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Changes to CIRA's Clinical and Health Services Research Core Leadership

E. Jennifer Edelman & David FiellinEffective March 1, 2020, E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS (pictured left), assumed the role of Director of CIRA's Clinical and Health Services Research (CHSR) Core, replacing David Fiellin, MD who served as the CHSR Core Director since 2018. Dr. Edelman's research focuses on optimizing HIV prevention and treatment in the context of substance use, including opioid, alcohol and tobacco use. Dr. Fiellin will remain affiliated with CIRA while continuing his research and medical efforts and serving as the inaugural Director of the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine.

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CIRA Seeks Letters of Intent for Pilot Projects in HIV Research: Deadline March 20, 2020

Brain to Lightbulb IllustrationCIRA seeks letters of intent for Pilot Projects in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research. Implementation Science (IS) is a central focus at CIRA and we are particularly interested in innovative IS research. Further, priority will be given to proposals that focus on reducing HIV inequities and/or incorporate key health justice constructs (e.g., social determinants of health, stigma and discrimination).

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Request for Information (RFI): Scientific Priorities for Behavioral and Social Science Research at NIH

NIH LogoThis Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather broad public input on important new directions for health-related behavioral and social science research (BSSR). Specifically, OBSSR requests your input on research directions that will support the achievement of the scientific priorities in the OBSSR Strategic Plan and that will advance or transform the broader health impact of BSSR.

Responses must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) March 29, 2020 through OBSSR's crowdsourcing IdeaScale website.

Events

  • CIRA IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Integrating Mixed-Methods Data in HIV Prevention Research: Examining PrEP Implementation among HIV Testing Staff"
    Date: Friday, March 20, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: DeAnne Turner, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA
    Topic: "Integrating Mixed-Methods Data in HIV Prevention Research: Examining PrEP Implementation among HIV Testing Staff"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Yale School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Didactic Lecture - "Occupational Exposure to HIV, HCV, and HBV"
    Date: Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 am-11:00 am
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 206/208, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Mark Russi, MD, MPH, Yale School of Medicine
    Topic: "Occupational Exposure to HIV, HCV, and HBV"
    Contact: Mary Ellen Wilson (maryellen.wilson@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Developing and Validating Metrics and Measures for Stakeholder Engagement in Research
    Date: Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    Description: Stakeholder engagement in research is an evidence-based approach for addressing health disparities and has the potential to increase the quality of research through higher participation rates, insightful interpretation of findings, and greater reliability and validity of measures in diverse populations. In this presentation, Dr. Melody S. Goodman will discuss her efforts to develop and validate quantitative measures of stakeholder engagement in research and research literacy.
    Presenter: Melody S. Goodman, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Biostatistics, New York University
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Substance Use Treatment Perceptions and Experiences Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Use Crystal Methamphetamine
    Date: Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Description: Crystal methamphetamine use is growing increasingly common among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the northeastern U.S. and is an important public health concern. This webinar will share preliminary themes emerging from a qualitative study of MSM who use crystal methamphetamine. These themes present important lessons for treatment organizations looking to address crystal meth use among MSM.
    Presenter: Adam Viera, PhD student, Yale School of Public Health
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    - Registration
  • A Night of Kindness
    Date: Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Location: Long Wharf Theater, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT
    Presented by Health Care Advocates International to benefit the The Yale Gender Program
    Further Details
  • UConn School of Social Work Biennial Research & Scholarship Exhibition: "Mental Health Disparities and Stigma - Social Work Research and Practice Implications"
    Date: Monday, March 30, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Location: Hartford Public Library, Center for Contemporary Culture, 500 Main Street, Hartford, CT
    Description: This exhibition will kick off with a poster session featuring relevant research from UConn School of Social Work faculty and students. Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Commissioner Miriam Delphin-Rittmon will next introduce keynote speakers Dr. Patrick Corrigan and Dr. Leopoldo J. Cabassa.
    Further Details and Registration
  • CIRA Interdisciplinary HIV Research Seminar: "When Things Go Wrong: Statistical Approaches to Problem Data in Randomized Clinical Trials"
    Date: Wednesday, April 22, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Russell "Skip" Barbour, PhD, CIRA
    Topic: "When Things Go Wrong: Statistical Approaches to Problem Data in Randomized Clinical Trials"
    Contact: Liz Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA International HIV Research Seminar Series: "Using Epidemiology, Economics, and Consensus-Building to Make the Case for HIV Investment - Examples from Tanzania and Namibia"
    Date: Friday, April 24, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Robert Hecht, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health
    Topic: "Using Epidemiology, Economics, and Consensus-Building to Make the Case for HIV Investment - Examples from Tanzania and Namibia"
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA Interdisciplinary HIV Research Seminar: "Overall, direct, disseminated, and composite effects of HIV testing and counseling on HIV risk behaviors and HIV incidence in the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention trial in rural South Africa"
    Date: Thursday, May 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Raul Hernandez Ramirez, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
    Topic: "Overall, direct, disseminated, and composite effects of HIV testing and counseling on HIV risk behaviors and HIV incidence in the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention trial in rural South Africa"
    Contact: Liz Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)
    Further Details

