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 [...]

NOT-AI-21-057 HIV in the Era of COVID-19: When Pandemics Collide (R01 and R21)

The NIH has issued NOT-AI-21-057 to communicate special interest in epidemiology investigations to quantify the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention, incidence, transmission, and outcomes. This NOSI encourages research on the impact and strategies needed to adapt the HIV/AIDS response through agile and innovative support of prevention [...]

Support for NIH Diversity Supplements in HIV Research 

In the interest of increasing diversity and representation of minority scholars in HIV research, the Third Coast CFAR has identified local HIV-focused grants that appear eligible to apply for diversity supplements from the NIH. Supplement awards enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, post-doctorates, and faculty-level investigators from diverse backgrounds, [...]

Garofalo Publishes Book on PLWH Finding Stability and Love from Their Dogs

In March 2021, Third Coast CFAR member Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, published When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them with LGBTQ advocate and journalist Zach Stafford, award-winning dog photographer Jesse Freidin, and TV writer and journalist Christina Garofalo. The book uses portraits and interviews about how loving a [...]

ARCC Provides Community Review Tool to Help Researchers Build Stronger Relationships with Community Stakeholders

The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC), a program in the NUCATS Institute's Center for Community Health, has developed a new tool from its Online Resource Directory.  The document, to be considered a ‘community review’, contains background and questions for reflection for academic researchers to consider when forming and building research partnerships with community members & [...]

NIMHD to Host Webinar on Funding Opportunity to Study Impact of Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health

On May 26, 2021, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host a pre-application technical assistance webinar relating to RFA-MD-21-004, Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities. NIH staff will provide an overview of the RFA—including objectives, application instructions, and review criteria—and [...]

Third Coast CFAR Member Elissa Sarno Promoted to Research Assistant Professor

Third Coast CFAR Member Elissa Sarno, PhD, has been promoted to a research assistant professor in Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Medical Social Sciences and the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), effective on May 1, 2021. Sarno joined ISGMH in 2018 as a postdoctoral fellow and will now serve as the clinical director of the [...]

Cures Within Reach Announces Two DEI RFAs

Cures Within Reach has announced two new funding opportunities for Chicagoland researchers to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. At least three clinical repurposing trials will be selected for funding for each RFA:  • Clinical repurposing trials led by US-based underrepresented racial/ethnic minority PIs (as defined by the NIH) in any disease; proposal budgets of up to $70,000 accepted; [...]