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CDUHR Weekly Update - December 19, 2016

CDUHR EVENTS

AIDS Seminar
Using Microsimulation to Evaluate HIV Prevention and Treatment Strategies that Reduce Disparities and Maximize Impact
January 10, 2017, 10:30-11:30am
Brandon Marshall, PhD - Brown University
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, 433 First Ave, Room 760

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in HIV
The program provides financial support to the institutions of 4 junior faculty researchers for a 2-year period. Each award is funded up to $130,000 (inclusive of any indirect costs), to be paid in annual installments of up to $65,000 per year for 2 years.
http://researchscholarshiv-us.gilead.com/

Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences (Admin Supp)
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting the impact of sex/gender influences and/or sex and gender factors in human health and illness, including basic, preclinical, clinical, and behavioral studies.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-078.html

Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage research focused on tobacco use and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In particular, applications are encouraged that focus on the development and evaluation of tobacco cessation interventions tailored to HIV positive populations, including those with co-morbidities such as tuberculosis (TB), in low-resource settings in LMICs.
(R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-087.html
(R21) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-086.html

Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions
This FOA seeks to support clinical trials to establish the effectiveness of interventions and to test hypotheses regarding moderators, mediators, and mechanisms of action of these interventions. This FOA supports clinical trials designed to test the therapeutic value of treatment and preventive interventions for which there is already evidence of efficacy, for use in community and practice settings.
(R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-608.html
(collaborative R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-610.html

Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Treatment, Preventive and Services Interventions (R34)
The purpose of this FOA is to encourage pilot research consistent with NIMH's priorities for: 1) effectiveness research on preventive and therapeutic interventions with previously demonstrated efficacy, for use with broader target populations or for use in community practice settings, and 2) research on the development and preliminary testing of innovative services interventions.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-17-612.html

Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)
This FOA invites eligible US small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes and in preventing disease and improving health in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population group(s).
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-17-001.html

Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42)
This FOA invites eligible US small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of reducing disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population group(s).
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-17-002.html

NEWS

Updated National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Linked to CMS Medicare Files providing Medicare enrollment and claims data covering service from January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2013 are now available for the following surveys: NHIS, NHANES, NHHCS, NNHS, and others. The linked files combine health and socio-demographic information from NCHS surveys with Medicare enrollment and claims data providing researchers the opportunity to study changes in health status, health care utilization and expenditures in the elderly and disabled U.S. population. Find more information HERE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Cawkwell PB, Lee L, Shearston J, Sherman SE, & Weitzman M (2016) The difference a decade makes: smoking cessation counseling and screening at pediatric visits. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 18, 2100-2105. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Deren S, Cleland CM, Lee H, Mehandru S, & Markowitz M (2016) The relationship between injection drug use risk behaviors and markers of immune activation. JAIDS, doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001270. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Goedel WC, Hagen D, Halkitis PN, Greene RE, Griffin-Tomas M, Brooks FA, Hickson D, & Duncan DT (2016) Post-exposure prophylaxis awareness and use among men who have sex with men in London who use geosocial-networking smartphone applications. AIDS Care, doi: 10.1080/09540121.2016.1259455. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ (2016) There's something about Molly: the under-researched yet popular powder form of ecstasy in the United States. Substance Abuse, doi: 10.1080/08897077.2016.1267070. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Wendel T, Dhondt G, Curtis R, & Hamilton J (2016) Cheaper drugs, and thus less crime: the crime drop’s “Philosopher’s Stone”? Dialectical Anthropology, 40, 385-393. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Wendel T, Dhondt G, Curtis R, & Hamilton J (2016) “More drugs, less crime”: why crime dropped in New York City, 1985–2007. Dialectical Anthropology, 40, 319-339. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

4th Annual NYC Epidemiology Forum Conference
February 17, 2017 - New York, NY
http://nycef.org/

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
November 4-8, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
Abstracts are being accepted through February 20-24, 2017 (based on topic area)
https://apha.confex.com/apha/2017/oasys.epl

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

UCSF is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to join a dynamic team of epidemiologists and socio-behavioral scientists studying impacts of the social environment on HIV incidence in South Africa. Find more details on the posting HERE.