Bob Bollinger, MD, MPH

Role: 
Director
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health, Professor of Nursing

Dr. Bollinger is Founding Director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in international health at the Johns Hopkins (JH) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and in community public health at the JH School of Nursing. He is Associate Director for Medicine of the JH Center for Global Health, Director of the JHU Fogarty India Program, and course instructor for the Global Health Intersession Course for JH medical students, which links medical students and faculty around the globe, and Director of the newly formed IMEC-JHU Partnership to advance applications in healthcare, combining JH clinical and research expertise with IMEC nanoelectronic capabilities. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Bollinger has more than 35 years of experience in international public health, clinical research, and education dealing with such global health priorities as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, dengue, antibiotic resistant infections and other emerging diseases. His research interests include identifying biological and behavioral risk factors for HIV transmission; characterizing the clinical progression and treatment of HIV and related infections; and implementing science research projects to optimize healthcare capacity and delivery in resource-limited settings. He has been invited to participate in public health training programs and expert committees, and has been consulted for his expertise by more than 15 countries. He served as a member of the US Presidential Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS (PACHA), and a member of the PACHA International Sub-committee, and is a current member of the Institute of Medicine Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety. Working with partners in more than 20 countries, Dr. Bollinger and CCGHE faculty pioneered the development and use of distance learning and their award-winning mobile health platform (emocha®) in resource-limited settings (www.emocha.com).

Dr. Bollinger is committed to improving the health of people living in resource-limited nations through clinical research, education, and leadership training. He established and has sustained programs in countries throughout Africa, South and Central America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. He currently leads the JHU team providing technical support to the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) in Uganda, where he has worked for more than 15 years. In 1991, he initiated an ongoing, NIH-funded Indo-US HIV research program in Pune, India, involving the National AIDS Research Institute/ICMR and the BJ Medical College. He has served as Principal Investigator for many NIH-supported studies and clinical trials in Pune, including the SWEN study, which changed World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for treatment of infants born to HIV/positive mothers to prevent mother-to-child transmission. Under his leadership of the Hopkins Fogarty International Program, short-term and degree training has been provided to more than 100 visiting scientists at JHU, and in-country training has been provided to more than 2000 Indian scientists. His commitment to clinician education has been honored with the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award

Dr. Bollinger is author of more than 180 peer-reviewed research publications and 15 book chapters, including the first and largest studies of risk factors for HIV transmission in India, the cloning and sequencing of the first HIV viruses from India, the only studies characterizing the primary immune response to HIV in India, and the demonstration of increased risk of HIV acquisition with recent HSV infection and lack of circumcision.>

Dr. Bollinger received an undergraduate degree from Haverford College, a Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School, and a Master of Public Health from JH Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Maryland Medical Systems, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at JHU School of Medicine.

The Role of GeneXpert in Bacterial Diagnosis of Spinal Tuberculosis

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2017-10-26
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India has the maximum burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. In 2014, there were an estimated 9.6 million incident cases of TB (range, 9.1 million–10.0 million) globally, equivalent to 133 cases per 100000 population. Most of the estimated number of cases in 2014 occurred in Asia (58%) and the...

Zika Surveillance among Antenatal Clinic Outpatients in BJ Government Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune, India

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2017-08-31
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CCGHE is keeping an eye on Zika among pregnant women, which is transmitted by mosquitoes & can cause devastating birth defects.

TREAT Asia: Prevalence and Risk Factors for Oral Cancer among HIV-Infected Adults

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2016-12-13
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The study is designed as a cross-sectional, single time point study for opportunistic oral cancer screening of HIV-infected and non- HIV adults 21 years or older in an urban hospital. All participants will undergo screening for oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD) by visual...

Cost-effectiveness of Xpert MTB/RIF for Diagnosing Pulmonary Tuberculosis in HIV-positive Patients

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2016-12-01
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This is a prospective cross-sectional study which will be conducted at BJGMC in Pune, India. The aim of this study is to see whether Xpert MTB/RIF is useful for early detection of pulmonary tuberculosis, and therefore cost-effective, as compared with sputum microscopy and the gold standard tests...

The Evaluation of Clinical Profile and Mortality of Children Admitted with Tuberculosis in Pediatric Intensive-Care Unit at Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune

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2016-10-27
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common causes of infection-related death globally. TB was declared global public health emergency in 1993 by World HealthOrganization (WHO). Mortality due to TB is increasing due to emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains and HIV-TB co-infection,...

