2013 Meetings

When (logistically and permission-wise) possible, Pizza Party meetings are video-taped and links provided below.

January April July October
February May August November
March June September December


January 17, 2013

Meeting Host:
HIV and Aging IRG

 

HIV/AIDS in the AARP Years

David Vance Boomer AIDS:
HIV Neurocognitive Causes and Effects in PWAs Over 50

David E. Vance, PhD

Associate Professor (Nursing)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Drenna Waldrop-Valverde It's Like a Picture That is Out of Focus:
Health Literacy Challenges in HIV+ Members of the Greatest Generation

Drenna Waldrop-Valverde, PhD

Associate Professor (Nursing), SON & RSPH
CASS Director

Marcia Holstad A Tale of Three People:
Living With HIV (and Other Co-morbidities) Over the Age of 70

Marcia Holstad, PhD

Associate Professor (Nursing), SON
Assistant Director, CFAR


February 21, 2013

Meeting Host:
HIV Reservoirs and Eradication SWG

 

Meeting Cancelled Due to Speaker Illness

Daria Hazuda The Search for an HIV/AIDS Cure:
A Drug Discovery Perspective

Daria Hazuda, PhD

World Wide Discovery Head, Antiviral and Infectious Disease Research
Merck Research Labs


March 21, 2013

Meeting Hosts:
• NHP Model for HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccines SWG
• HIV Reservoirs and Eradication SWG
• Neuro-AIDS SWG

 

Annual CFAR Science Symposium

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Ronald Swanstrom, PhD (Director, UNC CFAR)
HIV replication in the CNS: Compartmentalization and tropism From early to late
William Tyor, MD (CFAR Investigator, Emory)
The need for better treatments of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
Albert Anderson, MD, MHSCFAR Investigator, Emory)
Gap the mind: Future directions for the diagnosis and treatment of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders
Vanessa Hirsch, DVM, DSc (Chief, Nonhuman Primate Virology Section, NIH/NIAID)
Overcoming TRIM5 alpha restriction of SIVsm in rhesus macaques
Vijayakumar Velu, PhD (CFAR Investigator, Emory)
Targeting PD-1 pathway to enhance SIV specific immunity
Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD (CFAR Investigator, Emory)
Target cell restriction dictates mother-to-infant transmission of SIV
Steven Deeks, MD (Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCSF)
Chronic inflammation and immune dysfunction as a barrier to an HIV cure
Beak Kim, PhD (CFAR Investigator, Emory)
Host factor SAMHD1 and RNaseH2: Mechanistic links between HIV-1 replication in non-dividing macrophages and human Aicardi Goutieres syndrome
Christina Gavegnano, PhD (CFAR Investigator, Emory)
Is a functional HIV cure possible with JAK/STAT inhibitors?


April 18, 2013

Meeting Host:
CFAR Initiative for
Clinical and Social Science Integration

 

Making the World a Better Place ....
One Good Idea at a Time

Nancy Reynolds Surprise, Surprise ...
What We're Doing Isn't Working:
Rethinking HIV Interventions for Better Health
in the 21st Century

Nancy R. Reynolds, PhD

Professor (Nursing), Yale University
Member, Yale Global Health Advisory and Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA);
Member, NIH/DAIDS Behavioral Advisory Committee, Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination

Paula Frew Right Place, Right Time:
Venue-based Sampling Strategies and Its Role in HPTN 064 (ISIS) and WIHS Women’s Cohort Studies

Paula Frew, PhD

Director of Community Research, Hope Clinic
Assistant Professor (SOM & RSPH)

Vince Marconi Show Me The Money:
Financial Incentives to Improve ARV Adherence

Vince Marconi, MD

Associate Medical Director, Grady IDP
Associate Professor (SOM & RSPH)


May 16, 2013

No Meeting This Month



June 13, 2013

Meeting Host:
Non-human Primate Models of HIV Pathogenesis and Vaccines SWG

 

Monkeying Around ....
Immune Activation and SIV

starring


Danny Douek The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly ...
Immune Activation in HIV Infection

Daniel Douek MD PhD

Chief, Human Immunology Section,
Vaccine Research Center
NIAID/NIH

Vandy Vanderford The Yin and Yang of Type I Interferon:
Decreased survival during interferon-alpha blockade in SIV-infected rhesus macaques despite lower levels of PD-1

Thomas H. Vanderford, PhD

Associate Director,
CFAR Virology and Molecular Biomarkers Core

Ravi Dyavar Repairing gut damage:
Anti-inflammatory effects of PD-1 blockade in SIV infection

Ravi Dyavar, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Microbiology and Immunology (Yerkes)


July & August, 2013

Focus:
 

