AIDS Seminars will return Tuesday, September 12


ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar
HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases: Strengthening Health Systems to Provide Integrated Chronic Care Services
Tuesday, August 1, 9:00am
Miriam Rabkin, MD, MPH - Columbia University
Find more information HERE.

Healthy People 2020 Webinar
Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Syphilis and HIV
Tuesday, August 1, 12:30-2:00pm
Find more information HERE.


Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R03) - reissue
This FOA invites applications proposing to study HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. Research approaches of interest include clinical translational, observational, and intervention studies in domestic and international settings.

Implementation of Effective Shared Decision Making Approaches in Practice Settings - notice of upcoming announcement
This PCORI funding announcement is intended to promote the targeted implementation and systematic uptake of shared decision making (SDM) in healthcare settings, in line with PCORI’s goal of supporting patients in making informed decisions about their care.

NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
The purpose of the NIAID Physician-Scientist Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented independent physician-scientists. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions.


UNAIDS released their latest report last week, Ending AIDS: Progress Towards the 90–90–90 Targets. Some incredible milestones have been made, encouraging the continued progress toward the 90-90-90 targets. Find the press release HERE, and the full report can be found HERE.

WHO also released a report of interest last week, HIV drug resistance report 2017. The results are less optimistic, however important when considering how to end the epidemic. Find the press release HERE, and the full report HERE.

The International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) began their annual meeting in Paris yesterday. Several media outlets have been reporting on some of the results, such as the experimental HIV vaccine regimen that was found to be well tolerated and elicit a immune response. is covering the conference and providing a daily rundown of the studies that are presented each day on Facebook Live. Find out more information HERE.


Leonard NR, Silverman M, Sherpa DP, Naegle MA, Kim H, Coffman DL, & Ferdschneider M (2017) Mobile health technology using a wearable sensorband for female college students with problem drinking: an acceptability and feasibility study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 5(7), e90. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

London S, Quinn K, Scheidell JD, Frueh BC, & Khan MR (2017) Adverse experiences in childhood and sexually transmitted infection risk from adolescence into adulthood. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000640. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Perlman DC & Jordan AE (2017) Considerations for the development of a substance-related care and prevention continuum model. Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 180. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Wu LT, McNeely J, Subramaniam G, Brady KT, Sharma G, Van Veldhuisen P, Zhu H, & Schwartz RP (2017) DSM-5 substance use disorders among adult primary care patients: results from a multisite study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.05.048. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


NIDA's Clinical Trials Network Half-Day Symposium
Harnessing Policy, Practice, and Research to Address the Opioid Epidemic
September 13 - New York, NY
Find more information and register HERE.


The research team at Columbia University School of Nursing is seeking candidates from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on the health and mental health of sexual minority women (SMW; e.g., lesbian, bisexual). Successful candidates will be involved in the NIH-funded study, the 18-year longitudinal Chicago Health and Life Experiences of Women (CHLEW). Find the full announcement HERE.