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NIMHD to Host Webinar on Funding Opportunity to Study Impact of Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health

On May 26, 2021, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host a pre-application technical assistance webinar relating to RFA-MD-21-004, Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities. NIH staff will provide an overview of the RFA—including objectives, application instructions, and review criteria—and [...]

Third Coast CFAR Member Elissa Sarno Promoted to Research Assistant Professor

Third Coast CFAR Member Elissa Sarno, PhD, has been promoted to a research assistant professor in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Medical Social Sciences and the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), effective on May 1, 2021. Sarno joined ISGMH in 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow and will now serve as the clinical director of the [...]

Cures Within Reach Announces Two DEI RFAs

Cures Within Reach has announced two new funding opportunities for Chicagoland researchers to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. At least three clinical repurposing trials will be selected for funding for each RFA:  • Clinical repurposing trials led by US-based underrepresented racial/ethnic minority PIs (as defined by the NIH) in any disease; proposal budgets of up to $70,000 accepted; [...]

Research Technologist Positions in Thomas Hope Lab

The laboratory of Dr. Thomas Hope is looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals to contribute to their basic research program on HIV and AIDS. The Research Technologist 2 or 3 will learn and be responsible for performing basic experiments with cells as well as run immunological, virological, molecular biology assays (including, but not limited to [...]

Behavioral Research Coordinator Opportunity at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

The  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is seeking a Behavioral Research Coordinator II for LifeSkills, a national HIV prevention study among young transgender women.   View the job posting.

Dr. Michael Newcomb Receives NIAID Award for National Expansion of 2GETHER

Michael E. Newcomb, PhDAssociate Professor of Medical Social SciencesNorthwestern University Third Coast CFAR member Michael Newcomb, PhD, has been awarded a $9 million U01 from NIAID to lead a national-scale expansion of 2GETHER, his evidence-based relationship education and HIV prevention intervention for young MSM. The hybrid trial will enroll 5,000 HIV-negative young MSM and is designed to [...]

CDPH Releases 2020 HIV/STI Surveillance Report

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released its annual HIV/STI Surveillance Report, which shows declines in new diagnoses for all genders, all age groups, and among Black, white, Latinx, and Asian populations. The report also highlights how the local HIV epidemic is impacting transgender persons. Dr. Irina Tabidze, director of Program Operations in [...]

NIH Announces Director’s Pioneer Award RFA

The NIH Common Fund has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. The program supports scientists with outstanding records of creativity, proposing pioneering approaches to significant challenges in any area of science relevant to the broad mission of NIH. Applications from women and members of [...]

Research Assistant Professor Opportunity in Implementation Science at ISGMH

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking a full-time, non-tenure eligible Research Assistant Professor in the area of implementation science in HIV research. The candidate will be a highly motivated and collaborative researcher with expertise in applying implementation research methods to HIV content areas, such as using implementation science [...]

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Implementation Science and HIV at ISGMH

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow in Implementation Science and HIV. The postdoc will provide implementation science support to existing projects seeking to identify barriers and facilitators of implementing HIV prevention and care interventions in health department and HIV service organization settings; operationalize [...]