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Washington Post | Perspective | The U.S. really could end AIDS - if the Trump administration gets out of the way

Donald Trump State of the Union Gregg Gonsalves, Assistant Professor at Yale School of Public Health and a CIRA affiliate, examines President Donald Trump's plan to combat the AIDS epidemic in the United States and eliminate HIV transmission by 2030. Announced last week during the President's State of the Union address, the plan will rely on testing and treating people living with HIV in just under 50 counties where the HIV burden is the greatest, as well as seven states that have significant rural epidemics. The effort will also focus on getting pre-exposure prophylaxis out to people at highest risk of contracting HIV in those same places.

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REACH Program Looking for Scholars

Based in Yale School of Medicine, REACH (Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally Informed Healthcare) is looking to recruit 17 scholars; seven (7) of which will be allotted to incoming addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine fellows, i.e. senior residents who will begin their addiction fellowship in the 2019-2020 academic year. The additional 10 slots will be allotted to medical students, APRN and NP students, PA Students, and medical residents (all specialties).
Further Details and Application Instructions

Clinical Advisory: Statewide (Massachusetts) Outbreak of HIV Infection in persons who Inject Drugs

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has detected an increase in newly diagnosed HIV infections among persons who inject drugs (PWID) in multiple areas across the Commonwealth. Recent HIV transmission is evidenced by several new cases diagnosed during the acute stage of HIV infection. The primary risk factor reported among identified cases is injection drug use (IDU). Injectable substances linked to this outbreak include heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine.
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Events

  • CIRA Community Research and Implementation Core Meeting
    Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Topic: At the request of CIRA affiliate Dr. Sheela Shenoi, the CRI Core will hold a consultation to discuss potential research on avenues for PrEP delivery to adolescents at increased risk of HIV infection.
    Contact: Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu)
  • Yale School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases (EMD) Seminar Series
    Date: Thursday, February 14, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, 106A, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Linda Niccolai, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, YSPH; Nicole Deziel, PhD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, YSPH; Danya Keene, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health, YSPH
    Title: "Population Mobility and Sexually Transmitted Infections: A Tale of Two Studies"
    Contact: Kimberly Rogers (kimberly.rogers@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Yale School of Medicine Addiction Medicine Rounds: "Trends in European Union Drug Treatment, Emerging Policies, and Relevance for Curriculum Development"
    Date: Thursday, February 14, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 206, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Catherine Comiskey, PhD, MSc, MA, Trinity College Dublin
    Further Details
  • CIRA Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core's Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)
    Date: Friday, February 15, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Amy Smoyer, Southern Connecticut State University
    Title: "Focus Groups: Friend or Foe?"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • WEBINAR: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Racial/Ethnic Minority Women
    Date: Wednesday, February 20, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
    Presenter: Teresa Evering, MD, MS, The Rockefeller University Hospital
    Registration
  • WEBINAR: Investing in Prevention: Standard and Innovation in Economic Evaluation
    Date: Thursday, February 21, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
    Presenter: Max Crowley, PhD, MS, Penn State University
    Registration
  • Public Health Advocacy Training
    Date: Saturday, February 23, 9:00 am–3:30 pm
    Location: Southern Connecticut State University, Michael J. Adanti Student Center Ballroom, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Dr. Tekisha Everette, Health Equity Solutions; Claudine Fox, Health Equity Solutions; Shelley Geballe, JD, MPH, Yale School of Public Health
    Audience: Public
    Contact: Shelley Geballe (shelley.geballe@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Yale School of Medicine HIV Research Club Lunch Seminar
    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 epicentre of the HIV Epidemic - the Africa Health Research Institute in KwaZulu-Natal"
  • 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)

Funding Opportunities

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

  • CureAccelerator Live! for the Developing World
    Application Due Date: February 14, 2019
    Further Details
  • HIV-Focused Population Surveys in Countries Supported under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
    Application Due Date: March 1, 2019
    Further Details
  • SAMHSA National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS)
    Application Due Date: March 29, 2019
    Further Details
  • SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS)
    Application Due Date: March 29, 2019
    Further Details
  • Addressing the Role of Violence on HIV Care and Viral Suppression (Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): April 10, 2019
    - R01
    - R21
    - R34
  • Economic Modeling for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB
    Application Due Date: April 14, 2019
    Further Details
  • SAMHSA Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects
    Application Due Date: March 25, 2019
    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

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)

  • Wed, February 13: Dr. Sheela Shenoi, Yale School of Medicine - "A discussion on potential research avenues for PrEP delivery to adolescents at increased risk of HIV infection."

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, February 15: Amy Smoyer, Southern Connecticut State University - "Focus Groups: Friend or Foe?"
  • Fri, March 15
  • 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

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.

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.

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.

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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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