Center For AIDS Research

September 15 - 22, 2014

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September 15-22, 2014
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Change.org is circulating an online petition initiated by Dario Ringach, neuroscientist and professor at UCLA, urging Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, the U. S. Surgeon General, to publically reaffirm the scientific consensus that animal research is necessary for the advancement of biomedical sciences.
Read more about it and consider signing the petition

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... to two young CFARians on their first ever NIH funding

     Meridith Mikulich

 
Doctoral student (School of Nursing) Meridith Mikulich is interested in sexual and reproductive health in low-resource settings. To assist in her disertation research on the impact of suboptimal infant feeding practices on the incidence of pediatric HIV infection, Meridith is PI on an F31 funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) for "Determinants of Infant Feeding Practice Among HIV-positive Mothers in Ethiopia" (1F31NR015010-01).
 
• Read Meridith's project abstract

     Josh Strauss

Postdoctoral Fellow Josh Strauss (the Elizabeth Wright lab) has received an F32 from NIH/NIGMS for "Structural Analysis of Tetherin-mediated HIV Restriction.’" (1F32GM112517-01). Tetherin prevents release of enveloped viruses by mechanically linking the virus to a host cell membrane. Using cryo-electron microscopy, Josh proposes to determine the native structure of tetherin and its proximity to tethered HIV-1 virions and virus like particles and to develop a model system for visualizing viral host-pathogen interactions in unprecedented detail within human cells.
• Read Josh's project abstract

... and to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Raymond Schinazi     

-- for tapping Raymond Schinazi for the 2014 PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Academic Research. Ray received his award at a meeting in Washington DC in appreciation of his pioneering work leading to the development of drugs that form the backbone of combination HIV-1 regimens around the world.
• Read More About It

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Happy Birthday

... to Dick Compans (September 15); Jim Curran (September 16); Frank Wong (September 16); Selwyn Hurwitz (September 18), Kirk Easley (September 20), and Rana Chakraborty (September 22).

I think that, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. (Eleanore Roosevelt)
Fortunately for ALL of us, that wish was clearly granted to all of you.


Farewell    Rob Stephenson     

Final Score: Ann Arbor 1, Emory 0.
 
Rob Stephenson will be leaving at the end of the semester for the University of Michigan. He has committed to visiting regularly though in order to continue to collaborate with his Emory-based team and to maintain a number of Atlanta based projects.


     Igho Ofotokun    Arshed Quyyumi

In happier news, Igho Ofotokun and his new-to-AIDS co-PI Arshed Quyyumi have received new R56 funding from NIH/NHLBI for "Injury and Repair Factors Promoting Atherosclerosis" (1R56HL126558-01). The intent of this project is to increase the understanding of molecular and regenerative pathways and their influence on the risk for, and progression of, vascular disease in people with HIV disease
Read the project Abstract

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Research

Funding Opps
Faculty

NEW LISTINGS:
STANDARD AIDS DATES

NONE

NEW LISTINGS:
OTHER

October 31 (Pre-proposal)
Sponsor: Doris Duke
   Foundation
Website
"Clinical Science Development Award"

November 12 (App)
Sponsors: Bill & Melinda
   Gates Foundation
Website
"Grand Challenges in Global Health"

PREVIOUS LISTINGS:
ALL

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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Call for Papers

Public Health Reports
Supplemental Issue on Implementation of Routine HIV Screening in Clinical Settings
Deadline: September 15, 2014

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Recent Pubs
that acknowledge the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

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Vaughan AS, Rosenberg ES, Sullivan PS. Spatial Relationships Between Gay Stigma, Poverty, and HIV Infection Among Black and White Men Who Have Sex with Men in Atlanta.
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Aug;30(8):740-1..

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Finneran C, Stephenson R. Antecedents of intimate partner violence among gay and bisexual men.
Violence Vict. 2014;29(3):422-35.

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Johnson EL, Howard CL, Thurman J, Pontiff K, Johnson ES, Chakraborty R. CMV upregulates expression of CCR5 in central memory TCM cord blood mononuclear cells which may facilitate in utero HIV-1 transmission.
J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 31. pii: jiu424. [Epub ahead of print]

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Albrich WC, Madhi SA, Adrian PV, van Niekerk N, Telles JN, Ebrahim N, Messaoudi M, Paranhos-Baccalà G, Giersdorf S, Vernet G, Mueller B, Klugman KP. Pneumococcal colonisation density: a new marker for disease severity in HIV-infected adults with pneumonia.
BMJ Open. 2014 Aug 11;4(8):e005953.

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Stephenson R, White D, Darbes L, Hoff C, Sullivan P. HIV Testing Behaviors and Perceptions of Risk of HIV Infection Among MSM with Main Partners.
AIDS Behav. 2014 Aug 2.

