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March 14-21, 2017


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March 14-21, 2017
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March for Science
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     Anna Rubtsova

... to the Sustained Training on Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) Program (R25MH108389) for having selected Anna Rubtsova as one of only four new Fellows nationwide for 2017-2020.

The three-year STAHR program will provide Anna with support for her research in healthy aging in HIV including assistance from a UCSD (Scott Letendre) and Emory (Marcia Holstad) mentoring team plus sponsorship of her attendance at annual summer workshops and other trainings.

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Happy Birthday


... to Rama Amara (March 21) and Raymond Schinazi (March 21).

Birthdays are good for your health. Research has repeatedly demonstrated a strong positive correlation between having a lot of birthdays and living a long time.


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Emory vs Michigan     

Tragically, Michigan whomped up on Emory last week in the first round of the STAT Madness-sponsored 'bracket' competition to crown 2017's best innovation in science and medicine.

Michigan is now squaring off against Cold Spring Harbor in the Scientific Sweet 16


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Volunteer for a Research Study with Emory's Hope Clinic
By Emily Ross
The Hope Clinic's mission is to conduct human research studies and clinical trials for infectious diseases of public health importance, including HIV. We like to say that our volunteers and donors are our heroes. Please join us in our quest to improve health and defeat life threatening infections.


Like the Hope Clinic on Facebook
Follow them on Twitter
Check out their new website
Call them at (404) 712-1370 to find out more about how you can get involved
    Hope Clinic Volunteers
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Government News

     NIH

2nd Cycle of CFAR Adelante is Approved by NIH!!
Adelante — which means 'onward' in Spanish — is a two year mentored research program that is intended to support research that will improve HIV treatment, prevention, and care in the Latino/Hispanic community.

• Administered by: Emory CFAR and the DC CFAR
• Applications due: May 25, 2017
Read More About It

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Focus On...    

In honor of Natl. Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, AIDSVu published a guest blog post by Rep. Barbara Lee (D California), who serves on the House Appropriations and Budget Committee and is co-founder of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus. Rep. Lee has served as author or co-author of every major piece of HIV/AIDS legislation.

AIDSVu has also released a Natl. Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic.
If you find yourself having to squint real hard to read it, CLICK HERE to view it at full size.


AIDSVu Infographic

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Research

Funding Opps

CFAR FUNDING:

April 3 (LOI)
CFAR-series Funding
CFAR-03
CFAR-C
CFAR-K

EMORY FUNDING:

March 31 (App)
Sponsors: Yerkes, CFAR
YNPRC Pilot Research Program

NIH FUNDING:

July 22 (LOI)
Sponsor: NIAID
International Research in Infectious Diseases, including AIDS
R01

July 31 (App)
Sponsor: NIDA
Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research
DP1

See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

28187084
Parsons JT, Rendina HJ, Lassiter JM, Whitfield TH, Starks TJ, Grov C. Uptake of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in a National Cohort of Gay and Bisexual Men in the United States.
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Mar 1;74(3):285-292


28163339
Sari O, Bassit L, Gavegnano C, McBrayer TR, McCormick L, Cox B, Coats SJ, Amblard F, Schinazi RF. Synthesis and antiviral evaluation of 2',2',3',3'-tetrafluoro nucleoside analogs.
Tetrahedron Lett. 2017 Feb 15;58(7):642-644.


28099825
Shah NS, Auld SC, Brust JC, Mathema B, Ismail N, Moodley P, Mlisana K, Allana S, Campbell A, Mthiyane T, Morris N, Mpangase P, van der Meulen H, Omar SV, Brown TS, Narechania A, Shaskina E, Kapwata T, Kreiswirth B, Gandhi NR. Transmission of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa.
N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 19;376(3):243-253.


28052627
Schinazi RF, Asselah T. From HCV To HBV Cure.
Liver Int. 2017 Jan;37 Suppl 1:73-80.


28040577
Vaughan AS, Kramer MR, Cooper HL, Rosenberg ES, Sullivan PS. Activity spaces of men who have sex with men: An initial exploration of geographic variation in locations of routine, potential sexual risk, and prevention behaviors.
Soc Sci Med. 2017 Feb;175:1-10.


27977021
Hampton CM, Strauss JD, Ke Z, Dillard RS, Hammonds JE, Alonas E, Desai TM, Marin M, Storms RE, Leon F, Melikyan GB, Santangelo PJ, Spearman PW, Wright ER. Correlated fluorescence microscopy and cryo-electron tomography of virus-infected or transfected mammalian cells.
Nat Protoc. 2017 Jan;12(1):150-167. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2016.168.


27928002
Kasturi SP, Kozlowski PA, Nakaya HI, Burger MC, Russo P, Pham M, Kovalenkov Y, Silveira EL, Havenar-Daughton C, Burton SL, Kilgore KM, Johnson MJ, Nabi R, Legere T, Sher ZJ, Chen X, Amara RR, Hunter E, Bosinger SE, Spearman P, Crotty S, Villinger F, Derdeyn CA, Wrammert J, Pulendran B. Adjuvanting a Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Vaccine with Toll-Like Receptor Ligands Encapsulated in Nanoparticles Induces Persistent Antibody Responses and Enhanced Protection in TRIM5α Restrictive Macaques.
J Virol. 2017 Jan 31;91(4). pii: e01844-16.


