UNC CFAR Spring 2017 Networking Event

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On May 8, 2017, the UNC CFAR Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Core hosted the Spring 2017 Networking Event. The theme of this month’s event was “HIV Research that Reaches Policymakers: Part I with Congressman David Price D-NC-04”. David Price represents North Carolina’s Fourth District – a rapidly growing, research-and-education-focused district that includes parts of… Read More

Self-Swabbing Increases STD Screens

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  The number of cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea increased from 2014 to 2015 in North Carolina. This prompted a multidisciplinary group in the UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic to introduce several interventions, including self-swabbing, to screen more patients for sexually transmitted diseases. The ID Clinic inside the NC Memorial Hospital on Carolina’s campus is… Read More

UNC to Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention. Scientists in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are developing an… Read More

IRB Pop-Up Event at the UNC Clinical and Translational Research Center

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Check out this upcoming IRB pop-up event from our friends at UNC School of Medicine! IRB Pop-ups provide on-campus IRB consultations for researchers. IRB Analysts will have access to your IRB application and can answer questions about existing or proposed research. Apr 19, 2017, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Clinical and Translational Research Center Burnett-Womack… Read More

PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure

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The editors of PLOS Medicine are delighted to announce a forthcoming Special Issue focused on HIV research, along with guest editors Drs Linda-Gail Bekker, Steven Deeks and Sharon Lewin. Submissions are now being invited, with a deadline of June 9, 2017. PLOS Medicine, the leading open access medical journal published by PLOS, welcomes submission of… Read More

2017 CFAR Developmental Award Webinar – March 28

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The UNC Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Developmental Core will be conducting a webinar on Tues., March 28th, at 9 am EDT.  This free webinar will focus on applying for and implementing a 2017 CFAR Developmental Award, and will address the application process, NIH requirements, necessary documents, and more.  Both domestic and international research will… Read More

MEASURE Evaluation: Translating Data into Health Recommendations

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By Kathy Doherty, Senior Research Writer MEASURE Evaluation Health data are essential to understanding what is working in a health system and what is not. Data alone, however, are just numbers, unless transformed into compelling information products that communicate and lead to action to improve health care. For the past year MEASURE Evaluation—a $180 million… Read More

38th Annual Minority Health Conference

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The Annual Minority Health Conference was launched by the Minority Student Caucus in 1977 and has been conducted nearly every year since then. Major objectives are to highlight health issues of concern to people of color and to attract students interested in minority health to the School. Planning and implementation of the Conference are led… Read More