ART Study 1: Database: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Associated Comorbidities in a Public Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) Clinic at BJGMC in Pune

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2016-09-19
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Since 2004, the National AIDS Control Program of India has been rolling out free antiretroviral therapy. Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), located in Pune, India, is now the largest HIV clinic in India, with over 26,000 adult and pediatric patients registered since 2005. We...

Adherence to Indian National Guidelines for Isoniazid Chemoprophylaxis among Pediatric Contacts of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases

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2016-07-06
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The primary objective of the study was to assess the implementation of the Indian Revised National Tuberculosis Programme's (RNTCP) guidelines regarding isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT) for children under 6 years of age who had been in contact with adults diagnosed with sputum positive...

Maternal Inflammation, Diet and Gut Microbiome in HIV: Impact on Infant Outcomes

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2016-07-01
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The primary objective of this study is to determine the feasibility and operational logistics of collecting stool for microbiome analysis, detailed nutritional assessment using a food-frequency questionnaire for dietary intake and serum for inflammatory markers in order to determine factors that...

A Randomized Therapeutic Interventional Comparative Study between Three Different Modalities of Paediatric Antitubercular Treatment

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2016-06-13
This study, conducted and concluded in 2013, evaluated three different TB treatment regimens in children attending Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India. A convenience sample size of n=100 children were enrolled in the study. The study investigators in India have asked the JHU faculty listed on...

Optimal Algorithmic Diagnosis of Genital TB among HIV-infected and Uninfected Infertile Women

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2016-05-26
There is a lack of a set protocol universally for diagnosis of genital TB, and for Indian hospitals, India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) also does not give guidelines on diagnosis of Genital TB. Detection of Genital TB in the early stages has a good outcome with return of...

Barriers to Early Treatment Initiation in Childhood Tuberculosis in High Incidence Setting

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2016-04-21
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center and led by PI Dr. Chhaya Tukaram Valvi, the aim of this study is to evaluate the time to treatment initiation and barriers to early treatment initiation in childhood tuberculosis. TB diagnosis in children is challenging, often overlooked or missed, because...

Barriers to Implementation of Isoniazid Preventive Treatment (IPT) in Pediatric Contacts of Sputum Positive Adults with Tuberculosis

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2016-03-24
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Young children infected with M.tuberculosis can rapidly progress to pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Studies worldwide have demonstrated that IPT not only prevents latent and asymptomatic TB from progression to clinical disease, it also effectively...

miDOT (Directly Observed Therapy)

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2015-11-01
Designed by Dr. Maunank Shah, the miDOT mobile health application is a video-based Directly Observed Therapy interface that uses the emocha Mobile Health platform to remotely connect patients on long-term tuberculosis therapy with clinicians who are required to witness patients taking medication...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Substudy on Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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2015-09-13
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Many TB patients have residual respiratory impairment despite treatment. Such individuals may be at increased risk of chronic lung diseases and disability in the future. Using respiratory questionnaires and lung function tests, the Lung Health Sub-study will evaluate 400 adult TB patients enrolled...

Acute Febrile Illness and Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns in Pune, India: Substudy on Community Health-Seeking Behavior Among Patients Admitted with Acute Febrile Illness

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2015-05-28
Objectives: To describe the patterns of health-care seeking behavior and prior outpatient care among patients admitted with acute febrile illness to Sassoon Hospital To determine the effects of outpatient behaviors and prior treatments on the antimicrobial resistance patterns of stool colonizing...

Barriers for Intervention to Prevent Occupationally Acquired Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers

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2015-05-21
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Observational study to assess the current status of implementation of interventions for preventing occupationally acquired TB in HCW. Identify the barriers to implementing these interventions

Risk of Tuberculosis among Health Care Workers and Trainees in a Tertiary-care Hospital in Pune, India

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2015-04-15
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A retrospective study of health care workers (HCWs) was conducted by investigators of the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical and Sassoon General Hospitals (BJMC-SGH) in Pune, India. The purpose of the study was to estimate TB prevalence and incidence and investigate frequency and treatment failure,...

Community Health Workers, mHealth, and Combination HIV Prevention in a Hotspot: A Randomized Trial (mLAKE)

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2015-04-01
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Led by Dr. Larry Chang, the mLAKE study in Uganda is examining whether community health workers equipped with cellphones and the emocha Mobile Health platform are able to successfully promote HIV treatment and prevention services in households in a fishing community in East Africa with a very high...

