AIDS Seminar
Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Implementation Science: Finding the Right Balance
Tuesday, February 13, 10:30-11:30am
Deborah Padgett, PhD, MPH - NYU Silver
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, Room 202
Find more information HERE.

Methods Core Presentation
What is Happening with My Research Project Right Now? Tools for Building and Sharing Dynamic Reports from Web-Based Data Collection
Tuesday, March 27, 10:00-11:00am
Charles Cleland, PhD - NYU Meyers
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, Room 760
Find more information HERE.


HIV Center Rounds
The Critical Role of Behavioral Research in Biomedical HIV Prevention
Thursday, February 15, 9:30-11:00am
Jeffrey T Parsons, PhD - Hunter College
NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, Room 6602
Find more information HERE.

Free Naloxone Training
Be Prepared to Save a Life!
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:00pm
Janie Simmons, EdD - NDRI
NDRI-USA, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor
Find more information HERE.

5th Annual Conference on HIV & Aging
The Shifting Care Needs of the Older Adult Aging with HIV
Monday, March 12, 8:30am-4:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
Registration is free but required; nursing CE credits provided
Presented by ACRIA, The Hartford Institute, and CDUHR
Find more information HERE.


NIDA Small Research Grant Program (R03 Clinical Trial Required)
The NIDA Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

Time-Sensitive Research on Health Risk and Resilience after Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this initiative is to support time-sensitive research on risk and resilience factors related to short- and long-term health outcomes following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. This initiative will use a shortened submission timeline with expedited peer review, council concurrence and award issuance. The entire cycle, from submission to award, is expected to be within 3-4 months.

NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime
National Institute of Justice's drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, local and tribal jurisdictions.


Investigator Initiated Extended Clinical Trial (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIAID SBIR Phase II Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U44 Clinical Trial Required)

NIAID Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U01 Clinical Trial Required)

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)


NIH has begun implementing a series of clinical trials reforms designed to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. These reforms affect grants and contracts involving clinical trials, and several changes took effect on January 25, 2018. To better understand these changes and know how they may affect you, NIH has published several valuable resources:


Bennett AS, Bell A, Doe-Simkins M, Elliott L, Pouget E, & Davis C (2018) From peers to lay bystanders: findings from a decade of naloxone distribution in Pittsburgh, PA. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs doi: 10.1080/02791072.2018.1430409. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting
Abolitionist Approaches to Social Problems
August 10-12 - Philadelphia, PA

12th National Harm Reduction Conference
October 18-21 - New Orleans, LA
Abstracts are being accepted through March 1


NIH Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials
July 8-19 - Warrenton, VA
The program provides a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials to researchers and health professionals interested in developing competence in the planning, design, and execution of randomized clinical trials involving behavioral interventions.
Applications are being accepted through February 23

NIH Regional Seminar
Program Funding and Grants Administration
May 2-4 - Washington, DC
The seminar and optional workshops are appropriate for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. It is intended to (1) demystify the application and review process, (2) clarify federal regulations and policies, and (3) highlight current areas of special interest or concern.