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Join CIRA at our Open House

Join CIRA at our Open House CIRA Community: You are cordially invited to a special Open House hosted by CIRA.

  • Learn about CIRA services, resources, and how to participate in the Center.
  • Connect with CIRA faculty, potential mentors, and community research partners.
  • Celebrate the Center's 20+ years of supporting research focused on HIV prevention and care.

Tuesday, January 22, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street New Haven, CT
Contact: Elizabeth Capello (elizabeth.capello@yale.edu)
Drop in any time. Light fare provided.

APPLY NOW: Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) and Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT CIRACIRA has two fellowship programs - Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) and Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS) - seeking new applicants. Each program pairs fellows with a mentor from among the top HIV researchers at CIRA for a two-year period. Review of applications will begin after the new year.

Visit the CIRA website for Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements - http://cira.yale.edu/fellowships.

Researchers Warn of Problems Using Mobile Technologies in Public Health Care

Mobile HealthMany health care providers in remote locations around the world are actively using newer mobile technologies like text messaging and fingerprint identification to deliver important services and timely information to their patients. While the efforts are well-intended, two new studies led by the Yale School of Public Health find that such approaches need to be closely monitored to make sure they are meeting targeted goals. The two recently published studies identified multiple problems integrating mobile technologies into public health care.

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CIRA Highlights International HIV Research on New Webpage

Learn more about CIRA's international research initiatives including the International Research Interest Group (IRIG), research portfolio and the International Visiting Fellow Program.

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Intersection of Interpersonal Violence and HIV

A presentation by CIRA affiliate Tami P. Sullivan, PhD on the Intersection of Interpersonal Violence and HIV: Detection, Disclosure, Implications for Treatment Adherence was one of the plenary lectures at the 2018 Ryan White Conference held in December.

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Events

  • CIRA and Yale School of Public Health present: "Decreasing the Burden of South Africa’s Trifecta of Infectious Diseases: Screening for STIs During Pregnancy, Estimating the Magnitude of Missed Cases of TB and Implementing PrEP for HIV Prevention"
    Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 10:30 am-11:30 am
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Andrew Medina-Marino, PhD (Foundation for Professional Development, Pretoria, South Africa)
    Contact: Mari Armstrong-Hough (mari.armstrong-hough@yale.edu) for questions or if you will be joining by video/telephone conference
    Further Details
  • Addiction Medicine Rounds: "Sum (Some) of Our Experiences: Creating Positive Addiction Learning Opportunities Throughout Medical Education"
    Date: Thursday, January 10, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, 2nd Floor, Rm. 206, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Ellen Edens, MD, MPH, MA, Yale School of Medicine
    Contact: Elizabeth Porter (elizabeth.porter@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA CHSR and CRI Core Joint Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, January 16, 9:00 am-10:30 am
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street New Haven, CT
    Topic: For the focus of the meeting, we are inviting affiliates who attended The 11th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health that was held on December 3-5, 2018 to share their takeaways, particularly as they are relevant to our work in HIV/AIDS research and to investigators with interest in future conference participation.
    Contact: Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core's Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
    Date: Friday, January 18, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
  • YSPH Dean's Lecture Presents: "Alcohol Interaction with HIV Disease: Translational Approach to Understanding Mechanisms and Comorbidities"
    Date: Wednesday, January 23, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, Winslow Auditorium, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Patricia Molina, MD, PhD, Louisiana State University School of Medicine
    Contact: Kelly Campbell, 203-785-2867 (kelly.edwards@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Information Session: Yale University Institutional Career Development Awards
    Date: Thursday, January 24, 10:00 am-11:00 am
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Brady Auditorium, B131, 310 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
    Programs: Yale Scholars in Implementation Science (Director: Steven L. Bernstein MD), Yale Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars (Directors: Gail D’Onofrio MD, MS and Patrick G. O’Connor MD, MPH, FACP), Yale Cancer Center (YCC) K12 Calabresi Immuno-Oncology Training Program (Director: Harriet Kluger MD), and Yale KL2 Mentored Clinical Scholars Program (Directors: Eugene Shapiro MD, Lloyd Cantley MD and Rajita Sinha PhD)
    Further Details
  • CIRA International Research Interest Group - George K. Siberry, MD, MPH
    Date: Tuesday, February 5, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: George K. Siberry, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Adult Clinical Branch, Office of HIV/AIDS; Senior Pediatric Technical Advisor for PEPFAR, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator; United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
    Title: "PEPFAR: Where We've Been and Where We're Headed"
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
  • SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Yale Healthcare Conference: "Reimagining Healthcare: Changing Perspectives on Delivery & Disparities"
    Date: Friday, April 12
    Location: Yale School of Management, Edward P. Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT
    Further Details
  • SAVE THE DATE: 2019 NIDA International Forum
    Date: June 14–17
    Location: JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, TX
    Further Details

