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New: Inter-CFAR Transgender Health Working Group

June 16, 2021

Announcing the formation of the new The Inter-CFAR Transgender Health Working Group

The goal of the Inter-CFAR Transgender Health Working Group is to bring together researchers and communities across the CFARs working to promote the health and well-being of transgender communities.

The pooled knowledge and resources of the group support the following working group pillars: 1) advancing the science; 2) supporting community empowerment and collaboration; and 3) developing and strengthening networks.

Membership is available to all investigators at CFAR...

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Local: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative - Mass.gov

June 16, 2021

The Mass.gov website has lots of useful information on comprehensive efforts that have been rolled out as part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative. Learn more about the activities happening now at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccine-equity-initiative

HU CFAR researchers will have more opportunities to learn about MA Dept of Public Health and the Boston Public Health Commission EHE...

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WATCH "Emerging Science on US Adolescent HIV" an HU CFAR Grand Rounds

April 14, 2021

Watch the recordinghttps://harvard.zoom.us/rec/share/2i4brakFFBTUIAszj9XnaH2v5gP0fVxOwqYJCuvLzEZOzoFvc07EBjeYJ-zviqNz.GWL_hwckEXj9wDBe?startTime=1617811236000

Email Flyer: https://conta.cc/3us2n11

Title: Emerging science in US Adolescent HIV: Antibodies in acute HIV, long-acting injectables for prevention, study recruitment and retention

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Bioinformatics Support is available through the HU CFAR

February 26, 2021

Dr. James Billingsley shared a presentation recently to highlight the Bioinformatics support available through the HU CFAR Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core.  Did you know Harvard affiliated HIV researchers can access free grant support, Exp. design, power analyses, help with budgets, biosketches, letters of support, manuscript review.

Early Career Investigators automatically qualify for 10 free hours of analysis.

Check out his...

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BSL-3 Laboratory now includes SARS-CoV-2 related core services thanks to Mark and Lisa Schwartz

February 11, 2021
The BSL-3 laboratory’s expanded capabilities to support virology work was provided through a generous gift from Mark and Lisa Schwartz, long-time supporters of the Ragon Institute. Through this gift, the BSL-3 was able to undergo upgrades that allow researchers throughout the Institute and across CFAR to safely research viral pathogens that affect the lives of millions of people across the globe.

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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