URBAN ARCH Newsletter

Volume 2, Issue 2

April 2015 – June 2015

Check out the current issue of URBAN ARCH News, the quarterly newsletter bringing you news based on the latest URBAN ARCH and related research.

2015 URBAN ARCH Annual Meeting Highlights


The fourth URBAN ARCH Annual Meeting held April 28-29, 2015 brought together approximately 55 investigators, staff, Scientific Advisory Panel members, and other collaborators to discuss the progress and future direction of the URBAN ARCH Consortium.

Read more about the meeting here!

In the News

elena_PSSpotlight on..Elena Blokhina

In this issue, we interview Elena Blokhina, MD, PhD, Co-Investigator of the Russia ARCH Cohort and Deputy Director of the Valdman Institute of Pharmacology at First St. Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University


On The Ground

Click on the buttons to see what the URBAN ARCH Cohorts and Cores have been working on.



Several URBAN ARCH investigators will be in attendance at CPDD and RSA this month presenting on projects related to substance use in populations with HIV.

Click here for URBAN ARCH at CPDD information.

Click here for URBAN ARCH at RSA information.

New URBAN ARCH Publications

Selected Funding Opportunities

  • Methodologies to Enhance Understanding of HIV Associated Social Determinants (R01) (RFA-MH-16-200)(R21) (RFA-MH-16-205) National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • Application Due Date(s): August 19, 2015
  • The Role of Exosomes in HIV Neuropathogenesis (R01) (RFA-MH-16-100) (R21) (RFA-MH-16-110) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Application
    • Application Due Date(s): September 02, 2015

Click here for more funding announcements related to HIV and alcohol research.

Events and Conferences

Please email Carly Bridden if you will be attending any these meetings, so we can connect you with our investigators.

Click here for more events and conferences.

Featured Resources

Complete baseline data for the Uganda ARCH, Boston ARCH, and Russia ARCH cohorts are now available. See below for selected baseline characteristics: 

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