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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 [...]

CFAR Seeks Candidates for New Project Research Administrator Position

The Third Coast CFAR leadership seeks candidates to manage research administration and financial processes at Northwestern University and to facilitate programmatic reporting to the NIH for the center's P30 grant. Competitive applicants will have a track record of successful collaborations with cross-functional teams, the ability to effectively managing multiple priorities, and enthusiasm for the CFAR's [...]

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 [...]

Career Opportunities at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Clinical Research Associate / Project DirectorPostdoctoral Scholar in Sexual and Gender Minority HealthPostdoctoral Fellow in Biobehavioral, HIV, and Drug Abuse Research Postdoctoral Fellow in Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Evaluation 

NIH Announces EHE Supplement Project RFA

The NIH has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for collaborative, implementation research projects that will advance the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. Locally, applications will be submitted as requests for supplements to the Third Coast CFAR grant. Final applications are due at NIH on May 28, 2020, with budget and subcontract deadline in [...]