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  • Our CFAR members participated in the 3rd CFAR Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women (9/18/12-9/20/12) by moderating Scientific Sessions (Dr. Betsy Herold), Mentoring/Networking Sessions (Drs. Betsy Herold, Marla Keller and Rebecca Madan), presenting oral presentations (Niall Buckley and Dr. Rebecca Madan) and posters (Drs. Kerry Murphy and Jeny Ghartey). Please click here for the program... 
  • CFAR Invesitigators awarded $22 million dollars in new HIV HIV/AIDS-related grants in the first half of 2012. View New Grants.
  •  Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Plans (ECHPP)
    CFAR member Dr. Laurie Bauman has recently been funded for a second year as part of an NIH-funded CFAR supplement of nine CFARs coordinated by the DC Center for AIDS Research (Dr. Alan E. Greenberg, PI). The funded project will seek to improve linkage to care to identify blocks that prevent access to care and to develop modalities to circumvent them. These studies are responsive to the CDC-initiated ECHPP planning process to support the 12 US metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) most affected by the HIV epidemic. The Einstein-Montefiore CFAR under Dr. Bauman’s leadership is acting as the lead agency of a partnership between the Einstein-Montefiore CFAR, the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Research at the NY State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University (HIV Center), and the NYC DOHMH. The partnership is using a multidisciplinary, multi-method approach to address a key vulnerability in HIV prevention, variation in timely linkage to care at HIV testing sites in New York.
     
  • HPV Testing in HIV-Positive Women May Help Reduce Frequent Cervical Cancer Screening 
  • The New York Times interviews Dr. Mark Einstein about new research pinpointing the specific cells that cause cervical cancer when infected by HPV. 
  •  TheScientist features an inexpensive new test developed by William Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D., and a team of researchers that quickly detects tuberculosis and determines whether it is drug resistant, a process that currently takes months and may result in death. 
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