Chicago PrEP Implementation Think Tank’s Ideas Challenge Responses Due May 27

The Chicago Department of Public Health and Northwestern University want to hear your ideas on how to get new HIV prevention medicine to sexual minority men in Chicago.

Brian Mustanski Named Associate Vice President for Research at Northwestern University

Mustanski, professor of medical social sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine, will focus on social and behavioral sciences.

Public Health Boot Camp for Future HIV Community Leaders: Applications Due April 29

Public Health Boot Camp is an intensive one-week educational program provided by the AIDS Foundation Chicago and the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

First Directors’ Choice Publication Selected for 2024

The first TC CFAR Directors' Choice publication selected for 2024, “Analysis of the Contribution of 6-mer Seed Toxicity to HIV-1-Induced Cytopathicity,” was recently published in the Journal of Virology.

Jessica Ridgway and Jennifer Jao Announced as New Leaders of Third Coast CFAR’s Clinical Sciences Core

Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS, at the University of Chicago, is now the director of the CS Core, and Jennifer Jao, MD, MPH, at Northwestern University and Lurie Children’s Hospital, is the co-director for pediatrics and metabolism of the CS Core.

Third Coast CFAR’s Funding and Events Highlighted in ISGMH Annual Report

The TC CFAR, which is part of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), is featured in the institute's inaugural annual report.

Northwestern Spotlights Groundbreaking Pediatric HIV Research Led by Ellen Chadwick and Jennifer Jao

Four children who acquired HIV in utero have remained free of detectable HIV for more than one year, according to new findings that were presented during the 2024 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Denver. The study is part of ongoing, multinational research led in part by Drs. Ellen Chadwick and Jennifer Jao.

Elena Martinelli’s New HIV Research Published in Nature Communications

Third Coast CFAR Developmental Core Co-Director, Elena Martinelli, PhD, and her research team have discovered how blocking an immune cell singling pathway in a model of HIV-1 infection may boost immune responses and decrease viral persistence in combination with antiretroviral therapy.

Brian Mustanski and Nanette Benbow Establish Sociostructural Implementation Science Coordination Initiative (SISCI)

The Sociostructural Implementation Science Coordination Initiative (SISCI) is a newly established coordination hub that works with five NIH-funded R01 projects across the US. SISCI is co-directed by Brian Mustanski, PhD, and Nanette Benbow, MAS.

Only Half of People with HIV in the US Are Retained in Medical Care. Jessica Ridgway Looks to Increase This Statistic.

Jessica Ridgway, MD, MS, was recently awarded a research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to utilize clinical phenotyping and better predict which patients living with HIV are most likely to discontinue HIV care.