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Save the Date: Developing a TB Vaccine Roadmap: A Multi-Day Virtual Meeting Jan 22, 2021 - Feb 24, 2021

January 12, 2021

As you may be aware, the Cross-Network TB Vaccine Working Group (TB Vaccine WG) Leadership are in the process of planning a multiday virtual meeting to develop a TB vaccine roadmap research for people living with HIV (PLWHIV), which will outline the current TB vaccine landscape and determine where TB vaccine research is headed. The meeting will be held in partnership with NIH/DAIDS. Attendees will include representatives from various organizations including members of the Cross-Network TB Vaccine Working Group, representatives from the WHO, stringent and local regulators (FDA, EMA...

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Dr. Walenksy will lead CDC

December 10, 2020

"Government service was never part of my plans. But every doctor knows that when a patient is coding, your plans don’t matter. You run to the code. And when a nation is coding—if you are called to serve, you serve." .... Rochelle Walensky

MGH's Rochelle Walensky to run CDC
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/12/mass-general-hospitals-rochelle-walensky-to-run-cdc/

Who is Rochelle Walensky:
https://www.npr.org/2020/12/09/944739752/who-is-rochelle-walensky-bidens-pick-for-cdc-director

Unafraid to speak her mind:
https://www.washingtonpost....

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In the Gazette: Harvard University CFAR announces leadership change

November 23, 2020

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR) announced recently that Rajesh Gandhi and Galit Alter have taken on the positions of co-directors, with Gandhi assuming the additional title of principal investigator.

Gandhi and Alter are succeeding Bruce Walker, Harvard professor and director of the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT, and Harvard. Walker served as director for more than 25 years and his leadership shaped the CFAR into the successful Center it is today.

Full article in the Gazette: ...

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PAR-21-070: Detection of HIV for Self-Testing (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

November 20, 2020

AIDS Application Due Dates:  March 17, 2021; March 17, 2022; March 17, 2023

See full details: Detection of HIV for Self-Testing (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Purpose: to support innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary early-stage research to inform the development of innovative rapid, sensitive, simple, and cost-effective...

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