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Celeste Watkins-Hayes Addressed “injuries of inequality” in the HIV/AIDS pandemic at AIDS 2020: Virtual

Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes was interviewed by Positively Aware editor-in-chief and Community Collaboration Board member Jeff Berry to preview her session at AIDS 2020: Virtual, addressing the “injuries of inequality” in the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the social drivers of, and responses to, the epidemic at the structural, institutional and individual levels. Dr. Watkins-Hayes is a Professor [...]

University of Chicago Invites Applications for Chief of Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health

The Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health.  The appointee will be an accomplished program builder with a strong background in all aspects of Infectious Diseases, an experienced leader to support and enhance the Section’s clinical, research, and educational efforts, [...]

Dr. Danijela Maric Selected for NHLBI HIV-related Comorbidities K12 Scholar Award

Danijela Maric, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Cell and Molecular BiologyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine The Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders Career Development Program is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Danijela Maric as a new TC-CS K12 scholar. Dr. Maric is a research assistant professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology [...]

Dr. Steven Thrasher Awarded Ford Foundation Creativity and Free Expression Grant

Steven W. Thrasher, PhD Steven W. Thrasher, assistant professor and Daniel H. Renberg Chair of social justice reporting at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. The grant will support Thrasher’s research on viruses in society, his course on virus coverage in the media and [...]

AFC Recruiting Participants for Proyecto ¡2.0!

AFC is partnering with researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin to study the influence of actual and perceived immigration laws on US Latino immigrants’ willingness to seek and utilize important community health services. You may view the flyer here. You may view the informational letter here.

Post-Doctoral Training Opportunities in Addiction at the University of Chicago

Post-Doctoral Training Opportunities in Addiction NIDA T32 Training Grant The University of Chicago has openings for post-doctoral trainees in addiction research as part of our NIDA-supported Training Program. Training faculty represent a broad range of disciplines from basic preclinical neuroscience to human behavior and treatment. Preclinical investigations of cellular and molecular mechanisms of addiction include [...]

Dr. Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster Selected for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)

Dr. Penaloza-MacMaster is an Immunologist in the Department of Microbiology-Immunology and was recruited to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2016 with a faculty recruitment award from the Third Coast CFAR. He was recently selected for an NIH Director New Innovator Award (DP2) to develop interferon-modulated vaccines against HIV. The project aims to develop antigenically tailored HIV vaccines containing diverse envelope sequences, with [...]

NIH Announces New COVID-19 Funding Opportunities and Pre-application Webinars

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is encouraging research to test the implementation of COVID-19 diagnostic testing in underserved or vulnerable communities through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative. NIH will hold two pre-application webinars covering the four RADx-UP funding opportunities: NOT-OD-20-119, NOT-OD-20-120, NOT-OD-20-121, and RFA-OD-20-013. First webinar: Friday, June 26, 2020, from 1–3 p.m. [...]

Northwestern FSM Issues Return to Campus Guidance

As the City of Chicago begins phase 3 of reopening, the Feinberg School of Medicine’s education and research programs will reactivate beginning June 3. It is recommended all Feinberg programs view the General Reactivation Guidance and Research Reactivation guides. These documents are also available on the COVID-19 website which provides additional details specific to Feinberg and the Chicago campus for faculty, [...]

Birkett Awarded R01 for to Use Simulation Modeling to Understand HIV Health Disparities Among Racial and Sexual Minorites in Chicago

The Third Coast CFAR would like to congratulate Michelle Birkett, PhD, on her new R01, which will use simulation modeling to understand HIV disparities among racial and sexual minorities in Chicago. The project joins experts in HIV epidemiology, network science, computational modeling, and health disparities research from both Northwestern and the University of Chicago/Argonne National [...]