TB and Pregnancy Impact of Immune Changes of HIV and Stages of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis

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2014-09-01
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Purpose: TB is a leading cause of maternal mortality, especially among HIV-infected women. Women are most likely to develop active TB during and immediately after pregnancy. The immunologic conditions responsible for this phenomenon are not understood. Our recent research shows that pregnant women...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership

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2013-09-28
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Collaboratively funded by the US NIH, India’s Department of Biotechnology [DBT], and Indian Council of Medical Research, the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) is an Indo-US research consortium that is part of RePORT India, a countrywide consortium for TB research...

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Maternal syphilis: An independent risk factor for mother to infant human immunodeficiency virus transmission

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2017-06-15
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Abstract Syphilis is associated with increased human immunodeficiency virus acquisition and sexual transmission; we examined impact on human immunodeficiency virus mother-to-child transmission among mother-infant pairs enrolled in the India Six-Week Extended-Dose Nevirapine study. Maternal syphilis...

Resident doctors' attitudes toward tuberculosis patients

Post Date: 
2017-04-15
Publication: 
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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Background: The attitude of the resident doctors toward tuberculosis (TB) patients can affect their treatment seeking behavior, compliance to treatment as well as reinforce the stigma attached to the disease by the society at large. Aims: To assess the attitudes of resident medical doctors toward...

Efficacy of six-week extended-dose nevirapine varies by infant birth weight with greatest relative efficacy in low birth weight infants

Post Date: 
2016-09-30
Publication: 
PLOS One
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Low birth weight (LBW), defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as birth weight less than 2500 g, is a significant public health issue in resource-limited settings, particularly in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia where the estimated annual incidence is 14% and 28–31%, respectively, and the...

Continued elevation of interleukin-18 and interferon-γ after initiation of antiretroviral therapy and clinical failure in a diverse multicountry human immunodeficiency virus cohort

Post Date: 
2016-07-27
Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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Background: We assessed immune activation after antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation to understand clinical failure in diverse settings. Methods: We performed a case-control study in ACTG Prospective Evaluation of Antiretrovirals in Resource-Limited Settings (PEARLS). Cases were defined as...

Inflammation and change in body weight with antiretroviral therapy initiation in a multinational cohort of HIV-infected adults

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2016-07-01
Publication: 
Journal of Infectious Diseases
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Background: Both wasting and obesity are associated with inflammation, but the extent to which body weight changes influence inflammation during human immunodeficiency virus infection is unknown. Methods: Among a random virologically suppressed participants of the Prospective Evaluation of...

Inflammation and change in body weight with antiretroviral therapy initiation in a multinational cohort of HIV-infected adults

Post Date: 
2016-04-01
Publication: 
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Background: Both wasting and obesity are associated with inflammation, but the extent to which body weight changes influence inflammation during human immunodeficiency virus infection is unknown. Methods: Among a random virologically suppressed participants of the Prospective Evaluation of...

Persistently elevated C-reactive protein level in the first year of antiretroviral therapy, despite virologic suppression, is associated with HIV disease progression in resource-constrained settings

Post Date: 
2016-04-01
Publication: 
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
A case-cohort analysis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) was performed within a multicountry randomized trial (PEARLS) to assess the prevalence of persistently elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, based on serial measurements of...

High tuberculosis risk among medical trainees, Pune, India

Post Date: 
2016-03-22
Publication: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
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During 2012–2013, at a public hospital in Pune, India, 26 (3.9%) cases of tuberculosis were reported among 662 medical trainees, representing an estimated incidence of 3,279 cases/100,000 person-years. Three of these infections were isoniazid-resistant, 1 was multidrug-resistant, and 1 occurred in...

Ecological momentary assessment of illicit drug use compared to biological and self-reported methods

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2016-03-15
Publication: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research
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Background: The use of mHealth methods for capturing illicit drug use and associated behaviors have become more widely used in research settings, yet there is little research as to how valid these methods are compared to known measures of capturing and quantifying drug use. Objective: We examined...

Soluble CD14: An independent biomarker for risk of HIV mother-to-child transmission in setting of pre- and post-exposure antiretroviral prophylaxis

Post Date: 
2015-10-06
Publication: 
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Elevated soluble CD14 (sCD14) concentrations, a marker of monocyte activation, predicts adverse outcomes in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults. To examine the association of sCD14 concentrations with the risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV, we nested a case-control...

Pre-cART elevation of CRP and CD4+ T-cell immune activation associated with HIV clinical progression in a multinational case-cohort study

Post Date: 
2015-10-01
Publication: 
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Background: Despite the success of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), a subset of HIV-infected patients who initiate cART develop early clinical progression to AIDS; therefore, some cART initiators are not fully benefitted by cART. Immune activation pre-cART may predict clinical progression...

