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John Pachankis appointed the Bliss Associate Professor of Public Health

John PachankisJohn Pachankis, recently named as the Susan Dwight Bliss Associate Professor of Public Health, studies the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Pachankis' research specifically seeks to bring effective mental health treatments to LGBTQ people around the world and to identify strategies for overcoming the significant barriers to getting such treatment to LGBTQ people in greatest need. He also seeks identify the reasons that LGBT individuals experience disproportionately poor mental health outcomes. He uses epidemiological, experimental, and clinical trials methods to conduct this research.

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HRC and UConn Launch Survey to Examine Health Care Experiences of Black and Latinx Young Adults

PrEPNew CIRA affiliate Dr. Ryan Watson this week launched a national NIDA-funded study to investigate PrEP experiences, substance use, and health care access among Black/Latinx MSM. The national survey is in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign and aims to establish which inter/intrapersonal factors explain better linkage to care and PrEP uptake among ethnoracially diverse populations. This phase of Dr. Watson's K01 project is to sample 3,000 MSM; he will then follow a subset of these men over two years. Dr. Watson and his team are currently collecting the data for the national survey. Please contact Ryan Watson (ryanwatson@uconn.edu) if you have collaboration interest.

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2019 CT HIV Prevention and Care Workforce Survey

Survey stock illustrationThe CT Department of Health needs your help to complete the 2019 Connecticut HIV Prevention and Care Workforce Survey. Taking it will provide vital information on HIV Prevention and Care workforce so they can improve training, increase collaboration, and ultimately provide the best quality HIV services to their patients and clients. The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete. The data collection period will close on or about December 15, 2019.

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Events

  • Webinar: 2019 NIH Biomedicine Lecture Series - "Using Implementation Science to increase the impact of your research"
    Date: Tuesday, November 19, 11:00 am-Noon
    Presenter: Ross Brownson, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
    Topic: "Using Implementation Science to increase the impact of your research"
    Registration is required
    Further Details
  • YSPH Global Health Seminar: "Implementation and Effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV/AIDS"
    Date: Tuesday, November 19, 4:30 pm-5:45 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, Rm 106B, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: LaRon E. Nelson, Yale School of Nursing
    Topic: "Implementation and Effectiveness of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV/AIDS"
    Contact: Anjuli Bodyk (anjuli.bodyk@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) and Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS) Seminar: "Implementation Research a Catalyst for Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Discovery to Deliver"
    Date: Wednesday, November 20, Noon-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, LEPH 105, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Malabika Sarker, MBBS, MPH, PhD, James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
    Topic: "Implementation Research a Catalyst for Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Discovery to Deliver"
    Contact: Turkoise Cox (turkoise.cox@yale.edu)
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  • Webinar: Building Trauma-Informed Medication Supported Recovery Services
    Date: Wednesday, November 20, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Presenter: Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PMHNP, CARN-AP, Blackburn Center, Central City Concern, Portland, Oregon
    Further Details and Registration
  • SHERO Talks: Virtual Journal Club
    Date: Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    Location: Multicultural AIDS Coalition, 566 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA
    Description: The Multicultural AIDS Coalition & Harvard University Center for AIDS Research present SHERO Talks: Virtual Journal Series, a podcast series where trans women of color speak on their health, relationships and community. This event will feature the SHERO Talks premiere and a live after-show and food
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  • Webinar: Syringe Service Programs: The Essential Roles of Non-Governmental and Community-Based Organizations
    Date: Thursday, November 21, 2:00 pm-3:15 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • Yale HIV Club
    Date: Tuesday, November 26, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, The Anlyan Center, N203, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Heidi J Zapata, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine and LaRon Nelson, Yale School of Nursing
    Contact: Richard Sutton, MD/PhD (richard.sutton@yale.edu)
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  • YSPH Public Health Modeling Unit Seminar Series "Forecasting Epidemics"
    Date: Monday, December 2, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, LEPH 115, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Roni Rosenfeld, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
    Topic: "Forecasting Epidemics"
    Contact: Lourdes Haynes (lourdes.haynes@yale.edu)
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  • YSPH Global Health Seminar: "Challenges to Implementation of UN 90-90-90 Goals"
    Date: Tuesday, December 3, 4:30 pm-5:45 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, Rm 106B, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
    Topic: "Challenges to Implementation of UN 90-90-90 Goals"
    Contact: Anjuli Bodyk (anjuli.bodyk@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • YSPH Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Seminar Series - World AIDS Day
    Date: Thursday, December 5, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, Rm 106B, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Jacob Bor, SD, Assistant Professor, Global Health, Boston University
    Contact: Kimberly Rogers (kimberly.rogers@yale.edu)
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  • Yale School of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds: "What Can Aging with HIV Teach Us About Aging?"
    Date: Thursday, December 12, 8:30 am-9:30 am
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Fitkin Memorial Pavilion Auditorium, LMP1094, 789 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Amy Justice, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
    Topic: "What Can Aging with HIV Teach Us About Aging?"
    Contact: Roberta Biceglia (roberta.biceglia@yale.edu)
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  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting: "When Things Go Wrong: Statistical Approaches to Problem Data in Randomized Clinical Trials"
    Date: Thursday, December 12, 10:00 am-11:00 am
    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: Russell Barbour (russell.barbour@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group
    Date: Friday, December 20, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Adam Viera, PhD Candidate, Yale School of Public Health
    Topic: "PrEP"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau, (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting: "Online and Social Media Study Recruitment Methods"
    Date: Monday, January 13, 10:00 am-11:30 am
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Jeremy J. Gibbs, PhD, MSW, LCSW, University of Georgia
    Topic: "Online and Social Media Study Recruitment Methods"
    Contact: Russell Barbour (katie.doucet@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group
    Date: Friday, January 17, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Dalmacio Dennis Flores, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    Topic: "Parents' Perspective on Sexuality-Focused Sex Communication with Gay, Bisexual and Queer Adolescent Sons: Implications for HIV/STI Prevention"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau, (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Yale School of Medicine's Program for Humanities in Medicine presents: "Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality"
    Date: Thursday, January 30, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Nieson Irving Harris Building, Cohen Auditorium, E, 230 South Frontage Road, New Haven, CT
    Topic: "Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality"
    Contact: Karen P Kolb, (karen.kolb@yale.edu)
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Call for Submissions

