URBAN ARCH Newsletter
Check out the current issue of URBAN ARCH News, the quarterly newsletter bringing you news based on the latest URBAN ARCH and related research
The URBAN ARCH Annual meeting, held on April 1-2, 2014, brought together approximately 50 investigators, staff, advisory panel members, and other collaborators to discuss the progress and future direction of the URBAN ARCH Consortium. The two-day meeting began with a welcome and introduction by Dr. Jeffrey Samet, PI of the URBAN ARCH Consortium.
Read more about the meeting here!
The CHAART Scientific Meeting took place May 14-16, 2014 in Washington D.C. The meeting was organized by the Consortium to improve Outcomes in HIV/AIDS, Alcohol, Aging, and multi-Substance use (COMpAAAS) and included active participation by the NIAAA scientific staff and other CHAART members: Brown University ARCH, ARCH (Johns Hopkins), and SHARC (University of Florida).
Read more about the meeting here!
Pictures (l-r): Kendall Bryant and Matt Freiberg; Nadia Fairbairn and Brandon Marshall; Michael Winter and Alicia Ventura
2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
On Tuesday, March 4th, URBAN ARCH and COMpAAAS co-hosted a reception with the 2014 CROI meeting. This event brought together a number of investigators from the fields of HIV and alcohol research to discuss current projects and potential future collaborations.
Pictures (l-r): Seville Meli and Rich Saitz; Carly Bridden; Rich Saitz and Kendall Bryant
In this issue, we interview Dr. Winnie Muyindike, MBChB, MMED, Director of ISS Clinic, Mbarara University of Science and Technology and a study investigator in Uganda.
Click on the buttons to see what the URBAN ARCH Cohorts and Cores have been working on.
Subject Tracking Part 2: Finding Your Subject
A strategic guide to tracking your population and ensuring a high follow-up rate.
by the Boston ARCH RAs: Margo Godersky, Kate Haworth, Keshia Toussaint, and Laura Vercammen
- Silverman JG, Saggurti N, Cheng DM, Decker MR, Coleman SM, Bridden C, Pardeshi M, Dasgupta A, Samet JH, Raj A. Associations of Sex Trafficking History with Recent Sexual Risk among HIV-Infected FSWs in India. AIDS Behav. 2014 Mar; 18(3):555-61. PMID:23955657.
- Goodness TM, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Coleman SM, Bridden C, Blokhina E, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Depressive Symptoms and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Initiation among HIV-Infected Russian Drinkers. AIDS Behav. 2014 Jun;18(6):1085-93. PMCID: PMC4020947.
Notices from NIH
- NIH center sets new goals for global health research and training – “Efforts should focus on combatting the growing epidemic of noncommunicable diseases…”
- Public Access Compliance: Room for Improvement – Recommendations for public access reporting in progress reports meet NIH compliance and avoid funding delays
- Prevention and Treatment of Substance Using Populations with or at Risk for HCV (R01), (R21), (R34) (PA-14-137)
- Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply
- Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS (DP2) RFA-DA-15-007
- Application Due Date(s): November 12, 2014
Click here for more funding announcements related to HIV and alcohol research
Please email Carly Bridden if you will be attending or presenting at any these meetings.
- College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) June 14-19, 2014; Caribe Hilton; San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) June 21-25, 2014; Bellevue, Washington
- International AIDS Conference July 20-25 2014; Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC); Melbourne, Australia
Click here for more upcoming events and conferences.
- Global Health Delivery Online, an online platform of expert-led communities where health care implementers can collaborate to improve the delivery of health care.
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an international consortium based out of the University of Michigan that advances and expands social and behavioral research by maintaining an extensive data archive and hosting educational opportunities. One of ICPSR’s themed collections includes the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP). NAHDAP acquires, preserves and disseminates data relevant to drug addiction and HIV research, and offers scholars the opportunity to conduct secondary analysis on major issues of social and behavioral sciences and public policy.
- “Pain in people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review” Journal of the International AIDS Society
For more information or to be removed from this list, please contact: Carly Bridden, URBAN ARCH Administrative Director.
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