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CDUHR Weekly Update - September 12, 2016


AIDS Seminar
NYS Medicaid Reform: How Will Medicaid Transformation Affect Access
& Quality to Care for Patients with HIV, HCV, and Drug Dependence?
Tuesday, September 13, 10:30-11:30am
Andrew Cleek, PsyD & Boris Vilgorin, MPA - NYU Silver School of Social Work
NYU Meyers College of Nursing, 433 First Ave, Room 760


CHEST 20th Anniversary Symposium
Past, Present and Future of HIV Research to Policy
Tuesday, September 27, 1:00-6:00pm
The symposium will focus on the research-policy-practice connections related to HIV/AIDS and LGBT health, and will be divided into three sections. PAST: Re-examining policy-influencing studies from CHEST's 20-year history.
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street, New York
Find more information HERE.
The event is free but registration is required and limited - register HERE.

NYU Health Sciences Library
2nd Data Visualization Clinic
Friday, September 30, 10:00-11:30am
The clinic is space for anyone with a visualization to come and present their work and receive constructive feedback from NYU Langone data visualization enthusiasts.
Find more information and register HERE.


Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade (R01)
This initiative will support research projects that implement and test comprehensive service approaches to engage and retain youth and young adults (age 12–25 years) from health disparity populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade, which includes diagnosis, linkage to care, engagement in care, retention in care, initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and achievement of viral suppression.

Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males
This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.

Symptom Management in HIV-Infected Individuals with Comorbid Conditions
The FOA invites research applications focused on developing, adapting and testing innovative cost-effective strategies to prevent, identify and manage symptoms of HIV-associated Non-AIDS conditions (HANA) and other comorbidities among older adults with prolonged HIV infection.

Developing Measures of Shared Decision Making (R01)
Shared decision making (SDM) is a collaborative process in which patients and members of their clinical team work together to make health care decisions informed by scientific evidence as well as patients’ own values and preferences. SDM has proven difficult to measure, and the literature points to significant gaps and limitations in the measurement of SDM. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to develop, test, and evaluate measures of SDM that can be used to conduct research in clinical settings.

Coordinating Center for the HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Cohorts Program (U24)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports a program of longitudinal cohorts to address emerging and high priority research on HIV/AIDS in the context of injection and non-injection substance abuse. NIDA has determined that a coordinating center (CC) is needed in order to take advantage of these rich sources of data and bio-specimens and optimize collaborations among both the cohort investigators and other researchers not funded under the cohort program. In addition, the CC is expected to establish a virtual repository, and facilitate the leadership of the cohorts steering committee (SC), consisting of representatives from the NIDA-funded cohorts and NIDA staff.


Substance Use and Misuse has issued a call for an associate editor. The 50-year-old multidisciplinary international journal publishes a wide range of research articles, research briefs, commentaries and dialogues on unresolved issues concerning substance use and misuse (licit and illicit drugs, alcohol, nicotine, novel substances and eating disorders), spanning prevention, treatment and epidemiology. The journal also publishes clinical trials and human laboratory studies. Substance Use and Misuse is indexed in all major bibliographic indices. Find more information about this opportunity HERE.

Have you been wanting to learn more about complexity and complex systems science? The Santa Fe Institute offers several online courses through their Complexity Explorer site. Some of the courses offered include: Introduction to Complexity, Mathematics for Complex Systems, and Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling. Find out more on their website HERE.


Duncan DT, Goedel WC, Mayer KH, Safren SA, Palamar JJ, Hagen D, & Jean-Louis G (2016) Poor sleep health and its association with mental health, substance use, and condomless anal intercourse among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Sleep Health, doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2016.07.003. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Morgan E, Khanna AS, Skaathun B, Michaels S, Young L, Duvoisin R, Chang M, Voisin D, Cornwell B, Coombs RW, Friedman SR, & Schneider JA (2016) Marijuana use among young black men who have sex with men and the HIV care continuum: findings from the uConnect cohort. Substance Use and Misuse, 51, 1751-9. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Smith DJ, Jordan AE, Frank M, & Hagan H (2016) Spontaneous viral clearance of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs (PWID) and HIV-positive men who have sex with men (HIV+ MSM): a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 471. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Tseng TY, Krebs P, Schoenthaler A, Wong S, Sherman S, Gonzales M, Urbina A, Cleland CM, & Shelley D (2016) Combining text messaging and telephone counseling to increase varenicline adherence and smoking abstinence among cigarette smokers living with HIV: a randomized controlled study. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1538-z. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing is seeking to fill several positions on a newly funded project focused on improving HIV outcomes among vulnerable populations. Find the full job descriptions:

The HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is currently accepting applications for the postdoctoral research fellowship in "Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection." Find more information HERE.


Controlling the HIV Epidemic with Antiretrovirals Summit
October 13-14 - Geneva, Switzerland
Find more information HERE

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
February 13-16, 2017 – Seattle, WA
Abstracts are now being accepted through September 28
Young Investigator Scholarships are available and due by September 28