Opportunities:

  • Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01)
    Application Due Date(s): June 15, 2020
    Further Details
  • European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
    Application Due Date(s): multiple call for proposals with different deadlines in July and August 2020
    Further Details
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 21, 2020
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): September 4, 2020
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s Emergency Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): September 4, 2020
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): September 11, 2020
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date: September 30, 2020
    Further Details
  • NIH Director’s Emergency Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date: September 30, 2020
    Further Details
  • Substance Use/Substance Use Disorder Dissertation Research Award (R36 - Clinical Trials Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): first AIDS due date is September 7, 2020 (expiration date: September 8, 2023)
    Further Details

Notice of Special Interest:

  • HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Implementation Science in HRSA Primary Health Care Settings (Admin Supp)
    First Available Due Date: June 16, 2020
    Expiration Date: July 04, 2020
    Further Details
  • Development and Preliminary Testing of Health-related Behavioral Interventions
    First Available Due Date: July 23, 2020
    Expiration Date: September 26, 2022
    Further Details
  • Advancing Research on SUD through Computational Neuroscience
    First Available Due Date: June 05, 2020
    Expiration Date: September 08, 2023
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data: United States and 6 Dependent Areas, 2018
    Learn More
    - Accompanying slides highlighting key findings of the report are also available.
  • UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS and OHCHR Joint Statement On COVID-19 in Prisons and Other Closed Settings
    This joint statement was published on May 13, 2020.
    Learn More
  • Protocol Template for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
    The Protocol Template for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research is a resource for communicating the science, methods, and operations of a clinical trial. This template is a suggested format for clinical trials that are testing a behavioral or social intervention or experimental manipulation. Use of the protocol template is encouraged but not required.
    Learn More
  • Social and Behavioral Good Clinical Practice eCourse
    Complete the free NIH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training through the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Effective January 1, 2017, all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in applying for, conducting, overseeing, or managing clinical trials should be trained in good clinical practice and may be required to show documentation of training completion. Investigators and others are expected to refresh their training every three years. Certificates will be given upon completion of the training.
    Learn More
  • End of Grant (EOG) Knowledge Translation
    The End of Grant KT course is designed to provide grant writers with the tools needed to write the KT portion of their grant applications. Course attendees will use their own grants to develop an end of grant KT plan.
    Learn More

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

 

Spotlight on CIRA

TODAY: CIRA Talk: Research in a Time of Physical Distancing

Monday, June 1, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
COVID-19 has changed the course of all our work, significantly impacting research activities. In this session, affiliates will have the opportunity to share challenges they have encountered, strategies they’ve adopted, and to solicit feedback from peers.

Join via Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/j/91826618991 or by telephone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 918-2661-8991

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.

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