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Yale Researchers Awarded $40 Million To Study Opioid Addiction Treatments

Two hands and HIV ribbonYale School of Medicine faculty have been awarded $40 million in grants to study medication treatment for veterans with opioid addiction. Drs. Ismene Petrakis and Sandra Springer are co-principal investigators leading the research, which is supported by the Veterans Affairs (VA) Cooperative Study. Their study will compare the effectiveness of two forms of buprenorphine, an FDA-approved medication to treat opioid-use disorder.

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Antiretroviral Therapy Crucial in Preventing non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, YSPH Study Reinforces

Non-Hodgkin lymphomaA research team led by the Yale School of Public Health has found that for people living with HIV/AIDS, both recent immunosuppression (a low recent CD4 T-cell count [white blood cells that fight infection]) and prolonged HIV viremia (the presence of HIV in the blood) play important and independent roles in the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Furthermore, the team observed differences across non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes.

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New K01 Awarded

Julia Rozanova, PhD, an Associate Research Scientist within the Yale Clinical & Community Research (YCCR) program at Yale School of Medicine, has received a K01 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The project, entitled Exploring the Feasibility of a Peer-Driven Intervention to Improve HIV Prevention Among Prisoners who Inject Drugs, will focus on prisoners in Kyrgyzstan, one of 8 countries world-wide providing comprehensive HIV prevention including methadone maintenance in prisons. The total award is $700,000 USD over five years.

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Walk-In Statistical Consultations at the Yale Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

The Yale University Library StatLab consultant team now provides walk-in help sessions at the medical library. Each consultant is able to discuss basic statistical analysis, data analysis techniques and specific tools and methodologies.

