Upcoming Events and Announcements
This Week
CFAR welcomes Dr. Stephanie Topp from CIDRZ in Zambia for a special seminar:

 "A health systems analysis of the impact of HIV scale-up on primary health centers in Zambia"

WEDNESDAY Feb 26th at 1:30pm at the Edge of Chaos
 The SOM Infectious Diseases, Global Health and Vaccines steering committee is pleased to invite applications for Internship awards for summer research in TB at K-RITH. The purpose of these awards is to foster interactions, develop collaborations and promote postdoctoral opportunities between the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) in Durban, South Africa. UAB undergraduate, graduate, post-PhD and medical students are invited to apply for this internship at K-RITH.   Students must be in good standing.  Individuals selected for this program will receive travel funds and a daily allowance from UAB and laboratory expenses will be covered by K-RITH.

 Download the RFA  for more information. The deadline to submit your application is: March 01, 2014. Internships run for 6-8 weeks in June to August, 2014.

Recent HIV Funding Announcements on UAB's Spin

RFA-AI-14-006--Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01)


Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous System Reservoirs (R01)


RFA-AI-14-018--U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research (U01)


RFA-DA-15-004--NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1)


RFA-HL-14-024--Basic Research in the Pathogenesis of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children (R01)


RFA-HL-14-029--Basic Research in the Pathogenesis of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children (R21)


RFA-DA-15-005--Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01)


RFA-AA-14-004--Research on Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation of HIV/AIDS and Alcohol Interventions (R01)


RFA-HL-14-023--Clinical Research in the Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children (R01)


RFA-AI-13-059--Prevention Innovation Program (PIP) (R01)


Link to more funding announcements on the CFAR website under Resources, sublink Funding Announcements
Welcome to our Newest CFAR Members!
Dr. Mengxi Jiang
Assistant Professor
UAB Dept of Microbiology
Upcoming 1917 Clinical Cohort Meetings
  • 2/28/14 - Ellen Eaton, MD - "Charges and Reimbursements for Common HIV Primary Care Procedures"
  • 3/14/14 - Jessica Merlin, MD, MBA - "HIV and Chronic Pain K23 Resubmission: Feedback on summary statements"

Meets in CCB 147 at 1pm 

Social Media
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NIH Funding Links
Link to all NIAID Funding Opportunities and Notices  Here

Link to HIV-related Funding Opportunities at NHLBI Here
CFAR Publication Links
Reengineering redox sensitive GFP to measure mycothiol redox potential of Mycobacterium tuberculosis during infection.
Authored by CNIHR awardee Amit Singh, PhD

Link to our website for the citation

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