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CDUHR Weekly Update - November 28, 2016

CDUHR EVENTS

2016 CDUHR Mini-Conference on Structural Variables
Tuesday, December 13, 9:00-1:00pm
Speakers include Hannah Cooper, ScD, Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, and David Perlman, MD
NYU Wasserman Center, 133 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Room A
Find more information and register HERE.

OTHER EVENTS

Population Health Research Seminar
Engaging Male Sex Workers in Sexual Healthcare: Preliminary Findings from a Sexual Health Promotion Intervention in Vietnam
Wednesday November 30 at 12pm
Lloyd Goldsamt, PhD - NYU Meyers
NYU Translational Research Building, 227 East 30th Street, Room 120
Find more information HERE.

HIV Center Rounds
Moving Beyond Truvada: The Next Generation of Biomedical HIV Prevention
Thursday, December 1, 9:30-11:00am
Raphael Landovitz, MD, MSc - UCLA
Columbia University Medical Center, 1051 Riverside Drive, Room 6602
Find more information HERE.

Dept of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations
HIV/AIDS: The Forgotten Epidemic
Thursday, December 1, 11:00am-12:30pm
UN Headquarters, Trustee Council
Find more information and RSVP 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.

A University Symposium
Promoting Credibility, Reproducibility, and Integrity in Research
Friday, December 9, 8:00am-5:00pm
Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall
Find more information and register for the event HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Integrated Approaches to HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) Comorbidities (R01)
This FOA invites research project grant (R01) applications that propose "systems biology" approaches using clinical samples from HIV-infected patients to elucidate the biological perturbations associated with HIV-related heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) comorbidities.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-18-004.html

NEWS

The Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health has released a new strategic plan for 2017 through 2021. The plan focuses on scientific priorities, which reflect key research challenges that OBSSR is uniquely positioned to address. OBSSR’s strategic priorities are to: improve the synergy of basic and applied behavioral and social sciences research; enhance and promote the research infrastructure, methods, and measures needed to support a more cumulative and integrated approach to behavioral and social sciences research; and facilitate the adoption of behavioral and social sciences research findings in health research and in practice. Find the entire plan on the OBSSR website HERE.

Last week, UNAIDS released their latest report, Get on the Fast-Track: The Life-Cycle Approach to HIV. As of 2015, 36.7 million people were living with HIV, with 3.1 million people newly infected. Check out the UNAIDS website HERE to access the full report, quick stats from their fact sheet, and the quick summary via their press release.

WORLD AIDS DAY

World AIDS Day is celebrated each year on December 1. It is a time for folks worldwide to unite and show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate those that have died. The national theme for this year's World AIDS Day is Leadership. Commitment. Impact. How will you commemorate this day? Find out more on the AIDS.gov website HERE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Gunn A & Guarino H (2016) "Not human, dead already": perceptions and experiences of drug-related stigma among opioid-using young adults from the former Soviet Union living in the U.S. International Journal on Drug Policy, 38, 63-72. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

George M, Manuel JI, Gandy-Guedes ME, McCray S, & Negatu D (2016) "Sometimes what they think is helpful is not really helpful": understanding engagement in the program of assertive community treatment (PACT). Community Mental Health Journal, 52, 882-890. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Siddharta A, Pfaender S, Malassa A, Doerrbecker J, Anggakusuma, Engelmann M, Nugraha B, Steinmann J, Todt D, Vondran FW, Mateu-Gelabert P, Goffinet C, & Steinmann E (2016) Inactivation of HCV and HIV by microwave: a novel approach for prevention of virus transmission among people who inject drugs. Scientific Reports, 6, 36619. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR CORNER

The International AIDS Society (IAS) offers the Abstract Mentor Programme to support young and less experienced HIV researchers in their abstract writing process. The program enables these groups to submit higher quality abstracts, which increases the chance of them being accepted into the IAS conference program. Find out more about this program HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

Recommendations for Conduct, Methodological Practices, and Reporting of Cost-effectiveness Analyses
Wednesday, December 7, 8:00am-4:30am
One-day conference highlighting panel findings and recommendations, available via webcast
Find the agenda HERE, and more information and access the webcast HERE.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Division of Infectious Diseases of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA offers a Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global AIDS Prevention Research as a way to provide biobehavioral training for academic research careers focused on understanding and preventing HIV disease globally. The program is funded by NIMH through a T32 mechanism, and supports one new social/behavioral scientist or a graduate with a doctoral degree from a relevant professional field (such as psychology, public health, public policy, sociology, anthropology, etc.). Find more information about this opportunity HERE.