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STDs are Rising Among Teens. Can Video Games Help?

Pilot project - verify your idea!For more than a decade, Dr. Lynn Fiellin, a professor of medicine at Yale University, has been at the forefront of the push to bring gaming into sex education. Her lab, Play2PREVENT, has developed an interactive, story-driven role-playing sex ed video game whereby the user navigates their avatar through a gauntlet of social situations, like giving advice to a classmate or talking about condom use.

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Connecticut LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment Survey

Gay Pride FlagAre you a member of Connecticut's LGBTQ+ community? Join the Proud to Count movement by filling out Connecticut's LGBTQ+ Community Survey. The Survey aims to 1) enhance our understanding of the number of people that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community in our State and 2) identify the needs of the LGBTQ+ Community in Connecticut.

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Dining Out for Life - Take Out Thursdays

Dining Out for Life logoOrder takeout every Thursday in April from your favorite Dining Out for Life restaurants and make a contribution to APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health in support of persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Recording Available: Community in a Time of Crisis Virtual Opening

YSM AIDS Exhibition Panel screenshotIf you missed the virtual opening of the latest Yale School of Medicine Program for Art in Public Spaces exhibition, you can view it online. The March 4 virtual opening of Community in a Time of Crisis: Yale, New Haven, and HIV/AIDS, 1981-1996 includes a virtual tour of the exhibition.

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Events

  • Yale School of Public Health/Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Virtual Seminar: Measuring the Impact of Environmental Risk Factors on Human Health - Findings from the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD)
    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Speaker: Katrin Burkart, PhD, University of Washington
    Further Details
  • Emerging science in US Adolescent HIV: Antibodies in acute HIV, long-acting injectables for prevention, study recruitment and retention
    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Further Details and Registration
  • Yale Addiction Medicine Rounds: "Closing the Gap - Empowering Generalists to Care for People Who Use Substances"
    Date: Thursday, April 8, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Speaker: Kenneth Morford, MD, FASAM, Yale School of Medicine
    Further Details
  • YSPH Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Seminar Series: "Addressing the Overdose Crisis Through Safe Supply"
    Date: Tuesday, April 13, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Speaker: Ryan McNeil, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
    Further Details
  • Yale Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses (PRFDHR) Presents: "Growing up Under Forced Displacement: Evidence from Bangladesh and Jordan"
    Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2:30 pm-3:45 pm
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  • CIRA Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG): "Transparency in Qualitative Research: Data Sharing and Beyond"
    Date: Friday, April 16, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Sebastian Karcher, Qualitative Data Repository, Syracuse University
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Ending the HIV Epidemic: Sexual Health in Primary Health Care Settings
    Date: Thursday, April 22, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Registration Required
    Further Details
  • 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
  • Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trials
    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Global Implementation Conference 2021
    Date: May 3-6, 2021
    Further Details
  • 2021 STAT Health Tech Summit
    Date: May 11-12, 2021
    Registration Required
    Further Details
  • National LGBTQ Health Conference
    Date: May 20-21, 2021
    Registration Required
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

  • Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 28, 2021
    Application Due Date: May 28, 2021
    Further Details
  • Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): April 28, 2021
    AIDS Application Due Date: May 28, 2021
    Further Details
  • The Williams Institute's LGBTI Global Small Grants Program
    Eligibility: Applicants must reside or work in the following regions: Latin America, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East/North Africa, Asia
    Application Due Date: April 30, 2021
    Further Details
  • NOSI: Administrative Supplements to FIC Awards for COVID-19-related Research in Low- or Middle-Income Countries
    Application Due Date: May 14, 2021
    Further Details
  • NOSI: Administrative Supplements for COVID-19-Impacted FIC Research Training and Education Awards
    Application Due Date: May 14, 2021
    Further Details
  • NOSI: Identification of Biomarkers of HIV Pathogenesis and Substance Use Disorder Comorbidity
    First Available Due Date: June 5, 2021
    Further Details
  • Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Letter of Intent Due Date: July 20, 2021
    Further Details
  • Respond: Epidemiology to End the HIV Epidemic (RESPOND: EEE) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date: July 30, 2021
    Further Details
  • Prevention Strategies to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date: July 30, 2021
    Further Details
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date: August 04, 2021
    Further Details
  • Understanding Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Intact and Defective HIV RNA (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date: August 04, 2021
    Further Details
  • Limited Competition Coordinating Center for the HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Cohorts Program (U24 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date: August 9, 2021
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • UNAIDS Global AIDS Strategy 2021–2026, End Inequalities, End AIDS
    The new global AIDS strategy paves the way to end AIDS by 2030 with a bold approach that uses an inequalities lens to close the gaps preventing progress to end AIDS.
    - Press Release
    - Further Details
  • NASEM Report: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Adopting a Sexual Health Paradigm
    A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee examined the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections in the United States and the resulting report provides advice on future public health programs, policy, and research.
    - News Release
    - Further Details
  • CDC's MMWR: Tuberculosis — United States, 2020
    The provisional 2020 TB data reveal a dramatic decline in the number of reported cases of TB disease in the United States. In 2020, a total of 7,163 TB cases were reported in the United States compared to 8,909 TB cases in 2019, which represents a 20% decrease from the previous year.
    Further Details

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

 

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IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day - April 10

NYHAAD logoNational Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (#NYHAAD), observed annually on April 10, educates the public about the impact of HIV/AIDS on youth and highlights the work youth do to strengthen the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. You can raise awareness of HIV among young people and provide information on stigma, prevention, testing, and care using CDC's Let's Stop HIV Together campaign resources.

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 (dini.harsono@yale.edu) 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 (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 Archived?

Did you know? graphicFor your convenience, we have archived all issues of CIRA's eBulletin. No need to dig through your emails to find an old issue.
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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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