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UNC CFAR’s HIV/STD Core Associate Director, De Paris Receives Grant to Study HIV Vaccination in Infant Disease Models

July 7, 2023

The 7.5-million grant from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will help researchers pinpoint specific factors that lead to a better immune response through HIV vaccination. Kristina de Paris, PhD, Associate Director, UNC CFAR’s HIV/STD Core, and professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and colleagues were awarded a grant for their … Read more

Highlights from the 2023 HPTN Annual Meeting

June 21, 2023

UNC CFAR was well presented at the 2023 HPTN Annual Meeting! UNC CFAR’s Associate Director, the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN’s) Principle Investigator Myron Cohen, and UNC CFAR’s Clinical Core Director Joseph Eron provided key leadership roles during the 2023 HPTN Annual Meeting in Washington DC. The week-long event gathered more than 800 registered in-person and virtual attendees to … Read more

Dennis Research Group Releases New White Paper On Molecular HIV Epidemiology

May 26, 2023

The Dennis Research Group in the School of Medicine has released a new white paper titled, “Revitalizing Community Engagement in the Public Health Use of Molecular HIV Epidemiology.” The paper is a product of the UNC Ethics of HIV Molecular Surveillance Project, funded through an administrative supplement to the NIAID-funded R01 Phylodynamics Response, Monitoring, & Prevention of Transmission (HIV PROMPT; … Read more

CDC-UNC Collaboration Yields Potential Long-term HIV Protection

February 23, 2023

Rahima Benhabbour, PhD, MSc, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, led a successful effort to create an injectable implant that can release effective HIV PrEP medications into the body for six months in non-human primates. For people at high risk of contracting HIV, missing doses of their daily HIV prevention pills can have big consequences. In … Read more

Alumni Gift Will Fund New Clinic in Malawi, Enhancing Research and Care for Reproductive Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections

February 23, 2023

February 22, 2023 A generous gift from Hyman and Marietta Bielsky will fund a new clinic in Malawi for reproductive health and sexually transmitted infections. The new clinic will replace a 50-year-old infrastructure for sexually transmitted disease research and care, the place where UNC’s global health work began. Long-lived friendships are special connections with those who knew you back when. … Read more

Dr. Jeff Stringer Awarded Third Grant from Gates’ Foundation

July 28, 2022

In 2018, Jeff received the first Fetal Age Machine Learning Initiative (FAMLI) grant, a feasibility investment concerned primarily with automated estimation of gestational age. It focused upon generation of specific ultrasound datasets to train machine learning models and on scoping additional functions and features of an AI-enabled ultrasound system. In 2019, a second FAMLI grant extended … Read more

UNC School of Medicine Names 2021-22 Yang Family Biomedical Scholars

July 11, 2022

This story was originally posted on July 5, 2022 on the UNC School Of Medicine Newsroom website, which is linked HERE. Mauro Calabrese, PhD, Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD, and Adam Hantman, PhD, were selected as Yang Family Biomedical Scholars in the sixth installment of this annual School of Medicine award. The UNC School of Medicine has … Read more

Dr. Adaora Adimora On How HIV Impacts Women and Minorities

April 7, 2022

For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, AIDSVu spoke with Dr. Adaora Adimora about increasing the rate of PrEP use among women and minorities impacted by HIV. Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Center for AIDS Research. Q: Your career has … Read more

Margolis Elected Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science

January 28, 2022

“David Margolis, MD, Sarah Graham Keenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, Epidemiology, has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The prestigious honor recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of virology, particularly for making key discoveries on the mechanisms of HIV latency and devising new strategies to find a … Read more

CFAR Developmental Awardee Recognized by American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

December 17, 2021

The American Academy of Neurology recently awarded neurologist Monica M. Diaz, MD, MS, a Clinical Research Training Scholarship in support of her research on the detection of neurodegeneration in older, cognitively-impaired people with HIV.   Click here to read the full article on UNC School of Medicine’s website.