Could the National HIV Strategy Help Guide the Covid Fight?
We're now 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic. In that time, parts of the US health establishment have published guidelines for how to prevent the disease and treat it. But one thing is still missing from the US coronavirus response: The Trump administration hasn't created a comprehensive plan for battling the pandemic. Some researchers propose borrowing one from the past. A group of HIV researchers has proposed taking one of those plans, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, as the basis of a comprehensive Covid-19 response, one that would define what it means to beat back this disease, and set out the steps to get there.
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Research in Progress Global Health Working Group
The Yale Institute for Global Health invites early career researchers to participate in the Research in Progress Global Health Working Group. The working group provides global health researchers the opportunity to receive and provide peer review on works in progress, including research grants and manuscripts in development, and the opportunity for networking among global health researchers, discussions on career development, mentorship, and best practices specific to global health fieldwork. The Working Group meets monthly, and participants are expected to commit to regular participation.
Meetings will be held from 10:00 am-11:00 am over Zoom on October 13, November 17 and December 15.
Contact Marie Brault (email@example.com) for more information.
- Webinar: Telehealth for HIV Care: A Follow-Up Discussion
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Presenters: Christopher Bersani, HRSA; James Brock, University of Mississippi; Marwan Haddad, Community Health Center Inc.
- Webinar: Ending the HIV Epidemic Webinar: HIV Testing in Emergency Departments (EDs)
Date: Monday, October 5, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Presenter: Jason Zucker MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Description: This webinar will review important research supporting HIV testing in EDs, explore barriers to HIV testing, and discuss implementation models and strategies based on resources and setting.
- Webinar: The Role of Institutions of Higher Education in Ending the HIV Epidemic
Date: Thursday, October 8, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Presenters: Anthony J. Santella, Hofstra University; Lisa Hightow-Weidman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ariel L. Watriss, Tufts University Health Services
- Yale School of Medicine Addiction Medicine Rounds: Mark Jenkins, Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Presenter: Mark Jenkins, Founder, Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition
- CIRA IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Adapting As We Go: Using Qualitative Research to Inform a Virtual Diabetes Program"
Date: Friday, October 16, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Presenter: Meredith Campbell Britton, Yale School of Medicine
Contact: Lauretta Grau (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join by Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/j/8315705782 or attend by telephone: 203-432-9666, enter 8315705782
- Better Bottoming: A Virtual Discussion with Jonathan Baker, PA-C, MPAS
Date: Monday, October 19, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Description: This event via Facebook Live aims to provide bottoms young and old with the opportunity to learn about healthier, safer bottoming practices and ask the hard questions the internet can't be trusted to answer.
Sponsors: APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health, CIRA at Yale University, and Yale Queer + Asian
- Webinar: More Than Health Care Part II
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Description: In this webinar, speakers will examine the mental health issues that have arisen for both patients and caregivers as they navigate the challenges presented by both the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing HIV/HCV epidemics.
- Yale General Internal Medicine Research in Progress Meeting: Dr. Saria Hassan
Date: Thursday, November 19, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenter: Saria Hassan, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
- GHIC 2021: Global Health & Innovation Conference
Conference Date: April 8-11, 2021
Registration is open
- Call for Applications: Inter-CFAR Fellowship Program in Implementation Science (2020-2021)
The inter-CFAR Implementation Science Working Group are welcoming applications for an NIH-funded training opportunity in implementation science (IS) for early stage investigators (ESIs) engaging in HIV-related research.
Due Date: October 18, 2020Application
Download a PDF compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.
- Comprehensive High-Impact HIV Prevention Programs for Community-Based Organizations
Due Date: November 20, 2020
- Minority HIV Research Initiative (MARI) to Support Epidemiologic and Implementation Science Research in Racial/Ethnic Minority Communities Disproportionately Affected by HIV and Build Research Capacity Among Historically Underrepresented Researchers
Due Date: October 14, 2020
- HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) Program (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Open Date: February 15, 2021
Due Date: March 15, 2021
- Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and/or Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design
Due Date: October 5, 2020
- Using Syndemics to Understand HLBS Disease Emergence and Progression in People with HIV (PWH)(R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Due Dates: January 11, 2021, December 14, 2021
- Role of Myeloid Cells in Persistence and Eradication of HIV-1 Reservoirs from the Brain (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Due Date: January 8, 2021
- Barriers in accessing HIV care for Francophone African, Caribbean and Black people living with HIV in Canada: a scoping review
Pascal Djiadeu, Abban Yusuf, Clémence Ongolo-Zogo, Joseph Nguemo, Apondi J Odhiambo, Chantal Mukandoli, David Lightfoot, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, LaRon E Nelson
BMJ Open. 2020 Aug 27;10(8):e036885. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-036885. PMID: 32859664
- The Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index predicts mortality in a community-recruited cohort of HIV-positive people who use illicit drugs
Hudson Reddon, Cameron Grant, Ekaterina Nosova, Nadia Fairbairn, Rolando Barrios, Amy C Justice, Seonaid Nolan, M Eugenia Socias, M-J Milloy.
Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020 Aug 28;ciaa1263. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1263. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32857842
- Mobility and structural barriers in rural South Africa contribute to loss to follow up from HIV care.
Alisse Hannaford, Anthony P Moll, Thuthukani Madondo, Bulelani Khoza, Sheela V Shenoi
AIDS Care. 2020 Aug 28;1-9. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2020.1808567. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32856470
- Substance use service availability in HIV treatment programs: Data from the global IeDEA consortium, 2014-2015 and 2017.
Angela M Parcesepe, Kathryn Lancaster, E Jennifer Edelman, Raquel DeBoni, Jeremy Ross, Lukoye Atwoli, Mpho Tlali, Keri Althoff, Judicaël Tine, Stephany N Duda, C William Wester, Denis Nash, IeDEA Consortium
PLoS One. 2020 Aug 27;15(8):e0237772. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237772. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32853246
- Tying Structural Racism to HIV Viral Suppression
Rupali K Doshi, Lisa Bowleg, Kim M Blankenship
Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020 Aug 26;ciaa1252. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1252. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32845976
NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2020 unless otherwise noted.
Spotlight on CIRA
IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.
- Fri, October 16, Noon-1:30 pm - "Adapting As We Go: Using Qualitative Research to Inform a Virtual Diabetes Program": Meredith Campbell Britton, Yale School of Medicine
COVID-19 and HIV Resources
CIRA 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 (email@example.com) for questions or comments about the web page.
CIRA Peer Review Program
Are 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
CIRA'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, email@example.com.
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