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CDUHR Weekly Update - September 16, 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


Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Briefing
New York City DOHMH Briefing on 2018 Overdose Data
Wednesday, September 18, 4:30-6:00pm
Drug Policy Alliance, 131 West 33rd Street, 15th Floor
Find more information and register HERE

HIV Center Rounds
Social Determinants of HIV Risk Over the Life Course of Adolescent Girls in South Africa
Audrey Pettifor, PhD, MPH - Univ of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Thursday, September 19, 9:30-11:00am
NYS Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Room 6602
Find more information HERE

Epidemiology Seminar Series
Social Epidemiology: Where Does Causal Inference Fit?
Justin Feldman, ScD - NYU Langone Health
Thursday, September 19, 12:00-1:00pm
180 Madison Ave, Room 314
Find more information HERE

NYU Meyers Pless Talk
Integrating Biomedical and Behavioral Interventions Using Hybrid Technology and Personalized Public Health Strategies
Ralph DiClemente, PhD - NYU GPH
Thursday, September 19, 11:15am-12:30pm
NYU Meyers, 433 First Ave, Room 760
Find more information and register HERE

2019 Opioid Symposium
STOP THE SUFFERING: Addressing the dual challenge of overdose and underdose in the opioid overdose epidemic

Friday, September 20, 8:30am-3:30pm
New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 5th Ave
Find more information HERE

Montefiore & Einstein Opioid Conference
On the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic
Panelists include: Michael Botticelli, MEd; Mary Jeanne Kreek, MD; Hillary Kunins, MD, MPH, MS; Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH
September 24, 8:00am-5:00pm
Space is limited
Find more information and register HERE

Drug Researchers’ Roundtable
Misdemeanorland: Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing
Issa Kohler-Hausmann, PhD, JD - Yale University
Thursday, September 26, 4:30-6:00pm
Drug Policy Alliance, 131 West 33rd St, 15th Floor
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


Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications proposing innovative analysis of existing social science, behavioral, administrative, and neuroimaging data to study the etiology and epidemiology of substance using behaviors (defined as alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other substances) and related disorders, prevention of substance use and HIV, and health service utilization.

Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
The purpose of this FOA is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and other health disparity populations.


Kelly Doran was interviewed in an AEM Early Access podcast, A Qualitative Study of the Newly Homeless ED Patients.

Joey Palamar was quoted about his recent article (see below) in a piece from VICE, It’s Official: VICE's Reporting Makes Readers Take Drugs More Safely.


Guilamo-Ramos V, Benzekri A, & Thimm-Kaiser M (2019) Parent-based interventions to affect adolescent sexual and reproductive health: reconsidering the best evidence vs all evidence. JAMA Pediatrics, 173:821-823. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2312. Find the editorial on the publisher's website HERE.

MacGibbon J, Minichiello V, Prestage G, Bell S, Cox C, Donovan B, & Callander D (2019) How male sex workers and their clients shifted from reluctance about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis to advocating for its use: a longitudinal mixed methods study. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02618-1. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Mei V, Concheiro M, Pardi J, & Cooper G (2019) Validation of an LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of 13 designer benzodiazepines in blood. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, doi: 10.1093/jat/bkz063. Find the article on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ, Acosta P, & Cleland CM (2019) The influence of viewing a headline about ecstasy/Molly adulteration on future intentions to use. Journal of Substance Use, doi: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1664660. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Scanlon F, Schatz D, Scheidell JD, Cuddeback GS, Frueh BC, & Khan MR (2019) National study of childhood traumatic events and adolescent and adult criminal justice involvement risk: evaluating the protective role of social support from mentors during adolescence. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, doi: 10.4088/JCP.18m12347. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.


International Drug Policy Reform Conference
November 6-9 - St. Louis, MO