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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 [...]

Job Posting: CFAR Research Administrator

The Third Coast CFAR invites applications for a new Research Administrator (RA) position. Competitive candidates will have at least three years of directly related experience in research administration and a demonstrated track record of collaboration on cross-functional teams. This primary focus of this position will be to work with senior leadership in creating research budgets [...]

CFAR RFAs for Pilot Awards and Community Collaborative Awards on HIV and HIV-related Comorbidities, including COVID-19

The Developmental Core has released Requests for Applications for its fall 2020 competition. The Third Coast CFAR will give special, but not exclusive, priority to research focused on non-AIDS comorbidities that occur with higher incidence in people living with HIV, including but not limited to: COVID-19, cardiovascular diseases, sleep disorders, non-AIDS defining cancer, TB, HCV, diabetes, and depression. [...]

Call for Proposals: NU ID Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens Program

The Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens Program (EREPP) in Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases requests applications to support research proposals focused on emerging and remerging infections. Applications may request support for basic, translational or clinical research. Projects should represent a new direction for the investigators rather than an expansion of an [...]

Dr. Steven Thrasher Pens Essay on the Connections between the Black Lives Matter movement, COVID-19, and the Viral Underclass

Read Dr. Thrasher's essay, "An Uprising Comes from the Viral Underclass," published on June 12 in Slate Magazine. Steven Thrasher is the Daniel H. Renberg Chair of social justice reporting and an assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School and a faculty member of the Third Coast CFAR.

CFAR Will Participate in #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia on June 10

The Third Coast CFAR will participate in #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia on June 10, 2020. Requests for core services and other inquiries will be addressed the following day. Statement from ShutDownSTEM "In the wake of the most recent murders of Black people in the US, it is clear that white and other non-Black people have to [...]

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Medical Social Sciences at NU

There is an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow with interests in stress, coping, emotion regulation, and health, beginning September 1, 2020. The position is housed in the department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The postdoc will work primarily as a project director on a new NIMH-funded implementation-effectiveness trial of clinic-based [...]

HIVR4P Research and Community Scholarship Applications Due July 23

HIV Research 4 Prevention (HIVR4P) will be held January 17-21, 2021. The planning committee is considering an in-person conference in Cape Town, a virtual conference, or a combination event featuring both in-person and virtual elements. The format will be announced in September 2020. The deadline for abstract submissions and applications for research and community scholarships [...]

D’Aquila Named Director of NUCATS Institute

Richard D’Aquila, MD has been selected to lead the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute, effective June 1. Dr. D'Aquila will continue to direct the Third Coast CFAR and looks forward to promoting new opportunities for collaborative research. “I am honored to succeed Dr.  Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM, chair and Eileen M. Foell professor [...]

Call for Abstracts & Early Registration: Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium

Join Howard Brown’s Center for Education, Research and Advocacy for the sixth Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium (MLHS) on September 16-17, 2020 at Malcolm X College in Chicago, IL. The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium brings together over 500 healthcare professionals, social service providers, advocates and researchers to highlight innovative practices in LGBTQ patient-centered clinical care as [...]