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CDUHR Weekly Update - November 14, 2016


Pilot Projects and Mentoring Core Workshop
Developing Individual Career Development Plans: What Are They and Why They Matter!
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 2:00-3:30pm
Location: 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Find more information HERE, and register HERE.


ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar
Control of Sexually-Transmitted Infections
Tuesday, November 15, 9:00am
Dr. Sheena McCormack - Imperial College of London
Find more information HERE.

Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program Workshop
Propensity Scores: A Primer on Causal Inference
Tuesday, November 15, 9:00-10:30am
Keith Goldfeld, DrPH - NYU Dept of Population Health
NYU Translational Research Building, 227 E. 30th Street, Room 618
Find more information HERE, RSVP to
Breakfast will be provided.

Population Health Research Seminar
The Effects of Racism and Ethnic Discrimination on the Patient-Provider Relationship
Wednesday, November 16, 12:00pm
Elizabeth Brondolo, PhD - St. John's University
NYU Translational Research Building, 227 E. 30th Street, Room 120

HIV Center Rounds
Beyond Reservoirs and Latency: Social, Behavioral, and Ethics Considerations in HIV Cure Research
Thursday, November 17, 9:30-11:00am
Judith Auerbach, PhD - UCSF
Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, Room 6602
Find more information HERE.

CHERISH Training Program
Intro to Tree Age Healthcare Modeling
Saturday, December 3, 8:00am-6:00pm
Weill Cornell Medicine-Belfer Research Building
Find more information HERE, register for the event HERE.


The Campbell Foundation Funding AIDS Research
The Campbell Foundation’s main focus has always been to provide researchers with funding to discover better treatments for people with HIV, as well as research into a cure for HIV. The foundation fills an important niche in funding up-and-coming young researchers who are working to obtain enough scientific data to allow them to move forward to those larger funding organizations that otherwise would not provide the money needed to support nascent research.

Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Across the Lifespan: Exploratory Research (R21)
This FOA supports planning, design and initial pilots for locally relevant and catalytic research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or injury in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Research addressing multiple NCDs and their risk factors and research addressing NCDs as comorbidities for/with infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS is encouraged.


Are you a trainee looking for a mentor? Are you a scientist looking to foster careers in research? A new tool supported by NIH can help you build mentoring relationships and further the scientific enterprise through these connections. The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming. MyNRMN is a powerful social networking platform for students and researchers across the sciences to connect with one another for anything from general questions about research and professional development as a scientist to scheduling more formal mentorship appointments one-on-one or as a group. Find more information about this program HERE.

We want to remind folks about the new NIH policy starting with applications submitted to NIH and AHRQ after January 25, 2017, which will eliminate or minimize the number of appendices allowed. Find the full NIH notice HERE.


Frye V, Nandi V, Egan JE, Cerda M, Rundle A, Quinn JW, Sheehan D, Ompad DC, Van Tieu H, Greene E, & Koblin B (2016) Associations among neighborhood characteristics and sexual risk behavior among black and white MSM living in a major urban area. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1596-2. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Perlman DC & Jordan AE (2016) To neither target, capture, surveille nor wage war: On-going need for attention to metaphor theory in care and prevention for people who use drugs. Journal of Addictive Diseases, doi: 10.1080/10550887.2016.1258169. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Vasylyeva TI, Friedman SR, Lourenco J, Gupta S, Hatzakis A, Pybus OG, Katzourakis A, Smyrnov P, Karamitros T, Paraskevis D, & Magiorkinis G (2016) Reducing HIV infection in people who inject drugs is impossible without targeting recently-infected subjects. AIDS, 30, 2885-2890. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.


The Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute (IRTI) on Hispanic Drug Abuse seeks to promote the career development of underrepresented pre-doctoral, postdoctoral and early career clinically-focused scientists in the U.S. and Mexico interested in conducting research as it affects the Hispanic population. Providing training, mentoring, and networking for its fellows are aims of the program. IRTI is currently accepting applications through January 20, 2017 and more information can be found on our website at, and a quick overview of the program can be found on their brochure HERE.


4th Annual NYC Epidemiology Forum Conference
February 17, 2017 - New York, NY
Abstracts are being accepted through December 19

6th International City Health Conference
September 13-14, 2017 - Basel, Switzerland
Abstracts are being accepted through April 30


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos recently discussed his work on teaching parents how to approach their kids about "the talk" on NPR's Latino USA.

Sam Friedman's work was featured in Eureka Alert about his most recent article in AIDS.