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IMMEDIATE OPENING: CIRA Yale AIDS Prevention Training Fellowship Seeks New Applicants

Yale Gothic windowsApplications are invited for one full-time, two-year Post Doctoral Fellowship position for scholars with a PhD, MD, and/or JD degrees. Trained within CIRA, fellows work closely with a research mentor from among the Center's primary training faculty. The program provides a unique focus on:

  • Professional development
  • Setting clear expectations for scholarly research productivity
  • Establishment of a program of research and the creation of professional identity in preparation for an academic career
  • Support to write articles for publication and prepare extramural grant applications
  • Training in research methods and ethics
  • Participation in CIRA and other Yale HIV-related seminars and colloquia
  • Community-based implementation science research to reduce and prevent HIV

This position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate has been identified. Visit the CIRA website for Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements.

Events

  • Webinar: HIV Learning Network - COVID-19 & HIV: Care for People with HIV in Advent of the Coronavirus
    Date: Thursday, April 9, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Presenters: Christian Ramers & Kirsten Balano
    Further Details
  • Webinar: TeleHealth for PrEP
    Date: Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Presenters: Kenneth Mayer, MD; Julian Dormitzer, MSN, AGNP-C; and Kevin Herwig
    Description: Topics will include current studies evaluating PrEP initiation and monitoring via teleHealth, the clinical perspective including baseline and follow-up testing, prescribing, and counseling patients via teleHealth, and the PrEP Drug Assistance Program.
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Transition to Research Independence: Funding and Grantsmanship
    Date: Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
    Description: Join this fee-based webinar organized by the New York Academy of Sciences to learn the skills for concise and persuasive writing that is not only vital in academia, but essential for any career path. The webinar will focus on best practices for effective grant writing, specifically applied to individual pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship applications in the biomedical fields.
    Further Details
  • 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
    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)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/7733850237
    Join by phone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 773 385 0237
  • 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-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Robert Hecht, PhD, 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)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/830661914
    Join by telephone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 830 661 914
  • CIRA International HIV Research Seminar Series: "Multi-level HIV Interventions"
    Date: Thu, May 7, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Presenter:Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, PhD & Han-Zhu Qian, MD, PhD
    Topic: "Multi-level HIV Interventions"
    Contact: Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/7733850237
    Join by telephone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 773 385 0237
  • 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" - CANCELLED
    This event will be rescheduled.

Call for Submissions

  • HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications
    Initial drafts proposal due May 8, 2020
    Full applications due June 12, 2020
    Program cycle: January 1, 2021-June 30, 2022
    Further Details
  • Call for Applications: Yale Scholars in Implementation Science (YSIS) Career Development Program
    Application deadline: April 24, 2020
    Funding decisions: May 5, 2020
    Start date: July 1, 2020
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

HIV-Related Opportunities:

  • Exploiting in vivo or in situ imaging approaches to understand HIV-relevant processes in the context of substance use disorders (R61/R33 Clinical Trials Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 14, 2020
    Further Details
  • Long Acting Treatments for HIV and HIV-Associated Co-Infections (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 28, 2020
    Further Details
  • Innovations in HIV Prevention, Testing, Adherence and Retention to Optimize HIV Prevention and Care Continuum Outcomes
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): standard AIDS dates apply (expiration date: January 08, 2023)
    - R01 – Clinical Trial Optional
    - R21 – Clinical Trial Optional
  • Extracellular RNA carrier subclasses in processes relevant to Substance Use Disorders or HIV infection
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): standard AIDS dates apply (expiration date: May 8, 2023)
    - R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed
    - R21 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Other Opportunities:

