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New Yale School of Public Health Associate Dean for Research Talks About Vision

Melinda IrwinMelinda Irwin, Ph.D., M.P.H., brings years of academic experience and a robust set of skills into her new role as the Yale School of Public Health's first Associate Dean for Research. She is a tenured professor of chronic disease epidemiology, associate director of population sciences at the Yale Cancer Center, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program and deputy director of public health at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation.

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A Q & A with Donna Spiegelman: Biostatistician, hiker, avid reader

Donna SpiegelmanDonna Spiegelman is the newly appointed Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health. She leads the Center for Methods of Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Statistics and Data Science. CMIPS facilitates the translation of research into practice. In addition to being the director of CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core, Donna is also affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center and Yale Institute for Global Health. She has an ScD in biostatistics and epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health (1989).

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Yale Scholars in Implementation Science (YSIS) Call for Applications

The Yale Scholars in Implementation Science (YSIS) Career Development Program is an NIH-funded K12 program within the Yale Center for Implementation Science at the Yale School of Medicine. YSIS will provide training and career development support for scholars who have a clinical or research doctoral degree and are committed to a career in research, leadership, and knowledge translation to foster the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in the areas of heart, lung, blood, or sleep medicine.
Deadline: Completed applications are due by 5:00 pm on March 1, 2019
Further Details and Application Instructions

Events

  • Yale School of Medicine HIV Research Club Lunch Seminar and Discussion
    Date: Tuesday, February 26, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Anlyan Center, TAC N-203, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Deenan Pillay, PhD, Director, Africa Health Research Institute
    Title: "Health Research at the Epicenter of the HIV Epidemic: The Africa Health Research Institute in ZwaZulu-Natal"
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  • CIRA Clinical and Health Services Research Core Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, February 27, 9:00 am-10:30 am
    Presenter: Han-Zhu Qian, MD, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
    Title: "Mobile Health Interventions to Improve the HIV Care Continuum among Young MSM in China"
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
  • Yale School of Nursing Presents: "Will the Doctor See Me Now? Being Black Transgender in the American Health Care System"
    Date: Thursday, February 28, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm
    Location: Yale School of Nursing, Yale West Campus Office Complex North, 11701/11703, 400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT
    Presenter: Ayana Elliott, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, South Pasadena, CA
    Audience: Everyone (Public)
    Admission: Free
    Contact: Mary Ann Marshak (maryann.fuentesmarshak@yale.edu)
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  • Yale School of Medicine Medical Grand Rounds: "First, Do No Harm Reduction? Exploring the Evidence and Practice of Harm Reduction on Opioid Use Disorder"
    Date: Thursday, March 7, 8:30 am-9:30 am
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Fitkin Memorial Pavilion Auditorium, LMP1094, 789 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Anna Zimmerman, MD, Yale School of Medicine
    Audience: Yale Only
    Admission: Free
    RSVP: Roberta Biceglia (roberta.biceglia@yale.edu)
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  • WEBINAR: The Biology of Addiction
    Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2:00 pm
    During this webinar, Dr. Eric J. Nestler will describe these molecular, cellular, and circuit actions of drugs of abuse and how knowledge gained from this work can be used to develop more effective treatments of addiction.
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  • 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
    Audience: Yale Only
    Admission: Free
    Contact: Mary Ellen Wilson (maryellen.wilson@yale.edu)
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  • 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: Amy Smoyer, PhD., Southern Connecticut State University
    Title: "Focus Groups: Friend or Foe?"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
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  • Medication Assisted Treatment Buprenorphine Waiver Training
    Date: Tuesday, March 19, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Location: Frank H. Netter Quinnipiac School of Medicine, MNH 201, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven CT
    This training will provide a comprehensive overview of Buprenorphine prescribing and its safe and effective use in an office-based setting.
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  • 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.
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Funding Opportunities

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

  • SAMHSA Minority Aids Initiative: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS
    Application Due Date: April 22, 2019
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  • Systems-level Approach to Improving Health Outcomes for HIV-positive State Prison Inmates Released to the Community
    Application Due Date: April 24, 2019
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  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Emerging Technologies for New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
    Application Due Date: April 10, 2019, 11:30 am ET
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  • Pilot Services Research Grants Not Involving Interventions (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date(s): March 28, 2019 with standard dates thereafter (expiration date: January 8, 2012)
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Publications

Call for Abstracts

  • 37th GLMA Annual Conference on LGBTQ Health: LGBTQ Health Across the Lifespan
    Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern on March 5, 2019.
    Conference dates: September 11-14, 2019 in New Orleans, LA
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Request for Information

  • NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining AIDS Funding
    The NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) is seeking input on the NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Funding. Responses must be submitted online by April 13, 2019 at 11:59:59 pm.
    Further Details

Resources

  • Public Health Reports Supplement on Multi-year Care and Prevention in the United States (CAPUS) Demonstration Project
    A special issue of Public Health Reports explores activities conducted by state health departments under the CAPUS demonstration project. The supplement's 11 manuscripts detail innovative strategies to address socioeconomic, clinical, and other persistent barriers to moving individuals along the HIV Care Continuum. Link to supplement: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/phrg/133/2_suppl
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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)

  • Next Meeting TBA

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: Han-Zhu Qian, MD, PhD, Yale School of Public Health - "Mobile Health Interventions to Improve the HIV Care Continuum among Young MSM in China"

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)

  • Next Meeting TBA

Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core
This meeting will be held at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202)

  • Next Meeting TBA

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: Amy Smoyer, PhD., Southern Connecticut State University - "Focus Groups: Friend or Foe?"
  • 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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