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Funding Opportunity (Due Mar/Apr 2016): NIH Announces 4 Grants to Study HIV and Substance Abuse

Seek, Test, Treat and Retain For Youth and Young Adults Living with or at High Risk for Acquiring HIV (R01) (RFA-DA-16-010) National Institute on Drug Abuse Application Receipt Date(s): March 2, 2016 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization Integration of Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse Intervention Services for Individuals Living with HIV (R01) [...]

Third Coast CFAR’s Dr. Thomas Hope in Nigerian news for research on HIV infection

Third Coast CFAR Director of Viral Pathogenesis Dr. Thomas Hope was featured in Nigerian newspaper Vanguard as part of its coverage of World AIDS Day. From Vanguard: “Thomas Hope, professor of cell and molecular biology at the Hope HIV Laboratory at Northwestern University, is taking a closer look — literally. Dr. Hope is using a [...]

Funding Opportunity (Due March 16, 2016): Risk of Adolescence and Injury in HIV Susceptibility

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support the innovative biomedical and proof-of-concept research needed to understand how reproductive maturation or injury alters the mucosal environments at HIV susceptible sites. This information is essential to provide the safest and most efficacious biomedical prevention strategies (e.g., topical microbicides and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), etc.) [...]

Funding Opportunity (Due January 15, 2016): Northwestern Data Science Initiative

Northwestern Data Science Initiative is soliciting applications to support interdisciplinary collaborations in data science. For the purpose of this funding opportunity, data science (and “big data”) is not defined by the absolute size of the data, but by its increase relative to what has been typical in a discipline. Both Genomics and the Digital Humanities [...]

Funding Opportunity (Due February 16, 2016): Human Immunology Project Consortium (U19)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) solicits applications from single institutions, or consortia of institutions, to participate in a network of human immunology profiling research groups in the area of infectious diseases, including HIV. The purpose of this FOA is to characterize human immune responses/mechanisms elicited by vaccinations, adjuvants [...]

Job Opportunity: Community-Based Research Coordinator, Center on Halsted

Position Title:  Community-Based Research Coordinator Department:  Behavioral Health Reports to: Director of Behavioral Health Classification status: Full-Time; Exempt Essential Functions: The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (TC-CFAR)’s Community-Based Research Coordinator will be based at the Center on Halsted and in the Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences (BSIS) Core of the TC-CFAR, and will have primary responsibility for [...]

Funding Opportunity (Due January 11, 2016): HIV/AIDS Vaccine Scholars Program (K01)

The purpose of this NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) is to provide salary and research support to investigators who are within ten years of completing their degree or residency training.  Research and mentorship must be in the field of HIV/AIDS vaccine development, using nonhuman primates (NHPs) as pre-clinical models. Award: Up to $350,000 per [...]

Funding Opportunity (Due December 11, 2015): Gilead Jr. Investigator Award

The program is designed to support basic and clinical research in the field of HIV. Award: Up to $130,000 over two years Eligibility: Junior faculty who are in the early stages of their career, specifically, the applicant may be the recipient of a career development (K) award or other mentored research award, but not an [...]

Funding Opportunity: NUCATS Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Training Program (TL1)

The goal of the NUCATS Institute Multidisciplinary Training Program in Child and Adolescent Health Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Training Program (TL1) is to train clinician scientists and engineers to conduct translational science that will improve the care of children and adolescents. This is a new program recently funded as part of the NUCATS Institute Clinical and [...]

CFAR Investigator Dr. Rob Garofalo Receives New NIDA Funding to Study High-Risk Youth

Third Coast CFAR congratulates Dr. Rob Garofalo, member and END HIV Scientific Working Group Co-Director, and his team for a new award titled: “Employing eSBI in a community-based HIV testing environment for at-risk youth.” Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Garofalo will study young people at risk of acquiring HIV by targeting [...]