  • Global Ideas for U.S. Solutions: Cities Taking Action to Address Health, Equity, and Climate Change
    Application Due Date: April 30, 2020
    Further Details
  • ELRHA Research to support the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings
    Applications will be reviewed in rounds with deadlines as follows:
    - Round 1: 6:00 pm (GMT+1) on 13 April 2020
    - Round 2: 6:00 pm (GMT+1) on 20 April 2020
    - Round 3: 6:00 pm (GMT+1) on 4 May 2020
    Further Details
  • Tuberculosis Research Units (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date: September 28, 2020
    Further Details
  • NIDA Small Research Grant Program (R03 Clinical Trial Required)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): standard dates apply (expiration date: May 8, 2023)
    Further Details
  • NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): standard dates apply (expiration date: June 17, 2023)
    Further Details

Notice of Special Interest:

  • Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
    First Available Due Date: June 05, 2020
    Expiration Date: September 08, 2022
    Further Details
  • Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults
    First Available Due Date: May 07, 2020
    Expiration Date: May 08, 2023
    Further Details
  • Implementation Science to Advance the United States HIV Prevention and Treatment Goals and the Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Targets
    First Available Due Date: May 07, 2020
    Expiration Date: May 08, 2023
    Further Details
  • Mental Health Comorbidities in HIV Prevention and Treatment
    First Available Due Date: May 07, 2020
    Expiration Date: May 08, 2023
    Further Details
  • Stigma or Other Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) in HIV Prevention and Treatment
    First Available Due Date: May 7, 2020
    Expiration Date: May 8, 2023
    Further Details
  • Strengthening the HIV Care Continuum
    First Available Due Date: May 07, 2020
    Expiration Date: May 08, 2023
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) and People with HIV
    Across the country, HIV service organizations and providers are working with people with HIV to support adherence to antiretroviral medications during the COVID-19 pandemic and to maintain ongoing access to HIV testing, prevention, and care services. HIV.gov has curated a collection of key federal resources related to HIV and COVID-19 to assist in this effort.
    More from CDC
  • COVID-19 and HIV: What you need to know
    The International AIDS Society (IAS) launched a webpage that features the latest COVID-19 information and advice for people living with HIV, as well as ways to get involved.
    More from International AIDS Society
  • TellYourContacts.com - A New COVID-19 Contact Notification Tool + Resource Page for Sexual Health & COVID-19
    TellYourContacts allows individuals who have tested positive to COVID-19 to notify their contacts via text or email that they may have been exposed. They may do so using a pre-populated message or a personalized one, and may either sign the message or send it anonymously. The contact gets a message encouraging them to follow CDC guidelines for home isolation and to go to CDC’s Coronavirus page for a self-checker and recommendations. No personal identifying information is ever stored.
    More from Tell Your Partner
  • CDC Let’s Stop HIV Together
    Let’s Stop HIV Together program launched a new online social media toolkit that contains sample images and text that you can use on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to promote HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and anti-stigma messaging. The toolkit is updated every few months.
    More from CDC
  • Recording: Stigma Reduction Among People with HIV to Improve Health Outcomes
    In this webinar organized by the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center on March 26, 2020, Dr. Deepa Rao (University of Washington) presents socio-behavioral and mental health-related barriers to engagement in care for people with HIV. She also discusses research to develop stigma reduction interventions to help people with HIV achieve HIV viral suppression and improve their overall quality of life.
    More from Northwest MHTTC
  • Recording: COVID-19: A Clinical Update for HIV Care Providers
    This webinar was held on April 1, 2020, organized jointly by the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) and Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC).
    Futher Details

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

 

Spotlight on CIRA

New England HIV Implementation Science Network-CANCELED

The New England HIV Implementation Science Network Symposium will not be held in May as originally planned. Further details will follow.

CIRA Interdisciplinary HIV Research Seminars

All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.

  • 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 7, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm: Corina Lelutiu-Weinberger, PhD & Han-Zhu Qian, MD, PhD - "Multi-level HIV Interventions"
  • CANCELLED (New Date TBA): 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 virtual only until further notice.

  • 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 virtual only until further notice.

  • Fri, April 17, Noon-1:30 pm: Marie Brault, Yale School of Public Health - "Engaging adolescents and clinicians in the development of an app to promote sexual and reproductive health communication"

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.

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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