CDUHR EVENTS

AIDS Seminar
Transforming Addiction Treatment via Digital Technology
Tuesday, October 10, 10:30-11:30am
Lisa Marsch, PhD - Dartmouth Center for Tech & Behavioral Health
NYU Meyers, 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Find more information HERE.

Methods Core Workshop
Hands-On Practice with R
Thursday, October 26, 10:00am-12:00pm
Charles Cleland, PhD - NYU Meyers
Registration is limited and required. Find more information HERE.

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

OTHER EVENTS

Legacy Project WebinarHIV in the Latinx Community - Part II
Tuesday, September 26, 9:00-10:00am
Find more information and register for the webinar HERE.

NYPL Author Event
The Sea is Quiet Tonight by Michael H. Ward
Tuesday, September 26, 6:00pm
Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic in his memoir, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived.
Jefferson Market Library, First Floor
Find more information HERE.

NYU Langone Health Dept of Population Health Grand Rounds
The Peril and Promise of Using Electronic Health Records for Causal Modeling
Thursday, September 28, 9:00-10:00am
Joseph Hogan, ScD - Brown University
NYU Translation Research Building, 227 East 30th St, Seminar Room 120

NYU Langone Health Dept of Population Health Seminar
Responding to the Rapidly Evolving Opioid Overdose Crisis: Insights from Rhode Island
Thursday, October 12, 12:00-1:00pm
Brandon Marshall, PhD - Brown University
Find more information HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Science of Behavior Change: Revision Applications for Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes
Supported by the NIH Common Fund Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Program, this FOA solicits competitive revision (formerly known as a competitive supplement) applications to NIH-supported clinical trials awarded as research project R01 grants. The goal of the SOBC Program is to advance a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research.
(R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-022.html
(R21) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-028.html
(R34) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-024.html
(U01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-17-023.html

Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Mid-Career Investigators to Integrate Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences (K18 Clinical Trial Required)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for short-term mentored career development (K18) awards that improve synergies among researchers in basic and applied behavioral-social sciences, human subjects and model animals settings; and biomedical and behavioral-social sciences.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-486.html

FACT SHEET

Be sure to check out our latest Fact Sheet, Detecting Undiagnosed HIV Infection Among High-Risk Heterosexuals: Comparing Seek and Test Strategies. It details some of the work from our Director of the CDUHR Transdiscipliary Research Methods Core, Marya Gwadz. Find this Fact Sheet, along with all of our other Fact Sheets and Implementation Briefs, on our website HERE.

NEWS

PEPFAR released their latest strategy, along with data showing the progress that is being made in controlling the HIV epidemics, particularly in Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Find the report and recent highlights from PEPFAR HERE.

A PCORI team at NYU College of Global Public Health and Washington University is looking for community members, community partners, and community health stakeholders who have participated in previous community-engaged research studies to participate in a study seeking to measure the level of engagement of community partners. Find more information and how to participate HERE.

CDUHR-affiliated investigator Ric Curtis is leading a student research team on a study of opiates and overdose in NYC. The project is being funded via crowdfunding. Help support the project HERE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Halkitis PN, Bub K, Stults CB, Bates FC, & Kapadia F (2017) Latent growth curve modeling of non-injection drug use and condomless sexual behavior from ages 18 to 21 in gay, bisexual, and other YMSM: the P18 cohort study. Substance Use and Misuse, doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1334067. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Naegle MA, Hanley K, Gourevitch MN, Tuchman E, More FG, & Bereket S (2017) Project SARET: an interprofessional education (IPE) lens examines substance use disorders research education for health professional students. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 9, 99-103. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Palamar JJ & Shearston JA (2017) Nonmedical opioid use in relation to recency of heroin use in a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, doi: 10.1080/02791072.2017.1368747. Find the full article on the publisher's website HERE.

Platt L, Minozzi S, Reed J, Vickerman P, Hagan H, French C, Jordan A, Degenhardt L, Hope V, Hutchinson S, Maher L, Palmateer N, Taylor A, Bruneau J, & Hickman M (2017) Needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for preventing HCV transmission among people who inject drugs: findings from a Cochrane Review and meta-analysis. Addiction, doi: 10.1111/add.14012. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

ASA Symposium on Statistical Inference
Scientific Method for the 21st Century: A World Beyond p<0.05
October 11-13 - Bethesda, MD
https://ww2.amstat.org/meetings/ssi/2017/conferenceinfo.cfm

EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR CORNER

We have previously mentioned the NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP), which help counteract the financial pressure of student loans by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. The LRP Director, Dr. Ericka Boone, and LRP information center staff are providing a live webinar on Wednesday, September 27, at 3:00pm to provide an in-depth look at the application process and answer any questions about the LRP. Registration is required. Find more information about the webinar HERE, and more information about the LRP HERE.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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 a postdoctoral research fellowship in behavioral sciences research in HIV infection. Find the full announcement HERE.

The American Psychological Association invites applications for the 2018—2019 Executive Branch Science Fellowship program, an incredible opportunity for a research psychologist to work as a special assistant in a federal agency on issues ranging from science policy to research administration. Find more information HERE.

Curatio International Foundation is accepting applications for their winter internship program. The program is for masters and PhD students from around the world who are interested in one of the three areas of focus: HIV prevention and risk behavior among key populations; integration of mental health services in general primary care; and measurement of the quality of care. Find more information about this opportunity HERE.