CDUHR EVENTS

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

UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST

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

Center for Opioid Epidemiology & Policy Seminar
Social Epidemiology and the Opioid Crisis: Study Design, Findings, and Works in Progress
Luther Elliott, PhD & Alexander Bennett, PhD - NYU GPH
Thursday, September 12, 12:00-1:00pm
180 Madison Ave, Room 3-14

HIV Center Rounds
Social Determinants of HIV Risk Over the Life Course of Adolescent Girls in South Africa
Audrey Pettifor, PhD, MPH - Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Thursday, September 19, 9:30-11:00am
NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Room 6602
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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Combating Opioid Overdose through Community Level Intervention
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Executive Office of the President, is seeking applications from public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals) to: 1) Undertake research activities that would entail implementing and evaluating community-based efforts to fight the opioid overdose epidemic; and 2) Support and promote the partnership of law enforcement and public health agencies, whose collaboration is critical to reducing overdose and other harms of opioid (mis)use.
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319914

Limited Competition: Exploratory and Developmental Research Grant Program for NIAID K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIAID announced a program that provides NIAID-supported K01, K08, and K23 recipients with the opportunity to apply for Exploratory and Developmental Research Grant (R21) support at some point during the final two years of their K award.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-351.html

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.

NEWS

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released the 2018 overdose data brief today. Some of the highlights include: drug overdose deaths decreased in 2018 for the first time in eight years; there were 1,444 drug overdose deaths in New York City in 2018, a rate decrease of 3% from 2017 (declines were not evenly distributed by age, borough or race/ethnicity); and for the second year in a row, fentanyl was the most common substance involved in drug overdose deaths (accounting for nearly two thirds of overdoses). Find the full brief HERE.

CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS IN THE NEWS

Joey Palamar was was quoted in a recent piece from Futurity, These Drugs Land EDM Partiers in the Hospital.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Barnes DM & Des Jarlais D (2019) Feasibility of a simple and scalable cognitive-behavioral intervention to treat problem substance use. Journal of Substance Abuse, doi: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1657190. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Lardier DT, Opara I, Herrera A, Henry M, Garcia-Reid P, & Reid RJ (2019) Sexual negotiation skills and risky behavior on sexual partnerships, HIV knowledge, and risk perception among urban youth of color: a latent class analysis. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, doi: 10.1080/15381501.2019.1632237. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Northridge ME, Shelley D, Rundall TG, & Brownson RC (2019) Editorial: methods and applications in implementation science. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 213. Find the full, open access editorial on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ & Le A (2019) Underreporting of drug use on a survey of electronic dance music party attendees. Addiction Research and Theory, doi: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1653860. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

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

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Creating the Healthiest Nation: For Science. For Action. For Health
November 2-6 - Philadelphia, PA
https://www.apha.org/annualmeeting

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 hr@vitalstrategies.org.