Center For AIDS Research

November 29 - December 6, 2016

The Network News
November 29 - December 6, 2016
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Quoted from the Onion:

"A new report [read it here] cataloguing swabs from ATM keypads throughout New York City found that in addition to bacteria from human skin, microbes from fish, mollusks, and baked goods were also widespread. What do you think?"

• "It's not hard, people: wash your ATMs." (Judy Mundt, Denim Distresser)

• "There's nothing more annoying than some microbiologist swabbing for gross little organisms while you're waiting in line behind them." (Brady Lefkin, Distorion Expert)

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Happy Birthday

... to Susan Ray (November 26), Patrick Sullivan (November 28), Lace DePadilla (November 29), Anne Spaulding (November 29), and Christine Bourey (December 2).

You have 584 million miles around the sun to cover before this time next year. Get Ready, Get Set, Go!


Between November 30 - December 1 drop by Gallery 874 to participate in the Living With exhibit that features interactive art installations telling the stories of people living with HIV. These "Living Spaces" are modern interpretations of the largest piece of community folk art in history - The AIDS Memorial Quilt. This World AIDS Day benefit will support the policy work of young people living with HIV in metro Atlanta.
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Position wanted: Lab Manager or Post Doc
Dr. Lauren Simmons is a newly minted PhD in Biomedical Sciences who is interested in potential laboratory positions in ID or HIV. She is interested in a full time position (lab manager or instructor) or a post doc fellowship, depending on the best fit.
Download Dr. Simmon's CV

Postdoc candidates sought: UCLA
The Division of Infectious Diseases of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a postdoc training program in Global AIDS Prevention Research as a way to provide biobehavioral training for academic research careers focused on understanding and preventing HIV disease globally. The program supports one new social/behavioral scientist or a graduate with a doctoral degree from a relevant professional field (such as psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, anthropology, biological sciences) per year.
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Research Fellow candidates sought: HIV & Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Attend two summer training institutes at Fordham University (NYC) with fully funded travel and lodging from July 13 – 21, 2017; receive a $20,000 grant to conduct a mentored research study that will contribute to evidence-based HIV & drug abuse research ethics practice; join an international network of scholars examining current challenges in HIV & drug abuse research ethics.
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Divider Rule Focus On... Giving to the CFAR on #GivingTuesday

Focus On...    

Who doesn't love getting a good deal? The enduring popularity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales certainly testify to the rush that can come from getting a big bang for your buck.

But being on the GIVING end of a good deal can generate an equal, if not even stronger rush through the release of endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. True Story.

So why not do a good deed for your hormones and neurotransmitters by giving to the CFAR on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, November 29th).

Giving to the CFAR on #GivingTuesday won't be just good for YOU -- it will be good for everyone else too because your gift to the CFAR will help us grow, foster, and enhance next gen HIV research. Specifically, your gift will be used to provide direct funding to CFAR HIV researchers so that they can create more effective interventions, better therapies, and -- perhaps one day -- a cure.

Please consider taking part in this worldwide day of giving. Observe Giving Tuesday by making a gift to CFAR today.

Visit to show your support.

Thank you in advance,
The Good Folks of CFAR

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Funding Opps


Standard AIDS Dates (App)
Novel Biomarkers for the Development of HIV Incidence Assays with Improved Specificity

Apr 25 & Dec 15, 2017 (Apps)
Sponsor: NHLBI
Integrated Approaches to HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) Comorbidities

On or after Nov 28 (App)
Sponsor: NIAID
Reagent Resource Support Program for AIDS Vaccine Development, NIAID-DAIDS-NIHAI2016069


See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.


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Recent Pubs
linked to the CFAR grant
(P30 AI050409)

Sales, Jessica M; Swartzendruber, Andrea; Phillips, Ashley L. Trauma-Informed HIV Prevention and Treatment. Current HIV/AIDS reports. 2016 Dec; 13 (6) 374-382.
PMID: 27704251

Calendar Upcoming Events

November 29
Fund Raiser
Give to CFAR on #GivingTuesday
See "Focus On" article

November 30 - December 1
WAD Event
Living With
See "In Other News" article

December 1-2
Emerging Strategies for HIV and Viral Hepatitis Co-Infection
Location: Loudermilk Center (40 Courtland St)
Sponsor: Empowerment Resource Center

December 5
M&I Seminar
Role for Liver Macrophages in SIV-associated Immune Inflammation
Starring: Don Sodora PhD (Seattle)
Location: Yerkes/Bourne Seminar Room

December 6-7
CFAR Symposium
Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women
Location: Birmingham, AL
Sponsors: Multiple CFARs

December 7
WAD Event
Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS
Information: See "Footlights" article below
Sponsor: Vaccine Dinner Club

Calendar Farther Down the Road

December 12
Curing HIV Infection: Going Beyond N=1
Location: Whitehead Auditorium
Sponsors: MMG, CFAR

December 15 - New
Getting to Zero in the Black Community in the US: Preliminary Findings from the National Survey on HIV in the Black Community (NSHBC)
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR

December 12-16
Workshop on Microbial Genome Sequencing
Location: Harvard Medical School, Boston
Sponsors: Harvard CFAR


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Spotlight Spotlight

Footlights | Vaccine Dinner Club - Wednesday, December 7

Focus: History

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Count Me In!
Click Here to Register

VDC Book Club Selection:
"Adventures of a Female Medical Detective:
In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS


Mary Guinan, MD
Professor Emerita
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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