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Motivational Interviewing Skills Workshop – Apply By May 31

The CFAR's Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences (BSIS) Core is working with Behavior Change Consulting to offer a two-day training on Motivational Interviewing on July 11 and 12, 2019. Goal: to provide training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Third Coast CFAR members and partners. MI is an evidence-based communication approach for addressing behavior change. MI provides specific [...]

The ADVANCE Project: Building Capacity to Develop an HIV Vaccine

The Third Coast CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. Tom Hope, director the Viral Pathogenesis Core, and Dr. Ann Carias, a pilot awardee, and partners at the Kenyan AIDS Vaccine Initiative, for their growing research partnership. Their USAID blog post describes their work on mucosal immunology and the strides their collaborative teams have made toward [...]

Public Health Boot Camp Applications Due April 23

Applications are now open for the Public Health Boot Camp (PHBC). The PHBC is an intensive one-week educational program provided by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the Institute of Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The intensive training program is designed to enhance mid-level HIV/AIDS organizational leaders’ [...]

NHLBI FOA: Stimulating Exploratory Research on HIV/AIDS Contribution to Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Comorbidities R01 (SEARCH)

NHLBI is pleased to announce a Notice of Special Interest, ‘SEARCH’: Stimulating ExplorAtory Research on HIV/AIDS Contribution to Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Comorbidities (R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH is shifting away from institute Program Announcements (PAs) and increasingly replacing them with Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) (https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2019/02/06/notices-of-special-interest/). ‘SEARCH’ is the first HIV-specific [...]

Solicitation for Director of the Innovation and Implementation for Impact on EHE Scientific Working Group of the Third Coast CFAR

The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (NIH P30 AI 117943) announces a new Scientific Working Group and a solicitation for its Director.   Description of the EHE Scientific Working Group: The new EHE Scientific Working Group (SWG) aims to catalyze collaborations that promote the adoptions and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into [...]

Solicitation for Members of the new “Innovation and Implementation for Impact on Ending the HIV Epidemic (I3EtHE)” Scientific Working Group

The Third Coast CFAR (NIH P30 AI 117943) announces a new Scientific Working Group and a solicitation for members.   Description of the I3EtHE Scientific Working Group: The new I3EtHE Scientific Working Group (SWG) aims to catalyze collaborations that promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies into routine health care and [...]

Initial Proposals for NIH EtHE Administrative Supplements

The Third Coast CFAR Steering Committee would like to thank all of the teams that submitted internal concept proposals in response to the NIH RFA for CFARs to develop collaborative HIV Research Planning Partnerships with local CDC or HRSA-funded programs. The enthusiastic response demonstrates the breadth of innovative ideas among applicants and their commitment to [...]

Measuring HIV-relevant Biomarkers

With support from a CFAR administrative supplement, the Viral Pathogenesis Core now provides services to measure biomarkers of stress, inflammation, and immune activation. The MESO QuickPlex SQ 120 imager makes these analyses more efficient and more affordable for Third Coast CFAR members. Increasingly, observing changes in cytokines and biomarkers such as C-reactive protein and IL-6 [...]

NIH Announces CFAR Funding for Partnership Planning in HIV Research

Internal proposals are due by Tuesday 4/2. The NIH Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) program has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for administrative supplements to CFAR P30 grants.  The Third Coast CFAR grant led by Dr. Richard D’Aquila is eligible for these supplements.  Applications to NIH are due May 8, 2019.  We would like [...]

Palella Reviews ART AIDS AMERICA in JAMA

The Third Coast CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. Frank Palella for his piece in the Arts and Medicine section of JAMA. Dr. Palella’s article details the ARTAIDSAMERICA exhibit, which recently closed its national run in Chicago.  The full text article is publicly available in JAMA and on the CFAR website. Frank Palella is the [...]