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Issue No. 35 | August 17, 2012

News and Features

NIH/IAS Funding Opportunity Announced

The NIH Office of AIDS Research and the NIH-sponsored Centers for AIDS Research, in collaboration with the International AIDS Society (IAS), are sponsoring a special research initiative to fund developmental projects to bring insight and new ideas to research toward a cure for HIV/AIDS. The intent of this program is to attract both international and U.S.-based early stage investigators from outside the field of HIV as well as researchers involved in other aspects of HIV/AIDS research to help address key scientific questions on research toward a cure. Projects selected for funding would be provided up to $150,000 (direct costs) plus applicable indirect costs per year for 1 to 2 years.

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CDC to Present Live Webcast on High-Impact HIV Prevention

“High-Impact HIV Prevention” is the focus of CDC’s upcoming Public Health Grand Rounds, which will be held next Tuesday, August 21, at 1 p.m. (EDT). CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. Each session focuses on key challenges related to a specific health topic and explores cutting-edge scientific evidence and potential impact of different interventions. Next Tuesday’s session will include discussion of the science behind high-impact HIV prevention, new directions in monitoring the burden of HIV, and resource allocation modeling of HIV prevention interventions.