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New Grant Funds YSPH Research for Substance Use among Adults with Depression

Melinda IrwinYale School of Public Health Assistant Professor, Katie Wang, Ph.D., received a 5-year, $886,000 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The grant will allow Wang to explore how mental health stigma can be a potential risk factor for substance use among adults with depression. Associate Professor John Pachankis, Ph.D., will serve as Wang's primary mentor.

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News of a Possible Cure of an HIV-Positive Man

Two hands and HIV ribbonUniversity College London (UCL) researchers made the announcement at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) being held in Seattle, USA.
- Conference abstract
- Webcast of presentation
- UN AIDS statement
- International AIDS Society statement

NY Times Opinion: "This is Not A Cure for My H.I.V." by Gregg Gonsalves

Gregg Gonsalves"A cure for H.I.V. remains a distant dream and the focus on the two "cured" patients is a distraction from the hard, far less headline-grabbing work that we still have to do to fight the disease that was a death sentence not too many years ago." - Gregg Gonsalves is an assistant professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health and an associate professor of law at Yale Law School.
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Events

  • WEBINAR: The Black AIDS Institute - "HIV and Aging"
    Date: Tuesday, March 12, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Presenter: Louis 'Kengi' Carr, Project Kengikate
    Further Details and Registration
  • Yale School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Didactic Conference: "Tuberculosis and Drug Resistance"
    Date: Wednesday, March 13, 10:00 am-11:00 am
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, 206/208, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, Yale School of Medicine
    Contact: Mary Ellen Wilson (maryellen.wilson@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Altice Team Research-in-Progress Seminar (TRIPS)
    Date: Thursday, March 14, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, LEPH Room 216, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Ahsan Ahmad, M.S., Yale School of Medicine
    Topic: "Impact of Methadone Dose on Post-Release Linkage to Treatment among Incarcerated HIV-Infected Individuals Transitioning to the Community in Malaysia"
    NOTE: You can attend in person or remotely via GoTo Meeting - https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/477264261
    Contact: Paula Dellamura, 203-737-2883, paula.dellamura@yale.edu
  • Yale School of Medicine Addiction Medicine Rounds: "Using "Big Data" to Respond to the Crisis of Opioid-related Harms
    Date: Thursday, March 14, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, 206/208, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Marc LaRochelle, MD MPH, Boston University School of Medicine
    Contact: Elizabeth Porter (elizabeth.porter@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core's Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
    Date: Friday, March 15, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Katie Clark, Research Consultant/Owner, CHER Solutions, LLC.
    Topic: "Successful Implementation of Buprenorphine Treatment in CT"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • WEBINAR: Post-Opioid Overdose Linkage and Care
    Date: Thursday, March 20, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    Presenters will explain risk factors for opioid-overdose; identify strategies to address opioid overdose; and describe strategies for effectively working with others at the scene of an opioid overdose.
    Further Details and Registration
  • WEBINAR: The Intersection Between Opioids and HIV
    Date: Monday, March 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    This webinar will discuss the intersection between opioids and HIV and other complications such as hepatitis B and C. The webinar will also list factors that contribute to opioid dependence, describe the intersection between opioid addiction and HIV transmission, name strategies to assist patients with opioid dependence, and help identify three lessons to take back to work.
    Further Details and Registration
  • 9th Annual Global Health Day: "The Role of Academic Institutions in Global Health"
    Date: Thursday, March 28, All Day
    Location: Multiple
    Contact: Laura Crawford (laura.crawford@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting
    Date: Thursday, March 28, 10:00 am-11:30 am
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Tamara Taggart, PhD, MPH (Georgetown University) and Tashuna Albritton, PhD (CUNY School of Medicine)
    Title: "Who's On Board: Parent, Child, and Provider Attitudes towards the Feasibility of PrEP Uptake among Adolescents"
    Contact: Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu)
  • WEBINAR: Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ Community: Examining the Legal, Practical and Real World Challenges Facing Survivors
    Date: Thursday, March 28, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    The webinar will focus primarily on issues impacting the LGBTQ community in order to gain a better understanding of the current legal landscape, the status of protections for LGBTQ victims of IPV, and the practical challenges presented in serving this community.
    Further Details and Registration
  • Connecticut PrEP Symposium
    Date: Friday, March 29, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Location: Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT
    The Connecticut PrEP symposium will review the bio-medical Intervention known as PrEP and instruct health care staff on how to use this evidence-based intervention in tandem with other public health approaches to prevent HIV infection, reduce susceptibility to HIV and/or decrease HIV infectiousness.
    Further Details and Registration
  • WEBINAR: Counting MSM: Calculating Disease Incidence and Prevalence Among MSM in your Jurisdiction
    Date: Friday, March 29, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    This webinar will introduce you to a user-friendly tool prepared by Emory University that provides local MSM population estimates. States that have used this tool will provide case studies on how they calculated their rates and applied them for program planning purposes.
    Further Details and Registration
  • Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS) & Center for Methods of Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS)'s Implementation Science Grand Rounds
    Date: Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, The Anlyan Center (TAC) Auditorium, 1st Floor, 300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
    Title: "Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations"
    Contact: June Weiss (junemarie.weiss@yale.edu)
    Further Details and Registration
  • CIRA Cross-Core Seminar
    Date: Friday, May 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Joseph Hogan, ScD (Brown University)
    Title: TBD
    Contact: Elizabeth Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting
    Date: Tuesday, May 14, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Sandra Springer, MD and Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, Yale School of Medicine
    Title: "Opioids, Immune Function and HIV"
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
  • Yale School of Public Health Summer Course in Public Health Modeling
    Date: June 17-June 19
    Location: Yale University
    This intensive three-day residential program is designed to provide researchers, clinicians, industry professionals, and policymakers with the systems-based perspective and analytic tools they need to better understand and manage the complex forces that drive the health of populations.
    Further Details and Registration

