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

URBAN ARCH In the News

Spotlight on … Evgeny Krupitsky

In this issue, we interview Dr. Evgeny Krupitsky, site PI of Russia ARCH Cohort and the ZINC trial

On The Ground

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

Admin Core BDM Core Uganda Cohort Russia Cohort Boston Cohort

Tips from the Field…

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

New URBAN ARCH Publications

Selected Funding Opportunities

  • 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

Upcoming Events and Conferences

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

Click here for more upcoming events and conferences

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