The NIH has selected seven new projects for FY21 supplements to the Third Coast CFAR. These high-impact projects address Office of AIDS Research Priorities for HIV Research and the goals of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative.

NIH CFAR Supplement Projects

Development of a Health Systems Intervention Incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes of Intersectional Stigma and Depressive Symptoms to Advance Bi+ Equity in HIV Care Cascade Outcomes
Lauren Beach, JD, PhD, Northwestern University
Laura Rusie, ScM, Howard Brown Health
Mentor: Gregory Phillips II, PhD

Pathways to examining and preparing for the delivery of long-acting injectable HIV treatment in the Southern United States
Russell Brewer, DrPH, the University of Chicago
Mentor: John Schneider, MD

Patient Outcome Reporting for Timely Assessments of Life with HIV and Substance Use (PORTAL HIV-S)
Neda Laiteerapong, MD, the University of Chicago

PET-CT-guided spatial transcriptomics of SIV tissue reservoirs
Ramon Lorenzo Redondo, PhD, Northwestern University
Mentor: Thomas Hope, PhD

Ending the HIV Epidemic Supplement Projects

FAHST-ITAP: Food and Housing Support to Improve HIV Treatment and Prevention
Maria Pyra, PhD, the University of Chicago and Howard Brown Health
LaSheena Miller, MHA, Howard Brown Health
Mentor: Alida Bouris, PhD

Identifying Critical Components of Linkage and Retention Strategies for HIV Care
Dennis Li, PhD, Northwestern University
Nanette Benbow, MAS, Northwestern University
Jorge Cestou, PhD, Chicago Department of Public Health
Mentor: Brian Mustanski, PhD

A Pilot Intervention to Increase PrEP Awareness and Uptake among Latinx MSM and Transgender Women
Harita Shah, MD, the University of Chicago
Pedro Serrano, MPH, Hektoen Institute
Mentors: Gregory Phillips II, PhD & John Schneider, MD

Expansion of National Coordinating Center for CFAR/ARC EHE Projects and Implementation Science Hubs

Implementation Science Coordination, Consultation, and Collaboration Initiative (ISC3I)
Brian Mustanski, PhD, Northwestern University
Nanette Benbow, MAS, Northwestern University