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CDUHR Weekly Update - October 3, 2016


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.


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.

New York Academy of Sciences Event
Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: F30, F31, F32
Wednesday, November 2, 6:00-8:30pm
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.


Multi-Site Studies for System-Level Implementation of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services
As part of the Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN) initiative, NIDA and NIAAA join to issue this FOA. The purpose of this FOA is to support the development and testing of interventions, models, and/or frameworks that examine system-level implementation of evidence-based interventions, guidelines, or principles to improve the delivery, uptake, quality, and sustainability of substance use prevention and treatment interventions and services.

AHRQ Conference Grant Programs (R13)
AHRQ announces its interest in supporting conferences through the AHRQ Single Year and Multiple Year Conference Grant Programs (R13). AHRQ seeks to support conferences that help to further its mission to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. The types of conferences eligible for support include: 1) Research Development; 2) Research design and methodology; 3) Dissemination and implementation; and/or, 4) Research training, infrastructure, and career development.

International Bioethics Research Training Program (D43)
The overall goal of this initiative is to support the development of a sustainable critical mass of bioethics scholars in low and middle income country (LMIC) research intensive institutions with the capabilities to conduct original empirical or conceptual ethics research that addresses challenging issues in health research and research policy in these countries as well as provide research ethics leadership to their institutions, governments and international research organizations.


Congratulations to CDUHR-affiliated investigator Dustin Duncan, who was recently awarded an R01 from NIMH for his project, PrEP Uptake and Adherence Among Young Black MSM: Neighborhood and Network Determinants (PIs: D Duncan & J Schneider). Find out more about this project HERE.

CDUHR-affiliated investigator Perry Halkitis is beginning a new book project, an examination of the coming out process for cisgender gay men across generations. For this project, he is looking for gay men of all ages, in New York City or who will be in New York City, to discuss coming out. Those who take part in an interview will be compensated $100. Find more information HERE.

The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) will be hosting three online video briefings for NIH grant applicants, their mentors, and reviewers:

  • 8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get a Fellowship Grant
  • 8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get an R01 Grant
  • NIH Peer Review Briefing for Basic Research Applicants and Reviewers

Registration is required. Find more information about these upcoming briefings HERE.


Schneider JA, Kozloski M, Michaels S, Skaathun B, Voisin D, Lancki N, Morgan E, Khanna A, Green K, Coombs RW, Friedman SR, Laumann E, Schumm P, for the uConnect and BARS study teams (2016) Criminal justice involvement history is associated with better HIV care continuum metrics among a population-based sample of young black men who have sex with men. AIDS, doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001269. Find the article on the publisher's website HERE.


The AIDS and AIDS Related Research (AARR) Integrated Review Group is currently looking for potential candidates for a position of Scientific Review Officer (SRO). Additional information regarding the AIDS and Related Research IRG can be found HERE, or interested people may also contact Robert Freund at 301-435-1050 or One can view the vacancy announcements HERE. They will be accepting applications from October 3rd to October 12, 2016.