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CFAR Investigators Present at 10th International Workshop on HIV & Aging

Drs. Frank Palella, Mary Clare Masters, and Chad Achenbach (left to right) attend the 10th International Workshop on HIV & Aging in New York on October 10, 2019 The CFAR congratulates Chad Achenbach and Mary Clare Masters, who presented oral abstractsat the 10th International Workshop on HIV & Aging in New York. Their studies demonstrate [...]

NU ID Fellow Mary Clare Masters Presents at International HIV & Aging Workshop

Congratulations to Northwestern University ID Fellow, Mary Clare Masters, for presenting her abstract "Impact of testosterone use on grip strength in men aging with HIV" at the 10th International Workshop on HIV & Aging in New York, on October 10. Dr. Masters worked with the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MWCCS) to complete this study, with [...]

Nominations for NIH Office of Disease Prevention Early-Stage Investigator Lecture Due 11/1

NIH is pleased to announce the 2020 call for nominations for the Office of Disease Prevention Early-Stage Investigator Lecture. The award is made annually to an early-career scientist who has made significant research contributions in disease prevention but who has not yet successfully competed for an R01 or R01 equivalent NIH research grant. The award [...]

Inter-CFAR Implementation Science Fellowship Applications Due October 15

New training opportunity in implementation science (IS) for early stage investigators (ESI) engaged in HIV research. Implementation Science Fellows will be selected from across the CFAR network to participate in an eight-month mentorship program. The program will include didactic training in IS methodology, both online and in-person, as well as applied mentorship in the development [...]

Research Assistant Position at CORE Center / Hektoen Institute of Medicine

JOB SUMMARY Under the supervision of the Co-Principal Investigators and the Project Director, the Research Assistant will coordinate with the team to manage daily processes of the Keeping it LITE study (UH3AI133676) as specified by the funders, as detailed in the protocol, and as regulated by the Cook County Health Institutional Review Board. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES [...]

Celeste Watkins-Hayes Pens Opinion Piece in NY Times

The New York Times September 24, 2019 edition includes an opinion piece, What Jonathan Van Ness’s Story Teaches Us About the H.I.V. Epidemic, by Celeste Watkins-Hayes. Dr. Watkins-Hayes is a Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, and an advisor to the Third Coast CFAR Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences Core. In [...]

Dr. Jade Pagkas-Bather Selected for NHLBI K12 Scholar Award on Sleep Quality, Stress, and PrEP Utilization

The Executive Committee of the  Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders Career Development Program congratulates Dr. Jade Pagkas-Bather for her appointment as a K12 scholar. Dr. Pagkas-Bather is an instructor of medicine and infectious diseases specialist at the University of Chicago, and a faculty member of the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination and the Third [...]

Director of Social and Behavioral Research at Howard Brown Health

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Social and Behavioral Research has primary responsibility for the development of strategic goals and day-to-day research operations, research administration, and management of new and ongoing research projects. The Director of Social and Behavioral Research is a technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and may [...]

Chicago Center for HIV Elimination Seeks Full-Time Project Assistant IV

The Chicago Center of HIV Elimination, embedded within the University of Chicago's main campus in Hyde Park, is located in Chicago's HIV epicenter. Of the 20 neighborhoods in the city with high annual HIV diagnosis rates (greater than 40 per 100,000), 13 of them are no more than eight miles from the University of Chicago. [...]

P3 Study Is Recruiting Parents of SGM Teens for Online Focus Groups on PrEP

Prepping Parents for PrEP (P3) is a pilot project created for parents of gay, bisexual, and queer teen guys, funded by the Third Coast CFAR (P30 AI117943). The goal is to learn more about how parents of gay, bi, and queer teen guys feel about PrEP and the kinds of information they need about it. [...]