URBAN ARCH Newsletter
Check out the first issue of URBAN ARCH News, the quarterly newsletter bringing you news based on the latest URBAN ARCH and related research
Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of the URBAN ARCH Consortium Newsletter!
We are excited to share this publication with you so that you can stay up-to-date with the latest developments of the URBAN ARCH Consortium. URBAN ARCH, a member of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Consortiums for HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Research Translation (NIAAA CHAART) initiative, conducts and disseminates interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding how alcohol use impacts people affected by HIV and develops interventions to reduce alcohol use and alcohol and HIV-related consequences in this population. We hope that you will learn something new about URBAN ARCH and the world of HIV/alcohol research as you read the stories we have put together for this issue.
In each issue you will find a mix of study updates, upcoming funding opportunities and meetings, practical tips for researchers, and spotlights on investigators and staff. Since this is a new endeavor for us, we welcome input on additional features you would like to see or ways to make the newsletter more useful for you. Our goal is for the newsletter to be a way to stay connected to URBAN ARCH and als be exposed to external opportunities related to HIV/alcohol research. A BIG THANK YOU to Laura Wulach for spearheading the development of the newsletter.
Please forward this issue on to your colleagues to spread the word about URBAN ARCH and spark ideas for future collaboration.
Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH, Principal Investigator and Carly Bridden, MA, MPH, Administrative Director
- Epidemiologist Immerses Himself in Big Data as He Studies the Link Between HIV and Cardiovascular Disease [Matthew Freiberg]
- Congratulations to Jeffrey Samet, the 2013 Robert Dawson Evans Research Mentoring Award recipient
In this issue, we interview Dr. Evgeny Krupitsky, site PI of Russia ARCH Cohort and the ZINC trial
Click on the links to see what the URBAN ARCH Cohorts and Cores have been working on
by the Boston ARCH RAs: Margo Godersky, Kate Haworth, Keshia Toussaint, and Laura Vercammen
Subject Tracking Part 1: Collecting Contact Information
A strategic guide to tracking your population and ensuring high follow up rate
- Fuster D et al,. Inflammatory cytokines and mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems. AIDS. 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
- Fuster D et al. Chronic hepatitis C virus infection is associated with all-cause and liver-related mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected patients with alcohol problems. Addiction. 2014;109:62-70.
- Palfai TP et al. The influence of depressive symptoms on alcohol use among HIV-infected Russian drinkers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;134:85-91.
- Santos GM et al. Self-reported alcohol abstinence associated with ART initiation among HIV-infected persons in rural Uganda. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;134:151-7.
- Walley AY et al. Risk factors for recent nonfatal overdose among HIV-infected Russians who inject drugs. AIDS Care. 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
- Goodness TM et al. Depressive Symptoms and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Initiation Among HIV-Infected Russian Drinkers. AIDS Behav. 2013.[Epub ahead of print].
- Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions(R01) (RFA-AA-14-004)
- Application Due Date(s): April 21, 2014
- U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research (R01,R21,U01) (RFA-AI-14-009)
- Application deadline: April 22, 2014
- NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1) (RFA-DA-15-004)
- Application Due Date(s): July 29, 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.
- Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) March 3-6, 2014; Hynes Convention Center; Boston, MA
- 18th International Workshop on HIV Observational Databases March 27-29, 2014; Sitges, Spain
- URBAN ARCH Annual Meeting April 1-2, 2014; Boston Medical Center; Boston, MA
Click here for more upcoming events and conferences
- Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN) Website
- Measuring the Burden-Alcohol’s Evolving Impact on Individuals, Families and Society NIAAAs Alcohol Research: Current Reviews
- NIAAA Spectrum Newsletter
- Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence Newsletter
- Training Opportunities
For more information or to be removed from this list, please contact: Carly Bridden, URBAN ARCH Administrative Director.
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