Training Opportunities

  • Yale – AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT)
    Applications are being accepted now. Review will begin on January 15, 2019
    Further Details
  • Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)
    Applications are being accepted now. Review will begin on January 15, 2019
    Further Details
  • UCLA South American Program in HIV Prevention Research (SAPHIR)
    The priority application deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019
    Further Details
  • NIDA-funded Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET)
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between February 15 - April 1, 2019
    Program dates: June 11-14, 2019 at New York University
    Further Details
  • Application for 2019 BRSS TACS Capacity Building Opportunity
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) is pleased to announce the 2019 Capacity Building Opportunity, an intensive technical assistance (TA) opportunity for peer-run organizations, recovery community organizations, family-run organizations, and youth- and young adult-run organizations.
    Applications are due by Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 8:00 pm
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

  • Cooperative Agreement to Support the Southeast (SE) Asia Regional Technology Transfer Center (TTC) for HIV and Substance Use and Mental Health
    Application Due Date: February 26, 2019
    Further Details
  • HEAL Initiative Limited Competition: Behavioral Research to Improve MAT: Ancillary Studies to Enhance Behavioral or Social Interventions to Improve Adherence to Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): March 15, 2019
    Further Details
  • Emerging Global Leader Award (K43 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): November 7, 2019; November 4, 2020
    Further Details
  • NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): standard dates apply (expiration date: January 8, 2021)
    - Clinical Trial Required
    - Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Call for Abstracts

Publications

Resources

  • HIV.gov's Recap of the 2018 Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment
    Find updates, video coverage and daily highlights of the conference.
    Further Details
  • IHIP: Integrating HIV Innovative Practices
    Building upon the Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau's Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS), this webpage compiles evidence-informed HIV practices that have demonstrated success and replicability across health care settings and promote the advancement of the HIV care continuum stages.Further Details
  • Webinar Series: Culturally Appropriate Engagement and Service Delivery with Latino/as to Enhance Linkage and Retention to HIV Primary Care
    This Continuing Education activity is for physicians, nurses and Certified Health Educators, as well as other health and social service professionals. Accreditation for physicians, nurses, and Certified Health Educators as well as general CE is available.
    Further Details
  • Resources on HIV and Aging
    Nearly half of people in the United States living with diagnosed HIV are aged 50 and older. Though new HIV diagnoses are declining among people aged 50 and older, around 1 in 6 HIV diagnoses in 2016 were in this group. Federal and community partners have released some resources related to HIV and aging that some readers may find useful.
    Further Details

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

 

Spotlight on CIRA

Core Meetings

CHSR and CRI Cores Joint Meetings
All meetings will be held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202)

Clinical and Health Services Research (CHSR) Core
All meetings will be held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202)

  • Wed, February 27, 2019

Community Research and Implementation (CRI) Core
All meetings will be held from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202)

  • Wed, February 13, 2019

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group
All meetings will be held from Noon to 1:30 pm at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202).

  • Fri, January 18, 2019
  • Fri, February 15, 2019
  • Fri, March 15, 2019
  • Fri, April 12, 2019
  • Fri, May 17, 2019
  • Fri, June 21, 2019
  • Fri, July 19, 2019

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

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) and Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)

Fellowship Opportunities at YaleCIRA has 2 fellowship programs seeking new applicants. Each program pairs fellows with a mentor from among the top HIV researchers at CIRA for a 2-year period. Review of applications will begin after the new year.

Visit the CIRA website for Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements - http://cira.yale.edu/fellowships.

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.

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 Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu) for questions or to schedule a Peer Review session.

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Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University
135 College Street, Suite 200, New Haven, CT 06510
Ph: 203.764.4333   Fx: 203.764.4353

CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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