URBAN ARCH Newsletter

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2014 URBAN ARCH Annual Meeting Highlights

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!

2014 CHAART Scientific Meeting

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

Spotlight on … Winnie Muyindike

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.

On The Ground

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

Tips from the Field…

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

New URBAN ARCH Publications

Notices from NIH

Selected Funding Opportunities

  • 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

Upcoming Events and Conferences

Please email Carly Bridden if you will be attending or presenting at any these meetings.

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