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Summer 2017 ISPH Newsletter

The second edition of the ISPH newsletter, a publication that will be updated quarterly. [rpwe limit="2" cat="8" orderby="date" date="true" excerpt="false" length="40" readmore="true" readmore_text=" See Full Issue>>" thumb="false" thumb_height="150" thumb_width="160"]
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Demographic and Health Survey in Four Haitian Urban Slum Communities

Together with collaborators from the GHESKIO clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the University of Minnesota, Dr. Denis Nash and Olga Tymejczyk from the CUNY ISPH presented results from the Demographic and Health Survey, that they recently completed in four slum communities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 2016. The survey aimed to describe the population and the health status, access and utilization of those living in the slums of Village de Dieu, Cite Plus, Martissant Littoral, and Cite Eternel. The study’s innovative design, which adapted cluster area random sampling, and, with the h...
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CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health and Christian Grov receive $2.4 Million for landmark, large-scale HIV Prevention Study

July 19, 2017 The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has awarded Dr. Christian Grov and his colleagues $2.4 Million to launch a 2-year nationwide HIV prevention study of gay and bisexual men. Gay and bisexual men account for nearly two-thirds of new HIV diagnoses among men, with men of color being hardest hit by the ongoing epidemic. “In spite of all the tools we have to prevent HIV transmission, too many vulnerable individuals keep falling through the HIV prevention safety net, and we just don’t know why,” said Dr. Grov, an Associate Professor of Community Health and Social Sciences at t...
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Next Steps Toward Understanding the Relationship Between Cigarette Smoking and Depression/Anxiety Disorders: A Lifecourse Perspective.

Summary: Substantial research attention has been dedicated to longitudinal studies estimating the relationship between cigarette smoking and depression and anxiety disorders over the past two decades. In the December 2, 2016 issue of Oxford Academic, Renee Goodwin, PhD, MPH discusses next steps that may help move the field forward by identifying a possible causal link between smoking and depression/anxiety. Discovering the mechanisms which link cigarette smoking and depression/anxiety disorders from a population level perspective could theoretically lead to adding depression to the list of ris...
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Development and evaluation of a community-based buprenorphine treatment intervention

Summary: This study aimed to connect out-of-treatment individuals with opioid use disorder to buprenorphine treatment by developing a community-based buprenorphine treatment (CBBT) intervention in collaboration with New York City harm reduction agencies.  Harm reduction agencies operate in 33 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico and provide sterile syringes and other health services to people who inject drugs. These sites are a key venue to reach out-of-treatment opioid users.  Agency staff at the harm reduction agency testing site were trained to provide (1) buprenorphine education, (2) m...
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Offering Self-administered Oral HIV Testing as a Choice to Truck Drivers in Kenya: Predictors of Uptake and Need for Guidance While Self-testing

Summary: In 2014, the joint United Nations Programme on In 2014, the joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) launched its ambitious 90-90-90 HIV testing and treatment goals so that by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV will know their Status, 90% of people diagnosed with HIV will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. The goal is to find that treatment as a prevention is effective in decreasing HIV incidence by encouraging that all people with HIV regardless of CD4+ T cell count should initia...
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Peer Victimization and Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors-the Role of Intersecting Identities among New York City Youth.

Summary: This study investigated the intersection of sexual minority, gender, Hispanic identities, and their interaction with peer victimization in predicting unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCB) among New York City youths. The authors used logistic regression which utilized data from the 2011 NYC Risk Behavior Survey and examined the association of sexual identity, gender, ethnicity and peer victimization (dating violence, bullying at school, electronic bullying) in predicting UWCB. Sexual minority youths, dating violence victims, and youths bullied at school had 1.97, 3.32, and 1.74 ...
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NIH Funds NYC Center for AIDS Research

Collaborative Center Led by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, The Rockefeller University and the City University of New York The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at The City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and The Rockefeller University, a $7.5 million grant for the Center for AIDS Research focused on preventing HIV transmission and ending the AIDS epidemic. Directed by Harris Goldstein, M.D., professor of pediatrics and of microbiology & immunology at Einstein, the Einstein-R...
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Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY
Center for AIDS Research (ERC-CFAR)

Kick-off Symposium Monday, June 19, 2017 2:00 – 5:00 PM Robbins Auditorium Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY Reception to followRSVP This kickoff symposium will feature three outstanding and preeminent HIV/AIDS research and treatment leaders as speakers: “Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Follow the Science” Anthony Fauci, MD Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institute of Health   “The HIV Vaccine Problem” Michel C. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD Head, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology Inves...
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