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Ready, Set, PrEP Program Launches

AIDS being erasedReady, Set, PrEP is a new national program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will provide PrEP to thousands of people across the United States. To qualify for the Ready, Set, PrEP program an individual must: 1) test negative for HIV; 2) have a valid prescription from their healthcare provider; and 3) not have insurance that covers prescription drugs. The program covers 100% of PrEP medication prescription costs. However, the cost of clinic visit co-pays and lab testing may vary based on patient income and insurance coverage.

- More information on HIV.gov
- More information on enrollment

CARE Fellowship Program Seeks to Pair Community Research Fellows with Researchers

CARE LogoThe Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) is looking for researchers and research projects that would be interested in hosting two New Haven Community Research Fellows. Now in its second year, the CARE fellowship program trains New Haven area residents to work in collaboration with investigators on community health research projects.

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Viera Accepted into the Clinton Global Initiative University Community

Adam VieraAdam Viera, a PhD candidate in Yale School of Public Health's Social and Behvioral Studies Department and formerly a T32 predoctoral fellow with CIRA, has been accepted into the Clinton Global Initiative University community. This honor includes access to a comprehensive Commitment to Action curriculum, high-touch mentorship, funding streams, Clinton Foundation topic experts and attendance at the CGIU annual meeting.

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Events

  • CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group: "PrEP"
    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: "Perceptions and Experiences of Treatment for Substance Use Disorders among Men Who Have Sex with Men who Use Stimulants in the Northeastern United States"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau, (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting: "Using Geosocial Networking Applications to Recruit Young Men who have Sex with Men to Participate in Research"
    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: "Using Geosocial Networking Applications to Recruit Young Men who have Sex with Men to Participate in Research"
    Contact: Katie Doucet (katie.doucet@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Yale School of Nursing Office of Research Seminar Series: "Sex Talks at the Dinner Table with LGBTQ Adolescents: Parent/Child Sex Communication for HIV/STI Prevention"
    Date: Thursday, January 16, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Nursing, Yale West Campus, Room 11706, 400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT
    Presenter: Dalmacio Dennis Flores, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    Topic: "Sex Talks at the Dinner Table with LGBTQ Adolescents: Parent/Child Sex Communication for HIV/STI Prevention"
    Contact: Lorena Fonte, (lorena.fonte@yale.edu)
  • CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group: "Parents' Perspective on Sexuality-Focused Sex Communication with Gay, Bisexual and Queer Adolescent Sons: Implications for HIV/STI Prevention"
    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
    Presenter: Celeste Watkins-Hayes, PhD, Author
    Topic: "Remaking a Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality"
    Contact: Karen P Kolb, (karen.kolb@yale.edu)
    Further Details

Call for Submissions

  • Request for Information (RFI) on the 2020 National Institute of Mental Health: Strategic Plan for Research
    The NIMH welcomes feedback to help guide the future of mental health research efforts and priorities at the institute.
    - RFI notice
    - Draft 2020 Strategic Plan for Research

Funding Opportunities

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

  • amfAR Target Grants
    Request log-in credentials by January 17, 2020 at 3:00 pm
    Submit letter of intent by January 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Cycle 9
    Application Due Date: February 10, 2020
    Webinar recording and slides are available on the website.
    Further Details
  • NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): January 9, 2020; May 7, 2020; September 7, 2020; May 7, 2021; September 7, 2021; May 7, 2022; September 7, 2022
    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 - "Perceptions and Experiences of Treatment for Substance Use Disorders among Men Who Have Sex with Men who Use Stimulants in the Northeastern United States"
  • 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.
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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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