Planning for Success Grant Writing Fellowship Applications Due October 18

The Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is now accepting applications for the 4th Annual Planning for Success (PfS) NIH R-level Grant Writing Fellowship program. This nine-month fellowship will be held online and is open to Third Coast CFAR faculty members, as well as faculty from Emory University, HBCUs in the Southeast, and university associated with [...]

Congratulations to 2021 Supplement Awardees

The NIH has selected seven new projects for FY21 supplements to the Third Coast CFAR. These high-impact projects address Office of AIDS Research Priorities for HIV Research and the goals of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative. NIH CFAR Supplement Projects Development of a Health Systems Intervention Incorporating Patient Reported Outcomes of Intersectional [...]

Combination Treatment May Prolong HIV Viral Suppression

Elena Martinelli, PhD, associate director of the Viral Pathogenesis Core, is senior author on a new publication describing findings that a novel combination treatment may increase the ability of monoclonal antibodies to control viral infection in people diagnosed with HIV. The article is published in Science Translational Medicine. Read the feature in Northwestern News. Elena [...]

Developmental Core Announces First R01 Services

Beginning for May 2022 grant submissions, the CFAR will offer a new set of services to support investigators applying for their first HIV R01. The Developmental Core will organize rapid critiques of draft grant applications, mock reviews, and other pre-submission feedback. Both early stage investigators and established investigators new to HIV research are eligible. Applicants [...]

Getting to Zero Illinois Releases HIV Dashboard

The Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 is accompanied by a plan that outlines the goals and strategies which promote HIV prevention and access to care. The HIV data dashboard released in August 2021 helps users track progress towards the goals and strategies found in this plan, including [...]

HRSA-funded HIV Health Disparities Fellowship (PITCH T32)

Primary care Investigators Training in Chronic disease & Health disparities (PITCH) Fellowship The goal of this HRSA-funded T32 fellowship at the University of Chicago is to train the next generation of primary care clinical investigators to improve health outcomes and care delivery for patients living with HIV and vulnerable populations from underserved backgrounds. The PITCH [...]

Brandon Hill, PhD to Lead HBH Center for Education, Research, and Advocacy

Howard Brown Health (HBH) has announced Brandon Hill, PhD as the new executive director of HBH’s Center for Education, Research, and Advocacy. Hill brings vital experience to the role, after serving as CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Plains and leading NIH-and CFAR-funded research at the University of Chicago.Read the full announcement>>

Darnell Motley, Clinical Community Psychologist, Promotes Sexual Health Among Those with Multiple Forms of Oppression

Darnell N. Motley, PhD, is committed to examining and challenging how structural factors such as racism, homophobia, and health stigma attempt to limit the experiences of racial, sexual, and gender minorities and individuals living with HIV. Motley, director of Structural Interventions for the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE), uses qualitative research to inform the [...]

NOSI: Epidemiology Research To Evaluate Impact of COVID-19 on the HIV Epidemic

NIAID issued Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): HIV/AIDS in the Era of COVID-19: When Pandemics Collide (NOT-AI-21-057) to prompt research projects to quantify the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on HIV prevention, incidence, transmission, and outcomes. The NOSI emphasizes NIAID and other Institutes' interest in research on strategies needed to adapt the HIV/AIDS response through agile and innovative support [...]

RFI: Developing Consent Language for Future Use of Data and Biospecimens (NOT-OD-21-131)

The NIH has recently released a Request for Information (RFI): Developing Consent Language for Future Use of Data and Biospecimens (NOT-OD-21-131). Responses must be submitted online by September 29, 2021. NIH is requesting information from stakeholders on the utility and useability of sample language developed for use in informed consent documents for data and biospecimen sharing. NIH [...]