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CIRA Predoctoral Fellow, Daniel Bromberg, Receives Global Health Equity Scholars Award

Dan BrombergCIRA Predoctoral Fellow, Daniel Bromberg, recently received a Global Health Equity Scholars Award from NIH Fogarty International Center for his project titled "Adapting and testing an informed decision-making aid for opioid agonist therapy in Ukrainian prisons". Dan's fellowship site will be the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy.

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Former REIDS Scholar, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Appointed Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Tufts School of Medicine

Ndidiamaka Amutah-OnukaghaFormer Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS), Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, has been appointed the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Public Health & Community Medicine (PHCM) at Tufts School of Medicine. Amutah-Onukagha began her new role on, April 1, 2021, and will work in close collaboration with deans in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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CIRA Predoctoral Fellow, Tony Maiolatesi, Named 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Tony MaiolatesiCIRA Predoctoral Fellow, Tony Maiolatesi, was recently awarded a 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his project titled "Calling Forth the Power from Within: Activation of Opposing Self-stereotypes among Gay Men".

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  • EHE Regional Learning Collaborative - Session 7: Strategies and Approaches to Address HIV Stigma
    Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Join this session to learn strategies and approaches to address HIV stigma from expert panelists serving communities in California’s EHE Phase 1 counties.
    Further Details and Registration
  • National Youth PrEP/PEP Panel
    Date: Thursday, April 22, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • Bristol Mayor's Task Force on HIV/AIDS & HCV Annual HIV Education Forum: Getting to Zero
    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 8:30 am-12:00 pm
    Presenters include Daniel Davidson, Assistant Director of CIRA's Community Research and Implementation Core
    Registration Required
  • 2021 ODP Early-Stage Investigator Lecture: Morgan M. Philbin, Ph.D., M.H.S.
    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    Topic: "The Social Side Effects of Biomedical HIV Technologies: Facilitating the Roll-Out of Long-Acting Injectable ART and PrEP"
    Further Details
  • Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) and Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS) Grand Rounds Series
    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Presenter: Brian S. Mittman, PhD, Kaiser Permanente
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Coordinating Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV Treatment in Primary Care
    Date: Monday, May 3, 2:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven 2021 Annual Meeting
    Date: Monday, May 3, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • NEAETC Connecticut: "CROI 2021 Update"
    Date: Tuesday, May 4, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenters: Drs. Merceditas Villanueva & Onyema Ogbuagu, Yale School of Medicine
    Further Details and Registration
  • 4th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium
    Date: Thursday, May 6, 10:00 am-4:30 pm
    Further Details
  • CIRA Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Exploring Shifts in Parental Support Behaviors for Trans- and Non-binary Adolescents"
    Date: Friday, May 21, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Kelly Johnson
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Applications: NIH 2021 Future Research Leaders Conference
    Application Due Date: May 10, 2021, 12:00 pm
    Conference Dates (Virtual): June 29-30, 2021
    Further Details
  • Call for Applications: The Global Forum on Humanitarian Health Research (GFH2R)
    Priority will be given to applicants from LMICs and researchers who are living in countries or regions affected by concurrent crises, though applicants from high-income countries may apply.
    Application Due Date: May 28, 2021
    Further Details
  • Call for Applications: HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI)
    Applications Due Date: June 1, 2021
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

  • Yale Institute for Global Health's Global Health Spark Award
    Eligibility: current Yale faculty who are affiliated with YIGH
    Further Details
  • NIBIB Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge
    Areas of interest: engineering-based technology solutions to current HIV/AIDS prevention and/or health care problems
    Eligibility: individual must be a member of a "Student Team" and an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in an undergraduate curriculum
    Application Due Date: June 1, 2021
    Further Details
  • Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium
    Application Due Dates: June 9, 2021
    - U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed
    - U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed
  • Leadership and Management of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize
    Application Due Date: June 30, 2021
    Further Details
  • Understanding HIV Reservoir Dynamics (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 30, 2021
    Further Details
  • Mechanisms of HIV Resistance to Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies (bNAbs) (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 30, 2021
    Further Details
  • Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE-2): To Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 4, 2021
    Further Details
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 4, 2021
    Further Details
  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) drug discovery and development (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Application Due Date: August 10, 2021
    - R43/R44
    - R41/R42
  • SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    Application Due Date: August 17, 2021
    - R01
    - R03
    - R21
  • Limited Competition: Development and Renovation of Research Space for HIV/AIDS Research at Institutions Serving Underrepresented Populations or Located in Institutional Development Award (IDeA)-eligible States (C06 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): January 6, 2022
    Further Details


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


Spotlight on CIRA

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

  • Fri, April 21, Noon-1:30 pm - Kelly Johnson: "Exploring Shifts in Parental Support Behaviors for Trans- and Non-binary Adolescents"

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 ( 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 ( 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,

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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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