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Events

  • WEBINAR: Fireside Chat on Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science
    Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    Dr. David Chambers will be joined by Dr. Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, Dr. Alison Hamilton, and Dr. Larry Palinkas for a discussion on qualitative methods in implementation science. Drs. Heurtin-Roberts, Hamilton, and Palinkas all contributed to the recently released Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science (QualRIS) white paper which focuses on the multiple ways in which qualitative methods can be effectively used to answer a range of high priority implementation science questions and describes resources available to the field.
    Further Details and Registration
  • WEBINAR: 2019 Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) Early-Stage Investigator Lecture Winners
    Date: Wednesday, March 27, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    Speaker: Valerie A. Earnshaw, PhD (University of Delaware)
    Title: Understanding and Addressing Stigma to Prevent HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorders
    - Program information
    - NIH VideoCast
  • 9th Annual Global Health Day: "The Role of Academic Institutions in Global Health"
    Date: Thursday, March 28, All Day
    Location: Multiple
    Presenters: Sten H Vermund, MD, PhD; Ann Kurth, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM, FAAN(Nursing); Saad B Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, incoming Inaugural Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health
    Contact: Laura Crawford (laura.crawford@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting
    Date: Thursday, March 28, 10:00 am-11:30 am
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Tamara Taggart, PhD, MPH (Georgetown University) and Tashuna Albritton, PhD (CUNY School of Medicine)
    Title: "Who's On Board: Parent, Child, and Provider Attitudes towards the Feasibility of PrEP Uptake among Adolescents"
    Contact: Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu)
  • Dean's Advisory Council for LGBTQI+ Affairs Sponsors: "Q-Med: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Health Care"
    Date: Sunday, March 31, 8:00 am-3:30 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, The Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
    The Q-Med: Building LGBTQI+ Leaders in Health Care conference aims to engage and inspire future LGBTQI+ leaders in health care in the areas of research, clinical care, education, and policy/advocacy. It will feature keynote speakers, posters, interactive workshops with practical tools and strategies designed to address the unique challenges facing LGBTQI+ leaders.
    Contacts: Andrea Barbieri, MD (andrea.barbieri@yale.edu) and John Encandela, PhD (john.encandela@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • Aging Research Seminar: Physiologic Frailty and Polypharmacy in People Aging with and without HIV
    Date: Wednesday, April 3, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine, 2nd, 206, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT
    Speaker: Amy Justice, MD, PhD, Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health
    Contact: Robbin Bonanno (robbin.bonanno@yale.edu)
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  • YSPH Public Health Modeling Seminar: "Using mobility data to understand spatial disease dynamics"
    Date: Monday, April 8, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, Room 106A, 47 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Speaker: Amy Wesolowski, PhD, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Contact: Elizabeth Eocaci-Tucker (elizabeth.eocaci-tucker@yale.edu)
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  • Yale Center for Implementation Science (YCIS) & Center for Methods of Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS)'s Implementation Science Grand Rounds
    Date: Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, The Anlyan Center (TAC) Auditorium, 1st Floor, 300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Geoffrey M. Curran, PhD (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
    Title: "Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Designs: A Review and New Considerations"
    Contact: June Weiss (junemarie.weiss@yale.edu)
    Further Details and Registration
  • YSPH Office of Public Health Practice hosts: "The First Public Health Practice Expo - Frontline Public Health: Learning from Those Who Do"
    Date: Thursday, April 11, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Medicine, E.S. Harkness Memorial Hall, Harkness Hall Ballroom, 367 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT
    Local agencies will showcase how they are improving health outcomes in New Haven and beyond through YSPH-community partnerships including CIRA sponsored community based research projects. The event is free and open to all.
    Contact: Chandra Kelsey, MPH, CHES, (chandra.kelsey@yale.edu)
    Further Details and Registration
  • CIRA's Interdisciplinary Research Methods (IRM) Core Qualitative Research Discussion Group
    Date: Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Navin Kumar, MA, Yale University Sociology Department
    Topic: "Understanding Large Cannabis Firms: Qualitative Study Exploring For-Profit and Nonprofit Perspectives"
    Contact: Lauretta Grau, (lauretta.grau@yale.edu)
  • Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program: "Implementation science: the What, Why and How?, with Special Attention to Cancer Prevention"
    Date: Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: Yale School of Public Health, Winslow Auditorium, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Donna Spiegelman, ScD, Yale School of Public Health
    Contact: Xiaomei Ma, PhD, (xiaomei.ma@yale.edu)
    Further Details
  • CIRA's International Research Interest Group (IRIG)
    Date: Tuesday, April 30, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Dr. Jean Schensul, Institute for Community Research
    Topic: A Multilevel Approach to Improving ART Adherence by Reducing Alcohol Consumption among PLHIV in Mumbai HIV Clinics
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
  • CIRA Cross-Core Seminar
    Date: Friday, May 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenter: Joseph Hogan, ScD, Brown University
    Title: TBD
    Contact: Elizabeth Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)
  • CIRA Cross-Core Meeting
    Date: Tuesday, May 14, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
    Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
    Presenters: Sandra Springer, MD and Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, Yale School of Medicine
    Title: "Opioids, Immune Function and HIV"
    Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)
  • Yale School of Public Health Summer Course in Public Health Modeling
    Date: June 17-June 19
    Location: Yale University
    This intensive three-day residential program is designed to provide researchers, clinicians, industry professionals, and policymakers with the systems-based perspective and analytic tools they need to better understand and manage the complex forces that drive the health of populations.
    Further Details and Registration

Training Opportunities

  • Adult Clinical Branch Intern at Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, USAID
    Applications are due by March 29, 5:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Intensive Course in Fundamentals of Implementation Science in Global Health
    Applications are due by May 15
    Course dates: August 26-30, 2019 at Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Further Details
  • Policy Surveillance Summer Institute 2019
    Program dates: June 6-7, 2019 at Temple University Center City Campus, Philadelphia, PA
    Further Details
  • Summer Institute on Implementation Science
    Program dates: June 10-12, 2019 at University of North Carolina School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC
    Only 125 slots available
    Further Details
  • Intro to Informatics & Data Science in Clinical Health & Biomedical Context
    The Center for Biomedical Data Science (CBDS) is offering a one-week summer course to Yale pre- and post-docs.
    Program dates: July 22-29, 2019 at West Campus Conference Center, Orange, CT
    Further Details

Funding Opportunities

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

  • Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Scholar Awards
    Due date for letters of intent: April 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Due date for full applications: May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Further Details
  • Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) Clinical Junior Faculty Pilot Award
    Due date for letters of intent: April 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Due date for full applications: May 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
    Further Details
  • U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research - Phase 2 (HIV/AIDS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 26, 2019
    Further Details
  • U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research - Phase 2 (HIV/AIDS) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    AIDS Application Due Date(s): July 26, 2019
    Further Details
  • Administrative Supplement for Research on Bioethical Issues (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
    Application Due Date(s): May 13, 2019
    Further Details

