CDUHR EVENTS

AIDS Seminar
Large Community Outbreak of HIV-1 infection Linked to Injection Drug Use of Oxymorphone - Indiana, 2015
Tuesday, September 12, 10:30-11:30am
Dita Broz, PhD, MPH - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
NYU Meyers, 433 First Avenue, Room 760
Find more information HERE.

OTHER EVENTS

HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy Webinar
National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Priority Populations
Thursday, September 14, 3:00-4:30pm
Find more information and register for the webinar HERE.

New York Academy of Medicine
Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstration in New York City
Thursday, September 14, 6:00-7:30pm
NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue
Find more information at register for the event HERE.

ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar
Male Engagement in HIV Services
Tuesday, September 19, 9:00am
Ruanne Barnabas, DPhil, MSc & Monisha Sharma, MPH - Univ of Washington
Log-in for the webinar HERE.

Weill Cornell Medicine Grand Rounds
The Economics of Continuing Care for Substance Use Disorders
Tuesday, September 19, 12:00-1:00pm
Kathryn E McCollister, PhD - Univ of Miami & CHERISH Methodology Core
Find more information HERE, or contact Maritza Montalvo (mmontalv@med.cornell.edu)

New York Academy of Sciences
Long Acting HIV Prevention Methods
Friday, September 22, 9:00am-5:00pm
Find more information and register for the event HERE.

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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-Level Intervention
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Executive Office of the President, is seeking applications from public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals) to: (1) Undertake research activities that would entail implementing and evaluating community-based efforts to fight the opioid overdose epidemic; and (2) Support and promote the partnership of law enforcement and public health agencies, whose collaboration is critical to reducing overdose and other harms of opioid (mis)use.
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296976

Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21)
The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH).
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-474.html

Strategies to Prevent Unsafe Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care among Patients with Acute or Chronic Noncancer Pain
Due to the continued concern about addressing the opioid epidemic, PCORI is reopening this funding initiative to support patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) that addresses important questions regarding strategies to prevent unsafe opioid prescribing in primary care among patients with acute or chronic noncancer pain.
https://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research
The purpose of this FOA is to support studies on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) that examine population-based, clinical and applied prevention of disease, including etiology of use, epidemiology of use, potential risks, benefits and impacts on other tobacco use behavior among different populations.
(R01) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-473.html
(R21) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-472.html

Pharmacogenomics of Anti-Retroviral Therapy in People Who Inject Drugs (R01)
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to identify genetic and epigenetic factors that affect the recovery of the CD4+ T cells in response to anti-retroviral therapy in HIV infected people who inject drugs.
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-18-014.html

NEWS

NIH has posted their new policy describing current plans for the Next Generation Researchers Initiative. This initiative is intended to provide opportunities for earlier research independence with enhancing workforce diversity. Find the full notice HERE.

New York City Health released overdose data for the first quarter of 2017. Find their info sheet HERE.

NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM CDUHR-AFFILIATED INVESTIGATORS

Paraskevis D, Kostaki E, ╬Łikolopoulos GK, Sypsa V, Psichogiou M, Del Amo J, Hodges-Mameletzis I, Paraskeva D, Skoutelis A, Malliori M, Williams L, Friedman SR, Daikos GL, & Hatzakis A (2017) Molecular tracing of the geographical origin of HIV-1 infection and patterns of epidemic spread among migrants who inject drugs in Athens. Clinical Infectious Diseases, doi: 10.1093/cid/cix717. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

CONFERENCES/TRAININGS

INEBRIA 2017 - International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol & Other Drugs
Screening and Brief Intervention at the Intersection of Research, Policy, and Practice: Advancing Knowledge and Meeting New Challenges
September 14-15 - New York, NY
https://www.highmarksce.com/nyumc/

Grantsmanship for Postdocs: Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)
Tuesday, October 3 - New York, NY
New York Academy of Sciences
Also available via live webinar
Find more information and register HERE.

Third Annual Health Disparities Symposium
Pursuing Health Equity in an Uncertain Time
October 12 - New York, NY
Find more information and register HERE.

5th Annual Mentoring the Mentors Workshop for HIV Researchers
January 22-23, 2018 - San Francisco, CA
More information to follow
http://www.uab.edu/cnics/121-uncategorised/36-mentoring-the-mentors-workshop

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
March 4-7 - Boston, MA
Abstracts & scholarship applications are being accepted through September 27
http://www.croiconference.org/

JOB/FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

NYS Youth Justice Institute has re-opened the search for an executive director. The Institute will be situated at the State University at Albany and is an exciting opportunity to help New York State shape the new landscape of youth justice going forward. The executive director, under the direction of the executive committee, will be responsible for the formation and development of the Institute, and for creating an institute that will enhance outcomes for youth, families, and public safety. Find the full announcement HERE.

The NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing seeks a full-time project director who will provide scientific oversight, administrative oversight, and project management for a research study entitled, Using MOST to Optimize an HIV Care Continuum Intervention for Vulnerable Populations. Find the full announcement HERE.

EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR CORNER

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The LRPs counteract that financial pressure 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. Find more information HERE.

The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is an NIH-funded project to develop and provide substantially expanded mentoring and coaching for aspiring young scientists with an overall mission to increase the diversity of the scientific workforce. The Northwestern University Grant Writing Coaching Group has extended the application deadline until Friday, September 15, 5:00pm. Find more information HERE.