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August 5, 2020
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Inquiring Parents Want to Know...

    
     DeKalb Schools     
    
 
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Kudos ...

    
     Wendy Armstrong      Jonathan Colasanti     
     Wendy Armstrong      Jonathan Colasanti     

... to Grady Health for promoting Wendy Armstrong from Medical Director to Executive Medical Director of the Grady Infectious Disease Program (IDP)

... to Grady Health a second time for naming Jonathan Colasanti, as the new IDP Medical Director.


Read More About Them
The Ponce Center (Grady IDP)
Wendy Armstrong
Jonathan Colasanti

 
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In Other Exciting News ....
    
     Yan Sun      Vince Marconi     
     Yan Sun      Vince Marconi     
    

Although ART can be quite a successful tool for reducing HIV viral load, limiting disease progression, and essentially eliminiating HIV transmission risk, it doesn't solve every problem for people living with HIV (PLWH).

Even in the presence of ART a substantial proportion of PLWH -- particularly Black PLWH -- develop chronic and potentially fatal kidney disease. Why is that exactly?


 

That is the question that Yan Sun and Vince Marconi intend to answer with their new R01 funding from NIH/NIDDK to examine MULTI-OMIC PREDICTORS OF RENAL FUNCTION AMONG HIV-INFECTED INDIVIDUALS OF AFRICAN ANCESTRY.

Read More About It:
1R01DK125187-01

 
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From the Twittersphere... @CDC_HIVAIDS and @Kimberly Manning
       
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Trainees Sought: CFAR Prevention Science Core
Sign up now for the first virtual session of Fundamentals of HIV Prevention and Counseling Training
September 9 - 10, 2020.

Flyer
Registration: Email Megan Fields
Deadline: August 31, 2020


 
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Mentoring Moment...
English as a Second Language Support Program (ESLP)


    
     Mentoring Moment...     
              

From the Laney Graduate School:

Would advancing your English language skills help you achieve your professional goals?

Are you a full-time postdoctoral fellow or researcher with Emory benefits?

If your answer to both of these questions is yes, then upcoming classes offered by the Laney Graduate School's English Language Support Program may be of interest.

Fall 2020 ELSP course offerings include various levels of oral communication classes, ranging from low-intermediate to advanced-high, as well as a graduate level writing course that is appropriate for Emory researchers who write at an intermediate or advanced-low level. These classes will take place August 21 - November 25, remotely via Canvas and Zoom.

Interested parties are encouraged to complete a quick questionnaire at https://forms.gle/xXH4cNLr7ewMGUyx9 right away
and contact Heather Boldt at hboldt@emory.edu.

The English Language Support Program looks forward to helping you advance your English communication skills.

Warmly,
Heather Boldt
Interim Director & Instructor
English Language Support Program
James T. Laney Graduate School – Emory University
404-727-8075

 
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Another Mentoring Moment...
CFDE Remote Writing Group


    
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From the Center for Faculty Development & Excellence:

Join a CFDE Remote Writing Group for the Fall 2020 Semester

Is your writing practice not exactly going as planned? Are your support systems less robust these days? Are you finding it hard to catch a wave of momentum?

You are not alone. Join with your colleagues and reconnect with your writing.

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence invites all faculty to participate in a special fall 2020 semester-long program of remote writing groups. The groups will be structured around participants' preferences for goals, groupings, frequency, and format.

REGISTER HERE by August 10, 2020

Groups in which participants wish to read and discuss one another's work will meet via Zoom. Participants who are looking for regular support and accountability check-ins will join a mostly asynchronous online platform with daily and/or weekly writing check-ins, online discussions, and live group writing sessions.

A writing group can offer support, accountability, structure, and camaraderie for faculty in terms of both the process and the product, for writing across the range of types, lengths, stages of development, and goals. It can supply a welcome antidote to the professional isolation that often comes with the task of writing and, if desired, provide a source for constructive critical feedback on work in progress. Any writing project, whether it's a book, a journal article, or a grant, can benefit from a writing group.

The CFDE serves as scheduler and convener, provides support, and sends meeting reminders and online group prompts. The CFDE also sets up email lists for each group to facilitate planning and communication between group meetings. CFDE associate director Allison Adams will meet once with each Zoom-based group during the semester.

The writing groups begin meeting in late August for the fall semester and will conclude the week before Thanksgiving.

REGISTER HERE by August 10, 2020

For more information, contact Allison Adams.

Warmly,
Allison Adams
Associate Director, CFDE

 
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Community Corner... Barbie Award Ceremony 2020

Community Corner       
             

REMINDER: Register Now to join the Emory CFAR Community Liaison Council on THURSDAY, AUGUST 20th at 6:30 PM EST for the VIRTUAL 4th Annual Barbara Vick Impact Awards. Don't miss the chance to join us via Zoom to celebrate "unsung heroes" who are making an impact in the local HIV community.

Hope to see you online to recognize 29 amazing individuals who have made new and under-recognized contributions to the HIV response in Atlanta!

Questions? Contact Jenny Anderson (jenny.anderson@emory.edu).


Virtual Barbara Vick Impact Award Ceremony 2020
 
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Research

Funding Opps

NIH FUNDING:
Standard AIDS Deadlines

No New Listings


NIH FUNDING:
Other Deadlines

No New Listings


See previously advertised Funding Opportunities in Network News archived issues.

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

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Rossetti R, Smith T, Luo W, Taussig J, Valentine-Graves M, Sullivan P, Ingersoll JM, Kraft CS, Ethridge S, Wesolowski L, Delaney KP, Owen SM, Johnson JA, Masciotra S. Performance evaluation of the Aptima HIV-1 RNA Quant assay on the Panther system using the standard and dilution protocols.
J Clin Virol. 2020 Aug;129:104479. doi: 10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104479. Epub 2020 Jun 1.



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Brooks K, Jones BR, Dilernia DA, Wilkins DJ, Claiborne DT, McInally S, Gilmour J, Kilembe W, Joy JB, Allen SA, Brumme ZL, Hunter E. HIV-1 variants are archived throughout infection and persist in the reservoir.
PLoS Pathog. 2020 Jun 3;16(6):e1008378. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008378. eCollection 2020 Jun.


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August 7
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Mental Health Effects and Coping with COVID-19 Pandemic (PART XVIII): Anxiety, Depression and More
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August 7
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August 7
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August 12
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August 19
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Virtual Research in Progress Meeting
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August 20
6:30pm
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4th Annual Barbara Vick Impact Awards
Sponsor: CFAR Community Liaison Council
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November 1-4
Conference
Adherence 2020
Location: Orlando
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January 17-21, 2021
Conference
HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P)
Location: Cape Town and/or Online
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