Burel Goodin, PhD presented May 8 on "Acute and Chronic Pain Experiences of Persons Living with HIV".

The Faith and Spirituality Research Network under the UAB CFAR Behavioral and Community Sciences Core held a quarterly conference meeting on May 15. If interested in joining the group, contact us.

German Henostroza, MD and Jodie Dionne-Odom, MD presented May 16 at Medical Grand Rounds on "UAB ID Global Health Initiatives: Reaching for the Stars".

A Qualitative Data Workshop was led by the Behavioral and Community Science Core on May 18. To request qualitative and mixed-methods expertise please contact us.

Ellen Eaton, MD presented June 8 at the UAB Decision Science Symposium 2018 on "Analyzing the STI testing preferences of African American men at risk for HIV".

Janet Turan, PhD, presented on the AETC Southeast during their Webcast Wednesday series on June 20 on the topic of "Understanding and Addressing Stigma in Healthcare Settings".

Bulent Turan, PhD was recently awarded an R01 to study Interpersonal Relationship Insecurity and Health Outcomes among People Living with HIV.

Carolyn Bolton Moore , MD was recently awarded an R01 to study Adolescent friendly treatment and prevention services in Zambia (R01MH116789)
Submissions due July 1, 2018
Janet Turan , PhD was named the interim Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health. She will be responsible for engaging the UAB community in global health and development initiatives. Dr. Turan has done studies around the world in Kenya, Turkey, Jordan, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, and the US.
Jayme Lock , MD was awarded the Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy for her outstanding contributions to advance clinical research and transnational science.
Jodie Dionne-Odom , MD was awarded a K23 from NICHD for 5 years for a randomized controlled phase II study to determine the efficacy and safety of a new antibiotic regimen to prevent malaria and other infections during pregnancy among women living with HIV in Cameroon.
Latesha Elopre , MD was awarded the Dean's Excellence Award in Diversity Advancement. Dr. Elopre is studying the cultural and social factors contributing to the disproportionate impact of HIV on black communities.
Janet Turan, Michael Mugavero, Aadia Rana, Latesha Elopre, Scott Batey, Kelly Ross-Davis, Bulent Turan, and many others attended the Adherence 2018 Conference in Miami.
UAB CFAR is preparing for Competitive Renewal Submission
The CFAR Core Leadership is hard at work on its competitive grant renewal due in August 2018. We appreciate your responsiveness to the CFAR requests that may include biosketches, other support documents, progress updates, and other related information.

Strategic planning began in 2015 and we look forward to presenting our vision for our CFAR in the next five years. Stay Tuned!
In the News:
  • Latesha Elopre, MD wrote an article for the Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residnecy Program e-newsletter. "A New Horizon: Increasing Access to HIV Prophylaxis" Read it now.
Alabama Public Health Training Network Webinar:
"Physicians and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)"
June 26, 2018 | 11am - 1pm CST
1-888-557-8511 [9721530#] or  
New CFAR Webinar Series!
The purpose is to discuss services provided from specific CFARs or groups that are Registration is required using the blue links below.

