Yale Researchers Join with APNH: A Place to Nourish Your Health to Expand New Haven HIV Prevention
APNH: A Place to Nourish Your Health, formerly AIDS Project New Haven, is working with Yale University researchers to develop an intervention that uses social networking apps to engage more young Black and Latino gay and bisexual men in HIV prevention.
The project, called Chat4Change, is a collaboration between APNH, CIRA, the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and the Yale School of Medicine.
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CIRA Welcomes New Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT) Fellows
CIRA bids a fond farewell to one cohort of pre and post-doctoral fellows, while we also welcome 3 new scholars to our Yale AIDS Prevention Training Program (Y-APT), directed by Dr. Trace Kershaw. We pass on our warmest congratulations to our 'graduating' NIMH fellows -- Skyler Jackson, Isabel Martinez, Jillian Scheer, Cynthia Shi, Melody Tulier, and Adam Viera -- and wish them well in their further endeavors!
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CIRA Welcomes Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core
Effective June 1, 2020, CIRA welcomed Raul U. Hernandez-Ramirez as Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core within CIRA. His primary role is Associate Research Scientist in Biostatistics at the Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science within Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Hernandez-Ramirez's research interests including conducting implementation research in HIV/AIDS and in cancer.
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CIRA Affiliates among the Faculty Awarded with Funding for Work in Global Health
Projects that focus on enhancing public health education in Sudan, improving community health in rural Ghana, and using mobile technology to integrate mental health into primary care in Nigeria won this year's Hecht Global Health Faculty Network Awards given by the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Among the CIRA affiliates leading and/or contributing to all three projects are Saria Hassan, Kaveh Khoshnood, Elijah Paintsil, Yusuf Ransome, Sten Vermund, and Katie Wang.
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COVID-19 and HIV Resources at CIRA Website
CIRA 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 (email@example.com) for questions or comments about the webpage.
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- Webinar: Covid-19 in the Most Vulnerable Population
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Presenters: Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS; Tami Sullivan, PhD; Frederick L. Altice, MD, MA
Description: This CME learning session for providers and stakeholders will focus on Covid-19 in the most vulnerable population to increase community awareness and discuss the disproportionate impact on black and Latin-X people, domestic violence and safety at home, and the impact on mental health and substance use disorder, so providers are better prepared to address the needs of HIV and community patients.
- Webinar: Psychosocial and Support Needs for People with HIV who are Aging in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Date: Thursday, June 25, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
Description: The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau’s (HRSA HAB) is hosting a national webinar for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients, providers, and people with HIV to share important information about the healthcare and psychosocial needs of people with HIV aged 50 years and older.
Webinar Link (OR Dial In: 888-469-0647 (Participant passcode: 8812778))
- Webinars: Pre-Application Webinars for the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program's Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research, and Early Independence Awards
Date: Multiple beginning June 25, see NOT-RM-20-021 for more details
Description: The NIH Common Fund will hold pre-application interactive Q&A webinars for funding opportunities for the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. NIH program and review staff will discuss the funding opportunities and answer questions from prospective applicants. Participation in the webinars is optional.
- AIDS Walk New Haven
Date: June 26-28
Description: Instead of the traditional 5k walk, this year's AIDS Walk New Haven will happen virtually on your terms! You will get to decide how the walk is conducted, the time, location, and whether to walk it alone or with friends and family. We need your help to support our efforts in stomping out the stigma against HIV/AIDS!
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- Webinar: What Will It Take to Create Health Equity for Sexual and Gender Minority Young People?
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Speaker: Brian Mustanski, PhD, Director, Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Description: In this talk, Dr. Mustanski will describe his research examining multi-level drivers of health disparities among young MSM and his program of research that uses community-engaged methods to create, test effectiveness, and now study the implementation of eHealth approaches to HIV prevention. The talk will conclude with a model of the multilevel changes that will be necessary to allow sexual and gender minority youth to have an opportunity to attain their highest level of health.
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- Webinar: Overview of Statistical Models for the Design and Analysis of Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Presenter: Fan Li, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
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- Call for Papers: The Political Economy of Health in Conflict
Submission due date: June 30, 2020
The American University of Beirut in partnership with Research for Health in Conflict has issued a call for papers for an upcoming special issue of the Journal of Global Health
- Call for Applications: Grant W. Farmer Memorial Scholarship APHA Annual Meeting Attendance
Submission due date: Friday, September 4th, 2020, Midnight ET
This is an annual competitive award to support deserving undergraduate or graduate students to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and LGBTQ Health Caucus Scientific Sessions.
- Call for Papers: Resilience & Wellbeing throughout the Lifespan of People Living with HIV
Submission due date: December 1, 2020
The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC) plans to publish a special issue on the topic of Resilience & Wellbeing throughout the Lifespan of People Living with HIV in the beginning of 2022 and seeks feature articles (including original research and systematic reviews), practice briefs, program briefs, commentaries, and case studies.
