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CDUHR Weekly Update - December 5, 2016


2016 CDUHR Mini-Conference on Structural Variables
Tuesday, December 13, 9:00-1:00pm
Speakers include Hannah Cooper, ScD, Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, and David Perlman, MD
NYU Wasserman Center, 133 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Room A
Find more information and register HERE.


Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (CERT) Program Information Session
Tuesday, December 6, 9:00-10:00am
Learn more about the CERT program opportunities as Maria Khan leads this info session and answering questions about the program.
NYU Translational Science Building, 227 East 30th St, Room 619
Find more information and register HERE, breakfast will be provided.

Recommendations for Conduct, Methodological Practices, and Reporting of Cost-effectiveness Analyses
Wednesday, December 7, 8:00am-4:30am
One-day conference highlighting panel findings and recommendations, available via webcast
Find the agenda HERE, and more information and access the webcast HERE.

A University Symposium
Promoting Credibility, Reproducibility, and Integrity in Research
Friday, December 9, 8:00am-5:00pm
Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Find more information and register for the event HERE.


Check out our latest Research for Implementation Brief, Incarceration and HIV in the US: A Call to Expand Services. The brief offers recommendations for improving the health of incarcerated individuals. Find this, and all the CDUHR fact sheets and briefs, on our website HERE.


Promoting Caregiver Health Using Self-Management (R01)
The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research in promoting caregiver health using self-management. Caregiving is an important science area since the number of people living longer with chronic conditions is growing. Informal caregivers (lay caregivers) are defined as unpaid individuals (spouses, partners, family members, friends, or neighbors) involved in assisting others with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks.


Last week the CDC released 2 reports of interest:

  1. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2015
  2. A Vital Signs report - Trends in HIV Diagnoses, Risk Behaviors, and Prevention Among Persons Who Inject Drugs - United States

Last week, in connection with World AIDS Day, Governor Cuomo announced new initiatives to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State. Read the full press release HERE.

There was a recent posting in NIH Extramural Nexus examining the relationship between prior fellowship, training, or career awards with future awards for research project grants. It seems like having the prior training may provide a particular edge for receiving later research funds. Find the full posting HERE.


Gwadz M, Cleland CM, Perlman DC, Hagan H, Jenness SM, Leonard NR, Ritchie AS, & Kutnick A (2016) Public health benefit of peer-referral strategies for detecting undiagnosed HIV infection among high-risk heterosexuals in New York City. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001257. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


National LGBTQ Health Conference
Bridging Research and Practice
April 28-30, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Proposal submissions are being accepted through January 16, 2017
Find the conference overview HERE and call for submissions HERE.


The National Partnership for Action’s Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources is a free resource of publicly available data relevant to research and programs aiming to reduce health disparities. It compiles descriptions of and links to 132 public datasets and resources that include information about health conditions and other factors that impact the health of minority populations. The Compendium can be found HERE.


Penn State's interdisciplinary Department of Biobehavioral Health seeks a tenure-track assistant professor whose health-relevant research focuses on innovative methods to join the faculty in August 2017. They particularly welcome applicants with expertise in the following areas: the integration of biological and psychosocial/behavioral data, multilevel modeling, latent variable modeling, analysis of longitudinal data, innovative methods for intervention research, and/or the analysis of 'big data,' with a demonstrated interest in examining sex and/or gender as a moderator of health and related processes. Learn more and apply HERE.

Penn State's interdisciplinary Department of Biobehavioral Health seeks a tenure-track assistant professor whose health-relevant research focuses on biobehavioral health to join the faculty in August 2017. They particularly welcome applicants examining biobehavioral health-relevant processes, contexts and/or outcomes in research that includes consideration of how sex and or gender may moderate health outcomes and processes. Learn more and apply HERE.

The interdisciplinary Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program seeks postdoctoral fellows interested in prevention science and statistical methodology. The PAMT program is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse through a T32 grant to two well-established and vibrant research centers at Penn State: The Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and The Methodology Center. The purpose of the program is to produce scientists trained in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology. Learn more and apply HERE.

The Substance Abuse Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco is currently accepting applications to its two-year postdoctoral research training program. This program, funded by a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 grant, aims to produce the next generation of leaders in the field of drug abuse treatment and services research. With the support of faculty mentors, scholars design and implement studies on treatment of drug dependence. Learn more about this opportunity HERE.