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Congratulations to 2021 Supplement Awardees

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 [...]

Combination Treatment May Prolong HIV Viral Suppression

Elena Martinelli, PhD, associate director of the Viral Pathogenesis Core, is senior author on a new publication describing findings that a novel combination treatment may increase the ability of monoclonal antibodies to control viral infection in people diagnosed with HIV. The article is published in Science Translational Medicine. Read the feature in Northwestern News. Elena [...]

Developmental Core Announces First R01 Services

Beginning for May 2022 grant submissions, the CFAR will offer a new set of services to support investigators applying for their first HIV R01. The Developmental Core will organize rapid critiques of draft grant applications, mock reviews, and other pre-submission feedback. Both early stage investigators and established investigators new to HIV research are eligible. Applicants [...]

Getting to Zero Illinois Releases HIV Dashboard

The Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 is accompanied by a plan that outlines the goals and strategies which promote HIV prevention and access to care. The HIV data dashboard released in August 2021 helps users track progress towards the goals and strategies found in this plan, including [...]

HRSA-funded HIV Health Disparities Fellowship (PITCH T32)

Primary care Investigators Training in Chronic disease & Health disparities (PITCH) Fellowship The goal of this HRSA-funded T32 fellowship at the University of Chicago is to train the next generation of primary care clinical investigators to improve health outcomes and care delivery for patients living with HIV and vulnerable populations from underserved backgrounds. The PITCH [...]

NOSI: Epidemiology Research To Evaluate Impact of COVID-19 on the HIV Epidemic

NIAID issued Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): HIV/AIDS in the Era of COVID-19: When Pandemics Collide (NOT-AI-21-057) to prompt research projects to quantify the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on HIV prevention, incidence, transmission, and outcomes. The NOSI emphasizes NIAID and other Institutes' interest in research on strategies needed to adapt the HIV/AIDS response through agile and innovative support [...]

RFI: Developing Consent Language for Future Use of Data and Biospecimens (NOT-OD-21-131)

The NIH has recently released a Request for Information (RFI): Developing Consent Language for Future Use of Data and Biospecimens (NOT-OD-21-131). Responses must be submitted online by September 29, 2021. NIH is requesting information from stakeholders on the utility and useability of sample language developed for use in informed consent documents for data and biospecimen sharing. NIH [...]

NOT-AI-21-057 HIV in the Era of COVID-19: When Pandemics Collide (R01 and R21)

The NIH has issued NOT-AI-21-057 to communicate special interest in epidemiology investigations to quantify the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention, incidence, transmission, and outcomes. This NOSI encourages research on the impact and strategies needed to adapt the HIV/AIDS response through agile and innovative support of prevention [...]

NIH Releases Three Ending the HIV Epidemic RFAs

The Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group (EHE SWG), led by Drs. Inger Burnett-Zeigler and Gregory Phillips, is pleased to share that the NIH has released three RFAs for multi-year, collaborative research awards that will support the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. Respond: Epidemiology to End the HIV Epidemic (RESPOND: EEE) RFA-AI-21-023 (R01 [...]

Remembering Timothy Ray Brown, Advocate for HIV Cure Research

Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin Patient," died on September 29, 2020. He was a vocal advocate for HIV cure research after a stem cell transplant for leukemia in 2007 helped him achieve ART-free remission. View the farewell from IAS. Read about Brown's treatment and advocacy in his 2015 letter to AIDS Research [...]