Download a PDF compilation of active funding opportunities. Opportunities previously not listed are below.
- Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV
AIDS Application Due Date: September 4, 2020
- R21 Clinical Trial Optional
- R01 Clinical Trial Optional
- Advancing HIV/AIDS Research through Computational Neuroscience FOA (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): November 6, 2020
- Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Program Project Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications Research: Intervention and Cross-Cutting Foundational Research (P01 Clinical Trial Optional)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): November 17, 2020
- NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorder Research (DP1, Clinical Trial Optional)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 13, 2020; August 13, 2021; August 15, 2022
- Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 13, 2020, August 13, 2021, August 15, 2022
- RWJF Evidence for Action: Approaches to Advance Gender Equity From Around the Globe
Application Due Date: August 26, 2020
Optional Applicant Webinar: Tuesday, June 23, 11:00am (Registration)
- PCORI Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research – Cycle 3 2020
Letters of Intent Due: September 29, 2020, by 5:00 pm ET
Full Applications Due: January 12, 2021, by 5:00 pm ET
- Community Interventions to Address the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic among Health Disparity and Vulnerable Populations (R01- Clinical Trial Optional)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): August 28, 2020; December 1, 2020
- NIA Multi-site COVID-19 Related Clinical Trial Implementation Grant on Aging-Related Topics in at-risk Older Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
Application Due Date(s): July 1, 2020; August 3, 2020; September 1, 2020; October 1, 2020; November 2, 2020; December 1, 2020; January 4, 2021; and February 1, 2021
- Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Application Due Date(s): October 19, 2020, October 19, 2021, October 19, 2022
- Mid-Career Enhancement Awards to Integrate Basic Behavioral, Biomedical, and/or Social Scientific Processes (K18 No Independent Clinical Trials)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): March 17, 2021, March 17, 2022, March 17, 2023
- Mid-Career Enhancement Awards to Integrate Basic Behavioral, Biomedical, and/or Social Scientific Processes (K18 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)
AIDS Application Due Date(s): March 17, 2021, March 17, 2022, March 17, 2023
- Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Application Due Date(s): Due dates may vary by awarding IC (expiration date: May 8, 2023)
Notice of Special Interest:
- Research on Co-morbid Substance Use, Substance Use Disorders, and Other Psychiatric Disorders
First Available Due Date: October 05, 2020
Expiration Date: May 08, 2023
Request for information:
- Input on data sources and data science questions to advance research on alcohol use
Response Date: July 15, 2020
- Lisa A Eaton, Ryan J Watson, Jessica L Maksut, Katherine B Rucinski, Valerie A Earnshaw, Marcie Berman, (2020) 'Elevated Perceived Risk for HIV as a Barrier to Accessing Health Care Among Black Men Who Have Sex With Men', Prevention Science, Jun 5. doi: 10.1007/s11121-020-01135-1. Online ahead of print.
- Typhanye Vielka Dyer, Rodman Emery Turpin, Ron Stall, Maria Rabia Khan, LaRon Nelson, Russell Brewer, Mackey Revel Friedman, Matthew Mimiaga, Robert Cook, Conall O'Cleirigh, Kenneth Mayer, (2020) 'Latent Profile Analysis of a Syndemic of Vulnerability Factors on Incident STI in a Cohort of Black Men Who Have Sex With Men Only (BMSMO) and Black Men Who Have Sex With Men and Women (BMSMW) in the HPTN061 Study', Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Jun 2. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001208. Online ahead of print.
- Daniel J Bromberg, Kenneth H Mayer, Frederick L Altice, (2020) 'Identifying and Managing Infectious Disease Syndemics in Patients With HIV', Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, Jul;15(4):232-242. doi: 10.1097/COH.0000000000000631.
- NACCHO Exchange: Overdose Crisis
The latest issue of NACCHO Exchange highlights LHDs' response efforts to the opioid overdose crisis. The opening article kicks of the issue by discussing COVID-19's impact on America's opioid overdose epidemic.
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- Strategic Considerations for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Key-Population-Focused HIV Programs
This strategy is intended to support key populations (KP)-focused HIV programs mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Developed for KP-focused HIV programs implemented or supported by FHI 360 in the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa, it may be used and adapted more broadly. Mitigation strategies refer to efforts to reduce exposure to and impact of COVID-19 on HIV program beneficiaries and staff and safely maintain HIV services within KP-focused HIV programs. Not included herein are strategies for responding to COVID-19 directly. This is a living document that will be updated frequently to reflect the rapidly changing context of COVID-19 and its impact on KP members, staff, and programs.
- Get a First Look at DataHaven's Health Equity Report
Towards Health Equity in Connecticut: The Role of Social Inequality and the Impact of COVID-19, is a comprehensive new report that summarizes five broad social determinants of health and discusses how various groups of people are affected by their opportunities in each category.
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