Publications

Call for Papers

  • IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) Conference
    Papers, projects and proposals are due by March 31
    Conference tracks include Medical and Healthcare applications for GEM and Serious and Applied Games for Health and Wellness.
    Conference dates: June 19-22 at Yale University, New Haven, CT
    Further Details
  • Whole Person, Whole Team, Whole Communities Summit
    The Whole Person, Whole Team, Whole Communities Summit will explore the ways in which laws and policies affect the physical, emotional, and mental health of individuals, hasten health care crises among the most vulnerable, and preserve health inequities that keep whole communities from thriving.
    Proposals are due by May 13, 8:00 pm
    Summit dates: September 19-20, 2019 at Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, MD
    Further Details
  • PLOS Medicine Special Issue and PLOS ONE Collection: Substance Use, Misuse and Dependence: Prevention and Treatment
    Articles are due by June 7, 2019
    Further Details

Resources

  • New Research Data Website at the Yale Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
    Find a variety of support for research data related to the health sciences. Resources include data tools and software, best practices, policy guidance, support for data management plans, storage, and more.
    Further Details
  • UNAIDS Report: Health, Rights and Drugs: Harm Reduction, Decriminalization and Zero Discrimination for People Who Use Drugs
    New report by UNAIDS highlights the urgent need to implement a human rights and evidence-informed approach to reach people who inject drugs with essential health services.
    More from UNAIDS
  • SAMHSA Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide
    This guide provides information and practices that behavioral health providers can implement in their daily practice with patients or clients who are involved in the criminal justice system.
    More from SAMHSA
  • CDC HIV Surveillance Special Report: HIV Infection Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Men Who Have Sex With Men¬óNational HIV Behavioral Surveillance, 23 U.S. Cities, 2017
    This special surveillance report provides descriptive, unweighted data that can be used to describe HIV infection among MSM and the percentages reporting specific risk behaviors, HIV testing, and participation in prevention programs.
    More from CDC
  • CDC Vital Signs on HIV Transmission in the United States
    The new report by the CDC presents data on HIV transmission in the United States at each stage of HIV care continuum.
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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

CIRA Cross-Core Meetings

Thu, March 28, 10:00 am-11:30 am
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenters: Tamara Taggart, PhD, MPH (Georgetown University) and Tashuna Albritton, PhD (CUNY School of Medicine)
Title: "Who's On Board: Parent, Child, and Provider Attitudes towards the Feasibility of PrEP Uptake among Adolescents"
Contact: Daniel Davidson (daniel.davidson@yale.edu)

Fri, May 10, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenter: Joseph Hogan, ScD (Brown University)
Title: TBD
Contact: Elizabeth Cappello (elizabeth.cappello@yale.edu)

Tue, May 14, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Location: CIRA, Suite 200, Room 202, 135 College Street, New Haven, CT
Presenters: Sandra Springer, MD and Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, Yale School of Medicine
Title: "Opioids, Immune Function and HIV"
Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)

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, April 12: Navin Kumar, MA, Yale University Sociology Department "Understanding Large Cannabis Firms: Qualitative Study Exploring For-Profit and Nonprofit Perspectives"
  • Fri, May 17: Ben Oldfield, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • Fri, June 21: Lauretta Grau, PhD and Skip Barbour, PhD, Yale School of Public Health "NTA vs Traditional Thematic Analysis: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?"
  • Fri, July 19: Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS and Leslie M. Rickey, MPH, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • Fri, September 20: Sarah Brothers, Yale Sociology Department

International Research Interest Group (IRIG)

All meetings will be held at 135 College Street New Haven, CT (Suite 200, Room 202). Contact: Dini Harsono (dini.harsono@yale.edu)

  • Tue, April 30, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Dr. Jean Schensul, Institute for Community Research "A Multilevel Approach to Improving ART Adherence by Reducing Alcohol Consumption among PLHIV in Mumbai HIV Clinics"

EMPLOYMENT: Executive Director, CIRA

We're HiringThe Executive Director for CIRA provides general oversight of Center operations including personnel, budget, financing, and grants management, has responsibility for planning, implementation and evaluation of organizational goals and objectives, and coordinates the development/execution of CIRA's research agenda.

Further Details

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