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CDUHR Weekly Update - July 29, 2019


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


Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Webinar: Syringe Service Programs -- A Critical Public Health Intervention
Brett Giroir, MD - DHHS & Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH - CDC
Tuesday, July 30, 2:00-3:00pm
Find more information and register 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

Legacy Project Webinar
New Investigators Scholar Lessons Learned and Mentorship Opportunities
Allysha Maragh-Bass, PhD - FHI 360; Steve Shoptaw, PhD - UCLA; and Hyman Scott, MD - SFDPH
Thursday, August 29, 2:00-3:00pm
Find more information HERE

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


Strategic Alliances for Medications Development to Treat Substance Use Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The purpose of this FOA is to support research that advances compounds towards FDA approval by leveraging NIDA funds with the strengths and resources of outside organizations, such as for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, private and public foundations, and small businesses.

Extramural Loan Repayment Program
The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers.
(Health Disparities Research)
(Clinical Researchers)
(Pediatric Research)
(Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds)


Joey Palamar's latest article (see below) has been getting picked up by many news sources, including CNN (More People Try Drugs for the First Time in the Summer, Study Says) and the New York Post (People More Likely to First Experiment with Drugs During Summer: Study).


Palamar JJ, Acosta P, Le A, Cleland CM, & Nelson LS (2019) Adverse drug-related effects among electronic dance music party attendees. International Journal of Drug Policy, 73, 81-87. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ, Rutherford C, & Keyes KM (2019) Summer as a risk factor for drug initiation. Journal of General Internal Medicine, doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05176-3. Find the article introduction on the publisher's website HERE.

Stanhope V, Ross A, Choy-Brown M, & Jessell L (2019) A mixed methods study of organizational readiness for change and leadership during a training initiative within community mental health clinics. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, doi: 10.1007/s10488-019-00946-x. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Zhu Z, Guo M, Petrovsky DV, Dong T, Hu Y, & Wu, B (2019) Age and regional disparity in HIV education among migrants in China: Migrants population dynamic monitoring survey, 2014-2015. International Journal for Equity in Health, 18:104. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.


American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Conference
Out of the Shadows: Managing the Opioid Epidemic through the Continuum of Care
October 19-23 - Walt Disney World, FL


New York University’s Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will be accepting applications in early October. The program provides fellows with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities, with the ultimate goal for fellows to join the ranks of faculty at competitive institutions. Find more information HERE.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has a newly available position open: Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use – Prevention, Care and Treatment. The Assistant Commissioner will be responsible for strategic development, implementation and oversight of a comprehensive public health and health equity approach to alcohol and other drugs in New York City, including innovative surveillance and data use, health system transformation, expanded harm reduction approaches, and policy and advocacy to achieve equitable outcomes for New Yorkers. Find the full announcement HERE (non-MD) and HERE (MD candidates)

NASTAD (National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors) is seeking a Senior Manager, Drug User Health to expand their capacity to provide technical/capacity building assistance with state/territorial/jurisdictional health department drug user health efforts and community based SSPs and harm reduction programs. Find the full announcement HERE.