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A Year In Review – 2019

Dear Third Coast Center for AIDS Research members,I’m delighted to once again celebrate our collective achievements during the previous year as I’ve done before – and 2019 was indeed a really successful year for the CFAR.Today, however, I am excited to begin by announcing the Third Coast CFAR’s plans for 2020-25.Our renewed mission and overall specific aims commit to [...]

Care2Prevent Program Director Position at University of Chicago

Care2Prevent, University of Chicago's Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Program, seeks a Program Director who will work under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Clinical Director to provide patient care, case management, behavioral health services, and prevention and outreach programs for people living with HIV and those who are most vulnerable to HIV infection. This [...]

Johns Hopkins NeuroHIV Comorbidities Undergraduate Scholars Program

The Johns Hopkins NeuroHIV Comorbidities Scholars Program— is a national education-research mentoring institute for undergraduate students who reside in high HIV-1 incidence/prevalence regions to receive training during the summer in NeuroHIV and its associated comorbidities. Subject area experts across Johns Hopkins University participate in teaching and mentoring. The overall goal is to identify, nurture and [...]

Faculty Position – Quantitative Immunology at Duke University

Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Quantitative Immunology The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University has a tenure track position open for a new faculty member with expertise in quantitative aspects of immunology. Joint appointments with other Departments at Duke are encouraged where appropriate and possible intersections indicated in the priority focus areas listed below: [...]

Dr. Steven Thrasher Discusses Domestic HIV Epidemic in PBS Interview

An interview with Dr. Steven Thrasher was featured on the December 16, 2019 episode of Amanpour & Co. In addition to discussing his recent work on the worsening HIV epidemic in rural America, Dr. Thrasher also examines racial, sexual, and gender disparities in HIV diagnoses and access to health services and effective education. A transcript [...]

Dr. Steven Thrasher Pens NYT Op-Ed on the Emerging HIV Crisis in Rural America

On World AIDS Day, Dr. Steven Thrasher, Daniel H. Renberg Chair on Social Justice and LGBTQ Media Studies and assistant professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, published an opinion piece, HIV Is Coming to Rural America, in the New York Times. Thrasher describes the social and structural factors that pose challenges to adoption [...]

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 [...]