Call for Nominations: CIRA International Visiting Fellow Program 2019
CIRA seeks letters of nomination for the International Visiting Fellow Program. The goal of the program is to support a CIRA scientist who is engaged in HIV research in an international setting to bring an established partner research scientist or a desired partner researcher to CIRA and Yale for a short visit (up to 9 days) to work on collaborative HIV research endeavors, disseminate their research, and network with CIRAs research community.
- August 5, 2019, 5:00 pm: Letters of nomination and nominees' current CV due
- Mid-August 2019: Awards announced
- October 2019: Anticipated dates of visit
For questions about this announcement including eligibility, please contact Dini Harsono at email@example.com or 203-764-8454.
Download the announcement for full instructions and criteria of successful nominations.
From the US Navy to Yale University: A Chat with Dr. LaRon E. Nelson
Dr. LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FAAN, a CIRA affiliate, arrived at YSN in early 2019 as the Inaugural Associate Dean for Global Health & Equity. He earned his doctorate from the University of Rochester, where he also served as the Dean's Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities and Associate Director of International Research in the Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Nelson is a leading expert in implementation science and HIV prevention within African diaspora communities.
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Requirement for ORCID iDs for Individuals Supported by Research Training, Fellowship, Research Education, and Career Development Awards
By way of this Notice, NIH, AHRQ, and CDC announce that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be required to have ORCID iDs (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifiers) beginning in FY 2020.
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In Memoriam: Domenic V. Cicchetti, PhD
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Domenic V. Cicchetti, PhD, a former senior research scientist at the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health. A CIRA scientist for many years, Dr. Cicchetti was a longstanding member of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, contributing his expertise to advise and support many CIRA affiliates with their HIV research.
- WEBINAR: Linking and De-identifying State-level Data Sets to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic
Date: July 30, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Description: Presenters from health departments in Massachusetts and Allegheny County, Pennsylvania will present case studies about their work to de-identify and link datasets to address the opioid epidemic.
- WEBINAR: HIV Criminalization Reform: Repeal, Modernization, or Another Path?
Date: August 8, 2:00-3:00 pm
Description: Panelists will explore the wide-reaching impacts of HIV criminal laws, the different community solutions to end HIV criminalization, and best practices for advocates. Panelists include: Sean Strub (Sero Project), Amir Sadeghi (The Center for HIV Law & Policy), Diala Jadallah-Redding (Senior Policy Advisor for Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13)), and Jonathan Reveil (AIDS United).
- Applying 35 Years of HIV Work to the Substance Use Epidemic Conference
Date: November 15-16, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
Description: This innovative two-day conference aims to bring together staff from clinical, public health, and community based substance use disorder programs and HIV teams to focus on the current state of the opioid epidemic.
- Online Course: Inspiring Change: Creating Impact with Evidence-based Implementation
The Center for Implementation is offering a free online mini-course on applying implementation science. This mini-course will empower and enable participants to approach change more strategically, address barriers and facilitators proactively, plan for implementation more intentionally. The mini-course is available only for a limited time.
- CDC - Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships for HIV Prevention in Communities of Color
The mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train investigators to conduct domestic HIV and AIDS prevention research in communities of color. The fellows will be located in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The program is led by the DHAP Office of Health Equity (DHAP OHE).
Download a PDF compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.
- Notices of Special Interest (NOSI): the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use Disorders
- The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research
- Research to Prevent Drug Use, Misuse and Addiction
- Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HIV-associated Non-Communicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions
- Estimated Publication Date of Funding
- Opportunity Announcement: October 04, 2019
- First Estimated Application Due Date: December 13, 2019
- Earliest Estimated Award Date: June 12, 2020
- Earliest Estimated Start Date: June 12, 2020
- RWJF Health Care's Role in Meeting Patients' Needs
Application Due Date: August 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET
- Modeling HIV Neuropathology Using Microglia from Human iPSC and Cerebral Organoids (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): November 12, 2019
- Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Due Date: November 14, 2019
- Leveraging Big Data Science to Elucidate the Neural Mechanisms of Addiction and Substance Use Disorder (Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
Application Due Date: November 14, 2019
- Request for Information (RFI): Guidance on Current Education Curricula for Health Care Professionals Regarding Pain and Opioid Misuse and Use Disorder
This RFI seeks input from stakeholders throughout the scientific research and medical education community and the general public regarding the CoEPEs program, general pain education, opioid misuse or use disorder education curriculum.
- Call for Proposals: Special Issue about Health Misinformation on Social Media
The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, intends to publish a special issue focusing on research that can help us better understand and address the proliferation of health misinformation on social media. Proposals for manuscripts are due August 30, 2019.
- Barocas, J.A., Morgan, J.R., Fiellin, D.A., Schackman, B.R., Eftekhari, Yazdi G., Stein, M.D., Freedberg, K.A., Linas, B.P., (2019) 'Cost-effectiveness of integrating buprenorphine-naloxone treatment for opioid use disorder into clinical care for persons with HIV/hepatitis C co-infection who inject opioids.', The International Journal On Drug Policy, May 10. pii: S0955-3959(19)30132-X. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.05.010. [Epub ahead of print]
- Chen, W.T., Shiu, C., Yang, J.P., Tun, M.M.M., Zhang, L., Wang, K., Chen, L.C., Aung, M.N., Lu, H., Zhao, H., (2019) 'Tobacco use and HIV symptom severity in Chinese people living with HIV.', AIDS Care, May 22:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1620169. [Epub ahead of print]
- Wang, R.J., Moore, J., Moisi, D., Chang, E.G., Byanyima, P., Kaswabuli, S., Musisi, E., Sanyu, I., Sessolo, A., Lalitha, R., Worodria, W., Davis, J.L., Crothers, K., Lin, J., Lederman, M.M., Hunt, P.W., Huang, L., (2019) 'HIV infection is associated with elevated biomarkers of immune activation in Ugandan adults with pneumonia.', PLOS One, May 15;14(5):e0216680. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216680. eCollection 2019.
- New CDC Report: Monitoring Selected HIV Prevention and Care Objectives using Surveillance Data 2017
The surveillance supplemental report and slide set measure and look at progress toward achieving national HIV prevention and care goals.
- CDC Issue Brief: HIV and Transgender Communities
This issue brief presents the effects of HIV on the transgender community and the ways in which CDC and its partners in public health can continue to work together to address the HIV prevention needs of transgender people.
- HIV R&D Resource Tracking Reports 2018
Two new reports tracking resources for investment in HIV research and development were just released. The Resource Tracking for HIV Prevention R&D Working Group, a collaboration among AVAC, IAVI and UNAIDS, has launched its 15th annual report, HIV Prevention Research & Development Investments: Investing to end the epidemic, detailing overall 2018 investment and analysis of funding trends. And the Cure Resource Tracking Group, a collaboration between AVAC and the International AIDS Society, has also released its annual report, Global Investment in HIV Cure Research and Development in 2018.
NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2019 unless otherwise noted.