Contraceptive use and factors associated with postpartum surgical sterilization among HIV-infected women in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-08-21
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Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services
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The authors desire to better understand contraceptive practices and factors associated with surgical tubal ligation (STL) among HIV-infected women. Secondary data were obtained from HIV-infected women enrolled in a National Institutes of Health–funded clinical trial assessing the efficacy of...

Effectiveness of peer support on care engagement and preventive care intervention utilization among pre-antiretroviral therapy, HIV-infected adults in Rakai, Uganda: a randomized trial

Post Date: 
2015-08-14
Publication: 
AIDS and Behavior
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442 pre-ART, HIV-infected adults were randomized to peer support consisting of structured home visits to promote clinic attendance and preventive care intervention use or standard of care. At baseline, 62 % reported previously visiting an HIV clinic, 45 % reported taking cotrimoxazole prophylaxis,...

Failure to use and sustain male condom usage: lessons learned from a prospective study among men attending STI clinic in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-08-13
Publication: 
PLOS One
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Background: Sustained or consistent use of condoms by men remains a challenge. A study was carried out to identify factors associated with failure to use condoms consistently by men attending STD clinics in Pune, India. Method: Among 14137 STI clinic attendees, 8360 HIV sero-negative men were...

Development of global health education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: a student-driven initiative

Post Date: 
2015-07-27
Publication: 
Medical Education Online
Global health is increasingly present in the formal educational curricula of medical schools across North America. In 2008, students at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) perceived a lack of structured global health education in the existing curriculum and began working with the...

GETHealth Summit Report—2014, Conference Proceedings

Post Date: 
2015-07-08
The GETHealth Summit brought together healthcare professionals, representatives from the technology and education sectors, academic researchers, global health experts from backgrounds including non-governmental organisations to government. This diverse group of delegates were brought together to...

Concurrent anemia and elevated CRP predicts HIV clinical treatment failure, including TB, post-antiretroviral therapy initiation

Post Date: 
2015-07-01
Publication: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Background: Anemia is a known risk factor for clinical failure following antiretroviral therapy (ART). Notably, anemia and inflammation are interrelated, and recent studies have associated elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammation marker, with adverse human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...

Feasibility and acceptability of smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment of alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men in Baltimore

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2015-06-17
Publication: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research
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Background: Alcohol use is a risk factor for the acquisition of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among African American men who havesex with men (MSM). Mobile phone-based ecological momentary assessments (EMA) could minimize bias due to retrospective recall and thus provide a better understanding...

Utilizing mHealth methods to identify patterns of high risk illicit drug use

Post Date: 
2015-06-01
Publication: 
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
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Introduction: We assessed patterns of illicit drug use using mobile health (mHealth) methods and subsequent health care indicators among drug users in Baltimore, MD. Methods: Participants of the EXposure Assessment in Current Time (EXACT) study were provided a mobile device for assessment of their...

Dengue and chikungunya co-infection associated with more severe clinical disease than mono-infection

Post Date: 
2015-04-15
Publication: 
International Journal of Healthcare and Biomedical Research
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Background: Dengue and chikungunya infections appear to be increasing in India. While Aedies aegypti is the transmitting vector for both viruses and co-infection occurs in the same communities, studies on the clinical significance of co-infection are limited. Materials and Methods: We conducted a...

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A Study to Compare Efficacy of Oral High Dose Rifampicin with Standard Dose Rifampicin in Tuberculous Meningitis

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation: Basavaraj A , Avhad A, Kadam D

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Indian Children with Tuberculosis and Age- and Sex-matched Controls

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Presentation. Kinikar A , Chandanwale A, Dixit S, Jubilus J, Jain S, Bharadwaj R, Mave V, Gupte N, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Bollinger RC

Delays and Barriers to Early Treatment Initiation for Childhood Tuberculosis in India

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation. Valvi C , Chandanwale A, Khadse A, Kulkarni R, Kadam D, Dhumal G, Bollinger RC, Deluca A

High Burden of Genital TB Among Women with Infertility in India - Need for an Intensified Approach

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation. Naik SN , Chandanwale A, Joshi S, Mave V, Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Bollinger R

Barriers to Contact Screening and Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Pediatric Contacts of Adults with Smear-positive Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Abstract Presentation. Belgaumkar V , Chandanwale A, Valvi C, Khadse S, Jain D, Dhumal G, Bollinger RC, Deluca A

Delays and Barriers to Early Treatment Initiation in Childhood Tuberculosis in India

Post Date: 
2017-10-11
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
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Event & Convener: 
The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Presentation. Valvi C, Chandanwale A, Khadse S, Kulkarni R, Kadam D, Dhumal G , Deluca A, Bollinger RC.

