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Health Professions Education and Training for Strengthening the Health System and Services in Uganda

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2018-09-19
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Led by Sarah Kiguli at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, the goal of this effort is to improve service delivery of the Ugandan health system through strengthened health professional interdisciplinary education and research training to produce graduates with competencies to address...

Long-Acting/Extended Release Antiretroviral Resource Program (LEAP)

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2018-05-30
The Long-Acting/Extended Release Antiretroviral Resource Program (LEAP) is an effort to advance the development of long-lasting therapies for illnesses that require taking medications long-term. Life-long or long-term adherence to daily treatment regimens is challenging for patients who have...

Multidisciplinary Research Training to Understand and Reduce HIV Incidence in Uganda

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2018-05-10
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Dr. Larry Chang is PI for this multi-year (2018-2023) training grant sponsored by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institute of Health. Abstract While substantial progress has been made in the global HIV response, impact has been uneven. Uganda provides a prime case study. Uganda...

The Role of GeneXpert in Bacterial Diagnosis of Spinal Tuberculosis

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2017-10-26
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This study was funded by the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. 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...

Characteristics Associated with Mobile Phone Usage among TB Populations in Pune, India

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2017-10-02
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With 8.6 million people affected worldwide in 2012, the control and prevention of tuberculosis (TB) has become an international priority. In order to reduce burdens and achieve global goals for TB control, new and innovative tools are necessary. With a growing number of mobile phone subscriptions...

HIV Antiretroviral Selection Support and Interactive Search Tool (ASSIST)

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2017-09-01
HIV-ASSIST is an evidence based, web platform designed and developed by experts at Johns Hopkins University to assist and educate clinicians in personalizing ARV regimens for their patients. This tool is designed to be used for adult patients only. The goals are to provide: Patient-centric...

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...

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 the film Microbe Hunters: Smallpox , by the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical...

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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This study was funded by the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. 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...

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...

Salud al Dia

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2014-11-01
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This initiative is intended to address healthcare disparities among Latino children in Baltimore by increasing engagement of limited English proficiency (LEP) Latino parents in primary healthcare. Specifically, we are looking at whether using in-person and technology-based support interventions...

Evaluating Demand Generation (Stylish Man) for HIV/Family Planning Services, Rakai, Uganda

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2014-08-01
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Dr. Larry Chang is co-investigator of this effort to test a novel approach to promoting HIV services in Rakai, Uganda. The Stylish Man Program, attempts to “demedicalize” HIV prevention and care in a public health campaign designed to normalize HIV care as part of self care for African men. The...

Evaluation of Longitudinal Blood Culture Isolates from BJ Medical College in Pune, India, 2003-2013

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2014-06-16
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This study was terminated July 31, 2014. Antibiotic resistance is a serious global problem and is caused by multiple factors which have led to difficulty in the management of life-threatening, multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacterial bloodstream infections. The knowledge of antibiotic resistance...

Screening for Gender Based-violence (GBV) and Feasibility and Acceptability of mHealth GBV Screening and Support Tools

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2014-03-26
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This study was terminated February 14, 2017. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant public health issue in India, with estimates that over a third of women and girls are impacted at some point in their lifetime. This pilot qualitative study examined the feasibility of enhancing GBV prevention...

Tuberculosis Noon Conference

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2013-10-24
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This effort ended in 2015. As part of the BJGMC-Johns Hopkins India Fogarty Training Program, from 2013-2015 CCGHE hosted the live Tuberculosis Noon Conference webcast. Led by Drs. Maunank Shah, Jonathan Golub, and Richard Chaisson, these webcast meetings brought together Johns Hopkins TB...

Community Home Based India Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (COMBIND)

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2013-09-02
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CCGHE is assessing whether equipping Community Health Workers with mobile health technology and involving them in technology training and personal empowerment seminars can help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. CHWs who care for HIV + pregnant and nursing women are using the emocha...

Epidemiological Assessment of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Pune, India, through Contact Tracing

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2013-06-10
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This study ended in June 2016. Approximately 1 million new cases of Tuberculosis occur among children each year around the world, with a large number of these cases occurring among indigent populations without access to adequate healthcare facilities (World Health Organization). Due to their high...

Analysis of Data Collected from the Evaluation of Community-Based Education, Research and Service (COBERS)

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2012-06-12
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This effort ended in June 2015. Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS), the Medical Schools at Gulu University (GU), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Kampala International University (KIU) and Busitema University (BU) came together with Johns Hopkins University...

DOmestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation and Smart Phones (DOVE)

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2012-01-01
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This effort ended in 2017. The major challenge of early prenatal nurse home visitation programs is to accurately identify abused women. The DOVE study aims to improve maternal health and increase the use of a safety plan and community resources by using an emocha ® application to assist home...

Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Course

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2012-01-01
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To strengthen tuberculosis (TB) clinical care and research in India and Pakistan, CCGHE collaborated with BJGMC, the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) and Indus Hospital to develop and deploy the Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis, Treatment ,and Prevention course. Originally developed as a...

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Internal medicine residents' knowledge and practice of pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis

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2018-06-27
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Internal medicine physicians are often the first providers to encounter patients with a new diagnosis of tuberculosis. Given the public health risks of missed tuberculosis cases, assessing internal medicine residents' ability to diagnose tuberculosis is important. METHODS: Internal...

Developing an assessment framework for essential internal medicine subspecialty topics

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2018-06-15
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Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Our assessment framework revealed knowledge and practice gaps in tuberculosis diagnosis among internal medicine residents.

Diabetes and pre-diabetes among household contacts of tuberculosis patients in India: is it time to screen them all?

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2018-05-22
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The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Authors find that screening contacts of TB patients for pre-DM/DM and linking them to care may mitigate the risk of developing tuberculosis and improve management of diabetes.

Group mentorship model to enhance the efficiency and productivity of PhD research training in Sub-Saharan Africa

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2018-05-04
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Annals of Global Health
Annals of Global Health : Systems capacity building approach to PhD training allowed strong outputs at lower cost and with relatively few additional mentors to train independent scientists able to conduct original research and mentor others.

¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men

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2018-01-23
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Progress in Community Health Partnerships
Background: Latinos, particularly immigrant men, are more likely to present late to care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Objectives: This manuscript describes the development of ¡Sólo Se Vive Una Vez! (¡Vive!) (You Only Live Once), a multilevel (individual and community)...

The use of clinical decision support in reducing diagnosis of and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria

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2017-12-06
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Journal of Hospital Medicine
Clinical decision support embedded within the electronic health record is a potential antibiotic stewardship strategy for hospitalized patients.

Constituent variation in smokeless tobacco purchased in Mumbai, India

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2017-07-01
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Tobacco Regulatory Science
Objectives: Worldwide, smokeless tobacco products vary greatly in their formulations and chemical composition. Understanding of toxic and carcinogenic constituent variations in such products can provide valuable insights for the development of effective tobacco control policies. In this study...

Treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis

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2017-04-27
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Handbook of Tuberculosis
This chapter addresses the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis highlighting drug classes, recommended regimens, adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions, and practical aspects of monitoring, The principles of treatment of latent tuberculosis are also addressed including whom to treat, what...

Clinical features and diagnosis of tuberculosis: primary infection and progressive pulmonary tuberculosis

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2017-04-27
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Handbook of Tuberculosis
In this chapter, we will review the clinical manifestations of intrathoracic tuberculosis (TB), including pathophysiology and clinical features of primary and secondary or reactivation TB. Specific topics discussed are the physical examination, and microbiological, radiological, and immunological...

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis

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2017-04-27
Publication: 
Handbook of Tuberculosis
M. tuberculosis (MTB) can cause disease in almost any organ of the body. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is defined as tuberculosis (TB) disease outside of the lung parenchyma [1]. Much like pulmonary TB, EPTB can occur as a primary infection or as reactivation of a latent focus with subsequent...

Resident doctors' attitudes toward tuberculosis patients

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2017-04-15
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Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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...

Bedaquiline

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2017-01-01
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Kucers’ the Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Drugs, 7th Edition
Section II, Antibiotics: Part 12 Anti-tuberculosis drugs.

The ripple effect: why promoting female leadership in global health matters

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2016-12-21
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Public Health Action
Leadership positions in global health are greatly skewed toward men; the imbalance is more pronounced in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The under-representation of women in leadership is a threat to gender equality, and also impacts the improvement of women's health outcomes...

Patterns of use and perceptions of harm of smokeless tobacco in Navi Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh

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2016-12-04
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Indian Journal of Community Medicine
Background: Globally, smokeless tobacco use is disproportionately concentrated in low-income and middle-income countries like India and Bangladesh. Objectives: The current study examined comparative patterns of use and perceptions of harm for different smokeless tobacco products among adults and...

Editorial Commentary: Recruiting the next generation of infectious diseases physicians: how do we reignite the passion?

