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CDUHR Weekly Update - August 12, 2019


AIDS Seminar
TRUST: A friend-based intervention to increase consistent HIV self-testing among Black or African-American, gay, bisexual and other MSM and transgender women
Victoria Frye, DrPH - CUNY
Tuesday, September 10, 10:30-11:30am
715 Broadway, Floor 12, Room 1221
Find more information HERE


ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar
Differentiated Service Delivery for TB Preventive Therapy
Salome Charalambous, MD, PhD - Aurum Institute
Tuesday, August 20, 9:00–10:00am
Find more information HERE

Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination Webinar
U=U & HIV Clinical Trials Research
Carl Dieffenbach, PhD - NIAID & Bruce Richman, JD, EdM - Prevention Access Campaign
Thursday, August 22, 1:00-2:00pm
Find more information and register HERE

HHS Webinar
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America Initiative
Friday, August 23, 2:30–3:30pm
Find more information and register HERE

Legacy Project Webinar
New Investigators Scholar Lessons Learned and Mentorship Opportunities
Allysha Maragh-Bass, PhD - FHI 360; Steve Shoptaw, PhD - UCLA; and Hyman Scott, MD - SFDPH
Thursday, August 29, 2:00-3:00pm
Find more information HERE

2019 Opioid Symposium
STOP THE SUFFERING: Addressing the dual challenge of overdose and underdose in the opioid overdose epidemic

Friday, September 20, 8:30am-3:30pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave
Find more information HERE


Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
NIDA intends to reissue PAR-18-062 "Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)" to solicit applications proposing innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of substance using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other substances) and related disorders, prevention of substance use and HIV, and health service utilization.


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos was appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Prevention and Control of STDs (press release).

Congratulations to Danielle Ompad on being granted tenure!


Joey Palamar's latest article (see below) has received a lot of attention in the media this past week, including: HealthDay, Many Young Americans Regret Online Posts Made While High; Psychology Today, Risk of Posting On Social Media While Under the Influence; and Metro, Scientists Shock No-One with Reminder that it’s a Bad Idea to Make Social Media Posts whilst High on Drugs.

Janie Simmons was interviewed as part of an ABC News broadcast piece, CDC: Naloxone prescriptions doubled.


Friedman SR, Pouget ER, Sandoval M, Nikolopoulos GK, Mateu-Gelabert P, Rossi D, & Auerbach JD (2019) New measures for research on men who have sex with men and for at-risk heterosexuals: tools to study links between structural interventions or large-scale social change and HIV risk behaviors, service use, and infection. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02582-w. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Kim B, Callander D, DiClemente R, Trinh-Shevrin C, Thorpe LE, & Duncan DT (2019) Location of pre-exposure prophylaxis services across New York City neighborhoods: do neighborhood socio-demographic characteristics and HIV incidence matter? AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02609-2. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ, Le A, & Acosta P (2019) Posting, texting, and related social risk behavior while high. Substance Abuse, doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635966. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Ramos SR, Warren R, Shedlin M, Melkus G, Kershaw T, & Vorderstrasse A (2019) A framework for using eHealth interventions to overcome medical mistrust among sexual minority men of color living with chronic conditions. Behavioral Medicine, 45, 166-176. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


Strengthening the Impact of Community Health Workers on HIV Care and Viral Suppression in the US Conference
September 16-17 - Bethesda, MD
Find more information register for the conference HERE

International Drug Policy Reform Conference
November 6-9 - St. Louis, MO
Drug Policy Alliance is inviting proposals from researchers of all disciplines to join them for a pilot, day-long research incubator/workshop to develop projects focused on the topics of drugs, pleasure, and "non-problematic" drug use. The workshop will take place on November 6, as part of the Reform Conference. Find call for proposals HERE.


Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Manager for the Overdose Prevention Program. The Senior Manager will participate in program planning and implementation activities related to technical interventions for reducing overdose deaths in specific U.S. cities. The position is based in New York City; some domestic travel will be required for onsite engagement. Find the full announcement HERE, and if you are interested in applying, please submit a CV and cover letter in confidence to

New York University’s Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will be accepting applications in early October. The program provides fellows with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities, with the ultimate goal for fellows to join the ranks of faculty at competitive institutions. Find more information HERE.