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Yale-Community Partnership Hatches Vital HIV Prevention Research from Seed

Drs. Tami Sullivan and Jaimie MeyerDrs. Tami Sullivan and Jaimie Meyer are the latest CIRA affiliates to successfully turn a pilot project into a full-scale HIV prevention research project.

Sullivan, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Violence Research and Programs at Yale School of Medicine and Meyer, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing, received the award from the National Institute of Mental Health for their project Identifying Modifiable Risk and Protective Processes at the Day-Level that Predict HIV Care Outcomes Among Women Exposed to Partner Violence.

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CIRA Stil Accepting Letters of Intent for Pilot Projects in HIV Research: Deadline Extended to March 27, 2020

Idea lightbulb illustrationCIRA is still accepting letters of intent for Pilot Projects in HIV/AIDS Prevention Research. For your benefit, we have extended the LOI submission deadline to Friday, March 27. Key dates include:

- March 27, 2020: Submit a Letter of Intent
- May 7, 2020: Full application deadline
- May-June 2020: Pilot Project Review Panel meets
- June 2020: Awards announcement expected
- July 1, 2020: Earliest start date (dependent on IRB and NIMH approval)

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RESOURCES ON COVID-19 and HIV

  • CDC: COVID-19: What People with HIV Should Know
    Although the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 for people with HIV is not known, people with HIV may have concerns and questions related to their risk. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available.
    More from CDC.
  • HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA): COVID-19 Special Considerations
    This document on special considerations for people living with HIV in light of COVID-19is intended as a resource for clinicians and public health officials. The information is based on best practices in areas that have been heavily impacted by COVID-19,and it will be updated as more information and data become available.
    More from HIVMA.
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA): COVID-19: Resource Center
    IDSA updates this COVID-19 page for members and the public with links to resources on developments, guidelines, protocols, policies, and tools for practitioners.
    More from HIVMA.
  • HIV/AIDS Guidelines Panels Release Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV
    The guidance, which was developed collectively by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Panels, working groups of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, is intended for health care providers and persons living with HIV in the United States.
    More from NIH
  • HRSA's Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions
    HRSA is working to keep Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients, subrecipients, and partners updated on the latest information regarding COVID-19. As part of that effort, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) has launched a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) webpage on the HAB website, which HAB is monitoring and updating as new information is made available.
    More from HRSA.
  • UNAIDS Calls for a Human Rights Approach to the COVID-19 Outbreak that Puts Communities at the Centre
    To help guide governments, communities and other stakeholders in planning and implementing measures to contain the pandemic, UNAIDS has produced a new guidance document that draws on key lessons from the response to the HIV epidemic: Rights in the time of COVID-19: lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response.
    More from UNAIDS.
  • Yale Program in Addiction Medicine’s Guidance for Opioid Treatment Program During the Ongoing COVID-19 Outbreak
    - Clinicians
    - Patients
    - Individuals not in treatment

Events

  • Webinar: A Guide to State-level Organizing: HIV Criminalization and Reform
    Date: Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    Description: Presented by The Center for HIV Law & Policy and the Positive Justice Project Advisory Group, the webinar will review guiding principles for building local leadership and direct advocacy strategies to end disease-specific criminal laws, discuss reforms that didn't go far enough and the advocacy challenges that follow, and discuss tips on best practices for coalition-building and engaging stakeholders.
    Further Details and Registration
  • Yale School of Public Health Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases Seminar Series: "World TB Day"
    Date: Thursday, April 9, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Presenter: Ted Cohen, DPH, MD, MPH, Yale School of Public Health
    Contact: Kimberly Rogers (kimberly.rogers@yale.edu)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/728227696
    Join by phone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 728 227 696
    Further Details
  • Webinar: Improving the Efficiency of Prevention Research Using Responsive and Adaptive Survey Design Techniques
    Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Presenter: James Wagner, PhD, University of Michigan, Survey Research Center
    Further Details and Registration
  • CIRA Interdisciplinary HIV Research Seminar: "When Things Go Wrong: Statistical Approaches to Problem Data in Randomized Clinical Trials"
    Date: Wednesday, April 22, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Presenter: Russell "Skip" Barbour, PhD, CIRA
    Topic: "When Things Go Wrong: Statistical Approaches to Problem Data in Randomized Clinical Trials"
    Contact: Liz Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/7733850237
    Join by phone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 773 385 0237
  • CIRA International HIV Research Seminar Series: "Using Epidemiology, Economics, and Consensus-Building to Make the Case for HIV Investment - Examples from Tanzania and Namibia"
    Date: Friday, April 24, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Presenter: Robert Hecht, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
    Topic: "Using Epidemiology, Economics, and Consensus-Building to Make the Case for HIV Investment - Examples from Tanzania and Namibia"
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/830661914
    Join by telephone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 830 661 914
  • CIRA Interdisciplinary HIV Research Seminar: "Overall, direct, disseminated, and composite effects of HIV testing and counseling on HIV risk behaviors and HIV incidence in the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention trial in rural South Africa"
    Date: Thursday, May 21, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Presenter: Raul Hernandez Ramirez, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
    Topic: "Overall, direct, disseminated, and composite effects of HIV testing and counseling on HIV risk behaviors and HIV incidence in the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention trial in rural South Africa"
    Contact: Liz Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)
    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/7733850237
    Join by phone: 203-432-9666, Meeting ID: 773 385 0237

