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CDUHR Weekly Update - October 10, 2016

CDUHR EVENTS

AIDS Seminar
It’s All in the Mix: How Mixed Methods Enhance (and Complicate) HIV Prevention Research
Tuesday, October 11, 10:30-11:30am
Lisa Bowleg, PhD - George Washington University
NYU Meyers College of Nursing, 433 First Ave, Room 760
Find more information HERE.

Methods Core Presentation
An Introduction to R: Get Started and See the Possibilities
Thursday, October 27, 10:00am-12:00pm
Charles Cleland, PhD - CDUHR Research Methods Core & NYU Meyers
NYU Meyers College of Nursing, 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Registration information to follow
Find More information HERE.

OTHER EVENTS

NYU School of Medicine and NYC Health + Hospitals
Health Disparities Symposium
Tuesday, October 18, 8:15am-3:30pm
Farkas Auditorium, NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue
Find more information and register HERE.

Using Modeling to Inform Public Health Seminar Series
The HIV Care Cascade: Application to a Large Southern Prison System
Tuesday October 18 12-1 pm
David Rosen, PhD, MD - UNC School of Medicine
NYU Translational Research Building, 227 East 30th Street, Room 618
Find more information HERE - lunch will be provided

New York Academy of Sciences Event
Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32
Wednesday, November 2, 6:00-8:30 pm
Seminar and follow up panel will focus on best practices for effective grant writing, specifically applied to individual pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship applications in the biomedical fields.
Find more information and register HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control (UG3/UH3)
This FOA will support biphasic (i.e., two stage, multi-method) research projects that inform community response and promote comprehensive, integrated approaches to prevent HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, along with associated comorbidities such as hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), among people who inject drugs (PWID) in rural US communities. Opioid injection and its consequences (e.g., HIV, HCV, HBV, STDs and overdose) are the primary foci here.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-17-014.html

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Advanced Molecular Detection in Support of Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control of HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States (U24)
This FOA will support a Center for HCV next-generation sequencing (advanced molecular detection) using Global Hepatitis Outbreak and Surveillance Technology (“GHOST”) to be developed in collaboration with CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis. The GHOST Center will support HCV next-generation sequencing activities of research projects funded by the companion RFA (RFA-DA-17-014).
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-17-023.html

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01)
The purpose of the IRSDA is to provide support and protected time (three to five years) to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty (at least two years beyond conferral of doctoral degree) for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) leading to an independently funded research career focused on global health.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-291.html

Emerging Global Leader Award (K43)
The purpose of the Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award is to provide research support and protected time to a research scientist from a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) with a junior faculty position at an LMIC academic or research institution.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-292.html

Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE) to Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3)
The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications to use innovative technology to conduct epidemiologic studies of large cohorts of U.S. populations at high risk of HIV infection: men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women, and black/African American women.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-16-031.html

NEWS

There are a plethora of online newsletters available, with many surely overflowing in your email inbox at the moment. However, there are a few that we think are really worth the click to check out:

  • The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Peer Review Notes. Sent quarterly, provides a quick updated on CSR activities and plans, while giving insight for both proposal reviewers and applicants. Find the latest HERE, and subscribe HERE.
  • The NIH Extramural Nexus is a monthly newsletter providing tips and suggestions for both both proposal reviewers and applicants. The latest Nexus can be found HERE, and you can subscribe HERE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Dombrowski K, Khan B, Habecker P, Hagan H, Friedman SR, & Saad M (2016) The interaction of risk network structures and virus natural history in the non-spreading of HIV among people who inject drugs in the early stages of the epidemic. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1568-6. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

McNeely J, Wu LT, Subramaniam G, Sharma G, Cathers LA, Svikis D, Sleiter L, Russell L, Nordeck C, Sharma A, O'Grady KE, Bouk LB, Cushing C, King J, Wahle A, & Schwartz RP (2016) Performance of the tobacco, alcohol, prescription medication, and other substance use (TAPS) tool for substance use screening in primary care patients. Annals of Internal Medicine, doi: 10.7326/M16-0317. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Melanie Jay, MD, MS, at NYU School of Medicine, is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral position in her lab, focusing on improving the treatment and prevention of obesity in primary care. The candidate would be expected to help lead a multicenter trial of an intervention which uses technology-assisted health coaching to improve weight management counseling in primary care as well as conduct their own related research under the mentorship of Dr. Jay. Find more information HERE.