Partnerships in India

CCGHE works with Indian medical institutions to conduct groundbreaking clinical research that informs prevention and treatment for many of India’s gravest health issues. These partnerships are also a formal channel for educating and involving emerging professionals in clinical research. We offer clinical coursework, professional mentoring, field study placements, and clinical rotation opportunities for Indian and US-based students. The experiences are often life changing, and in many instances lead to careers in global health. We operate the BWI-CTU, a large NIH-funded clinical trials site at BJGMC, and have MOUs with 3 additional clinical sites: 
 
 
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), and Sassoon General Hospitals SGH). Pune, India. www.bjmcpune.org
 
  • Among the top 10 medical schools in India
  • 200 medical students, 130 residents per year; 50 nursing students per year
  • SGH: State-funded 1500-bed tertiary-care public hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, and links to multiple NGOs in the community.
  • CCGHE partnership established in 1999 for HIV studies; now investigates other infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases, and comorbidities 
  • In 2011, JHU field office established at BJGMC Clinical Research Site: 3 full time Hopkins faculty and 20 staff; 100 BJGMC clinical research staff.
  • Clinical research, as well as leadership and oversight for clinical rotations and field studies

Learn about our work with BJGMC

 

DY Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center. Pune, India. medical.dpu.edu.in
 
  • Hospital is a 1470-bed private facility; existing partnership with Global Health Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Hopkins medical and nursing students attend 4-week interprofessional clinical electives; 4th year medical students and masters and doctoral nursing students are eligible for clinical rotations, coordinated by CCGHE JHU Pune Office Director, Dr. Vidya Mave
  • DY Patil is a clinical site for ongoing studies on the impact of diabetes on tuberculosis treatment outcomes, also looking at antimicrobial resistance, use of mobile health technology for directly-observed therapy
  • Monthly HIV Case Conference conducted between 5 Indo US institutions  
  • CCGHE directors Bollinger and Gupta hold adjunct faculty appointments at DY Patil and provide training lectures annually

​Learn about our work with DY Patil Medical College

 
 
National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis. Chennai, India. www.nirt.res.in 
 
  • Established in 1956 as India’s Tuberculosis Research Centre
  • Internationally renowned TB research institution, Supranatural Reference Laboratory, and WHO Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Training
  • CCGHE research partnership looking at:
    • Lasting pulmonary effects and respiratory impairment following recovery from TB
    • Hair concentrations of anti-tuberculosis drugs among HIV-infected and uninfected children
    • Improving TBM treatment outcomes in children ages 6 months to 12 years
    • Assessing dosage levels of rifampicin and evaluating safety of TBM treatment
    • Relationship between diet and inflammation during pregnancy
    • Immune changes that happen during pregnancy and how they affect different methods for latent TB screening among pregnant women
    • Host and microbial factors associated with 1) poor response to TB treatment, 2) progression to active TB disease and 3) TB transmission/acquisition

Learn about our work with NIRT

 
PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Group. Mumbai, India. www.hindujahospital.com 
 
  • Academic teaching hospital
  • Chest clinic at Hinduja Hospital known authority on drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant TB and played a significant role in identifying totally-drug-resistant TB
  • MDR-TB cohort is wide demographic of TB patients in Mumbai
  • CCGHE partnership developing a clinical cohort and database of patients help understand MDR-TB, working on whole genome sequencing, novel TB diagnostics and developing clinical trials using novel drugs also planned

Learn about our work with Hinduja Hospital