AIDS Seminar
Large Community Outbreak of HIV-1 infection Linked to Injection Drug Use of Oxymorphone - Indiana, 2015
Tuesday, September 12, 10:30-11:30am
Dita Broz, PhD, MPH - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NYU Meyers, 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Find more information HERE.


New York Academy of Medicine
Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration in New York City
Thursday, September 14, 6:00-7:30pm
NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue
Find more information at register for the event HERE.

ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar
Male Engagement in HIV Services
Tuesday, September 19, 9:00am
Ruanne Barnabas, DPhil, MSc & Monisha Sharma, MPH - Univ of Washington
Log-in for the webinar HERE.

New York Academy of Sciences
Long Acting HIV Prevention Methods
Friday, September 22, 9:00am-5:00pm
Find more information and register for the event HERE.

Legacy Project Webinar
HIV in the Latinx Community - Part II
Tuesday, September 26, 9:00-10:00am
Find more information and register for the webinar HERE.


Detection of HIV for Self-Testing (R61/R33)
The purpose of this FOA is to support bi-phasic developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research focused on innovative strategies to detect HIV either within the first two weeks of infection or to monitor viral rebound after stopping or developing resistance to antiretroviral therapy. Applications should propose simple diagnostic tools that would be feasible for a self-testing platform to allow untrained individuals to detect HIV.

Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Research Data - reissue
This FOA encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption, the epidemiology and etiology, including genetics, of alcohol-related problems.

Clinical and Epidemiological Research on Chronic Disease in the Caribbean (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this FOA is to support US-Caribbean collaborative research to develop or extend cohort or surveillance studies on chronic disease in the Caribbean region that are aligned with existing publicly available US datasets. The intent is for these cohorts or datasets to be used for ongoing comparative research to better understand the health of Caribbean immigrant populations in the US.

NIDCR Behavioral or Social Intervention Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34) - extended
The NIDCR will support R34 grants for the planning and design of clinical studies to test behavioral or social interventions related to its mission. The R34 grant will support activities that include, but are not limited to: the development of the behavioral or social intervention manual and procedures for training interventionists; development of the clinical protocol that will guide a subsequent clinical trial; the tools for data management, participant safety and operational oversight; and other activities to prepare for a subsequent clinical trial.


Congratulations to Holly Hagan, who has been named Chair of the Executive Steering Committee for the Rural Opioid Initiative (9 grants funded by NIDA, CDC, SAMHSA, and the Appalachian Regional Commission, in response to RFAs DA-17-014 and DA-17-023). The projects will develop comprehensive approaches to prevent and treat consequences of the opioid crisis, including substance use disorder, overdose, HIV, HBV, HCV, and STIs.

The CDC has released 2016 BRFSS survey data. The BRFSS is the largest ongoing telephone-based health surveillance system in the world, with more than 486,000 interviews conducted in 2016. Find more information on the data and how you might use it HERE.


Michel L, Des Jarlais DC, Duong Thi H, Khuat Thi Hai O, Pham Minh K, Peries M, Vallo R, Nham Thi Tuyet T, Hoang Thi G, Le Sao M, Feelemyer J, Vu Hai V, Moles JP, Laureillard D, Nagot N, for the DRIVE Study Team (2017) Intravenous heroin use in Haiphong, Vietnam: need for comprehensive care including methamphetamine use-related interventions. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 179, 198-204. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Salek TP, Katz AR, Lenze SM, Lusk HM, Li D, & Des Jarlais DC (2017) Seroprevalence of HCV and HIV infection among clients of the nation's longest-standing statewide syringe exchange program: A cross-sectional study of community health outreach work to prevent AIDS (CHOW) project participants, Hawai'i, 2012. International Journal on Drug Policy, 48, 34-43. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Shpiegel S, Sussman S, Sherman SE, & El Shahawy O (2017) Smoking behaviors among adolescents in foster care: a gender-based analysis. Substance Use and Misuse, 52, 1469-1477. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


INEBRIA 2017 - International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs
Screening and Brief Intervention at the Intersection of Research, Policy, and Practice: Advancing Knowledge and Meeting New Challenges
September 14-15 - New York, NY

Grantsmanship for Postdocs: Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)
Tuesday, October 3 - New York, NY
New York Academy of Sciences
Also available via live webinar
Find more information and register HERE.

Third Annual Health Disparities Symposium
Pursuing Health Equity in an Uncertain Time
October 12 - New York, NY
Find more information and register HERE.


The Family Center in Brooklyn is looking for a pert-time project director to begin working on a SAMHSA-funded project providing oversight of evidence-based models targeting children ages 5-18 years of ages who exhibit traumatic symptoms. Find the full announcement HERE.

The NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing seeks a full-time project director who will provide scientific oversight, administrative oversight, and project management for a research study entitled, Using MOST to Optimize an HIV Care Continuum Intervention for Vulnerable Populations. Find the full announcement HERE.