Call for Submissions

  • Call for Abstracts: Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)
    Conference dates: November 12-14, 2020 in Tampa, FL
    Abstract deadline: April 15, 2020
    Further Details
  • Call for Abstracts: AMERSA (The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction) 2020 Conference
    Conference dates: November 5-7, 2020 in Boston, MA
    Conference travel award applications deadline: April 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
    Abstract and workshop deadlines: May 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
    Further Details
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office Request for Nominations for 2020 SGM Research Investigator Awards Program
    Due date for letters of intent: April 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm local time
    Due date for nominations: May 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm local time
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

HIV-Related Opportunities:

  • Engineering Immunity to HIV-1 Through Next Generation Vaccines (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 28, 2020
    Further Details
  • Formative and Pilot Intervention Research for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): first AIDS application is on May 7, 2020 followed by standard AIDS dates (expiration date: January 8, 2023)
    Further Details

Other Opportunities:

  • Community-Based Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS)
    Application Due Date: May 11, 2020
    Further Details
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Opens New Program for Medically Trained Scientists
    Application Due Date: August 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET
    Further Details
  • Investigator Initiated Extended Clinical Trial (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): May 13, 2020; September 13, 2020; January 13, 2021; May 13, 2021; September 13, 2021; January 13, 2022; May 13, 2022; September 13, 2022; January 13, 2023.
    Further Details
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): standard AIDS dates apply (expiration date: May 8, 2023)
    Further Details

Notice of Special Interest:

  • Administrative Supplements for Minor Alterations or Renovations to Advance Ongoing HIV/AIDS Research Projects funded by the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Program
    First Available Due Date: April 27, 2020
    Expiration Date: April 28, 2020
    Further Details
  • Availability of Administrative Supplements and Urgent Competitive Revisions for Research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus
    the urgent need for research on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, also known as COVID-19). NIDA is especially interested in research collecting and examining data on the risks and outcomes for COVID-19 infection in individuals suffering from substance use disorders.
    First Available Due Date: March 19, 2020
    Expiration Date: March 31, 2021
    Further Details

Fellowship Opportunities

  • Getting to Zero MA Activist Academy
    Application Deadline: May 15th, 2020
    The Getting to Zero MA coalition is searching for the next cohort of Fellows to join their 2020 Activist Academy. The program will run from June to December 2020. Fellows will be compensated with stipends for participation throughout the duration of the program.
    Further Details

Publications

Resources

  • PrEP Data in AtlasPlus
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added new data to AtlasPlus, its interactive data visualization tool. Users will now find pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) coverage estimates from 2017 and 2018 available for download and use along with more than 15 years of CDC surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis.
    More from CDC
  • International AIDS Society (IAS)'s Recorded Webinars
  • PCORI Engagement Tool and Resource Repository
    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has assembled a repository of engagement-related tools and resources developed and used by PCORI awardees. This searchable peer-to-peer repository includes resources that can inform future work in PCOR and was developed based on a process, which you can learn more about here.
    More from PCORI
  • Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) - World Tuberculosis Day 2020
    Observed on March 24th, World Tuberculosis Day aims at raising public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of Tuberculosis (TB), and stepping up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. TB continues to be the leading cause of death among people living with HIV (PLHIV), and globally PLHIV are 19 times more likely to fall ill with TB than those without HIV. On this occasion, JIAS has launched a collection of open-access articles 'The TB–HIV syndemic: It's time to turn the tide' reflecting on issues related to the burden of TB among PLHIV.
    More on World Tuberculosis Day

NOTE: All times expressed in Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. All dates refer to 2020 unless otherwise noted.

 

Spotlight on CIRA

CIRA Interdisciplinary HIV Research Seminars

All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.

  • Wed, April 22, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Russell "Skip" Barbour, PhD, CIRA - "When Things Go Wrong: Statistical Approaches to Problem Data in Randomized Clinical Trials"
  • Thu, May 21, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Raul Hernandez Ramirez, PhD, Yale School of Public Health - "Overall, direct, disseminated, and composite effects of HIV testing and counseling on HIV risk behaviors and HIV incidence in the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention trial in rural South Africa"

CIRA International HIV Research Seminar Series

All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.

  • Fri, April 24, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Robert Hecht, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health - "Using Epidemiology, Economics, and Consensus-Building to Make the Case for HIV Investment -- Examples from Tanzania and Namibia"

IRM Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group (QRDG)

All meetings will be virtual only until further notice.

  • Next Meeting TBA

CIRA Offers Career Development Consultations to Affiliated Junior Faculty and Postdocs

Career CompassTo further strengthen mentoring activities, CIRA's Development Core offers Career Development Consultations to affiliated junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows and associates. The consults provide an invaluable opportunity to receive tailored career advice from senior faculty at Yale, focusing on everything from the development of K awards to the right approach to getting published, and all set in an informal and confidential setting.

The next Career Development Consultations will be in Spring 2020. There will be two slots for this session, assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Katie Doucet for more information at katie.doucet@yale.edu.

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 accepting applications through March 27, 2020. 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.

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 Archived?

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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CIRA is supported by National Institute of Mental Health Grant No. P30MH062294.
Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
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