Barriers to Contact Screening and Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Pediatric Contacts of Adults with Smear –positive Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-10-11
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Presentation. Vasudha Belgaumkar, Ajay Chandanwale, Samir Joshi, Chhaya Valvi, Divyanshree Jain, Gauri Dhumal , Andrea DeLuca, Robert Bollinger.

High Burden of Genital TB Among Women with Infertility in India: Need for An Intensified Approach

Post Date: 
2017-10-11
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Presentation. Shilpa Naik, Ajay Chandanwale, Vidya Mave, Pradip Sambarey, Gauri Dhumal , Andrea DeLuca, Amita Gupta, Robert Bollinger.

Lack of TB Knowledge among TST positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity

Post Date: 
2017-10-11
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Oral Presentation. Andrea DeLuca, Gauri Dhumal , Mandar Paradkar, Nishi Suryavanshi, Vidya Mave, Rewa Kohli, Shrivijay Shivakumar, Amita Gupta.

High Burden of Diabetes and Prediabetes among Adult Household Contacts of India

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
Presentation Location: 
Rio De Janiero, Brazil
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Event & Convener: 
RePORT International Conference, RICC
Poster Presentation. Shivakumar SVBY , Chandrasekaran P, Kumar AJMV, Paradkar M, Dhanasekaran K, Suryavanshi N, Thomas B, Kohli R, Thiruvengadam K, Kulkarni V, Hannah LE, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Pradhan N, Dolla C, Gupte A, Ramachandran G, DeLuca A, Meshram S, Bhardawaj R, Bollinger RC, Golub J,...

How Americans Benefit from Global Health Research

Post Date: 
2017-05-25
Presentation Location: 
Washington, DC
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Event & Convener: 
The Fogarty International Center: How Americans Benefit from Global Health Research Webinar, Research!America
Invited presenter. Live webinar with NIH Fogarty Director Roger Glass, and Johns Hopkins Desmond M. Tutu Professor of Public Health and Human Rights Chris Beyrer.

Outreach Workers in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Programme in India: Challenges and Opportunities

Post Date: 
2016-07-21
Presentation Location: 
Durban, South Africa
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Event & Convener: 
21st Annual International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)
Abstract Presentation. Suryavanshi N , Mave V, Kadam A, Kanade S, Sivalenka S, Sampath K, Harve P, Gupta RS, Hegde A, McKenzie-White J, Gupte N, Gupta A, Bollinger RC, Shankar AV.

High TB Risk in HIV-Positive Patients on Second line Antiretrovirals in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2016-02-24
Presentation Location: 
Boston, MA
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Event & Convener: 
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016
Poster Presentation: TB and Antiretroviral Therapy. Authors: Mave V , Kadam D, Salvi S, Basavaraj A, Joshi S, Chandanwale A, Gupte N, Bollinger RC, Gupta A.

TB Risk Perceptions Among Medical Residents at a Tertiary Care Center in India

Post Date: 
2015-12-06
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Event & Convener: 
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Oral Abstract. Session: The Wide Swath of Vulnerable Populations. Pardeshi G , Parande M, Kadam D, Chandanwale A, Deluca A, Bollinger R, Farley J, Suryavanshi N.

TB Outbreak among Health Care Workers and Trainees in a Tertiary-care Hospital in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Event & Convener: 
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
E-Poster Discussion. Session: Preventing Infection and Transmission of TB in Health Facilities and the Community. Authors: Basavaraj A , Patil A, Kadam DB, Chandanwale A, Jain D, DeLuca A, Mave V, Bollinger R.

Incidence and Risk Factors for TB among HIV+ Children in India

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: TART: TB Risk and Impact of ART. Authors: Kinikar AA , DeLuca A, Gupte N, Kadam DB, Khadse S, Chandanwale A, Gupta A, Bollinger R.

Risk Factors for Unfavorable Treatment Outcomes in DOTs-treated Pediatric TB Patients

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: TB in Children: Epidemiology–I. Authors: Shelke S, Bollinger R, Chandanwale A, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Gupte N, Adhav PS, Kadam DB.

