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New bioinformatics methods unlock analysis of major public genomics projects

Dr. Levi Waldron, investigator here with the ISPH and professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), has published two bioinformatics papers in the journals Cancer Research and Nature Methods. These papers present novel databases and bioinformatic methods that enable effective analyses of major cancer and human microbiome datasets for a much broader range of researchers than could previously utilize these publicly generated resources. The methods are implemented as components of the free R and Bioconductor software for statistical analysis of high-throughp...
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All-Africa Regional Meeting November 5-6, 2017 Kigali, Rwanda

    On November 5-6 2017, the second ‘All Africa’ meeting of the NIH funded IeDEA network (www.iedea.org)* will convene approximately 150 investigators from sub-Saharan African (SSA), the US, France, and Switzerland to share knowledge and methods, and strengthen collaborations to develop a research approach to optimize the implementation of universal testing and treatment (UTT) for HIV in the region. A true paradigm shift in HIV care and treatment, UTT—or ‘Treat All’—represents an important strategy for SSA, which has the highest rates of HIV incidence and mortality and...
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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in “Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in “Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection,” at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health in the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Fellows can be placed at CUNY ISPH. This postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides innovative training in sexuality, gender, and mental health research as applied to HIV prevention and treatment across populations in both national and global contexts. The program is  open to persons with an doctoral degree in the behavioral, social or medical sciences. The long...
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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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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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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-Montefiore and CUNY Research Team Receives $9.4 Million To Lead Study of HIV/AIDS Care in Central Africa

CUNY’s Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (CUNY ISPH), in collaboration with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, have received a $9.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead research in Central Africa to improve clinical care and health outcomes for patients with HIV. The ongoing, five-country observational study, called Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (CA-IeDEA), involves more than 50,000 HIV-positive children and adults taking anti-retroviral therapy (ART). “During our fi...
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