Aarti Avinash Kinikar, MD

Pune, India
Role: 
Scholar
BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee

Education:

MBBS (1984); DCH (1988); MD-Paediatrics (1988), DNB-Paediatrics (2003); MRCP-UK (1995).
Medical  Education- Grant  Medical  College – Mumbai  University, India.

Overview:

As a  medical  teacher  and  a  pediatrician working  in  a  government medical college  and  hospital  I am interested  in generating interest  motivating  medical undergraduate students  to think and participate in  pediatric infectious disease research especially in the field  of  Pediatric HIV and TB epidemiology, as well as clinical profiles and prevention and treatment for children. I am personally interested  in  looking  at  the  implementation and challenges  faced in  caring for children with HIV and TB  under national programmes  and  finding  solutions  that  can help implement  these  programmes  effectively  for the benefit of children  coming to government hospitals . A specific clinical research interest is to investigate chemoprophylaxis  options  for  children  in  contact  with  adults that have sputum-positive MDR TB.    

Honors and Awards:

Awarded  Fogarty  Fellow  Scholarship  at  John  Hopkins  University,  Baltimore  USA;  for  training  in  Paediatric  HIV,  Epidemiology  &  Biostatistics,  (2007)
Awarded  Overseas  Doctor’s  Training  Scheme  fellowship  by  the  Royal  College  Of       Physicians ,  UK  in  1994  for  higher  studies  in  Paediatrics
Awarded  ONE  of  the  20 INNOVATORS  IN INDIA  who are changing lives – For Bubble  CPAP   Invention during Swine Flu Pandemic in India . Awarded by INDIA  TODAY – April 26th 2010 Issue.
AWARDED  PROVISIONAL  PATENT  for   low  cost  indigenous   bubble  CPAP      ventilation  circuit – Mumbai  2011.
AWARDED  THE  DR SHARADINI  DAHANUKAR “BEST MEDICAL TEACHER” 2013 AWARD BY MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES , NASHIK.
TWICE  Won  the  First  Prize in Teachers  Category at  Inter- University Research  Convention –  AVISHKAR  2010  and  AVISHKAR  2011- organized  by  Governor  of  Maharashtra.
Received  “Suchintan Trophy” – Thrice ( 2004;  2005;  2010 ) for Best  Research work presented at Annual  Research Conference at  B.J.  Government  Medical  College,  Pune.
Member and Principal Investigator for Clinical Trial of  IMPAACT  Network    ( HIV/AIDS; TB; Malaria and other Infectious Diseases since 2000. BJGMC-John Hopkins University , USA-Clinical  Trial Unit, Pune, India

Perceptions of HCWs on Barriers and Opportunities to Airborne Infection Control Guideline Implementation

Post Date: 
2017-12-07
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Led by Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi, this qualitative, cross-sectional study is assessing healthcare worker (HCW) perceptions about barriers and facilitators to the uptake of airborne infection control (AIC) guidelines. Further, the study is assessing the potential barriers and opportunities to develop...

P1070: Dose-Finding and Pharmacogenetic Study of Efavirenz in HIV-Infected and HIV/TB Co-Infected Infants and Children ≥ 3 Months to < 36 Months of Age

Post Date: 
2008-12-05
Efavirenz (EFV) is an anti-HIV medicine that is commonly used to treat HIV infection in adults and children older than 3 years of age. This study is being conducted to look at the safety of EFV, blood levels of EFV, genetic factors that may affect blood levels of EFV, and how easy it is for infants...

Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV: India SWEN Study

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2002-06-07
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Primary and secondary analyses of the India SWEN study, an NIH-funded phase III randomized controlled trial of an extended nevirapine prophylaxis regimen among 783 HIV-infected pregnant women and their breastfed infants in Pune, India.

Loss to follow‐up and mortality among HIV‐infected adolescents receiving antiretroviral therapy in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2018-03-24
Publication: 
HIV Medicine
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Over 6 years, one-third of HIV+ adolescents in this study discontinued medical treatment, indicating a critical need for retention counselling and closer clinical monitoring.

Intestinal barrier dysfunction and microbial translocation in HIV-infected pregnant women is associated with preterm birth

Post Date: 
2018-03-24
Publication: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases
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Clinical Infectious Diseases: Select immune markers can identify women at higher risk for pre-term birth in HIV-1-infected populations; modulating gut barrier integrity and microbial translocation may have an effect.