  • Call for Abstracts: Adherence 2020
    Submission Deadline: January 20, 2020
    Conference Dates: June 7-10, 2020
    Location: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando, FL
    Sponsored by the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC), Adherence 2020 will feature the presentation and discussion of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and biomedical prevention adherence within the context of optimizing care and prevention continua to achieve HIV epidemic control.
    Further Details
  • Call for Abstracts: College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Submission Deadline: December 2, 2019
    Conference Dates: June 20-24, 2020
    Location: Hollywood, FLFurther Details
  • Call for Abstracts: 2020 NIDA International Forum
    Submission Deadline: January 6, 2020
    Conference Dates: June 19-22, 2020
    Location: Hollywood, FLFurther Details
  • Call for Abstracts: RebPsych 2020: Decolonizing Mental Health
    Submission Deadline: January 20, 2020
    Conference Date: April 3, 2020
    Location: Yale UniversityFurther Details
  • Call for Abstracts: Q-Forward: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Health Care
    Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2020 at Midnight EST
    Conference Dates: March 28-29, 2020
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
    This conference aims to engage and inspire future LGBTQI+ leaders in health care in the areas of research, clinical care, education, and policy/advocacy. It will feature keynote speakers, posters, and interactive workshops with practical tools and strategies designed to address the unique challenges facing LGBTQI+ leaders.
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program - Data Integration, Systems, and Quality Technical Assistance
    Application Due Date: January 22, 2020
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  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – TargetHIV
    Application Due Date: January 22, 2020
    Further Details
  • Sustainable Health Initiative
    Application due date: January 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm
    Eligibility: current Yale students, alumni, fellows, trainees, and faculty members
    Further Details
  • Step Up for Substance Use Disorders (SUD): A Drug Target Initiative for Scientists Engaged in Fundamental Research (U18 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Application Due Date(s): February 13, 2020
    Further Details
  • Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Award
    Application due date: February 28, 2020
    Applicants will be notified of their award status by April 17, 2020
    Eligibility: current Yale faculty members
    Further Details
  • Rapid Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Start in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program - Dissemination Assistance Provider
    Application Due Date: March 3, 2020
    Further Details
  • Assessing the Effects of Cannabinoids on HIV-Induced Inflammation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): March 11, 2020
    Further Details
  • Transgender People: Immunity, Prevention, and Treatment (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 11, 2020; May 11, 2021
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2019 unless otherwise noted.

 

Spotlight on CIRA

CIRA Cross-Core Meetings

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

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, December 20: Adam Viera, PhD Candidate, Yale School of Public Health - PrEP
  • Fri, January 17: Dalmacio Dennis Flores, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing - Parents' Perspective on Sexuality-Focused Sex Communication with Gay, Bisexual and Queer Adolescent Sons: Implications for HIV/STI Prevention
  • Fri, February 21: Marie Brault, Associate Research Scientist, Yale School of Public Health - Topic TBA

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 now accepting applications. 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. Fellows will benefit from mentorship from top HIV researchers conducting innovative and cutting-edge research to eliminate HIV disparities, integration with the CIRA community, and a network of over 100 past HIV Fellows from around the world, who have gone on to top-tier universities and have received numerous federally funded research grants. Our two training programs have generated over 1200 peer-reviewed publications and over 200 funded grants since 2008.

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 Archvied?

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.
View the Archive

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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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