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Call for Nominations: CIRA International Visiting Fellow Program 2019

International flagsCIRA 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 CIRA’s research community.
Key Dates:

  • 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 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. NelsonDr. 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.
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Fellowship Opportunities

  • 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).
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

Call for Submissions

  • 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.
    Further Details
  • 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.
    Further Details



  • 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.


Spotlight on CIRA

CIRA Cross-Core Meeting

  • Meetings will resume in September.

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, September 20: Presenter/Topic TBA

CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core

  • Meetings will resume in September.

International Research Interest Group (IRIG)

  • Meetings will resume in September.

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,

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 -

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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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