Emory Report
April 13, 2009
Volume 61, Number 27


Emory Report homepage  

April 13
, 2009
Take Note

An active approach to stopping HIV
Taking a highly active approach to stopping HIV will be the focus of the Center For AIDS Research Science Symposium on Friday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cox Hall ballroom.

The HAPI, or Highly Active Prevention Interventions, strategy will tie together aspects of HIV prevention in research and drug therapies, education, the status of continued prevention efforts in the United States; and global areas of China, Rwanda, Zambia and South Africa.

“How Close Are We to the Finish Line?” will be the topic of one talk.

The symposium is free and open to the public. A complimentary lunch will be served to pre-registered attendees. For more information, see www.cfar.emory.edu.

Recovery Act offers NIH research funds
Recovery Act funding offers two opportunities for researchers seeking funding.

The “Grand Opportunities” grants program (or “GO” grants) support high-impact ideas that lend themselves to short-term, non-renewable funding and may lay the foundation for new areas of investigation. For details, visit: www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/GrandOpportunityAreas.htm.

The program for Biomedical Research Core Centers to Enhance Research Resources aims to help institutions hire tenure-track faculty. For details, visit: www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/FacultyHiring.htm.

Putting on a show to build a free clinic
A family show, “What’s in a Doctor’s Bag?,” will be held Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in 208 White Hall. The show stars Emory physician Neil Shulman, known as “the real Doc Hollywood,” and the “The Monkey Doctor,” a white-faced capuchin monkey who, with his trainer Bobby Manheim, provides animal-assisted therapy to special needs children.

A donation of $5 is requested, with all proceeds going to build an inner city free clinic at the City of Refuge. The City of Refuge, which provides a variety of services to low-income residents, is located on Joseph Boone Boulevard in southwest Atlanta.

Student organizer Mitch Rostad of the Residence Hall Association asked students to donate tickets so that Emory staff members may bring their families to the event. It’s a way of thanking custodians, maintenance and food service workers for their hard work, he says.

For more information, e-mail Mitchrostad@yahoo.com.