Utility of GeneXpert for Diagnosis of Rifampicin-resistant Extra-pulmonary TB—A Retrospective Review of 70 Cases, SGH, Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Session. TB Diagnostic Challenges: Molecular and Other Techniques. Authors: Girish S, Dharmashle S, Desai S, Kagal A, Bharadwaj R, Chandanwale A, Lokhande R, Kadam DB, DeLuca A, Gupte N, Jain D, Gupta A, Bollinger R, Mave V.

Developing a Validated Tool to Assess Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Trainees’ Ability to Obtain and Interpret TB Diagnostics

Post Date: 
2015-10-11
Presentation Location: 
San Diego, CA
Event & Convener: 
ID Week 2015
Presentation. Chida N, Gupta A, Bollinger B, Melia M.

Dengue and Malaria are Common Infections among Adults and Adolescents Hospitalized with Acute Febrile Illness in Western India

Post Date: 
2015-10-09
Presentation Location: 
San Diego, CA
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Event & Convener: 
Infectious Diseases Society of America. ID Week 2015.
Poster Session: Student and Resident Poster Gallery during Posters in the Park. Mave V, Kadam D, Bharadwaj R, Kagal A, Sachs J, Raichur P, Kanade S, Gupte N, Joshi S, Chandanwale A, Zenilman JM, Bollinger R, Gupta A.

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Aarti Avinash Kinikar, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Education : MBBS (1984); DCH (1988); MD-Paediatrics (1988), DNB-Paediatrics (2003); MRCP-UK (1995). Medical Education- Grant Medical College – Mumbai University, India.

Amit Kale, MS

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Amit Kale
I am working as associate professor in orthopedics. Currently, I am conducting various drug trials for rheumatoid arthritis.

Anita Basavaraj, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Anita Basavaraj
Dr Anita Basavaraj has done her MBBS from Nagpur University with Honors in Surgery (1987). Thereafter she did her MD in Medicine (1990) and her Diplomat of National Board (D.N.B.) in 1992.She has done her post graduate Diploma in geriatric Medicine (P.G.D.G.M.) winning the university Gold Medal by virtue of standing first in the country (2012), which is a distant education venture run by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi
I have led research projects related to Reproductive and Child Health, Sanitation and Infectious diseases. As part of the BJGMC JHU Fogarty training program in HIV-TB, I have research interest in TB epidemiology. I am interested in studying the association of co-morbidities with clinical presentation and treatment outcomes in tuberculosis.

Sunita Girish, PhD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Education : Ph.D, Pune University, 2005 (Medical Biochemistry) title “Antioxidant Status in Leprosy.” Overview : How to improve health systems to combat various infectious diseases like Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV in developing countries, is a research and policy issue that affects many aspects of public health. My research interests include further to understand molecular level changes in cystic fibrosis which is under diagnosed .My interests also involve innovations in molecular techniques dealing with infectious diseases, help governments in developing countries to improve and modify...

Sangita Shelke, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Sangita Shelke
Indeed TB is a social disease with so many social problems especially the women suffering from TB/HIV undergoes a pathetic life situation. Women are silent suffers, of both HIV and TB in male dominated society of India. My ultimate desire is if I can make a difference in the lives of these silent suffers.

Dr. Smita Deshpande

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
My research interests have been: Rapid diagnostic methods for Acute pyogenic meningitis, Diagnosis of enteric fever , Role of Methicillin resistance Staph aureus in infections, Molecular diagnosis of Leptospirosis, Rapid diagnosis of MDR-TB by REMA ( Resasurine Micro titre Plate Assay)and by Line Probe Assay.

Dr. Chhaya Valvi

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Chhaya Valvi
Dr. Chhaya Valvi has completed her undergraduate and postgraduate medical education from the premier institute of Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India. She was awarded the prestigious Dr. Palekar prize as she ranked first among the candidates for M.D. exam.

Dr. Vasudha Belgaumkar

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Vasudha Belgaumkar
Dr.Vasudha has completed her undergraduate medical education from S.B.H. Government Medical College, Dhule,Maharashtra .A meritorious student throughout, she topped her first and final year University examinations. She is presently working as Associate Professor of Dermatology at B.J. Government Medical College, Pune. Having completed her post-graduation in Dermatology, Venereology (including HIV) and Leprology from this premier institute, she has acquired clinical skills as well as an affinity for research.

Rahul Lokhande, MD

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Rahul Lokhande
He is Unit In charge at B J Government Medical college and Sassoon Hospital Pune . He has special Interest in Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Sassoon Hospital.

Dr. Shilpa Naik

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Shilpa Naik
I am working as an Associate Professor & Unit Incharge since 2009 in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at B.J.Govt Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals Pune. I have been managing High Risk Obstetrics and has keen interest in Critical Care Obstetrics.

