| September 22-29, 2015|
Health-Related Article of the Week ...
Experts Refuse To Warn Of Any New Health Hazards Until Americans Deal With Current Backlog
-The Onion, September 15, 2015
... to Kate Winskell on scoring her first NIH R01!
Through her involvement in the Global Dialogues project, Kate has spent the last 18 years collecting data on how young people in five African countries make sense of HIV. Her R01 funding will allow Kate to analyze a sample of 2,681 narratives for evidence of how that understanding has evolved over time. (1R01HD085877-01).
In other news...
... to Rana Chakraborty (September 22), Kate Winskell (September 23), and Erin-Joi Collins (September 24).
Picture in your head exactly what you want for your birthday this year .... What a coincidence, that's what we want for you too!
Neale Weitzmann and Igho Ofotokun are Co-PIs on a new R01 (1R01AR068157-01A1) that is picking apart the inner workings of a really nasty perfect storm ... i.e. the way that HIV, normal aging, and ART work synergistically to accelerate bone loss and form the groundwork for a looming epidemic of fragility fractures among Baby Boomers with HIV.
Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones.
The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) has launched a new brand and, with it, a new logo and website. Check it Out.
Are you interested in receiving ACTSI's "E-Roundup" newsletter? There is a sign up area near the bottom right hand corner of the website home page.
Healthy Volunteers Wanted: Hope Clinic
The Hope Clinic is expanding its operations beyond HIV and other experimental vaccine trials to include treatment studies. This one is looking for healthy volunteers for an inpatient research study of an oral CMV medication.
• Read the study flyer
Research Mentors and Projects Sought: SOM
Clinical, translational and basic research investigators are being sought to mentor Emory medical students during their Discovery Phase, a 5 month block of time devoted entirely to training for and conducting a focused, hypothesis-driven research project. Discovery projects will take place during Spring, 2016.
• Read the Flyer.
• Discovery Phase website (requires Emory login)
No HIV/AIDS-related government news this week
In other government news: The federal government is now officially soliciting Yelp reviews. Seriously.
As they say on their blog, "Yelp is excited to announce that it has concluded a negotiated terms of service agreement with the federal government that will allow federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, read and respond to reviews, and incorporate that feedback into service improvements."
• How many stars would you give TSA at the Atlanta airport?
• What about Social Security?
• What does the Onion's "American Voices" think about the opportunity?