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Calendar Upcoming Events

March 16
8:00am
ID Seminar
Herpes Zoster: Is The End Near?
Starring: Abeer Moanana, MD
Location: RSPH / CNR / Klamon Room

March 16
Noon
Seminar
Rationale for Ultrashort Duration Therapy for HCV
Starring: Shyam Kottilil MD, Ph.D
   Inst. of Human Virology (U. Maryland)
Sponsored by:
   ‣ Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology
   ‣ CFAR
Location: HSRB Auditorium
Information

March 16
5:30 - 7:30pm
Social Event
Emergency and Outbreak Response Networking Night
Host: Student Outbreak and Response Team (SORT)
Location: RSPH/CNR/Klamon Room
Invitation

March 16
5:30 - 7:45pm
CFAR Network Science Club meeting
Host: Immunology Core
Information
Registration

March 16-17
Conference
10th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health
Location: Atlanta Airport Marriot
Information
Registration

March 17 - New
8:00am
Grand Rounds
Neurocognitive Complications of HIV
Starring: Scott Letendre MD
   Dept. of Medicine (UCSD)
Sponsored by:
   ‣ Dept. of Neurology
   ‣ CFAR
Location: 12 Executive Park Dr, NE / 1st FLoor Classrooms

March 17
Noon
Grand Rounds
Public Housing Relocations in Atlanta: Implications for Relocaters' Health
Starring: Hannah Cooper, ScD
Location: RSPH/CNR Rollins Auditorium
Pizza and beverages will be served
Sponsored by:
   ‣ School of Public Health
   ‣ CFAR
Flyer

March 20 - New
Noon
Seminar
From Failure to Success: A Practical Guide ... An Informal Faculty Panel Discussion
Location: Ctr for Ethics Commons/102
Panelists:
   ‣ Carlos del Rio
   ‣ Sandra Dunbar
   ‣ Carla Freeman
   ‣ Gregory Waymire
Sponsored by:
   ‣ CFDE
   ‣ The K-Club (Dept. of Pediatrics, ACTSI, CFAR)
Flyer
Register (by March 16)
   Lunch will be served

March 21 - New
Noon
Seminar
Demystifying Fundraising: Partnering with the Office of Development to Support Faculty Research
Location: RSPH/CNR/3001
Lunch will be served
Sponsored by:
   ‣ Office of Academic Affairs
Flyer
• RSVP (by March 16): Email Evan Holmon


Calendar Farther Down the Road

March 27
1:00 - 4:00pm
Seminar
CFAR-series Application Preparation Seminar Series
Information
Registration

March 28 - New
8:00am
HOPE Webinar
CROI Update
Starring:
   Rajesh Gandhi, MD & Jake Johnson, MD (Mass Gen)
Focus: Physicians
Sponsor: Harvard CFAR
HOPE Conference Website
To Attend Webinar: (Link not yet published)

March 31 (Abstract Deadline) - New
May 10 (Conference)
Conference
4th Annual Emory Health Services Research Day
Location: RSPH/CNR/Auditorium
Host: Emory Health Science Center
Abstract Submission
Registration

April 3
Noon
Seminar
Engineering Approaches to Combat Infectious Diseases: An Example of Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Peptides
Starring: Nam-Joon Cho, PhD
   Nanyang Instit. of Technology (Singapore)
Sponsored by:
   Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology &
   CFAR
Location: HSRB Auditorium
Information

April 3 (Abstract Deadline)
June 9 (Conference)
Conference
SE Pediatric Research Conference: Big Data for Better Care
Location: Georgia Aquarium
Host: Pediatric Research Alliance
Website
Abstract Submission

April 15
8:30am - 1:30pm
Forum
Making Long Term Goals: HIV and the Future
Sponsored by:
   Natl. AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NTAP)
Location: Loudermilk Center
   40 Courtland St, Atlanta 30303
Registration

April 28
9:00am - 5:00pm
7th biennial Symposium
Frontiers in Microbial Biology
Location: Whitehead Auditorium
Host: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Program
Flyer

May 8-9 - New
Conference
Harnessing Novel Imaging Approaches to Guide HIV Prevention and Discoveries
Location: Rockville, MD
Sponsored by:
   ‣ GAVI
   ‣ NIH/NIAID
Website

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Footlights | CFAR Network Pizza Party - Thursday, March 16

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Meeting Host:
Immunology Core

Count Me In! Click Here to Register

Michael Farzan Thinking Big:
Toward Long-term, Universal Protection from
HIV-1


Michael Farzan, PhD
Professor (Immunology & Microbial Science)
Scripps Research Institute (Florida Campus)

Smita Iyer Do Differences Make a Difference?:
TFH Cell Heterogeneity in SIV Infection


Smita Iyer, PhD
Asst. Research Professor (Microbiology & Immunology)
Emory University

Luca Micci Going for the Gold:
Targeting Inflammation and Viral Persistence in SIV-infected Macaques


Luca Micci, PhD
Research Associate (Microbiology & Immunology)
Emory Univerity

Clubhouse Location:
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building (1518 Clifton Rd)

Agenda:
5:30 — Pizza and Posters 'by the Bridge'
6:00 — Sound of ringing triangle causes members to channel their inner sheepdog and help herd other members and their guests to Room 1000
7:45 — Adjourn for more networking and a dissection of the evening's talks

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