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CIRA Welcomes New and Returning REIDS Scholars

REIDS Fellows collageCIRA 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.

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REGISTRATION OPEN: Telehealth in HIV Prevention & Care - Tuesday, July 13 @ Noon

Telehealth appointment stock imageRegistration is now open for our next New England HIV Implementation Science Network event on Tuesday, July 13, Noon - Telehealth in HIV Prevention & Care: Emerging Approaches. Unfortunately we cannot gather everyone together in person just yet, but at least we're all Zoom experts by now! Registration is free and participants who stay for small group breakouts will receive lunch via provided GrubHub vouchers. Event details and flyer are available for download here:

Please contact if you have specific questions about the event.

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RECORDING AVAILABLE: "Lessons Learned from Using the Data to Care Approach for Improving the HIV Care Continuum in Connecticut"

Multimedia iconRecording and slides of the CIRA Talk that was held on June 9, 2021 featuring Merceditas Villanueva, MD (Yale School of Medicine) are now available. Thank you to Dr. Jennifer Edelman for facilitating and all attendees participating in the event and discussion.

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40 Years of HIV/AIDS: Recommended Reading

HIV 40th Anniversary


  • Office of Health Equity Research Fireside Chat, featuring Presidential Visiting Fellow Camara Jones
    Date: Monday, June 28, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Further Details
  • Yale Program in Addiction Medicine: "Finding Solutions to the Opioid Crisis: Principles for the Use of Funds from the Opioid Litigation"
    Date: Tuesday, June 29, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Speaker: Joshua M. Sharfstein, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Further Details
  • Design and Analytic Methods for Group-Based Interventions
    Date: June 29, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Presenter: David M. Murray, PhD, National Institutes of Health
    Further Details
  • Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) Global Mental Health Promotion (GMHP) Seminar Series: "National Dissemination and Implementation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: An Example in Global Mental Health"
    Date: Wednesday, June 30, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Speaker: Farooq Naeem, MBBS, MSc, PhD, University of Toronto & Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
    Further Details
  • Framing Priorities for Advancing Health Equity Through Implementation Science
    Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    Further Details
  • The People's Sex Ed Webinar Series
    Dates: June 30 and multiple dates after
    Further Details
  • Info Session on Yale Fellowships in Clinical Addiction
    Date: Wednesday, July 7, 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
    Attendees of this webinar can learn more about Clinical Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship opportunities at Yale.
    Further Details
  • CIRA Presents: "Telehealth in HIV Prevention & Care: Emerging Approaches"
    Date: Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    A special presentation by The New England HIV Implementation Science Network.
    Contact: Daniel Davidson (
    Further Details
  • CIRA Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Hit Doctors at Work: Marginality and Uncredentialed Expertise among People who Inject Drugs"
    Date: Friday, July 16, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Sarah Brothers, Yale Sociology Department
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (
    Further Details

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Abstracts: 14th Annual D&I Conference
    Submission Due Date: Tuesday, July 27, at 5:00 pm
    Conference Dates: December 14-16, 2021 (Virtual)
    Further Details
  • Call for Submissions: "Global Challenges in Health" – RSTMH and ECTMIH 2021 Photo Contest
    Submission Due Date: July 30 at 5:00 pm BST
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  • Call for Abstracts: JIAS Supplement on "HIV and Transgender Populations"
    Submission Due Date: July 30, 2021
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  • Call for Abstracts: Consortium of Universities for Global Health
    Submission Due Date: September 23, 2021
    Conference Dates: April 1-3, 2022 (In-Person & Virtual)
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

Download an Excel spreadsheet compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.

  • Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): HIV Drug Resistance Assays and Actionable Data Dissemination Strategies
    First Available Due Date: September 5, 2021
    Further Details
  • Innovative Models for Delivering PrEP and STI Services to Stop HIV in the United States (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Date: October 13, 2021
    Further Details
  • PrEP for HIV Prevention among Substance Using Populations (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Date(s): November 12, 2021
    Further Details
  • Organoid Modeling of Neural Stimulants and HIV Comorbidity of Human Brain (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Date: November 17, 2021
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  • Stanford Social Innovation Review's Bringing Equality to Implementation
    Implementation science - the study of the uptake, scale, and sustainability of social programs - has failed to advance strategies to address equity. This collection of articles reviews case studies and articulates lessons for incorporating the knowledge and leadership of marginalized communities into the policies and practices intended to serve them.
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NOTE: All times are expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2021 unless otherwise noted.


Spotlight on CIRA

CIRA Presents: "Telehealth in HIV Prevention & Care: Emerging Approaches"

Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
A special presentation by The New England HIV Implementation Science Network. Register is open.

Further Details and Registration

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

Fri, July 16, Noon-1:30 pm
Sarah Brothers "Hit Doctors at Work: Marginality and Uncredentialed Expertise among People who Inject Drugs"

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 ( 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 ( 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,

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.
Trace Kershaw, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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