2017 Pilot Award Winners

  Combining Human Knowledge and Machine Learning to Increase Retention in Care for HIV Patients Rayid Ghani Director of Research, Center for Data Science and Public Policy The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy This work seeks to advance predictive modeling for implementing healthcare delivery, particularly predicting whether an HIV-positive individual will retain [...]

Enhancing Community Partnerships in 2017

The Third Coast CFAR continued to nurture community-academic partnerships in HIV research in 2017. Via two different funding mechanisms - the Community Collaborative Award and the Community Mini Award - the CFAR supported exciting collaborations that will expand HIV research initiatives in Chicago. Community Collaborative Awards Development of a Centralized Repository of HIV Testing and [...]

Third Coast CFAR Mucosal Biology and HIV Interest Group

Third Coast CFAR Mucosal Biology and HIV Interest Group Brian Mustanski and Tom Hope are leading an effort to build collaborations and new interdisciplinary HIV research on the intersections of mucosal biology and behavioral science. This is expected to include such topics as STIs and HIV transmission across rectal and female reproductive tract mucosa, inflammation [...]

National CFAR Mucosal Immunology Group (MIG) Request for Proposals (RFP)

National CFAR Mucosal Immunology Group (MIG) Request for Proposals (RFP) The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support innovative research projects from CFAR members toward one or more of the following scientific areas of interest. Proposed research should be consistent with the recent NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities listed here. Proposals responding to the CFAR [...]

END HIV Scientific Working Group (SWG) Led by Benbow Bridges CFAR Institutions and Public Health Departments

The Third Coast CFAR began with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) as a founding partner organization alongside our universities, with a vision shared by all partners that more interactive research could help stop the HIV epidemic. Led by Nanette Benbow, the CFAR’s Scientific Working Group (SWG) has grown over the past several years [...]

NIH Funding Opportunity: Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (DP2)

Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (DP2) (RFA-DA-18-004) National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt Date(s): Nov 13, 2017; Nov 13, 2018, Nov 13, 2019 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

Judith Moskowitz, BSIS Core Director, featured in the New York Times

Judith T. Moskowitz, Director of the CFAR's Behavioral, Social, and Implementation Sciences core, was featured in the New York Times for her work on the health outcomes related to positive affect in patients with chronic diseases. Moskowitz,a professor of medical social sciences, was inspired by observations that people with AIDS and other chronic illnesses lived [...]

Judy Moskowitz Elected to Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Third Coast CFAR would lo BSIS Co-Director, Judy Moskowitz, has been elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. The Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research is the honorary senior scientist society for those whose research exists at the interface of behavior and medicine. Election to this society is reserved for those with national and international [...]

CFAR co-sponsors Midwest LGBT Health Symposium October 6-7, 2016

Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium 2016 Following the success of their previous symposium, Howard Brown Health and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center will host the second Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium 2016 on October 6-7, 2016 at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The symposium focuses on the latest in LGBTQ healthcare practices and challenges, and will [...]

RFAs for Pilot Funds on HIV/AIDS Research

Third Coast CFAR is pleased to announce Requests for Applications for two new pilot awards: 1) Pilot Awards for HIV/AIDS Research, and 2) Community Collaborative Pilot Awards PILOT AWARDS FOR HIV/AIDS RESEARCH Pilot awards are intended for key preliminary studies in HIV-related basic, clinical, or behavioral research that will enable new NIH grant submissions and [...]