CDUHR EVENTS

Health Economics Training
Expanding the Impact of Substance Use Disorder Research: Economic Analysis for Program and Policy Evaluation
Jake Morgan, PhD - Boston University
Thursday, October 24, 10:00am-1:00pm
715 Broadway, Floor 12, Room 1221
Lunch will be provided, registration is required
Find more information and register HERE

Grant Development Workshop
Fruitful Areas of Funding for Research on HIV, HCV and Other Health Issues among Drug Using Populations
Holly Hagan, PhD - NYU GPH & Sam Friedman, PhD - NYU Langone Health
Tuesday, October 29, 10:00am-12:00pm
NYU, 715 Broadway, Room 1221
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Chatty Wednesday Research Forum Series
Giving Men a Voice (GMaV)
Ellen Benoit, PhD - North Jersey Community Research Initiative
Revisiting Data to Ask New Questions
Ian David Aronson, PhD - NYU GPH
Wednesday, October 30, 12:00-1:30pm
665 Broadway, Floor 11, Room 1111
Lunch will be provided, registration is required Find more information and register HERE

UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Webinar Series
The Invisible Crisis: HIV/AIDS Among Hispanic/Latino in the United States
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, ANP-BC, AAHIVS - NYU Silver
Tuesday, October 15, 2:00pm
Find more information and register HERE

Drug Policy Alliance Webinar
How to Design and Rapidly Disseminate Policy-Relevant Research: The Case of the FORECAST Study on Fentanyl Exposure
Ju Nyeong Park, PhD & Susan Sherman, PhD - Johns Hopkins
Wednesday, October 16, 12:00-1:00pm
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NYU Aging Incubator Brown Bag Lunch Series
Priorities and Goals of Care of Older Persons with HIV Approaching the End-of-Life
Victoria Raveis, PhD - NYU Dentistry
Wednesday, October 16, 12:30-1:30pm
433 1st Avenue, Room 760
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NYC DOHMH Health Briefing
Chemsex and Crystal Meth Use among LGBTQ+ Communities in New York City
Jorge Ochoa
Friday, October 18, 4:30-6:00pm
NYU, 726 Broadway, Room 701
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Health Disparities Symposium
Thursday, October 24, 8:00am-5:15pm
550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
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Special HIV Center Rounds
Staying at Zero: The Role of Social Science in Ending the HIV Epidemic
Judith Auerbach, PhD - UCSF
Thursday, October 24, 9:30am-1:00pm
The presentation will be followed by a panel of experts moderated by Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim. Breakfast will be served and RSVP requested.
Find more information HERE

NDEWS Presents Webinar
Perceptions of Naloxone Among Urban Opioid Users in 3 Cities
Lee Hoffer, PhD - Case Western Reserve; Kavita Babu, MD - University of Mass Medical School; & Annabelle Belcher, PhD - University of Maryland
Tuesday, October 29, 2:00pm
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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This RFA encourages research to promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by rural population groups, for the development (or adoption/adaptation) of evidence-based interventions that can reduce health risks faced by rural Americans. Both prevention and treatment interventions are needed to address rural health issues.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NR-20-001.html

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Pathway to Independence Award in Tobacco Regulatory Research (K99/R00)
The purpose of the K99/R00 is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented independent investigators conducting research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing.
(Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-006.html
(Independent Clinical Trial Required) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-005.html

Drug Abuse Dissertation Research (R36)
The goal of this FOA is to enhance the diversity of the drug abuse research workforce by providing dissertation awards on topics related to the study of basic and clinical neuroscience, development, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, services, or women and sex/gender differences as they relate to drug abuse.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-443.html

AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS IN THE NEWS

Holly Hagan was quoted in a piece from ABC News, STD Cases Hit Record High for Fifth Year Running, as Prevention Efforts Hit by Budget Cuts.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Felker-Kantor EA, Wallace ME, Madkour AS, Duncan DT, Andrinopoulos K, & Theall K (2019) HIV stigma, mental health, and alcohol use disorders among people living with HIV/AIDS in New Orleans. Journal of Urban Health, doi: 10.1007/s11524-019-00390-0. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Gardner SK, Elkington KS, Knight DK, Huang S, DiClemente RJ, Spaulding AC, Oser CB, Robertson AA, & Baird-Thomas C (2019) Juvenile justice staff endorsement of HIV/STI prevention, testing, and treatment linkage. Health & Justice, 7, 15. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Swartzendruber A, Brown JL, Sales JM, DiClemente RJ, Windle M, & Haardorfer R (2019) Developmental changes in sexual risk and substance use among African American females: an integrated data analysis approach using time-varying effect models. Prevention Science, doi: 10.1007/s11121-019-01046-w. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

New York State Public Health Association Workshop
Public Health Impact: Cannabis, E-Cigarettes & Vaping
October 17 - Westchester, NY
http://nyspha.wildapricot.org/Fall-Workshop

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Penn State Department of Geography is hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Health Geography with a focus on substance use/misuse. This is particularly relevant for grad students, postdocs, or early career scholars who are working on these issues.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) has several open positions:

  • Health Educator - Under the direction of the Operations Manager the Health Educator will coordinate and contribute to the development and dissemination of harm reduction, health promotion, and health education activities and materials to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Field Staff I - The Field Staff will work under the direction of the Survey Lead and under the supervision of another Field Staff, to conduct survey interviews and assist with data cleaning.
  • Data Analyst - Under the direction of the Senior Evaluation Manager, the Data Analyst will be responsible for supporting data collection, organization, and analysis across all Surveillance and Prevention grant-related activities. The Data Analyst will ensure these processes are systematic and conform to the overall project plan.