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CDUHR Weekly Update - October 7, 2019


AIDS Seminar
HCV/HIV prevalence, risk, and care among persons who inject drugs in upstate New York
Eli Rosenberg, PhD - SUNY University at Albany
Tuesday, October 8, 10:30-11:30am
715 Broadway, Floor 12, Room 1221
Find more information HERE

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

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


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
Find more information and register HERE

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
Find more information and register HERE

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
Find more information and register HERE

Health Disparities Symposium
Thursday, October 24, 8:00am-5:15pm
550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium
Find more information and register HERE

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


CIPHER Grant Programme
The CIPHER Grant Programme directly supports the development of early-stage investigators, awarding up to US$150,000 for up to two years to address research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV in resource-limited settings. The 2019/2020 round will focus on operational research in paediatric and adolescent HIV. This recognizes the need to advance research that could inform HIV policies and programmes, thus accelerating the HIV response in grantees’ countries.

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements to NIH-funded T32 and TL1 Training Grants to Better Integrate Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) with other Health-Related Sciences
OBSSR is interested in supporting the integration of health-related behavioral and social sciences (BSS) with other biomedical methodological and scientific disciplines (e.g., genetics, immunology, metabolomics, molecular biology, microbiome, biochemistry, or physiological sciences). The goal is to train a research workforce that has the content expertise and skills to meaningful address gaps in scientific advancement that are not well served by a more siloed approach to research. To support this goal, the OBSSR is soliciting applications for a one-time administrative supplement to existing NIH T32 and TL1 training grants for the addition of activities that support the acquisition of expertise and skills that are foundational to conducting multidisciplinary science that integrates BSS with biomedical approaches, methods, paradigms, and outcomes.


Bolinski R, Ellis K, Zahnd WE, Walters S, McLuckie C, Schneider J, Rodriguez C, Ezell J, Friedman SR, Pho M, & Jenkins WD (2019) Social norms associated with nonmedical opioid use in rural communities: a systematic review. Translational Behavioral Medicine, doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz129. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Callander D, Cook T, Read P, Hellard ME, Fairley CK, Kaldor JM, Vlahakis E, Pollack A, Bourne C, Russell DB, Guy RJ, & Donovan B (2019) Sexually transmissible infections among transgender men and women attending Australian sexual health clinics. Medical Journal of Australia, doi: 10.5694/mja2.50322. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Wood E & Cook SH (2019) Father support is protective against the negative effects of perceived discrimination on CRP among sexual minorities but not heterosexuals. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 110, 104368. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


Community Reclaiming the Global Response
July 5-7, 2020 - Mexico City, Mexico

International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020)
July 6-10, 2020 - San Francisco & Oakland, CA
Abstract submissions open November 1, 2019


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.

Hudson River HealthCare is currently seeking a full-time Harm Reduction Education Coordinator (HREC) to join their team in Poughkeepsie to work on the Rural Overdose Disparities Project (Rural OD Project). The project goals are to connect individuals at risk of overdose and other drugs use related harms with life-saving harm reduction supplies and education, and link to medication assisted treatment (MAT); to build behavioral health and harm reduction service capacity through coordinating a professional education curriculum targeting members of the Dutchess County Opioid Task Force and to collect needs assessment data through field work. It also involves developing monthly harm reduction-focused education for the county's Opioid Task Force.

The Temple University College of Public Health announced a Postdoctoral Scholar position for a quantitative methodologist working in the following areas: infectious disease and social epidemiology, network science, spatial analyses, and computational modeling/simulation. The substantive focus will be on HIV and substance use disorders. The position is under the direct supervision of Dr. Abby Rudolph PhD, MPH in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at Temple University, an urban, research-intensive R1 university located in Philadelphia, a city rich in history, culture and diversity. Find the full announcement HERE.