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Found In Translation: Richard D’Aquila Featured in Northwestern News

Richard D'Aquila Director, Third Coast Center for AIDS Research Third Coast CFAR Director, Richard D’Aquila, was recently featured in Northwestern News. The article highlights his contributions to HIV research over the past three decades.   Dr. D’Aquila is the founding director of the multi-institutional Third Coast Center for AIDS Research and the Howard Taylor Ricketts Professor of Medicine in the Infectious [...]

Translational Research in NeuroHIV and Mental Health (TRNAMH) Online Course at Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University has an R25 grant through the NIH/NIMH (R25MH080661) to conduct a NeuroHIV online course called Translational Research in NeuroHIV and Mental Health (TRNAMH). It is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty located inside or outside of the USA – especially those from underrepresented minority [...]

“Red Ribbon Cash Ticket” Initiative to Benefit Getting to Zero Illinois

The Illinois Lottery recently launched its annual Red Ribbon Cash instant ticket, which raises funds that will support Getting to Zero Illinois, a statewide initiative to end Illinois’ HIV epidemic by 2030.  The ticket is on sale now at more than 7,200 Illinois Lottery retailers across Illinois, and 100% of profits from ticket sales go toward an Illinois free of [...]

Join the Inter-CFAR HIV/Tuberculosis Working Group

CFAR investigators interested in the interface of TB and HIV have come together to form a national working group, with the goal of stimulating inter-CFAR collaborations on this critical coinfection. The working group is organized around 4 smaller interest groups: molecular pathogenesis of TB/HIV coinfection; immunopathogenesis of coinfection; diagnosis of TB in HIV infected children and adults; and [...]

Faculty Position in the JHU School of Medicine Retrovirus Laboratory

The Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The candidate, working in an area of retrovirus biology, will complement a collaborative group of 8 Retrovirus Lab faculty members working to understand the immunopathogenesis [...]

Mai Pho, Administrative Supplement Recipient, in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Mai Pho, MD  Assistant Professor of Medicine The University of Chicago The Third Coast CFAR would like to congratulate Dr. Mai Pho and team for their recent publication in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on public services and opioid, HIV, and HCV rates in rural Illinois.  Dr. Pho is an assistant professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago and a CFAR administrative [...]

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD Elected President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation

The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research would like to congratulate Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and of Pharmacology, who is elected to serve as president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Starting the role as president during the 2021-2022 academic year, Ardehali hopes to enhance the physician-scientist pipeline, improve gender equality and diversity in [...]

Keep It Up! Accepting Applications for Funding from Community-Based Organizations

Keep It Up! (KIU!) is now accepting applications from community-based organizations (CBO) and other HIV service organizations to implement KIU! as part of their existing HIV prevention and testing services. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Synthesis Project recently rated KIU! as a “best evidence” HIV risk reduction intervention for diverse young men who have [...]

CFAR Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Jao, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

CFAR Welcomes Dr. Jennifer Jao, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine The Third Coast CFAR congratulates Jennifer Jao, MD, MPH, for her appointment as Associate Professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Departments of Pediatric and Adult Infectious Diseases. Dr. Jao has led cohorts of HIV-infected pregnant [...]

Program Officer Position in the Pathogenesis and Basic Research Branch of NIAID/DAIDS

The Pathogenesis and Basic Research Branch of the DAIDS Basic Sciences Program is currently searching for a Program Officer candidate to join our team. The Pathogenesis and Basic Research Branch oversees a broad portfolio of research grants and funding initiatives related to basic HIV virology, immunology, transmission, and persistence, as well as the 19 Centers [...]