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Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, EHE SWG Co-Director, Draws Attention to Record High Rates of Suicide Among Black Youth, in NYT Op-Ed

Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and practicing clinical psychologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, published an opinion piece, Young Black People Are Killing Themselves, in the December 16 edition of the New York Times. Burnett-Zeigler, co-director of the Ending the HIV Epidemic SWG, describes the decades long trend [...]

Inter-CFAR Meetings in May 2020

The Inter-CFAR Faith and Spirituality Research Collaborative Meeting and the HIV in the South Working Group Meeting will be held on May 19 - 20, 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama.

NIH RFA: Implementation Research in Ryan White Sites to Further EHE

RFA-MH-20-520 Implementation Research in HRSA Ryan White Sites: Screening and Treatment for Mental and Substance Use Disorders to Further the National “Ending the HIV Epidemic” Goals (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) This FOA invites applications to enhance screening and treatment for mental and substance use disorders in HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funded sites through implementation [...]

Dr. Gregory Phillips II, EHE SWG Co-Director, Extends Evaluation Role with CDPH

Congratulations to EHE SWG Co-Director, Gregory Phillips II, and his EDIT team! Dr. Gregory Phillips II, Director of the Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) program, has received two new awards from the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to extend his evaluation work in partnership with the City of Chicago. As part of a new [...]

NIH Selects Four Local CFAR Applicants to Lead EHE Supplement Projects

The Third Coast CFAR would like to congratulate the four local teams selected to lead Ending the HIV Epidemic Supplement Projects. These collaborations were developed in response to a funding opportunity open to NIAID-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) and NIMH-funded AIDS Research Centers (ARCs). They include key practitioners, faculty, stakeholders, and evaluators from Howard [...]

Dr. Steven Thrasher Named Out100 Honoree Working to End the HIV Epidemic

Congratulations to Dr. Steven Thrasher for being named one of Out Magazine's 2019 Out100 Honorees! Decriminalizing HIV and reducing HIV stigma are essential to ending the HIV epidemic. The Third Coast CFAR welcomes Dr. Thrasher to the Northwestern University faculty and looks forward to many collaborations. Dr. Thrasher will present a Third Coast CFAR seminar [...]

HVTN Research Grant Opportunities for Black and Latinx Medical Students

Research and Mentorships Program (RAMP) Scholar Awards: Seeking Black and Latinx medical students interested in HIV vaccine research Download RAMP Flier DEADLINE: January 6, 2020 The HIV Vaccine Trials Network, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is [...]

Applications for HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program are due February 28, 2020

Drs. John Schneider and Hossein Ardehali, Co-Directors of the Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program (TC-CS K12), are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for faculty-level investigators interested in HIV-related comorbidities in cardiovascular and sleep disorders. The NHLBI K12 Scholar Awards provide substantial salary support (up to $85,000 plus [...]

Dr. Thomas Hope Quoted in Chicago Tribune

Dr. Thomas Hope, director of the Third Coast CFAR Viral Pathogenesis Core and professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was quoted in a recent article in the Chicago Tribune. Read the full piece, A new strain of HIV has been found for the first time in almost 20 [...]

RFA – Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions (PCHPI) Developmental Pilot Program

PCHPI Collaboration Development Pilot Program – Request for Applications Application Deadline: Sunday January 12, 2020 Download RFA (PDF) The Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions (PCHPI; http://www.hivppi.pitt.edu/) is seeking collaborators with a goal toward understanding HIV infection through characterization of HIV-host cell protein interactions and complexes at a molecular level. We are particularly interested in [...]