URBAN ARCH Newsletter


Volume 3, Issue 1

January 2016 – March 2016

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 Junior Investigators and Trainees

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l-r: Kaku So-Armah, Jeffrey Samet, and Jennifer Wagman at UMASS Medical School; Kinna Thakarar and Rich Saitz at AMERSA; Kinna Thakarar, Jennifer Wagman, Jeffrey Samet, and Judy Hahn at CHAART.

One of the most rewarding accomplishments of the URBAN ARCH Consortium’s first five years is that we have brought on so many new collaborators to conduct research in the field of HIV and alcohol. We want to highlight the junior faculty and trainees who have joined us and reflect on their progress and achievements. This talented group comes from multiple countries and diverse disciplines to explore the rich datasets of the URBAN ARCH Consortium. Their collaborative efforts with URBAN ARCH investigators have produced many funding applications, 19 peer-reviewed publications, and several presentations at prominent conferences such as the annual meetings of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), and the International AIDS Society (IAS). In addition to trainees who led analyses, 18 students from the Boston University School of Public Health worked with the Administrative Coordinating (Admin) and Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Cores to support URBAN ARCH projects before moving on to professional roles in research and health services.

In this issue, several of these junior investigators are highlighted for their accomplishments with the Uganda, Russia and Boston ARCH projects. Click here to learn more about them.

In the News

Russia ARCH - 03Spotlight on…Marina Vetrova

In this issue, we interview Marina Vetrova, MD, research assessor for the Russia ARCH and ZINC studies and trainee with Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.

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

  • Accelerating the Pace of Drug Abuse Research Using Existing Data (R01) (PAR-13-080)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Due Date(s): Standard dates apply
  • Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences (Admin Supp) (PA-16-066)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Due Date(s): March 4, 2016
  • Studies of HIV in Digestive Diseases Limited to Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immunology and Liver Diseases (R01) (RFA-DK-16-016)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Due Date(s): March 9, 2016
  • Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling Development of Medications to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder and Alcohol-related Disorders (UT2) (PAR-15-073)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Due Date(s): May 10, 2016

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.

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