September 24th 2:30pm CST "Inter CFAR HIV and TB working group", UNC CFAR
October 22nd 2:30pm CST "Introduction to the Social and Behavioral Instruments (SABI) Database: A One-Stop Shop for Valid and Reliable HIV Measures" by Carol Golin and Breana Castonguay, UNC CFAR
Upcoming NHLBI HIV/AIDS-related HLBS Research Webinar Series
"Making Stem Cell Transplants a Reasonable Option in HIV Disease" by David Scadden, MD (Harvard)
July 31, 2018 | 8 - 9am CST | Register
Research Roundtables
Led by Dr. Ellen Eaton
CFAR Conference Room BBRB 256 Fridays 1-2 pm
This meeting includes investigators from all disciplines in a weekly, informal "Research Roundtables" where projects can be discussed from inception to presentation and publication. Both Clinical and Basic Science presentations will be included on alternating weeks.
Currently no meetings scheduled. Check the CFAR Webpage for updates.
Email if you would like to be added to the contact list.
Did you know?
  • The UNC CFAR website hosts a Social and Behavioral Instruments (SABI) database that is free and open to the public. Check it out HERE.
  • There is a Matchmaker feature on the NIH RePORTER? This feature has recently been updated to help investigators identify the right NIH program official who may have projects in his/her portfolio within the same research area as CFAR investigators. This may especially be useful for Developmental Core Awardees who are trying to get their first NIH grant and can help determine who to talk to about projects at the NIH.  
  • CFAR hosts Specific Aims Workshops? Resources and More Information!
  • The CFAR Developmental Core Webpage has many resources for early stage investigators.
Funding Opportunities
Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) - LOI due July 16
Investigation of the Transmission of Kaposi Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) - LOI due July 16
Implementing the Most Successful Interventions to Improve HIV/AIDS Outcomes in U.S. Communities (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) - Standard Due Dates (Sept. 7)
Implementing the Most Successful Interventions to Improve HIV/AIDS Outcomes in U.S. Communities (R21- Clinical Trial Optional) - Standard Due Dates (Sept. 7)
Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions - Standard Due Dates (Sept. 7)
Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults - S tandard Due Dates (Sept. 7)
Developmentally Tailored HIV Prevention and Care Research for Adolescents and Young Adults - Standard Due Dates (Sept. 7)
Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries - Standard Due Dates (Sept. 7)
UAB’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging 
UAB’s Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging announces the availability of pilot/feasibility (P/F) project awards for investigators with a research focus to aging with the goal of developing applications to the NIH in the comparative biology and/or energetics of aging. The projects must utilize one or more of the three research cores of the UAB Shock Center, which can be found on the Center’s website ( ).   Applicants must consult with Core Leaders about the cost and feasibility of their proposed project prior to applying. Budgets (generally less than $10,000 although larger budgets are considered if fully justified) are developed in consultation with Core leaders and/or co-leaders. Awards are for 1 year. Applications from institutions outside of the UAB are particularly encouraged.
Note: Additional funds are available for studies utilizing Shock Center Cores and UAB’s Microbiome Core. For those interested in pursuing these grants, contact Casey Morrow ( ).

Application due dates are July 1st and Oct. 1st, 2018. 
Funding period: One year from award date.
Applications should be submitted in pdf format to Drs. Stephen Barnes and John Hartman (;
Career and Course Opportunities
The course will be held July 23 - August 2, 2018 at the UW in Seattle, WA. 
Translational Research in NeuroHIV and Mental Health (TRNAMH) Online Course

August 28 - December 11 (Tuesdays)
1:30 - 3 pm CST

Register by August 21.

A Director of Health Education position at Thrive Alabama is open and will be responsible for the oversight of all activities of Health Education, Outreach and PrEP programs offered by Thrive Alabama. Apply Online. More Information.
A Postdoc Position in the Immunology/Microbiology lab of Brian Sims, MD, PhD at UAB is open. Applicants with a PhD, knowledge in neurobiology, and strong laboratory/analytical skills should apply. More Information.
A Postdoc Position at Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences is open. Applicants with a PhD, knowledge in multivariate analyses to address health disparities in PLWH and LGBTQ. More Information.
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University is currently seeking postdoctoral applicants for the 2018-2019 cohort of its NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program:
For more information about working with JustHouHS through the training program, please contact Alana at .  
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is seeking a Clinical Trials Physician Position base in the U.S. More Information
The Third Coast CFAR is pleased to announce two new resources for HIV researchers with an interest in Implementation Science . Over the last two years, our Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences core has worked closely with colleagues in the NIDA-funded Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (Ce-PIM) at Northwestern to develop a series of workshops tailored to faculty engaged in or interested in HIV research. On the Third Coast CFAR website, you will find embedded videos of both the 101 and 201 courses as well PDFs of the slides.
CE-PIM has also been hosting a series of virtual lectures on implementation science as part of the Prevention Science and Methodology Group, which can be found here:   
Upcoming Conferences
HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute | July 10 - 18, 2018 New York, NY
IAS-USA Workshop on Hepatitis C Management
October 12, 2018 | Memphis Tennessee
March 18-21, 2019 | Atlanta, Georgia
Abstracts due July 10, 2018
Co-Chaired by Dr. Michael Mugavero, UAB
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Acknowledge the CFAR Grant: P30 AI027767