CDUHR's 20th Anniversary Conference
The Opioid Crisis as a Threat to Ending HIV: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Prevention and Treatment
Wednesday, March 21, 8:30am-2:00pm
NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South
Find more information and RSVP HERE.

Methods Core Presentation
What is Happening with My Research Project Right Now? Tools for Building and Sharing Dynamic Reports from Web-Based Data Collection
Tuesday, March 27, 10:00-11:00am
Charles Cleland, PhD - NYU Meyers
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, Room 760
Find more information HERE.


HIV Center Rounds
HIV and Mental Health: the Reality, the Challenges, and Promising Solutions
Thursday, March 15, 9:30-11:00am
Robert Remien, PhD - NY State Psychiatric Institute
NY State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Dr, Room 6602
Find more information HERE.


Research Grants for the Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (R01)
The CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance the understanding about what works to prevent overdose from prescription and illicit opioids by developing and piloting, or rigorously evaluating novel primary or secondary prevention interventions.

Science-Based Quality Measurement and Management Development for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)
This FOA solicits applications proposing phased research projects, with transition milestones, to develop and rigorously test the effects of strategies to improve opioid treatment quality measures, both on changes in the measures themselves and on patient outcomes.

High Priority HIV/AIDS Research within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This FOA seeks to stimulate HIV/AIDS research within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) that addresses high priority HIV/AIDS research priorities outlined by the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR).

Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV/AIDS (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
This FOA encourages innovative basic and translational research into mechanisms of HIV transmission, persistence, pathogenesis and co-morbidities in the oral cavity.


Leonard NR, Casarjian B, Fletcher RR, Prata C, Sherpa D, Kelemen A, Rajan S, Salaam R, Cleland CM, & Gwadz MV (2018) Theoretically-based emotion regulation strategies using a mobile app and wearable sensor among homeless adolescent mothers: acceptability and feasibility study. JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, 1, e1. Find the full, open access article HERE.

Otiniano Verissimo AD, Dyer TP, Friedman SR, & Gee GC (2018) Discrimination and sexual risk among Caribbean Latinx young adults. Ethnicity & Health, doi: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1444148. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


NIH Regional Seminar
May 2-4 - Washington, DC
General registration ends March 16

City Health 2018
September 13-14 - Odesa, Ukraine
Abstracts are being accepted through April 1

Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) Conference
October 3-5 - Washington, DC
Accepting abstracts through March 15


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from July 23-27, 2018. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. The program will feature lectures, mock grant review, seminars, and small group discussions on research relevant to minority health and health disparities. It will also include sessions with NIH scientific staff engaged in related health disparities research across the various institutes and centers. Find more information HERE.


Weill Cornell Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian is accepting applications for a clinical psychologist position based in the Child and Adolescent Division of NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester Division. Find more information HERE.

Looking for a part time or full time research assistant?

Babak Tofighi has had the privilege to work with Chemi Chemi as a research assistant on several projects since her hiring in July. She's worked closely with him and other co-investigators consenting patients in Bellevue, working with the IRB, conducting individual interviews, qualitative analysis, data entry, and systematic reviews. She has also helped prepare 6 manuscripts for publication. Chemi is a Gates Millennium Scholar recipient and planning to start her MPH degree in August. Please feel free to contact Chemi at, and her resume can be found HERE.