Akshay Gupte, MBBS, MSPH

Doctoral Student
Akshay Gupte, MBBS, MPH
Akshay Gupte, MBBS, MSPH, is a doctoral student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). His research interests include exploring the impact of infectious diseases on lung health of populations and exploring approaches to host directed therapies to limit lung injury in TB. As part of his doctoral research, Akshay is leading a Indo-US collaborative study aimed at exploring the impact of TB disease—alone and in combination with HIV and diabetes mellitus—on pulmonary impairment and risk of chronic lung diseases in India. Akshay is...

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Center for Global Initiatives

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2014-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Advisory Board Member, 2014–Present

US Institute of Medicine Public-Private Partnerships Forum for Global Health and Safety

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2014-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2014–Present.

Johns Hopkins University Faculty Advisory Committee on International Activities (FACIA)

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2013-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member 2013–Present.

Centro SOL (Salud/Health and Opportunity for Latinos)

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2013-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Advisory Board Member, 2013–Present. Johns Hopkins Bayview.

CUGH Scientific Program Advisory Committee

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2013-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2013–Present. Consortium of Universities for Global Health’s Annual Conference.

2nd GETHealth Summit (Global Education and Technology)

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2013-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Abstract Reviewer.

Center for AIDS Research Leadership Committee

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2013-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2014–Present.

Johns Hopkins InHealth

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2012-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

JHU Global mHealth Initiative

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2011-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

iHeed Institute

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2011-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, Advisory Board, 2011–Present,

US-India Infectious Diseases Working Group

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2011-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2011–Present. US-India Health Initiative.

Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases Fellowship Recruitment and Selection Committee

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2009-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member 2009–Present.

Consortium of Academic Centers Committed to Cross-Disciplinary Global Health Training and Mentorship

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2008-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, Consortium Working Group.

Great Lakes Restoration

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2008-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, Board of Directors, 2008–Present. "Building the Peace" Eastern Africa

IMPAACT Protocol Development and Monitoring Committee

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2008.

Study Monitoring Committee, HPTN 046

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2010. DAIDS, NIH HPTN Network Laboratory, HPTN 046, “HIV Prevention Trials Network Laboratory Phase III Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of an Extended Regimen of Nevirapine in Infants Born to HIV Infected Women to Prevent Vertical HIV Transmission during...

Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, Advisory Committee. Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Study Monitoring Committee, HPTN 057, Phase III Trial

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2010. DAIDS, NIH HPTN Network Laboratory, HPTN 046, “HIV Prevention Trials Network Laboratory Phase III Trial to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of an Extended Regimen of Nevirapine in Infants Born to HIV Infected Women to Prevent Vertical HIV Transmission during...

Study Monitoring Committee, HPTN 057, Phase I Trial

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007. HPTN 057, “HIV Prevention Trials Network Laboratory A Phase I Open Label Trial of the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate in HIV-1 Infected Pregnant Women and their Infants”

Clinical Management Committee, HPTN 052

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2007-01-01
Bob Bollinger, Member, 2007–2010. HIV Prevention Trials Network Study HPTN 052, “A Randomized Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of ART plus HIV Primary Care versus HIV Primary Care Alone to Prevent the Sexual Transmission of HIV-1 in Serodiscordant Couples

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Smallpox Comes Back to Life in Microbe Hunters

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2015-10-22
Baltimore, MD—The world may have been declared free of smallpox in 1980, but the eradication campaign was revived Tuesday in a multimedia presentation at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. The event featured a screening of “Smallpox,” the first episode in the Microbe Hunters series, by the Johns...

4 ways that telemedicine can address the opioid crisis

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2017-12-01
Source: 
The Hill
Dr. Robert Bollinger
CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger describes the utility of telemedicine in this opinion article in The Hill.

Technology could help opioid addicts in rural America, but a federal rule needs changing

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2017-11-08
Source: 
McClatchy News
emocha Mobile Health's miDOT app
CCGHE's Dr. Bob Bollinger discusses the utility of emocha in treating patients in remote areas.

Tech designed for Africa helps US fight disease, save money

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2017-10-12
Source: 
Global Health Matters
Dr. Bob Bollinger talks with the NIH Fogarty Center about development of the emocha mobile health platform.

Bollinger tapped for Fogarty International Center Advisory Board

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2017-10-12
Source: 
Global Health Matters
Photo of Dr. Bob Bollinger
The NIH Fogarty International Center announced today the appointment of CCGHE Founding Director Dr. Robert C. Bollinger to the Center's Advisory Board. Dr. Bollinger joins the board with 3 other new members, Dr. Gretchen Birbeck of the University of Rochester, Dr. Robert Einterz of Indiana...

