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Winter

Two New Funding Opportunity Announcements

Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-18-027.html
Due date: January 8, 2019, by 5:00 PM

 

Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-18-028.html
Due date: January 8, 2019, by 5:00 PM

 

NIDA RFI:

NIDA has just published a RFI seeking wide input from the investigator community towards its HIV/AIDS strategic plan. The notice can be found here: NOT-DA-19-015: Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments on the NIDA Strategic plan for Research at the Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Substance Use, Misuse and Addiction.

 

The deadline for submitting the responses is January 25, 2019. The responses must be submitted electronically through:NIDAHIVStrategicPlan@nida.nih.gov.

 

USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

The PEER program is an international grants program that is made possible by a Cooperative Agreement between USAID and The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It is a 10-year program with a $100 million ceiling and was designed to support collaboration between foreign scientists and United States Government researchers. PEER-eligible countries may be found in the accompanying slides, along with examples of PEER projects with NIH partners.

The PEER Model invites local, in-country scientists to propose a research project that aligns with U. S. congressional priorities and country interests. Additional DC-based core funds are available to support projects deemed meritorious but are not necessarily aligned with the outlined research goals.

The 2018/2019 (Cycle 8) announcement will likely be the last call for projects. The solicitation and goals for Cycle 8 will be announced in the Fall on the PEER website. Pre-proposals will be due to the National Academies around mid-January and selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, which will be due in the beginning of April. More information on the application process may be found here.

Those with questions regarding the program are encouraged to visit the program’s FAQ page.

More info:  General PEER Slides 2018

 

4th Inter-CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group (CFAR-SSA) Symposium

We are delighted to announce that registration has opened for the 4th Inter-CFAR Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group (CFAR-SSA) Symposium, which will take place on February 1-2, 2019 in Machakos, Kenya, at the Maanzoni Lodge, about 30 minutes away from Nairobi airport. 

The symposium will include two days of presentations in the scientific focus areas of PrEP, Immunology and Virology, Oral Health, and HIV in Adolescents, as well as a poster reception. In addition, the afternoon before the symposium (1/31) we will hold a half-day career development workshop for junior investigators.

January 31 – February 2, 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

Symposium Registration

Deadline: January 7, 2019

 

AFP for Prevention Symposium

The AFP for Prevention Symposium will be held on January 28-29, 2019. The location of the symposium will be at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, GA.

Stay tuned for more details about the symposium.

 

Letters of Intent now accepted for the American Federation for Aging Research's 2019 Grant

Here are the following grants:

  • Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty
  • Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology Awards
  • Arthritis and Aging Research Grant
  • Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aging Research
  • The Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging

Read more about it here!

 

2019 Miami Winter Symposium

The 2019 Miami Winter Symposium will be held on January 27-30. Abstracts are invited for spotlight talks and posters within the following sections: 

  • Face of HIV/AIDS today
  • HIV reservoirs and cure strategies
  • Immune mechanisms and interventions
  • HIV antibodies for prevention and treatment
  • Emerging infections and therapeutic advances

Abstracts must be submitted by November 30th, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letters of Intent now accepted for the American Federation for Aging Research's 2019 Grant

Here are the following grants:

  • Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty
  • Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology Awards
  • Arthritis and Aging Research Grant
  • Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Aging Research
  • The Irene Diamond Fund/AFAR Postdoctoral Transition Awards in Aging

Read more about it here!

 

GS Core Seminar: Erik Wendlandt

The San Diego Center for AIDS Resarch (SD CFAR) Genomics and Sequencing Core are pleased to present Erik Wendlandt, PhD, for a seminar onTuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 12-1:00pm at UCSD’s CNCB Large Conference Room. Dr. Wendlandt is a field application specialist who will be speaking on “Optimized target detection in qPCR and ddPCR: Better sensitivity through new probe and primer chemistries.” Please note that lunch will be provided in the lobby following the presentation but no food will be allowed inside the conference room.

 

 

 

 

 

STAHR Call for Applications

We are delighted to announce a call for applications for the Sustained Training in Aging and HIV Research (STAHR) Program. This program aims to develop promising scientists into high quality independently-funded researchers whose long-term careers will make a lasting contribution to the area of HIV and aging mental health research, including neurocognitive impairment. The STAHR program is aimed at clinical and translational post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty from across the United States, with previous training in either aging or HIV research, but interested in gaining expertise in the intersection of these two factors. STAHR scholars will attend a 4-week summer institute in 2019 and an annual 2-day workshop over the following three years, which will be held at the University of California San Diego. There will also be a number of remote training opportunities available to scholars during the three years of the program.

Application deadline: March 1st, 2019

Please see the STAHR webpage for further information about the program: https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/psychiatry/research/stahr/Pages/default.aspx
or contact David Yassai-Gonzalez (Program Coordinator) at dyassaig@ucsd.edu.

 

3rd La Jolla Aging Meeting (L-JAM)

The 3rd La Jolla Aging Meeting (L-JAM)Friday March 29, 2019 will be held at the Salk Institute

As in previous years, the day will feature talks on biology of aging from students, post docs and faculty from UCSD, SBP, Scripps and Salk. Posters are welcomed and there will be prizes for the best posters – $750, $500 and $250 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, generously donated by Nanostring.

