| July 21-28, 2014|
"What a tragedy to lose to terrorism so many who made it their life's work to care about humanity."
- Former VDC member Seema Yasman
(On the July 17 deaths of Joep Lange, Jacqueline van Tongeren, Glenn Thomas, Lucie van Mens, Martine de Schutter, and Pim de Kuijer in the explosion of Malaysia flight 17 over the Ukraine)
• Profiles of MH17 victims
• Joep Lange Obituary
• Abstract of Joep's most recently published paper
"Why is it that we are always talking about the problem of drug distribution, when there is virtually no place in Africa where one cannot get a cold beer or a cold Coca-Cola?"
- Joep Lange
(During a plenary talk at IAS 2002 (Barcelona, Spain) that is credited with helping to garner global will to expand ARV rollouts in Africa)
“People like Joep and Jacqueline change the course of epidemics. They force us to look at ourselves and figure out what we can do better. Without them, we will have to work harder. ... I asked him once why HE worked so much.
'Do you know how much it costs to buy shoes for five girls?' I recall him saying. Joep was a doting father. On global conference calls he would discuss strategies to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa while cooking dinner for his kids. The sound of clanging pots and pans in his kitchen could be heard by scientists and doctors around the world."
... to CFAR for being able to claim almost HALF (43%) of the Emory faculty who have recently been
recognized as being among the world's most influential scientific minds. The Thomson Reuters list of “Highly Cited Researchers” includes Eric Hunter, Rafi Ahmed, and Bali Pulendran, who all have scientific journal articles ranked in the top one percent of total citations, by scientific field and year of publication.
In other news...
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... to Hank Blumberg (July 25), and
Sri Edupuganti (July 29)
On behalf of the world, thank you for all the extra birthdays your research has made possible for people with HIV and/or TB.
...This month's issue of JAMA is AIDS themed.
An audio summary of the articles in the journal is available here.
Downloadable, free-to-everyone PDFs from the issue include IAS-USA's:
• 2014 Recommendations for HIV Prevention in Clinical Care Settings
(NB: That IAS-USA panel of experts was co-chaired by Carlos del Rio)
• an excellent editorial on Integrating HIV Prevention into Practce, and
• 2014 Recommendations for Antiviral Treatment of Adult Infections
CFAR Network Pizza Party Value Added!
Steve Bosinger, Co-Director of the Yerkes Non-human Primates Genetics Core wrote recently to point out that a collaboration between the Core and Danny Douek from NIH which led to a recent paper in Nature all started when Danny came to Atlanta for a CFAR Network Pizza Party (June 2013).
Go Yerkes Genomics Core!
Roll On Pizza Party! (stay tuned for 2014-2015 schedule)
• Read the Article in Nature
Marcia Holstad had TWO grandsons born in 3 days this month! Graham Michael at 8lb 5oz and 21 inches was born in Chicago on July 9 and Charlie Joseph, at 9lb 3oz and 20 inches, was born here in Atlanta on July 12. The new additions bring enrollment in the periodic ‘Grandparents Camp’ that Marcia and her husbad hold up to 8 grandkids.
Poster Judges Sought:
Emory SURE Program
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is looking for postdocs and graduate students to judge posters for their end of summer Symposium!
Just the Facts:
When: July 31, 9:30-11:30am and/or 12:30-2:30pm
Where: Coca Cola Commons (DUC)
What: You visit each poster and evaluate it using a provided scoring sheet
Reward: $25 and a thank you lunch; excellent CV material.
If interested, please provide the program with your contact info and a few details of your research background by clicking here.
CDC's e-HAP has added several new links
to its website:
• Sexual Orientation and Health:
Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013 (added 7/15/14)
• Social Determinants of Health
Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection in 20 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2010 (added 7/15/14)
• HIV/AIDS Data
HIV/AIDS Data through December 2011: Provided for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, for Fiscal Year 2013 (added 7/15/14)
Been hearing rumors that NIH is planning to start funding "people, not projects?" Check out this article in Rock Talk; it provides details on the concept and gives an update on mechanisms underway and in the pipeline.