Emocha Mobile Health expands to opioid addiction treatment

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2017-06-23
Source: 
Baltimore Sun
Photo of emocha mobile health application
Baltimore Sun: emocha received award to expand miDOT capabilities to help care providers treat opioid addiction.

emocha is looking to help treat opioid addiction

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2017-06-16
Source: 
Technical.ly Baltimore
emocha received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to complete the research studies ahead of its commercial release. The technology will be used in clinic-based treatment, with observation of take-home being a next step. The grant will help the startup validate the...

Emocha launches pilot to help recovering opioid addicts

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2017-06-15
Source: 
Baltimore Business Journal
Emocha will be piloting its platform in partnership with two opioid recovery clinics based at the University of Washington in Seattle and Boston University.

Company tests mobile health for tuberculosis treatment

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2017-05-23
Source: 
NIH: News and Events
Preliminary data show 93% treatment adherence using video observation, with savings of more than $1,000 per TB patient over 6 months

Fogarty International Center, a linchpin of global health research

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2017-05-17
Source: 
JAMA
Bob Bollinger weighs in on NIH’s Fogarty Program & the strategic benefits the program offers for US disease surveillance.

Public-private partnerships critical in fight against infectious diseases

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2016-08-17
Source: 
Infectious Disease News (via Healio)
The threat of infectious diseases continues to drive innovation in the free market, resulting in improved or novel therapies and diagnostics. Among its benefits, the free market is a place where readily available resources can be used to tackle emerging threats. One example is the number of...

Imec’s miDiagnostics joint venture does blood tests from blood-drop

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2016-08-09
Source: 
Electronics Weekly
miDiagnostics, the joint venture between Imec and Johns Hopkins University, aims to develop IC-based diagnostic tests which use drops of blood to detect cells, proteins, nucleic acids, and/or small molecules.

Help on wheels to screen TB in rural areas

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2016-07-26
Source: 
The Times of India
A state-of the art health services bus would provide medical care to rural populace at their doorsteps. Designed through a donation of US$100,000 from philanthropists Raj and Bharati Shah of the US-based Capital Technology Information Services (CTIS), the mobile health and wellness clinic launched...

Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic Debuts in Pune for Clinical Research and Community-Based Care

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2016-07-25
The Maryland-based health care informatics company CTIS and its founders, Raj and Bharti Shah, have collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College to equip and dispatch a custom-designed mobile health care services...

Mobile Technology Developed at Hopkins Medicine Transforming TB Care in Texas

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2016-04-19
Harris County Public Health Environmental Services Hailed TB Elimination Champion by CDC The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently named Harris County Public Health Environmental Services among its 2016 TB Elimination Champions for improving tuberculosis (TB) patient outcomes in...

Advancing Global TB Research through RePORT

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2016-02-29
Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) International is a large, international tuberculosis research effort being undertaken by 4 regional consortia: RePORT Brazil, RePORT South Africa, RePORT Indonesia, and RePORT India. While each region collects and maintains its...

Now, docs to get TB leave as cases mount

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2016-02-24
Source: 
Pune Mirror
Too many cases of tuberculosis (TB) among medical trainees and resident doctors in the state have prompted the medical education department to sanction medical leaves exclusively for the malady. This is the first time any state has taken such a step in India. Unusual working hours; close contact...

Amid international growth, emocha gets grant to look at Maryland TB treatment

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2015-11-23
Source: 
Technical.ly Baltimore
emocha Mobile Health received a Small Business Innovation Research grant to further development of its mobile app that provides video-based healthcare observations in some cases where visits were previously required. The NIH grant, which is for about $200,000 over two years, will allow the Johns...

emocha App for Ebola Monitoring Nominated for Innovation Award

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2015-08-28
emocha ® Mobile Health, Inc., was nominated this week for a 2015 Baltimore Innovation Award for its Outbreak Symptoms Monitoring Application developed to monitor symptoms among people traveling from west-African countries where there are active Ebola outbreaks. emocha ® is one of 5 companies...

Sparking change: Baltimore's growing startup community

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2015-08-04
Source: 
Baltimore Fishbowl
Baltimore is kind of like a small-scale America, gearing towards a service-based economy for a variety of industries, with the startups here are trying to reinvigorate the economy on both a macro and a micro level. emocha, a health IT startup developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical...

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