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CDUHR Weekly Update - July 15, 2019


AIDS Seminar
Victoria Frye, DrPH - CUNY
Tuesday, September 10, 10:30-11:30am
715 Broadway, Floor 12, Room 1221
More information to follow


ICAP Grand Grounds Webinar
Elimination of Hepatitis C
David Thomas, MD, MPH - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Tuesday, July 16, 9:00-10:00am
Find more information HERE

NYU Sept of Biostatistics Presentation
Selective Inference: The Silent Killer of Replicability
Yoav Benjamini, PhD - Tel Aviv University
Tuesday, July 23, 4:00-5:00pm
715 Broadway, 12th Floor, Room 1221
Find more information and RSVP 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

2019 Opioid Symposium
Friday, September 20, 8:30am-3:30pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave
Find more information HERE


Leveraging Big Data Science to Elucidate the Neural Mechanisms of Addiction and 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. It is expected that with the development and application of novel computational, bioinformatics, statistical, and analytical approaches, previously inaccessible insights will reveal new aspects of addiction biology.

Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets of Tobacco Use and Health (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this FOA is to invite R21 applications proposing the innovative analysis of existing (publicly available) nationally representative U.S. cross-sectional and longitudinal data, to investigate novel scientific ideas and/or to generate new models, systems, tools, methods, or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research in areas relevant to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Tobacco Products (CTP).

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HIV-associated Non-Communicable Diseases Research at Low- and Middle-Income Country Institutions
The Fogarty International Center intends to issue a new FOA to support locally relevant research in critical areas of HIV-associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) Institutions and to enhance research capacity and build a network of researchers both within and across LMICs to address this critical burden.

Notice of Special Interest: Health Services and Economic Research on the Treatment of Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use Disorders (R01, R21, R03)
The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applications to NIDA of special interest in grant applications to conduct rigorous health services and economic research to maximize the availability and delivery of efficient, effective drug, alcohol, and tobacco treatment and recovery support services.

Notice of Special Interest: The Application of Big Data Analytics to Drug Abuse Research
The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applications to NIDA to encourage grant applications that will use ‘big data’ analytics to reveal deeper or novel insights into the biological and behavioral processes associated with substance use and addiction by developing more powerful analytical methods and visualization tools that can help capture the richness of different data types and across scales of analysis; including molecular, clinical, and electronic health records.

Notice of Special Interest: Research to Prevent Drug Use, Misuse and Addiction
The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants to NIDA of special interest in research to: 1) develop and test strategies to prevent the initiation of substance use, progression to substance use disorders, and to prevent substance use-related conditions such as HIV; 2) develop and test processes or strategies to implement, scale and sustain evidence-based prevention in community, practice, and service systems, with an emphasis on settings that may be opportune given the prevalence of at-risk individuals; and, 3) develop methods to conduct prevention science.


Benjamin Han was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Clinic that Helps Seniors Find the Right Marijuana Treatment.

Danielle Ompad was quoted in a piece from CNBC, WHO study finds ‘strong evidence’ HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer.

Joey Palamar stressed the importance of keeping hydrated at music festivals in The Washington Post, Stop Pretending You're Having Fun at this Outdoor Concert.


Williams LD, Korobchuk A, Smyrnov P, Sazonova Y, Nikolopoulos GK, Skaathun B, Morgan E, Schneider J, Vasylyeva TI, Duong YT, Chernyavska S, Goncharov V, Kotlik L, & Friedman SR (2019) Social network approaches to locating people recently infected with HIV in Odessa, Ukraine. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 22, e25330. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Wood EP, Cook SH, & Calebs BJ (2019) The mediating role of emotion dysregulation in the relation between adult attachment insecurity and depression among young gay and bisexual men. International Journal of Sexual Health, 31, 186-195. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


United States Conference on AIDS
September 5-8 - Washington, DC
Register by August 9 for lower rates

International Drug Policy Reform Conference
November 6-9 - St. Louis, MO
Early bird registration available through September 9


The New York University School of Medicine's Department of Population Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified Senior Research Coordinator or Project Manager (depending on experience) for a study funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS). The goal of the study is to develop and validate a parsimonious tool that can be used to identify ways to improve care and patient outcomes in primary care practices. Find more information HERE.

ICAP at Columbia University is seeking to recruit a Technical Director and Strategic Information Director for the Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) Project. The PHIA Project involves the design and conduct of large-scale, nationally representative surveys to measure the reach and impact of HIV programs in countries most affected by the epidemic. Find the full listing for the Strategic Information Director position HERE, and find the full listing for the Technical Director HERE.