In an effort to make childbirth safer, $14 million awarded to Jeff Stringer’s research team

Jeff Stringer, director of UNC CFAR’s International Core, is leading two studies to improve pregnancy outcomes in the world’s poorest countries. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $14 million to Stringer’s interdisciplinary team, composed of researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Global Health. Read more about this at… Read More

Eron Moderates New Video Series

Joseph Eron, MD, division chief of infectious diseases and director of UNC CFAR’s Clinical Core, was recently featured on Contagion‘s latest Peer Exchange panel. The four-part discussion, entitled “HIV Screening, Prevention, and Treatment Advances,” is available to the public here. From the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine’s Newsroom article,  “This Contagion “Peer Exchange” panel features… Read More

Reducing Stigma and Exploring Resilience Among Young Black Men

In a study published on January 11th, investigators considered of the digital resilience behavior of young, black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). CFAR investigator and assistant professor of health behavior at the Gillings School Kathryn E. Muessig, PhD, participated as senior author to this study, entitled “Stay strong! keep ya head up! move on!… Read More

CFAR-Wide Webinar Series: Brian Mustanski

For our January 2019 webinar, Brian Mustanski, PhD, presented “Don’t assume if you build it they will come: Two hybrid effectiveness-implementation trials of eHealth HIV prevention programs for diverse adolescent and young adult MSM.” In case you missed it, a recording can be viewed here. Next month’s webinar is planned for February 25th at 3:30 ET… Read More

Cohen Steps Down at Division of Infectious Diseases, Appointed to Fogarty Advisory Board

After 30 years of contribution, UNC CFAR Associate Director Myron “Mike” Cohen, MD will step down from his position as Chief of UNC Division of Infectious Diseases. Learn more about Cohen’s influential career, including his recent appointment to the National Institute of Health Fogarty Advisory Board, where he will join other researchers and policymakers providing oversight… Read More

Intervention Improves Adherence, Decreases Mortality

Irving Hoffman

UNC researchers were part of a team that found an integrated intervention increased HIV medication uptake and decreased mortality among people living with HIV who inject drugs at three international sites. Their results were published in The Lancet. The study, HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) 074, assessed an integrated intervention combining psychosocial counseling and supported… Read More

PrEP Open House

open house

NCATEC will be hosting “PrEP Open House: What Doctors Need to Know; What Patients Need to Ask” on Friday June 29 from 2pm to 3:30pm in the first floor auditorium of the Bioinformatics Building (130 Mason Farm Road) on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.  Public parking is available across the street. This training will address… Read More

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