2014 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 16, 2014

Meeting Host:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

PROGRAM CANCELLED
DUE TO SPEAKER ILLNESS



February 20, 2014

Meeting Host:
AIDS Malignancy Interdisciplinary Research Group

Double Trouble: HIV and Cancer

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Edgar Simard Unequal Risk:
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cancer Among People with HIV/AIDS

Edgar P. Simard PhD, MPH

Surveillance and Health Services Research Program
American Cancer Society

Anne Spaulding Cancer in a Prisoner Cohort:
Comparison of Subjects With and Without HIV

Anne Spaulding MD, MPH

Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health

Eric Engels What’s Up? What’s Down?
Recent Cancer Trends in HIV-infected People

Eric A. Engels MD, MPH

Infections & Immunoepidemiology Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
NIH/ National Cancer Institute

Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)
Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Posters:
  • Minh Nguyen: (Emory University)
    Gender Differential in HIV Testing Among Newly Diagnosed Hodgkin's Lymphoma in an Urban Hospital Center
  • Pragna Patel: (CDC)
    Factors Associated with Cancer Incidence and with All-Cause Mortality after Cancer Diagnosis among HIV-infected Persons during the cART Era
  • Rathi Pillai: (Winship Cancer Institute)
    Multicentric Castleman’s Disease in HIV/AIDS Patients at an Urban HIV Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia in the Combined Antiretroviral Therapy Era
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 wine, more networking, and a dissection of the evening's talks


March 18, 2014

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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David Markovitz, MD
(Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of ID, University of Michigan)
Molecular Engineering of an Anti-HIV Lectin: Blocking Entry While Limiting the Damage
Greg Melikian, PhD
(Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, Emory University)
Zooming in on HIV-1 Entry: It’s Complicated
Mike Lederman, MD
(Scott R. Inkley Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Case Western Reserve CFAR)
Residual Immune Dysregulation in Treated HIV Infection
Mirko Paiardini, PhD
(Assistant Professor of Pathology, and Researcher at Yerkes, Emory University)
Interleukin-21 Reduces Residual Immune Activation in ART-Suppressed SIV-Infected macaques by Restoring Intestinal Th17 and Th22 Cells
Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH
(Director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC)
HIV Prevention Today: What are the Unanswered Questions?
Wendy Armstrong, MD
(Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Emory University)
Why it Really Isn’t the ‘End of AIDS’: It’s Complicated
Hannah Cooper, PhD
(Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Emory University)
Public Housing Relocations and HIV Risk Among High-risk Relocating Adults
John Mascola, MD
(Director, Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center, NIH/NIAID)
Immunological Pathways for Development of HIV-1 Neutralizing Antibodies
Bali Pulendran, PhD
(Charles Howard Candler Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University)
Dissecting the Complexity of the Immune Response to Vaccines through Systems Biology
Sarah E. Holte, PhD
(Director, Biometrics Core, University of Washington CFAR)
Observational Studies of HIV-1 Infection: How to get a Significant P-value when Standard Approaches Fail to Produce One


April 17, 2014

Meeting Host:
NeuroAIDS Scientific Working Group

Brain Drain:
HIV's Effect on the Nervous System

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Stuart Zola Do Birds of a Feather Really Flock Together?
Cognitive Changes in HIV, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Aging

Stuart Zola, PhD

Director, Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Director, Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Bill Tyor Show of HANDS:
HIV-1 Clade Differences and their Potential Relationship to HAND

William Tyor, MD

Professor, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Emory MS Center
Emory University School of Medicine

Mark W. Kline Through the Looking Glass:
HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders; a 2014 Perspective

David B. Clifford, MD

Melba and Forest Seay Professor
Clinical Neuropharmacology in Neurology
Washington University
PI, Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium (NARC)

Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)
Agenda:
5:45 — Pizza and Posters:
  • Albert Anderson: (Emory University)
    CSF Biomarkers Correlate with Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Metabolites During HIV Disease
  • Christina Gavegnano (Emory University)
    Jak Inhibitors Ruxolitinib and Tofacitinib are Potent Inhibitors of HIV-1 Replication and HIV-induced Inflammation/Activation in Primary Human Macrophages and Monocytes
  • Prachi Sharma: (Emory University)
    Comparative Sensitivity of Immunohistochemistry versus In Situ Hybridization for Detection of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus in NeuroAIDS
6:15 — 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 wine, more networking, and a dissection of the evening's talks


May 15, 2014

Meeting Host:
CFAR Biostatistics Core

Taming the Data Monster

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Brent Johnson How Soon is Too Soon?
Caveats in Evaluating When to Switch to Second-line ARTs

Brent Johnson

Department of Biostatistics
RSPH/Emory

Tianwei Yu Future Tense:
Metabolomics ... A New Tool for Systems Vaccinology

Tianwei Yu

Department of Biostatistics
RSPH/Emory

Victor DeGruttola Big Data to the Rescue?
Using Network Science and Viral Genetic Epidemiology to Beef up HIV Prevention Research

Victor DeGruttola

Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health

Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)
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 wine, more networking, and a dissection of the evening's talks


June, July & August, 2014

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 18, 2014

Meeting Host:
CFAR Prevention Science Core

Assume Nothing

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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 in the 21st Century

Aaron J. Siegler, PhD, MHS

Department of Biostatistics
Assistant Research Professor (Epidemiology)
Rollins School of Public Health


October 16, 2014

Meeting Host:
CFAR Immunology Core

"Fitness Program"


Mario Roederer Under Construction:
The Genetic Architecture of the Human Immune System ... Building Mechanistic Bridges to Autoimmunity and Disease Pathogenesis

Mario Roederer, PhD

Chief, ImmunoTechnology Section
Vaccine Research Center, NIAID
National Institutes of Health

Chinglai Yang Getting in Shape:
Induction of Broadly HIV Neutralizing Antibodies Against Conserved Epitopes in the MPER of HIV Env

Chinglai Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor (Micro/Bio)
Emory School of Medicine
 

Sudhir Kasturi Endurance Challenge:
Programming Durable Humoral Immunity in HIV Vaccines

Sudhir Kasturi, PhD

Assistant Research Professor (EVC)
Yerkes National Primate Research Center


November 20, 2014

Meeting Host:
CFAR's Women and HIV IRG
Women's Interagency Health Study (WIHS)

"HIV in Women"


Claire Pomeroy An Epidemic Without Headlines:
Confronting the Crisis of HIV/AIDS in Women

Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA

President
Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Anandi Sheth Side Effects - Part I:
Can PrEP Drugs Modulate Genital Tract HIV Immunity?

Anandi Sheth, MD

Assistant Professor (Infectious Disease)
Emory School of Medicine


Kate Michel Side Effects - Part II:
Can Hormonal Contraceptives Modulate the Anti-HIV Response of the Mucosal Immune System
?

Kate Michel, PhD

MPH Candidate (Global Epidemiology)
Rollins School of Public Health


December 18, 2014

No Meeting This Month