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Fred Says Foundation Awards $200,000 for World AIDS Day

In time for World AIDS Day 2021, the Fred Says foundation has announced $200,000 in new awards to TPAN, Howard Brown Health's Broadway Youth Center, Lurie Children's Hospital, and other organizations in the US, Nigeria, and South Africa that provide HIV services to youth. View the full press release from TPAN.

Bohdan Khomtchouk Selected for K12 on Cardiovascular Disease, Computational Genetics, and Data Integration

The Executive Committee of the Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders Career Development Program congratulates Bohdan Khomtchouk, PhD for his appointment as a K12 scholar. Khomtchouk is an instructor of medicine and bioinformatics specialist at the University of Chicago, and a faculty member of the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology and the Third Coast Center [...]

New EHE SWG Planning Awards

Congratulations to the teams selected to lead a new round of EHE SWG Planning Projects! The awards support the exploration and development of new partnerships between academic and practice-based members of the Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group. These collaborative teams will explore ideas for innovative research studies, demonstration projects, or health services that [...]

Basic Science Collaborative Innovation Awards

To build on the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research symposium, Breakthroughs in HIV Research, on October 22, 2021, the Developmental Core calls for applications for a new funding mechanism. Collaborative Innovation Awards will support the work of teams of two or more collaborators pursuing new research questions in HIV/host biology.  The symposium will highlight [...]

Call for Abstracts – Poster Presentations

The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Viral Pathogenesis Core will host its inaugural symposium Breakthroughs in HIV Research on October 22, 2021. Talks by junior and established investigators describing their novel findings in HIV/host biology will be followed by a reception and poster session showcasing the work of up-and-coming trainees. Abstract Guidelines Abstracts [...]

Planning for Success Grant Writing Fellowship

The Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is now accepting applications for the 4th Annual Planning for Success (PfS) NIH R-level Grant Writing Fellowship program. This nine-month fellowship will be held online and is open to Third Coast CFAR faculty members, as well as faculty from Emory University, HBCUs in the Southeast, and university associated with [...]

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 [...]