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Howard Brown Health Gives Spotlight to CFAR Faculty Member Dr. Maria Pyra

Howard Brown Health’s blog featured Q & A with Dr. Maria Pyra, the health center’s Senior Epidemiologist. Dr. Pyra discussed a recent publication in AJPH  and balancing work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Maria Pyra is Research Assistant Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Chicago and a [...]

PSMG Announces Innovations in Ending the HIV Epidemic Series

As part of Fall 2020 Virtual Grand Rounds, PSMG will feature implementation research projects that address the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. Dr. Moira McNulty, a CFAR member and leader of an EHE Supplement Project, chairs the series. The Prevention Science and Methodology Group is a virtual network of more than 860 [...]

Inter-CFAR Implementation Science Fellowship Opportunity

The Inter-CFAR Implementation Science Working Group is accepting applications for an NIH-funded training opportunity in implementation science (IS) for early stage investigators (ESIs) engaging in HIV-related research. The fellowship will be open to 24 individuals selected across the CFAR network to participate in a mentorship program, including both didactic online and mentored small group training [...]

Congratulations to 2020 Administrative Supplement Awardees

The NIH selected six projects for funding through FY20 supplements to the Third Coast CFAR. These high-impact projects address a range of NIH Office of AIDS Research Priorities. CFAR Administrative Supplements Exploring Small Molecule Regulators of the Super Elongation Complex as Novel HIV Latency Reversal AgentsJudd Hultquist, PHD, Northwestern UniversityAli Shilatifard, PhD, Northwestern University A [...]

Howard Brown Health Shares Results from EHE Planning Project on Bi+ Health

Howard Brown Health (HBH) has released the findings from the Bi+ Health research regarding the care that Bi+ patience receive. This work was led by Laura Rusie and Lauren Beach for the Project Bi+Health–Invisible and Underserved Improving the Health System’s Surveillance of HIV-Related Health Outcomes of Bisexual Patient Populations to End the HIV Epidemic in [...]

Recent Promotions for Third Coast CFAR Faculty

The Third Coast CFAR would like to congratulate these CFAR faculty members on their recent promotions: Kathryn Macapagal, PhDResearch Associate ProfessorMedical Social SciencesInstitute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH)Northwestern University Darnell Motley, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorSection of Infectious Diseases and Global HealthUniversity of Chicago Medicine Michael Newcomb, PhDTenured Associate ProfessorMedical Social SciencesInstitute for [...]

Congratulations to the Summer 2020 Pilot Project Awardees

Drs. John Schneider and Jenny Trinitapoli, leaders of the Developmental Core, and CFAR director, Dr. Richard D’Aquila, would like to congratulate the investigators recently selected for CFAR pilot awards. These one-year, high impact projects address NIH’s Office of AIDS Research priorities and are supported by $50,000 awards from the Developmental Core. The early career investigators [...]

EDIT Program Published in LGBT Health on Priorities for Working with LGBTQ+ Populations During COVID-19 Crisis

The Evaluation, Data Integration and Technical Assistance (EDIT) Program at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health (ISGMH)  published an editorial in LGBT Health outlining how to support LGBTQ+ people through research, data collection, clinician training, disaster preparedness, and health advocacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read the Editorial Here>> Read the Q&A between the EDIT team and ISGMH >>

IHAA Webinar: Harms of HIV Criminalization

Thursday, August 20, 202012–1 p.m.Link to register: https://bit.ly/ihaa8202 On Thursday, August 20, join the discussion as to unpack Illinois laws that specifically criminalize people living with HIV, hear about the harms these laws cause directly from a survivor, and learn ways you can work to end HIV criminalization alongside the Illinois HIV Action Alliance (IHAA) — [...]

HIVR4P // Virtual On January 27-28, and February 3-4

A message from the International AIDS Society (IAS) regarding the HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P): The health and safeguarding of our community are our highest priorities. IAS - the International AIDS Society - has decided that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HIV Research for Prevention Conference(HIVR4P) will be held virtually. The conference, now named HIVR4P [...]