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CDUHR Weekly Update - August 19, 2019


Pilot Project Awards Program Information Session Webinar
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, AAHIVS & Holly Hagan, PhD
Tuesday, September 3, 11:00am-12:00pm
Find more information HERE

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


NIDA Program Project Grant Applications (P01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This FOA announces the availability of support for collaborative research by multi-disciplinary teams which is of high priority to NIDA and leads to synergistic outcomes based on the synthesis of multiple research approaches. The NIDA Program Projects funding opportunity will support research in which the funding of three or more highly meritorious projects as a group enriches both the component projects and the overall program to offer significant scientific advantages over supporting the same projects as individual research grants (i.e., synergy).

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Public Health Research on Cannabis
NIDA is issuing a notice to encourage grant applications on the effects of changing cannabis laws and policies in the US and globally on public health.

Notice of Intent to Publish Reissuance of RFA-OD-19-019 -- Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The purpose of this FOA is to invite R01 applications to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health. Research Projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP).

The CDUHR 2020 Pilot Project Request for Applications has been announced. We are seeking pilot project applications focused on proposing high-impact and innovative research in the fields of HIV, HCV, substance use, and the continuum of prevention and care in these topical areas. The Pilot Projects Award provides the opportunity for investigators to develop new research initiatives or test the feasibility of new research strategies with the long-goal of securing subsequent external funding. Find more information on the CDUHR website HERE. Also see the announcement for the Information Session above.


Foley JD, Vanable PA, Brown LK, Carey MP, DiClemente RJ, Romer D, & Valois RF (2019) Depressive symptoms as a longitudinal predictor of sexual risk behaviors among African-American adolescents. Health Psychology, doi: 10.1037/hea0000780. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Ha TV, Chockalingam L, Giang LM, Krishnan A, Bhadra M, Miller WC, Sripaipan T, & Go VF (2019) Awareness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among men who have sex with men in Hanoi, Vietnam. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 50, 546-553. Find the abstract HERE.

Stevens ER, Nucifora KA, Hagan H, Jordan AE, Uyei J, Khan B, Dombrowski K, Des Jarlais D, & Braithwaite RS (2019) Cost-effectiveness of direct anti-viral agents for hepatitis C virus infection and a combined intervention of syringe access and medication assisted therapy for opioid use disorders in an injection drug use population. Clinical Infectious Diseases, doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz726. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research Training Program
Autumn 2019 - New York, NY
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. Courses available this autumn: Meta Analysis and Systematic Reviews, Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine, and Advanced Methods in Observational Data Analysis.
Find more information HERE


The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine is seeking a licensable PhD clinical psychologist or MD psychiatrist with a track record in clinical substance use research at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the tenure-track. Find the full announcement 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.