Center For AIDS Research

October 20-27, 2014

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October 20-27, 2014
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“ "[The patients with Ebola] are isolated. It is like the rest of the hospital is OK. It is what they tell you, so that is what you are supposed to believe. It doesn't necessarily make it true, but you hope they are doing what they are supposed to do," said Alvin Terry, who has a daughter receiving treatment at Emory. ... "It is a great hospital that is why my daughter is here," said Terry. ”

Quoted from 10/16/14 CBS Channel 46.com article entitled "Campus Remains Calm as Ebola Patient Arrives at Emory Hospital."

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... To Sid Byrareddy on scoring his very first NIH R01!

   Sid Byrareddy

... Is sugar bad for you or good for you? Maybe both. For example, a virion of HIV that has a lot of glycans (sugar-coated proteins) on its outer envelope may be protected from attack by HIV-specific antibodies. But that same thick coating of glycans may also make the virion less fit from a transmission standpoint than HIV that is lightly glycosylated. Sid'snew award -- Role of HIV Env Glycosylation in Mucosal Transmission (1R01AI113883-01) -- is designed to systematically identify the role of glycans in viral transmission.


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Happy Birthday

... to Guido Silvestri (October20), Anthony McWilliams (October 21), Tris Parslow (October 22), and Eli Rosenberg (October 27).

Enjoy your birthday
(You will never again be as young as you are today)
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Greg Melikian     

HIV infects cells by fusing its envelope membrane with a target cell's membrane. Greg Melikian's previous studies revealed the surprising discovery that HIV does not fuse at the cell surface but rather down one layer, at intracellular compartments. He has just received supplemental supplemental funding (3R01GM108480-02S1) to carry out a high-throughput screen to identify novel small molecule inhibitors of this process.

     Devireddy Sheth


Anandi Sheth is back from maternity leave this Monday, after shepherding the early career path of new CFAR member, Ajay Devireddy Sheth, born July 25. According to Anandi, at the age of 3 months Devireddy is currently focusing his efforts on smiling nonstop at his brothers and rapidly recycling food.

National Day of Action     


According to the Positive Women's Network, 3 in every 4 U.S. women living with HIV report a history of gender-based violence, compared with 1 in every 4 women in the general population.

October 23 is the National Day of Action to End Violence Against Women with HIV.

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HIV+ Study Subjects Sought: RAISe study
HIV+ men and women on ART who have an undetectible viral load are being sought for a study looking at the use of nutritional supplements in improving lung function. Study Principal Investigator is David Guidot
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Virology Faculty Sought: UNC Chapel Hill
Applications are being accepted for tenure track positions at UNC Chapel Hill. Ron Swanstrom, PI of the UNC Chapel Hill CFAR is chairing the search committee. Highest priority applicants will be investigators whose research is in viral pathogenesis, immunovirology, systems biology of viral infections, and viral evolution. Candidates should have postdoctoral research experience.
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Government News

     CDC

No CDC news this week


     Georgia

No State news this week


NIH     

No NIH news this week

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SEATEC

Focus On...    
     Schuyler Livingston

The movers are gone, the boxes are unpacked ... must be time to celebrate! The Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center (SEATEC) staff invite YOU to help warm their news digs at Executive Park. Join them for an Open House on Thursday October 23rd from 4:00-6:00 pm to see the place, meet Boggle maestro Schuyler Livingston, SEATEC’s new Medical Director, learn more about SEATEC, and share your training needs with them. Refreshments will be provided. See flyer

Please RSVP by Monday October 20th to Laura Donnelly (404-727-9709).

SEATEC     

(H4AHA00067) is funded by the HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s HIV/AIDS Program to serve six southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Their administrative home is in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, SOM.

WHERE THEY ARE: New Digs!"
6 Executive Park Drive, Suite 20, Atlanta 30329
Phone: 404-727-2929

WHAT THEY DO:
SEATEC exists to meet the training needs of health care providers who diagnose and manage patients with HIV, with special focus on minority and minority-serving providers, rural providers, and providers working in Ryan White-funded programs. Their highest priority audiences for training include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dental professionals, and clinical pharmacists.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
SEATEC is part of a nationwide network of AIDS Education and Training Centers that collectively provide all sorts of cool resources for clinicians and scientists. For example:
      • Visual Design for Powerful Presentations
      • Tips for HIV Clinicians Working with Alcohol and Drug Users
      • Providing Optimal Care for Your MSM Patients: A Pocket Guide

LEARN MORE ABOUT SEATEC

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Research

Request for Information

October 24 (New Deadline)
Sponsor: NIH/NIMHD
NOT-OD-14-128
Consideration of Sex As a Biological Variable in Biomedical Research

December 1 (deadline)
Sponsor: NIH/NIMHD
NOT-MD-14-010
Behavioral Interventions to Prevent HIV Infection among Diverse Young Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)


Funding Opps

NEW LISTINGS:
STANDARD AIDS DATES

NONE


NEW LISTINGS:
OTHER

December 15 (App)
Sponsor: CFAR
Concept Proposal
CFAR ADELANTE

March 7 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIDDK
R01
Studies of HIV in Digestive Diseases Limited to Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immunology and Liver Diseases


PREVIOUS LISTINGS:
ALL

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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Recent Pubs
that link to the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

24489902
Rentsch, Christopher; Bebu, Ionut; Guest, Jodie L; Rimland, David; Agan, Brian K; Marconi, Vincent. Combining epidemiologic and biostatistical tools to enhance variable selection in HIV cohort analyses.
PloS one. 2014; 9 (1) e87352.

