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Virtual Exhibition: Community in a Time of Crisis: Yale, New Haven, and HIV/AIDS 1981-1996

Newsweek - AIDS coverSponsored by the Yale School of Medicine Program for Art in Public Spaces, this exhibition explores the history of Yale and the Yale medical community and New Haven during the first decades of the AIDS crisis. The opening will include a virtual tour of the exhibition and the following speakers - Nancy J. Brown, MD, Chris Cole, Leetha Filderman, Gerald Friedland, MD and Edward H. Kaplan, PhD.

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Location: Zoom - Register Now

Just Released: HIV National Strategic Plan for 2021-2025

HHS logoOn January 15, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its HIV National Strategic Plan for the United States: A Roadmap to End the Epidemic 2021-2025. The HIV Plan, which presents a framework for U.S. efforts to ending the HIV epidemic, was developed in a collaboration involving HHS and numerous federal and community partners. It establishes a series of targets for ending the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030, including a 75% reduction in new HIV infections by 2025 and a 90% reduction by 2030.

Download the Plan (PDF)

Recording and Resources for CIRA Event: Anal Pleasure and Health Research

Thanks to everyone who attended our last CIRA Community Conversations: Anal Pleasure and Health Research with Bryan Kutner, PhD, MPH. A link to the recorded event and relevant resources are below.

- Event recording on YouTube
- Participant manual from a previous provider training
- Slides from a webinar training on Anal Pleasure and Health for MPACT Global
- Better Bottoming Facebook Live event, co-sponsored by CIRA
- Recommended book: Anal Pleasure and Health, by Jack Morin

Events

  • From Transcription to Vaccines: Pioneering HIV Research Across NYC
    Date: Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 am-Noon
    Join on Zoom - Meeting ID: 961 5095 5368 | Passcode: 432454
    Presented by: The Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research
  • CT Triple Threat: HIV, Hep C, Opioid Use Disorder - Response
    Date: Tuesday, January 26, Noon-2:00 pm
    Description: This webinar will examine Connecticut's existing resources; a panel discussion on community building and engagement; legislation and advocacy; as well as health inequity and systemic racism in the time of COVID-19.
    Further Details
  • Implementation Science Beachside Chats
    Dates: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 29, May 27, 3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST)
    Organizer: The UCLA Rapid, Rigorous, Relevant (3R) Implementation Science Hub
    Further Details
  • Suicide and Overdose among People with HIV during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Updates and Opportunities for Mitigation
    Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Description: This webinar will address increases in overdose and suicides in people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Further Details
  • CIRA Community Conversations: Can mindfulness promote the well-being of LGBTQ people?
    Date: Wednesday, February 17, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Presenter: Shufang Sun, PhD, Brown University School of Public Health
    Description: Dr. Shufang Sun will share from her clinical and research experiences on the promises and potential pitfalls of mindfulness-based interventions for sexual minority health.
    Register Now
  • CIRA IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
    Date: Friday, February 19, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Title: Roundtable on Codebook Development Issues
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Tips to Launch a Successful Career for Early Investigators (Addiction Health Services Research Workshop)
    Date: Monday, February 22, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Further Details
  • NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Capstone Conference
    Dates: Monday and Tuesday, February 22-23 at 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
    Further Details

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Applications: CBPR Partnership Academy
    Application Due Date: January 27
    Program Period: June 1, 2021-May 31, 2022
    Further Details
  • Call for Applications: HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH IRI)
    Application Due Date: March 5 at 5:00 pm CST
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

  • 2021 Hecht Global Health Faculty Networks Award
    Application Due Date: February 26
    Eligibility: Members of faculty networks at Yale University who work in the field of global health
    Further Details
  • Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Open Date: April 07, 2021
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): N/A
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): N/A
    Further Details
  • Pilot Studies of Biological, Behavioral and Social Mechanisms Contributing to HIV Pathogenesis Within the Mission of the NIDDK (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Open Date: April 07, 2021
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): N/A
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
    Further Details
  • Pilot and Feasibility Studies in Preparation for Substance Use Prevention Trials (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Open Date: January 13, 2021
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): N/A
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 7, 2021, 2022, 2023; September 7, 2021, 2022, 2023; January 7, 2022, 2023, 2024
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • Recording: COVID-19 and HIV: Sharing Best Practices from the Middle East and North Africa Region
    Organized by the International AIDS Society in December 2020, the webinar discussed HIV cases from the MENA regions, issues, and potential solutions related to HIV treatment management and other aspects of the HIV care continuum.
    Further Details

NOTE: All times are expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2021 unless otherwise noted.

 

Spotlight on CIRA

Register Now for a CIRA Community Conversation on Mindfulness-based Interventions for Sexual Minority Health

Shufang SunJoin us February 17, 4-5 pm for Can mindfulness promote the well-being of LGBTQ people?. Dr. Shufang Sun will share from her clinical and research experiences on the promises and potential pitfalls of mindfulness-based interventions for sexual minority health.

Register Now

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

COVID-19 and HIV Resources

Coronavirus microscopeCIRA 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 (dini.harsono@yale.edu) for questions or comments about the web page.

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 issues of CIRA's eBulletin. No need to dig through your emails to find an old issue.
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CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Trace Kershaw, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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