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Palamar, J. J., et al. (2015). Synthetic cannabinoid use in a nationally representative sample of US high school seniors. Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Friedman, S. R. et al. (2015). Dignity denial and social conflicts. Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society
 



The CDUHR Pilot Projects and Mentoring Core is pleased to announce the funding of four pilot projects for 2015:

  • Jason Kessler, MD (NYU School of Medicine) for Factors of Greatest Importance Affecting the Acceptability of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young, HIV Negative Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men (YMSM) in New York City
  • Maria Khan, PhD, MPH (NYU School of Medicine) for Development and Acceptability of a Novel STI/HIV Prevention Intervention for Couples Affected by Incarceration
  • Yzette Lanier, PhD (NYU College of Nursing) for Healthy Romantic Relationship Formation among African American Adolescents: Extending Beyond Risk Paradigms
  • Joseph Palamar, PhD (NYU School of Medicine) for Use of Psychoactive Drugs and Sexual Risk Behavior among Nightclub and Festival Attendees

See more on the descriptions of the projects.

 

Congratulations to all of the recipients!

 

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Download the latest issue of the CDUHR Quarterly Newsletter: Holly Hagan becomes the co-director of CDUHR and newly funded projects.

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Don Des Jarlais, CDUHR Deputy Core Director, for being a 2015 NIDA Avant-Garde Award recipient! The project "Combined Prevention to Reduce Initiation into Injecting Drug Use" will use a multi-component HIV prevention intervention study in New York City and Tallinn, Estonia to reduce the number of drug users who transition to injection drugs. NIDA Avant-Garde awards are intended to stimulate high-impact research that may lead to groundbreaking opportunities for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in drug users.

 
Fact Sheets

HIV and Aging: HIV-related Health Issues among Gay, Bisexual and Other MSM

Health issues for older adults with HIV are complex and multifaceted. Providers should address the psychosocial needs of this population, including stigma related to their HIV diagnosis and social stressors in their lives that may compromise their health. Read more about this study in our new fact sheet.

Alcohol & Marijuana Use - Adverse Psychosocial Outcome and Impact of Marijuana Legalization Among High School Seniors

Overall, adverse outcomes associated with alcohol and marijuana use tended to increase as the frequency of use increased, and there were differences by sex, race and ethnicity. Further research is needed to determine how rates of use change in light of rapidly changing policies. See more in our new fact sheet.

A complete list of all CDUHR factsheets are available here.