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Funding opportunity: Non-AIDS defining cancers

Application deadline:  Wednesday, November 1 The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center  (LCC) is soliciting proposals for individual or collaborative pilot projects focusing on non-AIDS defining cancers (NADCs) that are now a problem in HIV patients, particularly those who are older.   These pilot projects will be funded by a supplement to the LCC’s Cancer Center [...]

Naghavi Findings Locate A Potential Therapeutic Target

Naghavi Findings Locate A Potential Therapeutic Target The Third Coast CFAR congratulates Dr. Mojgan Naghavi for her findings that deepen the understanding of HIV infection and present a potential therapeutic target: the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) uses proteins called diaphanous-related formins (DRFs) to hijack the cytoskeleton of healthy cells. The paper was published in the Proceedings of the [...]

Deadline to Apply for HIV and Aging Workshop Extended to Friday, September 22

The Deadline has been extended to register for the HIV and Aging Workshop that will be held in conjunction with an HIV and Aging conference, “HIV & Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis,” scheduled for November 16-17 at the Decatur Marriott in Atlanta (near Emory University). The conference and competitive pre-conference workshop is co-hosted by [...]

For Research on HIV and HIV-Related Co-Infections and Co-Morbidities

The Specimen Repository stores more than three million specimen types from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials  (IMPAACT) Network. These include blood, serum, plasma, sputum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, tissue, and other body fluids such as cerebrospinal fluid, semen, and endocervical and cervicovaginal lavage fluid. To explore [...]

Third Coast CFAR Mucosal Biology and HIV Interest Group

Third Coast CFAR Mucosal Biology and HIV Interest Group Brian Mustanski and Tom Hope are leading an effort to build collaborations and new interdisciplinary HIV research on the intersections of mucosal biology and behavioral science. This is expected to include such topics as STIs and HIV transmission across rectal and female reproductive tract mucosa, inflammation [...]

National CFAR Mucosal Immunology Group (MIG) Request for Proposals (RFP)

National CFAR Mucosal Immunology Group (MIG) Request for Proposals (RFP) The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support innovative research projects from CFAR members toward one or more of the following scientific areas of interest. Proposed research should be consistent with the recent NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities listed here. Proposals responding to the CFAR [...]

Congratulations to Administrative Supplement Awardees!

Dr. Richard D’Aquila, director of the Third Coast CFAR, and Dr. John Schneider, director of the developmental core, would like to congratulate faculty who were selected to lead CFAR administrative supplements. These 12-month projects cover a range of topics and will build capacity for additional HIV research at Third Coast CFAR institutions. Their selection also [...]

CFAR Adelante RFA -Applications due September 8th

The NIH has reopened the 2017 Adelante RFA. Adelante - meaning forward or onward in Spanish - embodies the primary mission of this mentored research program. Through Adelante, the Centers for AIDS Research strives to develop early-career investigators who focus on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and care in the Latino/Hispanic community.   In this program co-administered through [...]

ImPlementation REsearCh to DEvelop interventions for People Living with HIV (PRECluDE) (U01)

ImPlementation REsearCh to DEvelop interventions for People Living with HIV (PRECluDE) (U01)     This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for implementation research in the delivery of proven effective interventions for co-occurring heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) diseases and conditions among people living with HIV/AIDS.  Proven effective interventions and management guidelines exist for [...]

CFAR Co-Director Brian Mustanski Chosen for NBC News’ #Pride30 List of LGBTQ Changemakers

Dr. Brian Mustanski, Tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology at Northwestern University; Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing; and Co-Director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, has been chosen as one of NBC News’ #Pride30 changemakers, innovators, and rising stars. NBC [...]