Ryan White Remembered

Ryan White

April 8 marks the 28 year anniversary of Ryan White’s death. Before HIV transmission was well understood, factor 8, a protein important to blood clotting, was often pooled from hundreds of untested blood donations.  This exposed hemophilia patients like Ryan White to HIV; in an article for PBS Newshour, Dr. Howard Markel recalls that “virtually… Read More

Myron Cohen Interviewed for The Body

Myron Cohen

Myles Helfand interviewed Associate CFAR Director Myron Cohen in a series for The Body. In a short video interview with The Body, an HIV/AIDS-specific service of Remedy Health Media, Dr. Myron Cohen, MD, Associate CFAR Director & International Core Associate Director,  shares a personal anecdote about a patient whose wellbeing was rapidly transformed with the… Read More

Research Assistant Earns Impact Award

Each department may nominate three current masters or doctoral students or recent graduates per year for the Impact and Horizon Award.  Their research should have direct impact on North Carolina.   Impact Award On Thursday, April 5, Thibaut Davy-Méndez will receive one of the 2018 UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award for his work related… Read More

Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professorship

The Sarah Graham Kenan Award recipients will receive five-year, renewable terms, and are subject to a rigorous review process. Sarah Graham Kenan Awardees Last week, Ada Adimora, MD, MPH; David Margolis, MD; and Janet Rubin, MD; were named Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professors.  Dr. Adimora co-directs the UNC CFAR Developmental Core, and Dr. Margolis directs… Read More

CFAR Supplement Fiscal Year 2018

The UNC CFAR will conduct an internal review to select the four best candidates for Fiscal Year 2018 funding to move forward with the supplement application. All interested applicants must submit for review the following: Documents for internal CFAR review: Brief proposal no more than 2 pages with specific aims and brief background. Must have:… Read More

Biostatistics Software for Analyzing Dilution Assays

software development

Biostatistics Core Develops Software Tool for Analyzing Dilution Assays UNC Center for AIDS Research Biostatistics Core graduate research assistant Ilana Trumble and former Core GRAs Andrew Allmon, Owen Francis, Pedro Baldoni, alumnus Dr. Joseph Rigdon, and Core Director, Prof. Michael Hudgens published a research paper in the November 2017 issue of the Journal of Immunological Methods, titled “SLDAssay: A software… Read More

CFAR-Wide Webinar Series

Please see below for further details about how to create a SEATC profile and register for each of the CFAR-wide webinars. Webinar Schedule Date Time Topic Presenter(s) Webinar registration link Affiliation May 21, 2018 3:30 P.M. EST Reducing Stigma for African American Women with HIV: The UNITY Health Study Dr. Deepa Rao https://www.seaetc.com/event/?ER_ID=14848 UW  CFAR… Read More

MI Blog: Responding to Discord

Here is an excerpt from the most recent UNC CFAR Motivational Interviewing Blog: “However, ‘discord’ can sometimes be caused by our mood or approach. Perhaps like any other human being, we may feel tired, stressed, overwhelmed, or distracted, and may bring some of these experiences into our sessions with our clients. It may also be… Read More

Multivalent Antibodies Show Effectiveness for HIV Prevention and Promise for Treatment and Cure

The ability of HIV to mutate has been a major challenge to vaccine development. As the body produces antibodies to target the outer HIV envelope protein, this protein changes, thwarting the circulating antibodies’ ability to neutralize it. Yet recent studies testing multivalent combinations of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, have yielded promising results in… Read More

Ending Gender Inequalities: Evidence to Impact Conference

You’re invited to join us for the Ending Gender Inequalities: Evidence to Impact Conference Conference registration opens 28 February 2018 Participating in this meeting will help you: Enhance knowledge of applied gender research, practice, and implementation, including new technology, gender-focused service delivery plans, evidence-based interventions, equalizing gender roles, education and economic empowerment activities Form collaborative… Read More