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CDUHR Weekly Update - September 6, 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


Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Webinar
Technical Assistance Webinar: SOBC Common Fund Program Supplement Funding Opportunity
Thursday, September 8, 2:00-3:30pm
Webinar speakers will provide an overview of the SOBC Research Network and describe how the supplement opportunity will contribute to a paradigm shift in the science of behavior change by encouraging the implementation of a mechanisms-focused, experimental medicine approach to behavior change research and the development of tools required for implementation beyond the SOBC Research Network.
Find more information & register HERE.


NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)
This FOA solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.

New York State Health Foundation 2017 Special Projects Fund
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has a broad mission to improve the health of New York State residents, especially the most vulnerable. To achieve meaningful impact, the Foundation makes grants, informs health care policy and practice, and spreads effective programs that work to improve New York’s health system. Projects are coordinated interventions over a specified period of time to achieve measurable results. While projects that have impact within one organization or community are eligible, this RFP places emphasis on initiatives that have a large-scale statewide or regionwide impact on New York State’s health care system.

AHRQ Announces Interest in Innovative Methods Research to Increase the Utility of Systematic Reviews
This Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) informs the research community that AHRQ intends to support research designed to develop innovative systematic review methods that address the opportunities and challenges of the current era of data abundance, and make systematic reviews both more efficient and salient. AHRQ will use the standing R03 grant mechanism to support applications submitted in response to this notice.


Congratulations to Madeline Naegle, PhD, CNS-PMH, BC, FAAN, who has been selected for the 2016-2017 Class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows. One of 15 health professionals from a range of disciplines, she will participate in this program designed to provide professionals in health and aging with experiences and skills necessary to help lead to efforts to shape a healthy and productive future for older Americans. Dr. Naegle is a fellow on a global non-residential track which supports training initiatives and projects with international agencies to shape policy on health and wellness of older adults. The program includes a lengthy orientation to Washington based government agencies, educational seminars and collaborative projects. Dr. Naegle will continue to direct the NYU Meyers College of Nursing WHO Collaborating Center in Geriatric Nursing and will continue in her role as associate director of the CDUHR Dissemination & Implementation Core while participating in program related activities from September 2016 to August 15, 2017.

And congratulations to CDUHR-affiliated investigator Michael Lindsey, the new director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. Read more about Dr Lindsey and the announcement from the McSilver Institute HERE.


Dorsen C (2016) Open arms, conflicted hearts: nurse practitioners attitudes towards working with lesbian, gay and bisexual patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.13464. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Linton SL, Cooper HL, Kelley ME, Karnes CC, Ross Z, Wolfe ME, Chen YT, Friedman SR, Des Jarlais D, Semaan S, Tempalski B, Sionean C, DiNenno E, Wejnert C, Paz-Bailey G, for the National HIV Behavioiral Surveillance Study Group (2016) Associations of place characteristics with HIV and HCV risk behaviors among racial/ethnic groups of people who inject drugs in the United States. Annals of Epidemiology, doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.07.012. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.

Rachlis B, Bakoyannis G, Easterbrook P, Genberg B, Braithwaite RS, Cohen CR, Bukusi EA, Kambugu A, Bwana MB, Somi GR, Geng EH, Musick B, Yiannoutsos CT, Wools-Kaloustian K, & Braitstein P (2016) Facility-level factors influencing retention of patients in HIV care in East Africa. PLoS One, 11, e0159994. Find the full, open access article on the publisher's website HERE.

Ruggles KV, Fang Y, Tate J, Mentor SM, Bryant KJ, Fiellin DA, Justice AC, & Braithwaite RS (2016) What are the patterns between depression, smoking, unhealthy alcohol use, and other substance use among individuals receiving medical care? A longitudinal study of 5479 participants. AIDS and Behavior, doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1492-9. Find the abstract on the publisher's website HERE.