Training Opportunities

  • NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute
    Applications must be submitted by March 22, 2019, 5:00 pm ET
    Program dates: August 12-16, 2019 at NIH campus, Bethesda, MD
    Further Details
  • SHARP Training: Skills for Health And Research Professionals
    The SHARP (Skills for Health And Research Professionals) Training Program at Columbia University offers short, intensive boot camps and workshops in summer 2019 led by field experts to teach in-demand skills on the hottest topics in research and education.

Funding Opportunities

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

  • Call for Entrepreneurs: Yale Sustainable Health Initiative
    The Yale Sustainable Health Initiative will solicit proposals for start-up ideas in India and at Yale, where teams of faculty, students, and alumni will be eligible to apply. Yale-based applications will be due April 5, 2019, with final selection of the start-ups later that month.
    Further Details
  • Research Grants to Identify Effective Strategies for Opioid Overdose Prevention
    Application Due Date(s): April 8, 2019
    Further Details
  • Understanding the Mechanisms of Neuropsychiatric Side Effects and Neurological Toxicities of HIV Medicines (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 2, 2019
    Further Details
  • e-ASIA Joint Research Program
    Proposal Due Date: May 14, 2019, 5:00 pm Thai Standard Time
    Further Details
  • Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 23, 2019; March 23, 2020; July 23, 2020; March 23, 2021, July 23, 2021, March 23, 2021
    - R01
    - R34
  • Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 6, 2019; May 6, 2020; May 6, 2021
    Further Details
  • Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 7, 2019, May 7, 2020, May 7, 2021
    Further Details
  • Alcohol and Other Substance Use Research Education Programs for Health Professionals (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): Standard AIDS dates apply (expiration date: September 8, 2022)
    Further Details

Publications

Call for Abstracts

  • Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference 2019
    Abstracts are due by April 15.
    Conference dates: November 7-9, 2019 in Portland, OR
    Further Details
  • 43rd Annual AMERSA Conference (Interdisciplinary Leaders in Substance Use Education, Research, Clinical Care and Policy)
    Abstracts are due by May 1, 2019. 5:00 pm
    Conference dates: November 7-9, 2019 in Boston, MA
    Further Details

Call for Papers

  • Journal Manuscripts: American Psychological Association
    Miscellaneous calls for papers listed by the American Psychological Association.
    Further Details

Resources

  • CDC News: Data Confirm Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled
    The dramatic decline in annual HIV infections has stopped and new infections have stabilized in recent years, according to a CDC report published today. The report provides the most recent data on HIV trends in America from 2010 to 2016. It shows that after about five years of substantial declines, the number of HIV infections began to level off in 2013 at about 39,000 infections per year.
    - Full report
    - Fact sheet
    - Data summary
  • The Network for Public Health Law’s De-Identification Toolkit
    This toolkit is intended for a broad audience of health officials, privacy officers, public health practitioners, data managers and their attorneys. The toolkit contains an overview of the importance of access to timely and relevant health and non-health de-identified data, de-identification and the law, de-identification methods, re-identification studies, risks of bad de-identification and a four-step approach to analyzing de-identified data sharing.
    More from The Network for Public Health Law
  • CDC Dear Colleague Letter: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    Information from CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
    More from CDC

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

Thu, March 28, 10:00 am-11:30 am
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenters: Tamara Taggart, PhD, MPH (Georgetown University) and Tashuna Albritton, PhD (CUNY School of Medicine)
Title: "Who's On Board: Parent, Child, and Provider Attitudes towards the Feasibility of PrEP Uptake among Adolescents"
Contact: Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu)

Fri, May 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenter: Joseph Hogan, ScD (Brown University)
Title: TBD
Contact: Elizabeth Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)

Tue, May 14, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenters: Sandra Springer, MD and Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, Yale School of Medicine
Title: "Opioids, Immune Function and HIV"
Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)

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, March 15: Katie Clark, CHER Solutions, LLC. - "Successful Implementation of Buprenorphine Treatment in CT"
  • Fri, April 12
  • Fri, May 17
  • Fri, June 21
  • Fri, July 19

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

  • Next Meeting TBA

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.

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.

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.

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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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