MPTs: Articles
from the Field

Issue #62 - 17 June 2019


The field of multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) is steadily evolving and expanding. Below are links to recent publications, media articles, and other resources relevant to MPTs in order to keep you informed. Note that contents are neither endorsed by nor necessarily represent the views of the IMPT, and that due to publication copyright and permissions restrictions, full-text versions of resources may not be publicly available.
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Media Articles
MRFF funding for ambitious women's health project . (2019, May 23). Burnet Institute.
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Funding Opportunities

RFA-AI-19-005 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 's HIV Prevention Clinical Trials Network Leadership and Operations Center (UM1 Clinical Trial Required) is soliciting applications for HIV Prevention Clinical Trials Network Leadership and Operations Center. This center will house research focusing on priority areas like ARV-based HIV prevention products and delivery methods, MPTs with anti-infective and contraceptive properties, as well as integrated biomedical and socio-behavioral prevention strategies. Applications due Thursday, 1 August.
Career Opportunities
Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) is seeking a Research Coordinator to provide research support for social science research about reproductive health. This individual will be based in Louisiana to initiate and train recruitment sites, manage on-site implementation of study protocols including the day-to-day interactions with the local Co-Investigator and collaborating institution's institutional review board and prepare to collect data for the Louisiana Post-Law Prenatal Care Study. See the link for more details.
The World Health Organization is seeking a Technical Officer (Epidemiology) and Technical Officer (Laboratory) to support the efforts of Member States to prepare for and handle health emergencies and disasters, by leading intersectoral collaboration efforts, and by providing technical support in the areas of program planning, capacity building, risk management and mitigation, and recovery/rehabilitation efforts. Click the links for more.

International AIDS Society (IAS), the world's largest association of HIV professionals, has some openings and other opportunities at IAS headquarters. Visit the link to learn more.
Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a Research Associate to join the Section of Family Planning in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The person in this role will focus on identifying the impact of policy and programs on reproductive health disparities, with a particular focus on the Medicaid population. Apply now!
AVAC is still accepting applications for the Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Online Training Course . This is a four-month, hands-on eLearning experience that brings the GPP Guidelines to life through interactive online content, case studies, work assignments and online discussions. Read more!

AVAC is hiring a Director of Finance to oversee the organization's finance objectives, strategy, planning, and operations, as well as a Program Coordinator to provide technical, content-focused, and operational support to AVAC's body of work that looks to strengthen global advocacy networks that advocate for effective HIV prevention from research to rollout. Apply today!
Several institutions are accepting applications for the Fellowship in Family Planning . This is a two-year fellowship focused on subspecialist training in research, teaching, and clinical practice. Working with respected and innovative leaders in the field, fellows learn about clinical and epidemiologic research, develop clinical and teaching skills, experience reproductive health issues internationally, and establish a connection to a rapidly expanding network of family planning experts. Learn more!

USAID's Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact (CII) is seeking a Senior Innovation Advisor to design and direct the Innovation Team's efforts to build innovation capacity across the Bureau for Global Health, design and build innovation ecosystems in USAID priority countries, and shape markets to accelerate the progress of promising technologies, service delivery approaches and systems, and how they can be applied to help achieve global health goals. This position is to be based in Crystal City, VA. Click the link for more.
CONRAD, under the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), aims to improve reproductive health globally by enabling prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, unintended pregnancies, and maternal/neonatal disease through the development of innovative, user-centered technologies suitable for use by people living in resource-constrained regions of the world. CONRAD is now accepting applications for several openings including a Director of Clinical Research Operations , Medical Officer , Clinical Research Associate , and  Science Writer . Please click on the links to learn more about each position and check the other job categories for additional opportunities.
Guttmacher Institute is still accepting applications for a Research Assistant to be based in New York who will assist with social science research pertaining to reproductive behavior and access to health care services in both domestic and international contexts. Apply by submitting a resume and cover letter.
Important Dates
Early registration to the 17th European AIDS Conference to be held Basel, Switzerland on 6-9 November is now available until Friday, 12 July.
IAS is calling for papers for a special issue of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) on " Data-driven HIV prevention: the HIV prevention cascade and beyond " to be published in conjunction with AIDS 2020. Article submissions in the categories of Research, Short Report, Review, Debate, Commentary, and Viewpoint will be accepted. High priority is placed on papers from authors reporting on original research including operational research and implementation science. Check the link for details and submit by Monday, 15 July.

The 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) will be held in Mexico City, Mexico on 21-24 July.
The 46th Controlled Release Society Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held in Valencia, Spain on 21-24 July where presenters including Nobel laureates, academic powerhouses and industry game changers will celebrate the progress in the areas of bioengineering, drug delivery, material science, pharmaceutics, and consumer and diversified products. See the link for more.

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