Dr. Michael Newcomb Receives NIAID Award for National Expansion of 2GETHER

Michael E. Newcomb, PhDAssociate Professor of Medical Social SciencesNorthwestern University Third Coast CFAR member Michael Newcomb, PhD, has been awarded a $9 million U01 from NIAID to lead a national-scale expansion of 2GETHER, his evidence-based relationship education and HIV prevention intervention for young MSM. The hybrid trial will enroll 5,000 HIV-negative young MSM and is designed to [...]

CDPH Releases 2020 HIV/STI Surveillance Report

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released its annual HIV/STI Surveillance Report, which shows declines in new diagnoses for all genders, all age groups, and among Black, white, Latinx, and Asian populations. The report also highlights how the local HIV epidemic is impacting transgender persons. Dr. Irina Tabidze, director of Program Operations in [...]

NIH Announces Director’s Pioneer Award RFA

The NIH Common Fund has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. The program supports scientists with outstanding records of creativity, proposing pioneering approaches to significant challenges in any area of science relevant to the broad mission of NIH. Applications from women and members of [...]

Research Assistant Professor Opportunity in Implementation Science at ISGMH

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking a full-time, non-tenure eligible Research Assistant Professor in the area of implementation science in HIV research. The candidate will be a highly motivated and collaborative researcher with expertise in applying implementation research methods to HIV content areas, such as using implementation science [...]

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Implementation Science and HIV at ISGMH

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow in Implementation Science and HIV. The postdoc will provide implementation science support to existing projects seeking to identify barriers and facilitators of implementing HIV prevention and care interventions in health department and HIV service organization settings; operationalize [...]

NIH Releases Three Ending the HIV Epidemic RFAs

The Ending the HIV Epidemic Scientific Working Group (EHE SWG), led by Drs. Inger Burnett-Zeigler and Gregory Phillips, is pleased to share that the NIH has released three RFAs for multi-year, collaborative research awards that will support the Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. Respond: Epidemiology to End the HIV Epidemic (RESPOND: EEE) RFA-AI-21-023 (R01 [...]

NIMHD Announces Release of NIH-Wide Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021-2025

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has announced the release of the NIH-Wide Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan 2021-2025: Taking the Next Steps. The plan’s goals for advancing minority health and health disparities research and promoting health equity are in three categories: Scientific Research, such as advancing the understanding [...]

CFAR Faculty Members Announce New Research Center Dedicated to Helping Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Thrive

The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern has announced the opening of the Center for Translational Health Research and Interventions Advancing Equity for Sexual and Gender Minorities (THRIVE). Third Coast CFAR members, Michael Newcomb, PhD and Kathryn Macapagal, PhD will serve as director and co-director.   Read the full [...]

Q&A with Jenny Trinitapoli, the New Director of the CFAR Developmental Core

Jenny Trinitapoli, PhDAssociate Professor Department of SociologyThe University of Chicago Effective May 2021, Jenny Trinitapoli, PhD will begin her term as director of the Third Coast CFAR Developmental Core. Dr. Trinitapoli is an NICHD-funded social demographer and associate professor of sociology at the University of Chicago. Her elevation to the Developmental Core director role was planned [...]

Endowed Professorship Opportunity at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

The Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is inviting applications for the newly established Magic City LGBTQ Endowed Professorship. This is a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, tenured or tenure earning. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications and [...]