Isoniazid concentrations in hair and plasma area-under-the-curve exposure among children with tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-12-07
Publication: 
PLOS One
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PLOS One: Mave and colleagues compared TB drug exposure in plasma and hair samples among a small cohort of children.

Antibiotic utilization and the role of suspected and diagnosed mosquito borne illness among adults and children with acute febrile illness in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2017-12-04
Publication: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases
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Mosquito-borne disease identification is associated with reduced empiric antibiotic use and faster antibiotic discontinuation.

Inflammation in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women is Associated with Pre-term Birth

Post Date: 
2018-03-07
Presentation Location: 
Boston, MA
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Event & Convener: 
CROI 2018
Poster Presentation. Shivakoti R, Gupte N, Kumar NP, Kulkarni V, Balasubramanian U, Bhosale R, Sambarey P, Kinikar A, Bharadwaj R, Patil S, Inamdar S, Suryavanshi N, Babu S, Bollinger R, Gupta A

Incidence of Tuberculosis Disease among Household Contacts of Adult Pulmonary TB Patients in India-A Multi Centric Cohort Study

Post Date: 
2018-02-21
Presentation Location: 
New Delhi, India
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Event & Convener: 
5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines
Presentation. Selvaraju S , Thiruvenkadam K, Paradkar M, Marinaik SB, Bharadwaj R, Rajagopalan S, Gaikwad S, Pattabiraman S, Kinikar A, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Meshram S, Hanna LE, Lokhande R, Dhanasekaran K, Gupte A, John S, Gupte N, Thomas B, Kukarni V, Ayyanu S, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY,...

Infection Free “Resistors” among Household Contacts of Culture-Confirmed Adult Pulmonary TB Cases

Post Date: 
2018-02-21
Presentation Location: 
New Delhi, India
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Event & Convener: 
5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines
Presentation. Mave V , Chandrasekaran P, Paradkar M, Gupte A, Pradhan N, Kannan GN, Shivakumar SVBY, Kulkarni V, Dhanasekaran K, Subramanyam B, Selvaraju S, Murali L, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S, Meshram S, Kinikar A, Hanna LE, Swaminathan S, Gupte N, Gupta A.

TB Infection Among Household Contacts: Preventive Therapy for All?

Post Date: 
2018-02-21
Presentation Location: 
New Delhi, India
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Event & Convener: 
5th Global Forum on TB Vaccines
Presentation. Dolla CK, Paradkar M, Gupte A, Thiruvenkadam K, Gupte N, Kulkarni A, Balasubranian U, Hanna LE, Dhanasekaran K, Bharadwaj R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gaikwad S, Meshram S, Kohli R, Lokhande R, Thomas B, Kinikar A, Swaminathan S, Mave V, Gupta A, Chandrasekaran P

Risk Factors Associated with Unfavorable Outcomes in a Cohort of Pulmonary TB Patients

Post Date: 
2018-02-15
Presentation Location: 
New Delhi, India
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Event & Convener: 
RePORT India Annual Meeting
Oral Presentation. Dhanasekaran K, Chandrasekaran P, Paradkar M, Marinaik SB, Gupte A, Dolla CK, Joseph B, Subramanyam B, Sivaramakrishnan GR, Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Rajagopal S, Pradhan N, Selvaraju S, Kulkarni V, Hannah LE, Nayakam R, Suryavanshi N, Shivakumar SVBY, Mave V, Thomas B, Bharadwaj...

Incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Household Contacts of Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in India

Post Date: 
2018-02-15
Presentation Location: 
New Delhi, India
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Event & Convener: 
CTRIUMPh Study Team, RePORT India Annual Meeting
Paradkar M, Dhanasekaran K, Kinikar A, Kulkarni R, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S, Lokhande R, Meshram S, Dolla CK, Selvaraju S, Murali L, Thiruvengadam K, Jain D, Rajagopal S, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, John S, Kohli R, Nayagam R, Shivakumar SVBY, Suryavanshi N, Cox S, Gupte A, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Gupta...

Uniting for a Healthier India

Post Date: 
2018-02-14
Uniting India slide
"The Indo-US clinical research & education partnership started with a single NIH grant to study maternal-infant HIV transmission." Now with 76 studies underway, this short film chronicles the history & impact of our work in India.

Mexico conference: Experts from BJ Medical College make presentations on TB, treatment

Post Date: 
2017-11-09
Source: 
The Indian Express
Four fellows from the BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program make national headlines in India.