Summer Vacation!!

starring

The CFAR Pizza Party Membership

Clubhouse Location:
The World: Wherever there is a pandemic to quell or fun to be had with friends and family -- Pizza Party members will be there in force!
Agenda:
July — Save the World
August — Rest and Recuperate


September 19, 2013

Meeting Host:
CFAR Clinical Research Core

Making It All Better:
Working Towards Containment and a
Functional Cure for HIV

starring


Pablo Tebas GoldZincFinger:
Results of a Phase 1 Gene Therapy Study Using Zn Finger Nucleases for the Treatment of HIV

Pablo Tebas, MD

Director, Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU)
University of Pennsylvania

??? Immunoad-venture:
AAV-Delivered Anti-HIV Immunoadhesin Therapy in SHIV-Infected Rhesus Macaques

Ron Trible, MD, PhD

Infectious Diseases Fellow
Emory School of Medicine

??? Hide and Seek:
Implications of Immune Privileged CD4 T cells and Vaccine Mediated Control Against HIV

Geetha Mylvaganam, BS

Doctoral Student (Amara Lab)
Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis

Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)
Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Posters:
  • Bert Anderson:
    Cerebrospinal Fluid Interferon-α Levels Inversely Correlate with Processing and Motor Speed in HIV+ Subjects with Cognitive Complaints with and without HIV-associated Neruocognitive Disorder
  • Diane Carnathan:
    Levels of activated target T cells in the rectal mucosa predict the risk of SIV acquisition and replication in vaccinated Rhesus Macaques
  • Allison Ross Eckard:
    Lipoprotein-Associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) & Cardiovascular Disease Risk in HIV
  • Kateena Johnson:
    HIV-1 Exosomal Nef Induces IL-15/IL-15Ra Expression in Monocytes/Macrophages
  • Kehmia Titanji:
    B-cell Dysregulation Promotes HIV-induced Bone Loss
  • Ling Yue:
    Epitope Escape and Virus Evolution in the HIV­1 Gag Gene from Controllers with Long­term Non­progression
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


October 17, 2013
Revised Program

Meeting Host:
HIV Eradication Scientific Working Group

Dinner and a Movie:
The History of AIDS Research

(movie is 40 minutes long)

 


Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)
Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Networking
6:00 — Sound of ringing triangle causes members to channel their inner sheepdog
              and help herd other members and their guests to room 1000

6:45 — Head home utterly energized and remembering why we do this work we do

Dear Friends of CFAR,
At the time of this writing there is a notice that is taped to every outside door of the CDC. It says:

ATTENTION STAFF
Due to the absence of an FY2014 appropriation or Continuing
Resolution for the Department of Health and Human Services,
CDC is "shutdown" until further notice. During this time employees
deemed non-excepted or non-exempt may not work.
Therefore those employees ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ENTER.

I imagine that there is a similar sign taped to every outside door at NIH as well.

Certainly there appears to be an analogous one taped to the airplane that Dr. Eric Engels from NCI was intending to take from DC to Atlanta this Thursday for our Pizza Party program on HIV and Cancer since he has been told in no uncertain terms that he is not allowed to enter any airplanes (or other forms of transportation) in order to travel to Atlanta for our program.

So we are looking at dates to reschedule the program hosted by the AIDS Malignancy IRG.

Instead, the HIV Eradication Scientific Working Group has stepped forward and is hosting a 40 minute movie on the history of AIDS research.

By terms of the organization that made and will shortly be screening that movie commercially, I am not allowed to say much about it in print but I can say this:
• The movie is a documentary
• The movie is about the history of an early non-NIH-funded AIDS research organization
• The movie does a bang-up job of showing what early HIV research was up against
• The movie will be screened commercially in December so see it here first, for free
• The movie is only 40 minutes long.

May we Count You In?
Register now (even if you ALREADY registered for the HIV and Cancer meeting).

Here's hoping to see you for an impromptu Dinner and a Movie night at the CFAR Network Pizza Party this coming Thursday.

