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CDUHR Weekly Update - July 1, 2019


Chatty Wednesday Research Forum Series
Psychedelics: Therapeutic Panacea or Drug Substitution?
Caroline Dorsen, PhD, FNP-BC - NYU Meyers
Drug Use Among Construction Trade and Extraction Workers
Danielle Ompad, PhD - NYU GPH
Wednesday, July 10, 12:00-1:30pm
665 Broadway, Floor 11, Room 1111
Lunch will be available
Find more information and register HERE


Columbia Dept of Sociomedical Sciences Webinar
Combating the Opioid Crisis with Audience-Centric Communications Strategies
Sophia Lerdahl - Rescue: The Behavior Change Agency
Tuesday, July 9, 12:00-1:00pm
Find more information HERE


Behavioral Science Track Award for Rapid Transition (B/Start) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
This FOA from NIDA will use a NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism to support studies that apply affective, cognitive and behavioral science approaches to research questions relevant to substance use disorders (SUD).

Leveraging Big Data Science to Elucidate the Mechanisms of HIV Activity and Interaction with Substance Use Disorder (Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
The purpose of this FOA is to attract data and computational scientists to propose novel ways to integrate data of different types and scales to allow new types of analysis through big data science approaches.

Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Resource and Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
This FOA invites applications to continue support for a Resource and Coordinating Center (RCC) for the NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) program, which was supported for the past ten years by the NIH Common Fund. The goal of the RCC will be to lead, participate in, and support activities that will maximize the creativity, productivity, scientific rigor, and dissemination of SOBC products and approaches to meaningfully impact health behaviors.

NIA Multi-site Clinical Trial Implementation Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
This FOA invites applications for implementation of investigator-initiated multi-site interventional clinical trials (all phases). The trials should be hypothesis-driven, milestone-defined, and related to National Institute on Aging's research mission.


NIH implemented several new policy changes earlier this year. Of note are updated application instructions and review criteria addressing rigor of prior research (formerly scientific premise). Find a summary of updates in the NIH Notice HERE and other policy changes HERE.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released the 2019 World Drug Report. It indicates the adverse health consequences of drug use are more severe and widespread than previously thought, and estimates the number of opioid users at 53 million, up 56 per cent from previous estimates. Find the report HERE.


Jost JJ, Tempalski B, Vera T, Akiyama MJ, Mangalonzo AP, & Litwin AH (2019) Gaps in HCV knowledge and risk behaviors among young suburban people who inject drugs. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1958. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Neduzhko O, Postnov O, Bingham T, Myers JJ, Flanigan T, & Kiriazova T (2019) Feasibility and acceptability of the modified antiretroviral treatment access study (MARTAS) intervention based on a pilot study in Ukraine. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, doi: 10.1177/2325958218823257. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ, Le A, & Mateu-Gelabert P (2019) Perceived risk of heroin in relation to other drug use in a representative US sample. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, doi: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1632506. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Wu W, Yan X, Zhang X, Goldsamt L, Chi Y, Huang D, & Li X (2019) Potential HIV transmission risk among spouses: marriage intention and expected extramarital male-to-male sex among single men who have sex with men in Hunan, China. Sexually Transmitted Infections, doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2018-053906. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.


Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Conference
November 7-9 - Portland, OR
Early-bird registration ends July 15

Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health
December 4-6 - Arlington, VA
Abstracts are being accepted through July 16