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Abstracts: National Reproductive Health Conference
    The National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning invites you to submit an abstract to share your expertise with other participants of the National Reproductive Health Conference (NRHC) in San Francisco, California from August 11-14, 2020.
    Submission deadline: May 1, 2020
    Further Details
  • Applications are Accepted for Implementation Science in Global Health Summer Institute
    Program dates: August 24-28 (required) and August 31-September 4 (optional)
    Application deadline: May 22, 2020
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

Yale Opportunities:

  • Yale Global Health Education Innovation Award
    Proposal due date: April 17, 2020 by email to Anne.Kellett@yale.edu
    Applicants will be notified of their award status by June 1, 2020.
    Eligibility: full-time Yale School of Medicine faculty members
    Further Details
  • Yale Scholars in Implementation Science
    Application due date: April 24, 2020.
    Applicants will be notified of the review committee’s decision by May 5, 2020.
    For questions, contact june.weiss@yale.edu.
    Further Details

HIV-Related Opportunities:

  • Strengthening the Impact of Community Health Workers on the HIV Care Continuum in the US (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 13, 2020
    Further Details
  • Advancing HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): standard AIDS dates apply (expiration date: January 8, 2023)
    - R21 – Clinical Trial Optional
    - R01 – Clinical Trial Optional

Other Opportunities:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity - Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns
    Application Due Date: April 22, 2020 at 11:30 am PDT
    Further Details
  • National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) for the Treatment of Mental or Substance Use Disorders or Alcohol Disorder
    Application Due Date(s): July 27, 2020; November 25, 2020; March 25, 2021; July 26, 2021; November 26, 2021; March 25, 2022
    - U01 – Clinical Trial Optional
    - U19 – Clinical Trial Optional

Notice of Special Interest:

  • Administrative Supplements for Research on Women's Health in the IDeA States
    Key dates: April 30, 2020 – May 1, 2020
    Further Details
  • Mechanistic Investigations of Psychosocial Factors Associated with Substance Use Disorders
    Key dates: June 5, 2020 – September 8, 2023
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • Responses to Ready, Set, PrEP Webinar Questions
    Ready, Set, PrEP is a new nationwide program led by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). On January 29, 2020 the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy organized a webinar to introduce the program followed by Q&A. Responses to questions pertaining to connecting eligible patients and community members with this new program are now available with additional responses will be posted to the Ready, Set, PrEP resources page in the coming weeks.
  • New at HIV.gov
  • HIV Surveillance Report: HIV Infection Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs (February 2020)
    - Report
    - Infographic
  • UNAIDS Zero Discrimination Against Women and Girls (March 2020)
    On Zero Discrimination Day, which is commemorated every year on 1 March, UNAIDS is calling for an end to discrimination against women and girls and for equal rights, opportunities and treatment. Press release and resource documents are available on the UNAIDS website.

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

 

Spotlight on CIRA

CIRA Interdisciplinary HIV Research Seminars

All meetings will be held at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202).

  • Wed, April 22, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Russell "Skip" Barbour, PhD, CIRA - "When Things Go Wrong: Statistical Approaches to Problem Data in Randomized Clinical Trials"
  • Thu, May 21, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Raul Hernandez Ramirez, PhD, Yale School of Public Health - "Overall, direct, disseminated, and composite effects of HIV testing and counseling on HIV risk behaviors and HIV incidence in the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention trial in rural South Africa"

CIRA International HIV Research Seminar Series

All meetings will be held at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202).

  • Fri, April 24, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Robert Hecht, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health - "Using Epidemiology, Economics, and Consensus-Building to Make the Case for HIV Investment -- Examples from Tanzania and Namibia"

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).

  • Friday, March 20: DeAnne Turner, Postdoctoral Fellow, CIRA - "Integrating Mixed-Methods Data in HIV Prevention Research: Examining PrEP Implementation among HIV Testing Staff"

CIRA Offers Career Development Consultations to Affiliated Junior Faculty and Postdocs

Career CompassTo further strengthen mentoring activities, CIRA's Development Core offers Career Development Consultations to affiliated junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows and associates. The consults provide an invaluable opportunity to receive tailored career advice from senior faculty at Yale, focusing on everything from the development of K awards to the right approach to getting published, and all set in an informal and confidential setting.

The next Career Development Consultations will be in Spring 2020. There will be two slots for this session, assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Katie Doucet for more information at katie.doucet@yale.edu.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Recruitment for CIRA's highly successful fellowship programs is underway

Fellowship Opportunities at YaleThe Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program and the Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) are accepting applications through March 9, 2020. Through these CIRA-supported fellowship programs, new scientists are equipped with the skills to advance prevention research and to address future challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

For more information and application, visit CIRA Training.

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 2019 issues of CIRA's eBulletin. No need to dig through your emails to find an old issue.
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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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