CDUHR EVENTS

Methods Core Presentation
Practical Methods for Causal Inference with Applications to HIV Research
Thursday, November 9, 10:00-11:30am
Donna Coffman, PhD - Temple University
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, Conference Room 760
Find more information HERE.

AIDS Seminar
A Global Analysis of the Expansion of HIV Treatment Guidelines, and Research Priorities for ‘Treat-all’ Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa
Tuesday, November 14, 10:30-11:30am
Denis Nash, PhD, MPH - CUNY
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, Conference Room 760
Find more information HERE.

SAVE THE DATE
Mini-Conference on Social Networks
Thursday, December 7
Stay tuned for more information

OTHER EVENTS

South Big Data Hub Roundtable Series
Smarter Health and Our Future
Wednesday, October 18, 12:00-1:15pm
Wendy Nilsen, PhD - National Science Foundation
Find more information including live webcast instructions HERE.

NIH Webinar
Single IRB & Exceptions Process
Wednesday, October 18, 2:00-3:30pm
Find more information and register for the webinar HERE.

Methodology Center Online Workshop
Introduction to the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) for Optimizing Interventions
Tuesday, November 14, 3:00-5:00pm
Linda Collins, PhD - Penn State
Find more information about this workshop HERE.

New York Academy of Sciences Event
Engaging with the Public: Why Scientists Need to Communicate Their Work
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm
Find more information and register for the event HERE.

Book Launch & Panel Discussion
Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness
Friday, December 1, 7:00pm
Trevor Hoppe, PhD, MPH - University at Albany, SUNY
Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street
Find more information HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Fundamental Science Research on Mind and Body Approaches (Clinical Trial Optional)
This FOA encourages applications to investigate the fundamental science of mind and body approaches, including mind/brain-focused practices (e.g., meditation, hypnosis), body-based approaches (e.g., acupuncture, massage, spinal manipulation/mobilization), meditative exercise (e.g., yoga, tai chi, qi gong), art and music therapies, or integrative approaches combining several components.
(R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-323.html
(R21) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-322.html

NEWS

NIH released a couple notices of interest regarding the new single IRB policy:

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Gountas I, Sypsa V, Anagnostou O, Martin N, Vickerman P, Kafetzopoulos E, & Hatzakis A (2017) Treatment and primary prevention in people who inject drugs for chronic hepatitis C infection: is elimination possible in a high-prevalence setting? Addiction, 112, 1290-1299. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Halkitis PN, Cook SH, Ristuccia A, Despotoulis J, Levy MD, Bates FC, & Kapadia F (2017) Psychometric analysis of the life worries scale for a new generation of sexual minority men: the P18 cohort study. Health Psychology, doi: 10.1037/hea0000537. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Pouget ER, Fong C, & Rosenblum A (2017) Racial/ethnic differences in prevalence trends for heroin use and non-medical use of prescription opioids among entrants to opioid treatment programs, 2005-2016. Substance Use and Misuse, doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1334070. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh is currently recruiting a tenure-track professor or associate professor. They are looking for someone who is an accomplished HIV/AIDS researcher but who is also interested in LGBT health. An ideal candidate has an active NIH grant portfolio, but conducting interesting work that is of value to the community is essential. Find the full announcement HERE.