CDUHR EVENTS

AIDS Seminar
Challenges of HIV and HCV Prevention and Care for PWID in Rural Areas
Tuesday, April 10, 10:00-11:00am
Kimberly Page, PhD, MPH - Univ of New Mexico
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, 11th Floor Conference Room
Find more information 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

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

Economic Modeling for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB and School Health
This FOA is to support epidemiologic and economic modeling of disease transmission to facilitate prevention effectiveness of public health interventions and support state and local disease prevention efforts. Disease transmission and cost-effectiveness models are important tools that can provide information needed to make decisions regarding implementation and prioritization of interventions targeting HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and school health.
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302383

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Reissue of PA-18-568 International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Collaborative investigations combining expertise in the following areas will be particularly encouraged and these investigators should also begin considering applying for this application: linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse; prevention, initiation, and treatment of nicotine and tobacco use (especially among vulnerable populations such as children, adolescents, pregnant women, and those with comorbid disorders); the nature, extent, short- and long-term sequelae, prevention, and treatment of opioid overdoses and use of new psychoactive substances; the neuroscience of marijuana and cannabinoids; and the effects of changes in laws and policies on marijuana.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DA-18-010.html

Reissued NIH Funding Opportunities

NIDA Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder Research (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-746.html

NEWS

Two major announcements of interest were made last week:

Governor Cuomo announced his commitment to Eliminating HCV in New York State, with the Medicaid scorecard including an additional $5 million for hepatitis C! This is a huge victory given that despite the rise in new cases, HCV was flat funded at just over a million dollars for nearly a decade. Find more information HERE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Des Jarlais DC, Cooper HLF, Arasteh K, Feelemyer J, McKnight C, & Ross Z (2018) Potential geographic "hotspots" for drug-injection related transmission of HIV and HCV and for initiation into injecting drug use in New York City, 2011-2015, with implications for the current opioid epidemic in the US. PLoS One, 13, e0194799. FInd the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Des Jarlais DC, McKnight C, Feelemyer J, Arasteh K, Tross S, Campbell ANC, Cooper HLF, & Perlman DC (2018) Heterosexual male and female disparities in HIV infection at the end of an epidemic: HIV infection among persons who inject drugs in New York City, 2001-2005 and 2011-2015. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 185, 391-397. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Hammett TM, Trang NT, Oanh KTH, Huong NT, Giang LM, Huong DT, Nagot N, & Des Jarlais DC (2018) The relationship between health policy and public health interventions: a case study of the DRIVE project to "end" the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs in Haiphong, Vietnam. Journal of Public Health Policy, doi: 10.1057/s41271-017-0115-7. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Han BH, Moore AA, Sherman S, & Palamar JJ (2018) Prevalence and correlates of binge drinking among older adults with multimorbidity. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.01.038. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Matsuzaki M, Vu QM, Gwadz M, Delaney JAC, Kuo I, Trejo MEP, Cunningham WE, Cunningham CO, & Christopoulos K (2018) Perceived access and barriers to care among illicit drug users and hazardous drinkers: findings from the seek, test, treat, and retain data harmonization initiative (STTR). BMC Public Health, 18, 366. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Papatheodoridis GV, Hatzakis A, Cholongitas E, Baptista-Leite R, Baskozos I, Chhatwal J, Colombo M, Cortez-Pinto H, Craxi A, Goldberg D, Gore C, Kautz A, Lazarus JV, Mendao L, Peck-Radosavljevic M, Razavi H, Schatz E, Tozun N, van Damme P, Wedemeyer H, Yazdanpanah Y, Zuure F, & Manns MP (2018) Hepatitis C: the beginning of the end-key elements for successful European and national strategies to eliminate HCV in Europe. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 25 Suppl 1, 6-17. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

EARLY-STAGE INVESTIGATOR CORNER

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.

CRDF Global is accepting proposals from early-stage investigators working in the field of HIV research for the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Training Fellowship Awards, 2018. This initiative is funded by CRDF Global [utilizing funds provided by OAR through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)]. The fellowship program aims to promote the training and inclusion of early-stage scientists in HIV-related collaborative research. Find the Request For Proposals HERE.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) is requesting letters of intent for an inaugural Investigator Award Program. The NIH Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Investigator Award Program was developed to recognize early-stage investigators who have made substantial, outstanding research contributions in areas related to SGM health and who are poised to become future leaders or are already leading the field of SGM health research. Find more information HERE.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The NYU Neuroscience and Education Lab is currently seeking a full-time data manager who will be responsible for data coding, cleaning, and analysis across all lab projects and oversee all staff, students, and interns involved in data entry, coding, and cleaning. Find more information HERE.

The Biostatistical Design Analysis Unit at SUNY Downstate Medical Center is seeking a Masters or Doctoral level biostatistician to serve the research and academic community of the medical center. Find more information HERE.

The Magnetic Couples study is currently seeking a full-time junior research assistant to participate in study recruitment, enrollment and follow-up of heterosexual HIV-serodiscordant couples. Find more information HERE.

The RISE (Researching Inequity in Society Ecologically) Team at the NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change is currently accepting applications for three types of unpaid internships: advocacy, data collection, and data management. The team advances research that aims to understand and improve inequity in the contexts of disenfranchised groups. Find more information HERE.