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Sheth, Anandi N; Evans-Strickfaden, Tammy; Haaland, Richard; Martin, Amy; Gatcliffe, Chelsea; Adesoye, Adebola; Omondi, Michael W; Lupo, L Davis; Danavall, Damien; Easley, Kirk; Chen, Cheng-Yen; Pau, Chou-Pong; Hart, Clyde; Ofotokun, Igho. HIV-1 genital shedding is suppressed in the setting of high genital antiretroviral drug concentrations throughout the menstrual cycle.
The Journal of infectious diseases. 2014 Sep 1; 210 (5) 736-44.

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Day, Cheryl L; Moshi, Noella D; Abrahams, Deborah A; van Rooyen, Michele; O'rie, Terrence; de Kock, Marwou; Hanekom, Willem A. Patients with tuberculosis disease have Mycobacterium tuberculosis-specific CD8 T cells with a pro-apoptotic phenotype and impaired proliferative capacity, which is not restored following treatment.
PloS one. 2014; 9 (4) e94949

Article Copy
Sanchez, Travis H; Kelley, Colleen F; Rosenberg, Eli; Luisi, Nicole Luisi; O'Hara, Brandon; Lambert, Rodriques; Coleman, Raphael; Frew, Paula; Salazar, Laura F; Tao, Sijia; Clarke, William; del Rio, Carlos del Rio; Sullivan, Patrick S. Lack of Awareness of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Problems and Solutions With Self-reported HIV Serostatus of Men Who Have Sex With Men.
Open Forum Infectious Disease. 2014 DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofu084

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Calendar Upcoming Events
October 20 (Abstract deadline)
December 8-9 (Meeting)
Symposium
2014 Inter-CFAR Collaboration on HIV Research in Women
Location: New York
Website

October 21
12:00 - 12:50
HIV-related GFE Reports
Contraceptive Needs of Female Sex Workers in
   Higali, Rwanda

   (Courtney Boudreau / GLEPI)
Evaluation of Acceptability of the E-Fingerprinting
   Biometric System Among Female Sex Workers
   and Single, Pregnant Women in Lusaka, Zambia

   (Enoch Chen / GLEPI)
Assessment of Integration of HIV Prevention
   Strategies & Family Planning Services in Kigali,
   Rwanda

   (Emily Kehoe / GH)
Location: RSPH/CNR/Rm 1000

October 22
8:00-9:00am
HOPE Webinar
Update from the International AIDS Conference 2014: The Voices of Nursing
Starring: Suzanne Willard, PhD, RN, FAAN
   (Rutgers)
Focus: Nurses
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: Click this link on 10/22

October 22
11:00 (Preshow)
12:00 - 2:00 (Webcast)
Webcast
HIV Pre-Exposure & Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
(PrEP & PEP)

Information and Link

October 23
8:00am
ID Seminar
Emory ID's Ebola Team Report
Starring: Bruce Ribner
               Colleen Kelley
               Aneesh Mehta

October 23
4:00 - 6:00pm
Open House
SEATEC
Location: 6 Executive Park Drive, Suite 20, Atlanta 30329
Flyer

Calendar Farther Down the Road
October 29
7:00pm
Film Series Screening
Tongues Untied
   Iconic 1989 Marlon Riggs film that grapples with Black
   gay identity, community, health, resilience and care

Location: Phillip Rush Center Annex
   1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta

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

October 31 (Abstract deadline)
April 13-14 (Meeting)
Conference
Georgia Public Health Association
Website

November 3 (Abstract Deadline)
February 21-22 (Meeting)
CROI Satellite Event
XXIV International HIV Drug Resistance Workshop
Location: Seattle
Website

November 7 (Emory) New Listing
November 11 (Georgia Tech)
Workshop
Want to Take Your Medical Technology to Market?
Flyer

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

November 17 (Class #1)
November 24 (Class #2)
Tutorial
NIH-K Grant Writing
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November 19
7:00pm
Discussion
Blueprint Dialogue
   Conversation between activist Black gay and bisexual
   men of different generations to share stories,
   experiences, and lessons learned

Location: Phillip Rush Center
   1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta

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

December 3-4 (Meeting)
Symposium
Exploring Realistic Expectations: The Implications of TasP, PrEP and PEP
Target Audience: Medical and Allied Health Professionals
Host: Empowerment Resource Center
Location: Loudermilk Center, Atlanta
Flyer
Registration

December 9-12 (Meeting)
Conference
HIV DART 2014
Location: Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne
Website

December 10
7:00pm
Film Series Screening
No Regret
   Features prominent Black gay men telling their stories
   about being HIV positive

Location: Phillip Rush Center Annex
   1530 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta

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