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Siegler AJ, Sullivan PS, de Voux A, Phaswana-Mafuya N, Bekker LG, Baral SD, Winskell K, Kose Z, Wirtz AL, Brown B, Stephenson R. Exploring repeat HIV testing among men who have sex with men in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
AIDS Care. 2014 Aug 19:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]

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Calendar Upcoming Events
September 15
6:00 - 8:00pm
Meeting
Transgender Community Advisory Group Meeting
Location: Making a Way Housing, Inc
(377 Westchester Blvd, NW, Atl 30314)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group
Free and Open to the Public

September 16
4:00 - 5:00pm
Seminar
Activation of JNK and BimEL Signaling in Anti-HIV Drug-Induced Toxicity
Starring: Namandje Bumpus, PhD (Johns Hopkins)
Host: Dept. of Pharmacology
Location: SOM/Rollins Rsch Center/Rm 5052
Flyer

September 16
6:00 - 8:00pm
Meeting
Mental Health/Substance Use Community Advisory Group Meeting
Location: Recovery Consultants of Atlanta
(3423 Covington Dr. Decatur, 30032)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group
Free and Open to the Public

September 18
8:00am
ID Seminar
Herd Protection: Its Benefits and Limitations, a Lesson from Rotavirus
Starring: Evan Anderson, MD (Emory)
Location: RSPH/GCR/Rita Anne Rollins Rm

September 18
5:30pm
CFAR Network Pizza Party
See Spotlight article below


Calendar Farther Down the Road
September 25
6:00 - 8:00pm
Meeting
African American Community Advisory Group Meeting
Location: The Mall West End - Downstairs
(850 Oak St. SW, Atlanta 30310)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group
Free and Open to the Public

September 26 (Standard Rate Deadline)
October 28-31 (Meeting)
1st Biannual "HIV R4P" Conference
Shaping the Science of Prevention
Location: Cape Town, SA
Information and Registration

September 29
6:00 - 8:00pm
Meeting
MSM Advisory Group Meeting
Location: Share Project
(1 Baltimore Place, Ste 280, Atlanta 30308)
Sponsor: Jurisdictional HIV Prevention Planning Group
Free and Open to the Public


October 1 (Abstract deadline)
December 2 (Late Breaker opens)
January 8 (Late Breaker deadline)
February 23-26 (Meeting)
Conference
CROI 2015
Location: Seattle
Website

October 2-3
Conference
HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis
Host: CFAR
Location: Marriott Courtyard, Decatur
Flyer
Agenda

October 3-5
Conference
American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO)
Target Audience: Graduate Students
Location: UNC Chapel Hill
Flyer
Website

October 6 (Abstract deadline)
October 6 (Early reg deadline)
December 9-12 (Meeting)
Conference
HIV DART 2014
Location: Los Cabos, Mexico
Website

October 15-17
Conference
Strategies for an HIV Cure
Host: NIH/NIAID
Location: Bethesda, MD
Flyer

October 23-24
8th Annual SBSRN National Meeting
Disparities in Research, Clinical Treatment, Prevention and Policies: A Call to Action
Host: UCLA CFAR
Location: Los Angeles
Information and Registration

October 30 (Early reg deadline)
December 9 (Abstract deadline)
January 26-27 (Meeting)
Conference
Innovation in HIV and Viral Hepatitis
Location: Milan, Italy
Website

November 11-14 (Meeting)
Symposium
32nd Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS
Host: Oregon National Primate Research Center
Location: Portland, OR
Website

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Spotlight

Spotlight! | 09/18/14 CFAR Network Pizza Party

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Meeting Host:
CFAR Prevention Science Core

Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

starring

Stefan Baral           Assume Nothing:
Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Burden of HIV Among Key Populations in Low and Middle Income Countries

Stefan Baral, MD
Director, Key Populations Program
Associate Professor (Epidemiology), Johns Hopkins University


Sabriya Linton           Context Matters:
Race/Ethnicity, Place, and HIV Infection Among People who Inject Drugs in 19 US Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Sabriya Linton, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (BSHE)
Rollins School of Public Health


Aaron Siegler           Get Fit:
Exploring the Fit of HIV Prevention Methods

Aaron J. Siegler, PhD, MHS
Assistant Research Professor (Epidemiology)
Rollins School of Public Health


Location: RSPH/CNR, Room 1000

Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Posters:

6:00 — Sound of ringing triangle causes members to channel their inner sheepdog and help herd other members and their guests to room 1000

8:00 — Adjourn for more networking and a dissection of the evening's trio of talks

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Editor, Kimberley Sessions Hagen, EdD

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