UAB Center for AIDS Research
Upcoming Events and Announcements


Join CFAR as we welcome Dr. Janet Turan and Dr. Robin Lanzi as new Co-Directors of the Behavioral and Community Science Core.

Dr. Turan, an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Maternal and Child Health Concentration, has research expertise in reducing stigma and discrimination in women with HIV.

Dr. Lanzi, an Associate Professor in Dept of Health Behavior, leads a research program focused on adolescent reproductive health and HIV/AIDS/STI prevention.

We look forward to their guidance and leadership at CFAR..........
5th International Conference on HIV and Health Related Stigma
Hosted by Howard University, this conference is a great opportunity for policy makers, clinicians, researchers, patients, community outreach organizations and community members to come together and discuss ways to reduce the stigma associated with HIV and mental health. Abstracts are due September 15, 2014. More information

November 21, 2014 
Howard University Blackburn Center 
Washington, DC

7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation:  Transforming Health Systems to Optimize Individual and Population Health 
Learn how to promote and rigorously evaluate the impact of the integration of evidence-based approaches, into clinical and community settings via public health practice, healthcare delivery and healthcare policy. Abstracts are encouraged for three types of scientific sessions. More information Abstracts are due Friday, August 8 2014.

December 8-9, 2014 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 
Bethesda, MD

Women's Health 2015: The 23rd Annual Congress 
Submit abstracts on current or emerging issues in women's health and sex difference including basic clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiologic, disparities, and health services research. Abstracts on innovations in education and career development for health researchers are also welcome.  More information. Abstracts are due November 15, 2014.

 April 16-19, 2015 
Washington, DC

Innovative Assays to Quantify the Latent HIV Reservoir R01
This RFA follows on the success of an identical RFA published last year for R21s.  Letters of intent are requested by October 7th, and applications are due November 7th
AIDS 2014 Documentary  
AIDS: Living in the Shadows
From the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, this documentary, hosted by Elton John, examines the impact of stigma in several communities around the world. View it online through Voice of America.

NIH Funding Links
Link to all NIAID Funding Notices Here and NHLBI Here
Congratulations to Young Investigators for New Funding
CFAR Supplement Awardees

Dr. Amanda Willig
Assessing the Contribution of Intestinal Dysbiosis and Metabolically Active Microbes to Incomplete CD4 Recovery on Antiretroviral Therapy

Dr. Cathy Simpson
Assessment, Categorization, and Evaluation of HIV Testing and Linkage to Care Practices Among Community-Based Partners in the Deep South

Other New Funding to Members

Dr. Janet Turan
Mechanisms and Longitudinal Effects of Stigma on Women's Adherence and Outcomes

Dr. Kristie Stringer
Ruth L Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowsh

Substance Abuse Stigma and Engagement in HIV Care: A Mixed Methods Investigation

CFAR HIV Research in International Settings
Oct 1, 2014 in San Diego CA
Link here
for more information
HIV and Aging: From Mitochondria to the Metropolis
Oct 2-3, 2014
Decatur Courtyard Marriott
Decatur GA More Info
Strategies for an HIV Cure
October 15-17, 2014
National Institutes of Health Campus
Bethesda, MD
More Info
CFAR SBSRN 8th National Scientific Meeting
 "Disparities in Research, Clinical Treatment, Prevention and Policies: A Call to Action." 
October 23 to 24, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Register by August 22, 2014