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.


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 (

Get Naloxone Now Training
Be Prepared to Save a Life
Wednesday, May 2, 12:00-1:00pm
NDRI-USA, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor
Find more information and register for this event HERE.

HIV Center Rounds
Why Gay and Bisexual Men Miss Their PrEP Doses
Javier Lopez Rios, MPH - NYS Psychiatric Institute
Barriers and Facilitators of Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among People Who Inject Drugs in Kazakhstan
Alissa Davis, PhD - NYS Psychiatric Institute
Thursday, May 3, 9:30-1:00am
NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, Room 6602
Find more information HERE.

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute New York
Neighborhoods and Health: A Progress Report
Wednesday, May 9, 6:00-7:30pm
Dustin Duncan, ScD - NYU Langone
19 Washington Square North
Find more information and register HERE.


Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s (LJAF) Evidence-Based Policy team invites grant applications to conduct randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of social programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging program funds contributed by government, philanthropic foundations, or other funders.

Reissued NIH Funding Opportunities

Harnessing Big Data to Halt HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)


Hanley K, Bereket S, Tuchman E, More FG, Naegle MA, Kalet A, Goldfield K, & Gourevitch MN (2018) Evaluation of the substance abuse research and education training (SARET) program: stimulating health professional students to pursue careers in substance use research. Substance Abuse, doi: 10.1080/08897077.2018.1449167. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Nielson EM, May DG, Forcehimes AA, & Bogenschutz MP (2018) The psychedelic debriefing in alcohol dependence treatment: illustrating key change phenomena through qualitative content analysis of clinical sessions. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 9, 132. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Paraskevis D, Nuikolopoulos GK, Sypsa V, Psichogiou M, Pantavou K, Kostaki E, Karamitros T, Paraskeva D, Schneider J, Malliori M, Friedman SR, Des Jarlais DC, Daikos GL, & Hatzakis A (2018) Molecular investigation of HIV-1 cross-group transmissions during an outbreak among people who inject drugs (2011-2014) in Athens, Greece. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2018.04.010. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


7th International Symposium on Hepatitis Care in Substance Users (INHSU)
September 19-21 - Cascais, Portugal
Abstracts are being accepted through May 4

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: or (917)346-0872. Her CV can be found HERE.