AIDS Seminar
Ending the Epidemic in New York State: Ending Epidemics, Fighting Stigma, Promoting Health
Tuesday, June 13, 10:30-11:30am
Johanne Morne - Director, New York State AIDS Institute
NYU Meyers, 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Find more information HERE.

Methods Core Presentation
Of MICE* and Missing Data (*Multiple Imputation with Chained Equations)
Wednesday, June 28, 10:00am-12:00pm
Jason Fletcher, PhD - NYU Meyers
NYU Meyers, 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Find more information HERE.


HRSA Health Workforce Grand Rounds Webinar Series
Successful Models and Resources to Support Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Tuesday, June 13, 2:00-3:30pm
This webinar will examine current health workforce resources and models for combating the opioid abuse epidemic
Find more information and register HERE.

HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) Webinar
Including Adolescents Below the Age of Majority in HIV Research - Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethical Considerations
Wednesday, June 14, 10:30am-12:00pm
Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Liza Dawson, PhD - NIH / NIAID
Find more information and register HERE.

HIV Center Rounds
Developing Technology-Based HIV Prevention for Young Populations
Thursday, June 15, 9:30-11:00am
Michele Ybarra, MPH, PhD - Center for Innovative Public Health Research
NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, Room 6602
Find more information HERE.

ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar
Injectable Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Tuesday, June 20, 9:00am
Nyaradzo Mavis Mgodi, MBChB, MMed - University of Zimbabwe
Find more information and register HERE.

NYU Dept of Population Health Grand Rounds
Data, Statistics, and Inference
Thursday, June 22, 9:00-10:00am
Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD - Harvard Medical School
NYU Translational Research Building, 227 East 30th Street, Seminar Room 120
Find more information HERE.


NIH received much feedback after introducing a new measure last month to help distribute funding more equitably, the Grant Support Index (GSI). Since then, based on feedback and other discussions about the GSI, they have announced a new approach in an effort to support early- and mid-career investigators, the Next Generation Research Initiative. Learn more about the Initiative with an introduction by Francis Collins on the NIH Director's Blog HERE, as well as the dedicated webpage HERE.


Phylodynamic Tracking of HIV Transmission (R01)
The purpose of this FOA is to support interdisciplinary research collaborations to study and optimize approaches using phylodynamic analyses of HIV genotyping databases to monitor HIV transmission networks in near real-time. The long-range goal is to leverage existing databases and support innovations in HIV phylodynamics to better inform testing, treatment, and prevention efforts.

Optimizing HIV Phylodynamics to Target and Interrogate Clusters (OPTICs) (R21)
The purpose of this FOA is to support exploratory basic research to develop innovative phylodynamic approaches to identify and prioritize the most rapidly growing HIV transmission clusters within a given population of individuals in near-real time.


Manuel JI (2017) Racial/ethnic and gender disparities in health care use and access. Health Services Research, doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12705. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Manuel JI & Lee J (2017) Gender differences in discharge dispositions of emergency department visits involving drug misuse and abuse-2004-2011. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 12, 28. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Mateu-Gelabert P, Jessell L, Goodbody E, Kim D, Gile K, Teubl J, Syckes C, Ruggles K, Lazar J, Friedman S, & Guarino H (2017) High enhancer, downer, withdrawal helper: multifunctional nonmedical benzodiazepine use among young adult opioid users in New York City. International Journal on Drug Policy, 46, 17-27. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Northridge ME, Shedlin M, Schrimshaw EW, Estrada I, De La Cruz L, Peralta R, Birdsall S, Metcalf SS, Chakraborty B, & Kunzel C (2017) Recruitment of racial/ethnic minority older adults through community sites for focus group discussions. BMC Public Health, 17, 563. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.


Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
August 14-December 1 - Bethesda, MD
A combination of a 4-month online course (six modules with related assignments) between August 14 and November 17, and a 2-day in-person training to be held November 30 and December 1, in Bethesda, MD.
Donna Shelley is available to review applications prior to submission and can help you increase your chances of success. To request a review, please email Dr. Shelley (

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.

Third Annual Health Disparities Symposium
October 12 - New York, NY
Accepting abstract submissions through August 7
Find more information HERE.


Two post-doctoral fellowships are currently open for applications at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health. One is on place characteristics and HIV-related health and health service outcomes among people who inject drugs (NHBS) (find the full announcement HERE), and the other is on how HIV epidemics in one key population affect HIV epidemics in other key populations (find the full announcement HERE).