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CDUHR Weekly Update - August 29, 2016


AIDS Seminar
NYS Medicaid Reform: How Will Medicaid Transformation Affect Access
& Quality to Care for Patients with HIV, HCV, and Drug Dependence?
Tuesday, September 13, 10:30-11:30am
Andrew Cleek, PsyD & Boris Vilgorin, MPA - NYU Silver School of Social Work
NYU Meyers College of Nursing, 433 First Ave, Room 760


NCI Implementation Science Webinar
Overview of the re-issued Trans-NIH FOAs for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Tuesday, September 6, 12:00 pm
This webinar is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the dissemination and implementation funding opportunity.
Find more information HERE.

Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Webinar
Technical Assistance Webinar: SOBC Common Fund Program Supplement Funding Opportunity
Thursday, September 8, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar speakers will provide an overview of the SOBC Research Network and describe how the supplement opportunity will contribute to a paradigm shift in the science of behavior change by encouraging the implementation of a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research and the development of tools required for implementation beyond the SOBC Research Network.
Find more information & register HERE.


Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35)
The Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) is a grant to provide support for the program of research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. For the purpose of this FOA, a program of research is the collection of projects in the investigator's lab that are relevant to the mission of NIGMS. The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency and efficacy of NIGMS funding.

Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)
The National Science Foundation PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas focused on typical human behavior. The aim is to enhance the fundamental understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, genetics, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)
NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other works of academic and/or public health policy value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs)
The NIH LRPs are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. Programs cover various research paths, including: clinical research, health disparities research, and clinical research for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators (R21)
This Trailblazer Award is an opportunity for New and Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of high interest to the NIBIB that integrate engineering and the physical sciences with the life and behavioral sciences. This FOA invites applications from researchers who are at the early stage of their independent careers or those who have not had substantial prior NIH funding.


We would like to send out a thank you to NYU MPH student Jennifer Trinier for her contributions as an intern with CDUHR over the summer. Jenn has been instrumental in creating content for several upcoming fact sheets, helping us quantify our dissemination efforts, and providing support for the implementation science workshop in July. Thank you again, Jenn! Best of luck!

If you would like to be a preceptor for an NYU MPH student's practice experience - which requires 180 hours of meaningful public health experience - please contact Danielle Ompad (


Campbell AN, Des Jarlais D, Hannah C, Braunstein S, Tross S, Kersanske L, Borges C, Pavlicova M, Jefferson K, Newville H, Weaver L, & Wolff M (2016) Antiretroviral medication treatment for all HIV-infected individuals: a protocol using innovative multilevel methodologies to evaluate New York City's universal ART policy among problem substance users. BMC Health Services Research, 16, 341. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Jemmott LS, Jemmott JB, Lanier Y, Thompson C, & Baker JL (2016) Development of a barbershop-based HIV/STI risk reduction intervention for young heterosexual African American men. Health Promotion Practice, doi: 10.1177/1524839916662601. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Manuel JI, Stebbins MB, & Wu E (2016) Gender differences in perceived unmet treatment needs among persons with and without co-occurring disorders. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, doi: 10.1007/s11414-016-9530-y. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ, Shearston J, & Cleland C (2016) Discordant reporting of nonmedical opioid use: reply to letter to the editor. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, doi: 10.1080/00952990.2016.1208211.


Rural HIV Research and Training Conference
September 9-10 – Savannah, GA

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
February 13-16, 2017 – Seattle, WA
Abstracts will begin to be accepted on or about September 8, the deadline for submitting an abstract is September 28.
Young Investigator Scholarships are available and due by September 28.


Columbia University is looking for promising pre- and post-doctoral researchers interested in a unique multidisciplinary T32 training program on HIV, criminal justice, and substances abuse. Their mission is to provide training in the prevention, treatment, and care of HIV and drug abuse among individuals in the criminal justice system with a strong emphasis on individuals involved in alternatives to incarceration and community supervision who are affected by health disparities. This is the first NIDA grant multidisciplinary training program that brings together faculty members from the Columbia School of Social Work and the Mailman School of Public Health, who will participate in interdisciplinary mentoring. Find more information on their website HERE, or email

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is expanding their opioid-related work and are actively recruiting for a number of positions. Follow the links to the full posting: