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CDUHR Weekly Update - August 5, 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


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

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


Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH).

US Children with Perinatal HIV who were Born Internationally (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on an area of emerging public health significance and improve understanding of the natural history, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of HIV and co-morbid conditions among US children who were born internationally and acquired HIV from their mothers.

Notice of Special Interest: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Applications Directed at the Adoption of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Standard
The purpose of this Notice is to inform SBIR and STTR applicants and awardees about areas of special interest related to the use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard in the development of health information technology (health IT) products and services. The NIH is seeking innovative health IT solutions, implementing the FHIR standard, to enable more effective patient-centered care coordination, population health management, and data science research support.

Be sure to look for the announcement later this week for our Pilot Projects Request for Applications and pre-application Strategy Session Meeting.


Caroline Dorsen was quoted in a recent piece from Spectrum News, Can Psychedelic Drugs Help Solve Our Mental Health Crisis?

Benjamin Han and Joseph Palamar's latest article (see below) was picked up by several news sources, including: NBC News, One in 10 Older Adults Binge Drinks, Increasing Health Risks; and Time, Millennials May Be Drinking Less, But Binge Drinking Is On the Rise Among Older Adults.


Adams JW, Lurie MN, King MRF, Brady KA, Galea S, Friedman SR, Khan MR, & Marshall BDL (2019) Decreasing HIV transmissions to African American women through interventions for men living with HIV post-incarceration: an agent-based modeling study. PLoS One, 14, e0219361. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Han BH, Moore AA, Ferris R, & Palamar JJ (2019) Binge drinking among older adults in the United States, 2015 to 2017. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, doi: 10.1111/jgs.16071. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Kutnick AH, Leonard NR, & Gwadz MV (2019) "Like I have no choice": a qualitative exploration of HIV diagnosis and medical care experiences while incarcerated and their effects. Behavioral Medicine, 45, 153-165. 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

Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences Conference
Local, National, Global Impacts on Population Health
October 1-4 - Seattle, Washington

City Health Conference
Urban Health & Harm Reduction
October 3-4 - Melbourne, Australia

Health Disparities Symposium
October 24 - New York, NY
Abstracts are being accepted through August 12 (submit HERE)
Find more information & register for the symposium 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.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has a newly available position open: Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use – Prevention, Care and Treatment. The Assistant Commissioner will be responsible for strategic development, implementation and oversight of a comprehensive public health and health equity approach to alcohol and other drugs in New York City, including innovative surveillance and data use, health system transformation, expanded harm reduction approaches, and policy and advocacy to achieve equitable outcomes for New Yorkers. Find the full announcement HERE (non-MD) and HERE (MD candidates)