=Kimbi Hagen



November 21, 2013

Meeting Host:
CFAR Prevention Science Core

Body and Soul:
Caring for People With and At-risk for HIV

 

starring

Jacek Skarbinski How are we doing?
Monitoring HIV Care in the United States

Jacek Skarbinski, MD

Team Lead
Clinical Outcomes Team
Medical Monitoring Project
CDC

Gina Wingood Have Faith:
The Importance of Enhancing Religious Social Capital in an HIV Intervention for African American Women

Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH

Professor, BSHE
Agnes Moore Faculty Endowment in HIV/AIDS


Carlos del Rio
We're Going to Need a Bigger Wrench:
Improving Retention in Care to Fix the Leaky Pipe

Carlos del Rio, MD

CFAR Director, International Research and Clinical Science
Chair, RSPH Hubert Department of Global Health


Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)
Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Posters:
  • Teaniese Davis:
    Efficacy of an HIV/STI Sexual Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American Adolescent Girls in Juvenile Detention Centers: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Sharoda Dasgupta:
    Is Distance to Care Provider a Major Barrier to HIV Care Engagement Among HIV-positive MSM in Atlanta?
  • Eli Rosenberg:
    Limitations of Using Self-reported Sexual Activity to Predict Incident HIV/STI in a Cohort of MSM in Atlanta, GA
  • Akshay Sharma:
    Acceptability and Intended Usage Preferences for Six HIV Testing Options among Internet-using MSM
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 talks

Dear Fans of CFAR,
Things that are cold:

  • The outside air at 7:30 on Thursday morning (24 degrees above zero)
  • Your neighbors' stealth attempts to move THEIR leaves to YOUR yard

Things that are hot:

  • Not having to turn off your iPad during take off and landing anymore
  • Attending the November meeting of the CFAR Network Pizza Party

Want to be part of a crowd that is so hot they're cool? Sign up now to attend the November meeting of our absolutely boffo 2013-2014 Pizza Party season. It is totally trending.

By the numbers … this month's meeting has SEVEN, count 'em SEVEN scientists — 3 oral presentations and 4 posters -- for the (totally free to you) price of one.

Hope to see you for Pizza at the Party on November 21,
-Kimbi



December 19, 2013

Meeting Host:
CFAR HIV & Aging
Interdisciplinary Research Group

Aging Inside and Out:
A Multidisciplinary Perspective on HIV & Aging

 

starring

Ken Hepburn
Burden2:
Informal Caregiving for Free-range Adults with Multi-morbidities

Ken Hepburn, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Interim Co-Chair, Department of Adult and Elder Health
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

David Rimland It Sure Beats the Alternative:
Growing Old with Comorbidities Among Veterans

David Rimland, MD

Professor, SOM
Site Director (VA), CFAR Clinical Core


Igho Ofotokun Old Bones:
Can We Turn Back the Clock?

Igho Ofotokun, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Infectious Disease
PI, Women's Interagency Health Study


Alan Landay Old Before Your Time:
A Tale of HIV and the Immune System

Alan L. Landay, PhD

Director, Chicago CFAR
Chair, Dept. of Immunology/Microbiology
Rush University Medical Center

Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)
Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Posters:
  • Jung Joo Hong:
    PAS-Positive Extracellular Deposits within Germinal Centers of Hyperplastic Follicles During SIV Infection in a Rhesus Macaque
  • Molly Perkins:
    Social Determinants of Health in Veterans Living and Aging with HIV in Georgia
  • Alysa Zellner:
    Effect of Alzheimer’s Caregiving and Multiple Caregiving on Allostatic Load
  • Julie Zuniga:
    Age, Adherence, Stigma, and Clinical Outcomes in a Sample of HIV-infected Adults
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 talks

Dear Fans of CFAR,
No matter what your HIV-related field of interest might be, chances are high that that field overlaps with this month's Pizza Party topic ... HIV and aging.

Why? Because by 2015, over half of the people with HIV will have already circled the sun at least 50 times and about 17% of new infections annually are occurring in people who qualified for an AARP discount at their local multiplex long before they first ran afoul of HIV.

Furthermore, even if you only work with the other 50%, this month's topic is still applicable to you. Even people with HIV who can still count on being routinely carded at the pub face aging-related health issues as it is has become clear that the virus can and does make some people's innards old before their time.

In short, this month's meeting addresses the ultimate interdisciplinary HIV issue -- one that affects all of us no matter who we work with and how old they may be.

So come to the December meeting of the CFAR Network Pizza Party and get your consciousness, your networking opportunities, and your mozzarella cheese level all raised at once.

Hope to see you for Pizza at the Party in December,
-Kimbi

Sometimes I have an old whiskey
And I fall asleep in my chair
And I dream that I'm a man
Much younger than I am
I bet you'd think that by now I wouldn't care

But I love life, I'd like to do it again
Though I might not be much more than I've ever been
Just to have the chance to turn back the hands
And let my life begin
Oh yeah, I'd like to do it again

It's time for takin' it easy
It's time for takin' it slow
Old bones don't move so fast
As they did once in the past
Now if I have to run, I simply don't go

But I love life, I'd like to live it again
Though I might not be much more than I've ever been
Just to have the chance to turn back the hands
And let my life begin
Oh yeah, I'd like to do it again

Oh yeah, I'd like to do it again

-George Burns