The keynote lecture will be from Matt Kaeberlein, University of Washington. “New insights into mechanisms by which mTOR modulates metabolism, mitochondrial disease, and aging”

Registration is required, https://www.salk.edu/events/science-events/la-jolla-aging-meeting/

 

Translational studies of HIV-related aging and comorbidities

The UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI) and SD CFAR are pleased to present Theodoros Kelesidis, MD, PhD, MSc, in seminar on Thursday, April 4, at 12:00 p.m. in room 143 of the Medical Education and Telemedicine Building on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla. Dr. Kelesidis is a professor in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Lunch will be available for registered participants. See flyer for more details.

 

Emory and Harvard Inter-CFAR Antiretrovirals for Prevention Working Group

Viraj Patel, M.D. will be our featured speaker.  He will present on the increased use of social and mobile Internet-based communication technologies (SMT) (e.g., social media, apps, mobile phones, smartphones, SMS), has rapidly become accessible throughout the world, including in low-middle income countries and the digital divide between different socio-demographic groups is rapidly closing. Increasingly, sexual and gender minority populations at high risk of HIV and other populations are reachable around the world using ICT; and these platforms present new opportunities for reaching and engaging communities in ways previously not possible, including through completely online interventions. This talk will discuss development of and results from SMT-based PrEP uptake and HIV testing interventions with young Black/Latinx MSM in the Bronx, New York and MSM in India.

 

When: April 8th, 2019 at 9:00am PST (12:00pm EST)

Join the zoom here to participate in this webinar.

 

2019 HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis Conference

The Emory CFAR (with planning committee leadership and support from across the HIV & Aging Inter-CFAR Working Group) is co-hosting the 2019 HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis Conference on April 11-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory.  The conference will open with a Pre-conference Mentoring Workshop on April 10th.  This year’s theme is “Special Populations Aging with HIV.”  

Please see below for a call for abstracts and mentoring workshop application announcement, as well as links to more information.  We encourage all interested early career investigators to apply!  Abstract and mentee application submissions are due on November 30th.

 

 

 

Imaging HIV host interactions from single cells to whole animals 

The UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI) and SD CFAR are pleased to present Thomas Hope, PhD, in seminar on Monday, April 22, at 4:00 p.m. in Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Building 12 Auditorium on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla. Dr. Hope is a professor of cell and molecular biology at the Feinberg School of Medicine. A meet-and-greet cocktail reception with appetizers will follow from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Thursday, April 19. See flyer for more details.

 

Liver Fibrosis to Cancer Workshop

The workshop’s purpose is to understand the mechanisms and epidemiology of viral and non-viral etiologies of liver fibrosis and progression to liver cancer. This workshop includes liver disease and cancer investigators with expertise in basic science, epidemiology, early detection, and clinical research within the United States as well as other experts that span the relevant research spectrum.

It will be held on April 22-23, 2019 in Lipsett Auditorium, Building 10, NIH Main Campus.

Online registration deadline is March 29, 2019. Register at https://bit.ly/2IHVA0n.

See flyer for more details

 

NHLBI Webinar Series

Date/Time: Thursday, May 9th, 2019; from 9:00am – 10:00am (PST)

Speaker: Subhashini Sellers, MD (clinical instructor and research fellow at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Title: HIV Infection is Associated with Suppressed Upper Respiratory Mucosal Immune Response

Registration Linkhttp://bit.ly/NHLBI_May9

 

Addressing AIDS and Influenza Global Health: A Biotech/Pharma View

The UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI) and San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) are pleased to present Gary Nabel, MD, PhD in seminar on Thursday, May 9, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 107 of the Leichtag Biomedical Research Building  in conjunction with Infectious Diseases Rounds on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla. Dr. Nabel is the Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President at Sanofi Genzyme.

 

Call for Applications – CHRP Basic Biomedical Sciences Discovery Initiative 2019

The California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) seeks to award approximately $2,000,000 on February 1, 2020 to support pilot studies in basic biomedical HIV science. These pilot awards support early-stage laboratory exploration aimed at understanding mechanisms of HIV prevention, treatment, or cure at the cellular or subcellular level. See flyer here or check out the websitefor more details.

Letter of Intent due date: May 15th, 2019 12:00pm Pacific Time

 

CFAR HIV/TB Working Group Webinar

The HIV/TB Inter-CFAR Working Group will be on Friday, May 17th from 10:00 – 11:00 am PST.  Zoom conferencing will be available – details to follow. David Dowdy and Colleen Hanrahan from Johns Hopkins CFAR will present findings from their TB case-finding trial in South Africa. The title of the talk is: “Contact tracing versus facility-based screening for active TB case finding in rural South Africa: A behind-the-scenes look at a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial (Kharitode TB)” If you are interested in joining the working group, you should email Greg Bisson (bisson@pennmedicine.upenn.edu), which will also ensure that you receive the Zoom call login info.

 

Human herpes virus 6 latency and reactivation--the discovery of an inducible viral microRNA that triggers mitochondrial fragmentation

The UC San Diego HIV Institute (THI), San Diego Center for AIDS Research (SD CFAR) and Naviaux Lab are pleased to present Bhupesh Prusty, PhD in seminar on Wednesday, May 22, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 223 of the Medical Education & Telemedicine Building in conjunction with Infectious Diseases Rounds on the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla. Dr. Prusty currently works at the Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg. Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Monday, May 20.

 

“Substance Use, Misuse and Dependence: Prevention and Treatment” Call for Papers

The multidisciplinary, open-access journal PLOS ONE is seeking contributions to this collection. The accepted papers will form a PLOS ONE Collection/PLOS Medicine Special Issue, to be published in November 2019. Contributions should be submitted by 07 June 2019. You can find more information here: https://collections.plos.org/s/substance-use.





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