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D’Aquila, Mustanski, and Colleagues Publish New Method for SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Testing

As antibody testing ramps up across the country, Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method for testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) antibodies. The method requires only a single drop of blood collected from a simple finger prick.  A team of scientists, including biological anthropologist Thomas McDade, together with pharmacologist Alexis Demonbreun and investigators Dr. Richard D’Aquila, Brian [...]

WGN Radio Interview: Dr. John Schneider Discusses Contract Tracing

On May 4, Dr. John Schneider gave an interview on WGN Radio with Anna to explain how contact tracing can be used to fight the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Schneider directs the CFAR's Developmental Core. He is also an associate professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, a network epidemiologist, and infectious disease specialist in the Departments [...]

NIAID Releases Emergency Funding Opportunities to Address COVID-19

On April 30, NIAID announced emergency awards (R21 and R01) to support research on SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus Disease 2019. PAR-20-177, Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (R21, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-20-178, Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease [...]

CNN Interview: Dr. Babafemi Taiwo Discusses Early Results from NIAID Remdesivir Trial

On April 29, Dr. Babafemi Taiwo gave an interview on CNN to discuss preliminary data that suggest remdesivir reduces time to recovery for COVID-19 patients.    Dr. Taiwo directs the CFAR’s Clinical Sciences Core. He is the Chief of Infectious Diseases and Gene Stollerman Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University.  View the interview here.

CDC Funding Opportunity for CDPH and Potential Partners in Response to the EHE Initiative

The CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2020 funds for a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support the development and implementation of programs tailored to ending the HIV epidemic in America. Recent scientific advances in HIV prevention and treatment have made ending the HIV epidemic in America a realistic possibility. Under the leadership [...]

28th Annual Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course

The University of Washington Department of Global Health and the Center for AIDS and STI are accepting applications for the 28th Annual Principles of STI/HIV Research and Public Health Practice Course. The course will be held July 20 - July 30, 2020, at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA.   Please join us in Seattle, [...]

Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS (C-THAN) Applications Due March 2

The NIBIB-funded Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern University (C-THAN) seeks collaborative research projects to develop novel point-of-care technologies (POCT) aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment monitoring of HIV/AIDS and co-morbidities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). If successful, projects should be viable candidates for commercial development. Awards will be up to $50,000- $100,000 for 12 months. [...]

Book Event and Reception for “Remaking A Life” by Celeste Watkins-Hayes

Northwestern University professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, will discuss her new book, Remaking A Life: How Women Living with HIV/AIDS Confront Inequality. The work is based on more than a decade of interviews with over 100 women living with HIV, as well as activists, advocates, policy makers, and HIV service providers. Professor [...]

Implementation Scientist, Assistant Professor Position at Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology 

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking a full-time, non-tenure eligible Assistant Professor. The candidate will join a rich, collaborative environment with other clinicians and scientists in the Feinberg School of Medicine and throughout the University and will be affiliated with the Center for Prevention Implementation [...]

Thank you for making the 2019 Women and HIV Symposium a Success

Planning Committee (left to right) Thomas Hope, Richard D’Aquila, Roslyn Taylor, Susan Cu-Uvin, Phyllis Tien, Renee Heffron, and Susan Cohn (not pictured). On October 21-22, the Third Coast CFAR hosted a successful and highly productive Inter-CFAR Women and HIV Symposium. The Planning Committee thanks the meeting’s 175 attendees for their participation. Abstracts from 54 early [...]