CDUHR EVENTS

AIDS Seminar
Big Data Meets Space and Time: Community-Level Variables and the Success of Interventions to Reduce HIV Risk
Tuesday, May 8, 10:30-11:30am
Blair T. Johnson, PhD - Univ of Connecticut
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, Room 760
Find more information and register HERE.

20th Anniversary Conference on the Opioid Crisis
The Opioid Crisis as a Threat to Ending HIV: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Prevention and Treatment
Wednesday, May 16, 8:30am-2:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor
Find more information and register HERE.

OTHER EVENTS

ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar
Patients with Advanced Disease
Tuesday, April 17, 9:00-10:00am
James G. Hakim, MBChB - Univ of Zimbabwe
Find more information HERE.

CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds
Working Together to Eliminate the Threat of Hepatitis B and C
Tuesday, April 17, 1:00-2:00pm
Speakers include: John Ward, MD, Katie Burk, MPH, Kimberly Page, PhD, MPH, and Benjamin Cowie, MBBS, PhD
Stream live via CDC's website or Facebook Live
Find more information HERE.

HIV Center Rounds
A Global Perspective on the Implementation of 'Treat-All' Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy
Thursday, April 19, 9:30-11:00am
Denis Nash, PhD - CUNY
NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, Room 6602
Find more information HERE.

Drug Policy Alliance Event
Media Training for Academics & Researchers
Friday, April 27, 1:30-5:30pm
131 West 33rd St, 15th Floor
Find more information HERE or contact Alexandrea Hatcher (ahatcher@drugpolicy.org)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the US (Clinical Trial Optional)
This FOA seeks to support investigative and collaborative research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S.
(R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-747.html
(R21) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-745.html

Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research -- Cycle 2 2018
PCORI seeks to fund projects that address important methodological gaps and lead to improvements in the strength and quality of evidence generated by PCOR/CER studies in the following research areas of interest: Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections (HSP) Issues in PCOR/CER; Methods to Improve Study Design; Methods to Support Data Research Networks; Methods to Improve the Use of Natural Language Processing.
https://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/improving-methods-conducting-patient-centered-outcomes-research-4

Reissued NIH Funding Opportunities

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-18-022.html

NEWS

Do you want to launch or enhance your research career? Apply now for summer 2018 CEIRT programs! The Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training (CEIRT) Program provides training and hands on experience at the master’s, advanced certificate, and individual course level in the field of comparative effectiveness research and implementation science. Find more information HERE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Amutah-Onukagha N, Mahadevan M, Opara I, Rodriguez M, Trusdell M, & Kelly J (2018) Project THANKS: examining HIV/AIDS-related barriers and facilitators to care in African American women: a community perspective. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 32, 119-128. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Simmons J, Rajan S, Goldsamt LA, & Elliott L (2018) Implementation of online opioid prevention, recognition and response trainings for laypeople: year 1 survey results. Substance Use and Misuse, doi: 10.1080/10826084.2018.1451891. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Vu TM, Toribio W, Riazi F, Ciprian G, Gibbs N, Giardina M, Camacho JA, Parrella K, Cambe J, Amory C, Chasan R, Sigel KM, & Weiss JJ (2018) Increasing access to hepatitis C virus medications: a program model using patient navigators and specialty pharmacy to obtain prior authorization approval. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 24, 329-333. Find the full article on the publisher's website HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

Drug Use in Upstate New York
Strategies for Change and Reducing the Harms
Friday, May 11 - Binghamton, NY
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/

Society for Prevention Research 26th Annual Meeting
Optimizing the Relevance of Prevention Science to Systems
May 29-June 1 - Washington, DC
http://www.preventionresearch.org/2018-annual-meeting/

International Conference on Opioids
Opioids in Medicine: Perception and Reality
June 10-12, 2018 - Boston, MA
Poster abstract submissions are accepted thru April 20, 2018
http://www.opioidconference.org/home_page.html

Looking for a project director/supervisor or grant writer?

Marjorie (Marge) Goldstein, PhD, MPH, a CDUHR affiliated investigator, is currently seeking a new job opportunity. Marge is an experienced project director, supervisor, and grant writer with data analysis skills. She has been PI or Co-PI on several studies with PWUD and with disability populations. She has expertise in instrument development, mixed methods study design, mHealth, and hard-to-reach populations. She is interested in social and structural factors that impact health, especially drug use and HIV/HCV. Contact information: marge8888@gmail.com or (917)346-0872. Her CV can be found HERE.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change is seeking students (BA, MA, PhD) and researchers to support data collection efforts on their Early Learning and School Readiness study. This is a short-term, part-time role. Find more information HERE.

The Curatio International Foundation summer internship program is now open. Master and PhD students from around the world are invited to apply and use the possibility to develop advanced research skills, meet leading experts in the field, and become a co-author of a scientific paper. This year, the program research will include: challenges and solutions in pharmaceutical sector in Georgia, HIV prevention and risk behaviour among key populations (MSM), and measurement of the quality of care. Find more information HERE.