URBAN ARCH Newsletter

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October 2015 – December 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.

URBAN ARCH Looking to the Future

As URBAN ARCH enters its 5th year, our investigators and staff have been busy preparing for the U01 and U24 grant renewals due in mid-January. We will expand our existing cohorts in Uganda, Russia, and Boston to pursue important new inquiries and opportunities in the area of HIV and alcohol research. The cores and U01 study teams have spent countless hours together discussing and refining their respective renewal ideas, and they are now drafting their applications for submission to NIAAA. Part of this process included a visit from Dr. Kendall Bryant, the CHAART Scientific Collaborator, on October 22-23 to present our ideas and discuss study design details.

Dr. Bryant arrived in the late afternoon of the 22nd to join a team meeting about cross-cohort ARCH women’s analyses. The morning of the 23rd began with meetings focused on the Russia ARCH and Uganda ARCH grant renewal ideas, and ended in the afternoon with discussions about the Admin Core, BDM Core, and Boston ARCH ideas. Overall, these conversations with Dr. Bryant about the URBAN ARCH grant renewals were invaluable in regards to their scientific and methodological merit, and we have been actively incorporating his advice and input into our applications.

In the News

kendall 2Spotlight on…Kendall Bryant

In this issue, we interview Kendall Bryant, PhD, Director of HIV/AIDS Research at NIAAA and Scientific Collaborator of the Consortiums for HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Research Translation (CHAART).

On The Ground

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

New URBAN ARCH Publications

Selected Funding Opportunities

  • Multi-Site Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Research Center on Alcohol’s Health Effects (U10) (PAR-16-363)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Due Date(s): January 12, 2016
  • Addiction Research: There’s an App for That (NOT-DA-15-080)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations (R01) (PAR-15-328)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Due Date(s): January 7, 2016; September 7, 2016.
  • HIV/AIDS High Priority Drug Abuse Research (R01) (PAS-16-018)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply

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

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