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2016-07-15
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Introduction: Infectious diseases (ID) is the most exciting medical subspecialty. We may be biased, but we are not wrong. It is disheartening that applications to ID fellowships continue to decrease; in 2016, 61% of fellowship programs did not fill through the National Resident Matching Program, up...

Defining clinical excellence in adult infectious disease practice

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2016-06-16
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Clinical excellence should be recognized, particularly in the current climate that appropriately prioritizes relationship-centered care. In order to develop a recognition model, a definition of clinical excellence must be created and agreed upon. A paradigm recently suggested by C. Christmas...

Tuberculosis risk among medical trainees, Pune, India

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2016-03-22
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
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...

Infectious Diseases (ID) Learning Unit: How rapidly to evaluate for active tuberculosis disease in low-prevalence settings

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2016-03-11
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
With declining tuberculosis (TB) incidence in low-prevalence settings, many clinicians are likely unaware that the approach to diagnosing active TB is evolving with newer technologies. Rapid molecular assays are commercially available, and more are likely to enter the market in the coming years...

Awareness and support for graphic health warnings on smokeless tobacco packages in Navi Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh

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2015-12-04
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Tobacco Control
Awareness and support for graphic health warnings on smokeless tobacco packages in Navi Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding breastfeeding in postpartum mothers at a tertiary care institute during a public health awareness campaign

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2015-10-09
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International Journal of Health Sciences
Background: Breast feeding has several benefits for both the infants and mothers. However, despite strong evidences in support of breast feeding its prevalence has remained low worldwide. The objective of the present study was to examine the knowledge and attitude towards breast feeding and infant...

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Does Smoking Have an Impact on TB Treatment Outcomes?

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2018-10-27
Thomas B, Kannan T, Rani V, Gupte N, Gupta A, Deluca A, Suryavanshi N, Kohli R, Chandrasekaran P for the CTRIUMPH RePORT India Study Team. Does Smoking Have an Impact on TB Treatment Outcomes? A Prospective Cohort Study from India. Session: Tobacco Use in Various Populations: Implications for...

Impact of Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program on ‘Institutional Research Capacity Building’ at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, India

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2018-10-27
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Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Chandanwale A, Kadam D, Joshi S, Kinikar A, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Gupta A, Bollinger R. Impact of Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program on ‘Institutional Research Capacity Building’ at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, India. Session: Building...

Gestational Diabetes Suppresses the Inflammatory Response to M. tuberculosis in Pregnant Women in Pune, India. Session: Clinical Investigation for TB and Diabetes

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2018-10-27
Mathad J, Alexander M, Bhosale R, Shere D, Kulkarni V, Kumar P, Babu S, Gupta A for the PRACHITi Study team. Gestational Diabetes Suppresses the Inflammatory Response to M. tuberculosis in Pregnant Women in Pune, India. Session: Clinical Investigation for TB and Diabetes. 49th Annual Union World...

Utility of QGIT as an Adjunct to TST for Screening of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Indian Healthcare Workers

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2018-10-26
Girish S, Kinikar A, Pardeshi G, Shelke S, Basavaraj A, Chandanwale A, Gupte N, Bollinger R. Utility of QGIT as an Adjunct to TST for Screening of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Indian Healthcare Workers. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24...

Mortality Risk Doubled in Tuberculosis Patients with Diabetes Not Receiving Metformin

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2018-10-26
Mave V, Gupte N, Gaikwad S, Barthwal M, Chon S, Gupte A, Gupta A, Golub J. Mortality Risk Doubled in Tuberculosis Patients with Diabetes Not Receiving Metformin. Presented at 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-27, 2018.

Addressing policy needs for controlling TB and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB): a biosocial inquiry among patients in Pune city in Western Maharashtra, India

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2018-10-26
Atre S. Addressing policy needs for controlling TB and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB): a biosocial inquiry among patients in Pune city in Western Maharashtra, India. Presented at 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-27, 2018.

Managing Tuberculosis in Pregnancy. Meet the Expert Session

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2018-10-26
Gupta A. Managing Tuberculosis in Pregnancy. Meet the Expert Session. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-27, 2018.

Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-up and Mortality in Public Sector MDR TB Treatment in Western Maharashtra, India from 2015-2016

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2018-10-26
Murrill M, More SW, Kamble S, Kulkarni V, Dowdy D, Gupta A. Factors Associated with Loss to Follow-up and Mortality in Public Sector MDR TB Treatment in Western Maharashtra, India from 2015-2016. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24,-27, 2018.

The TEKO trial: implementation of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test at CD4 blood draw for diagnosing latent tuberculosis among newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults in South Africa

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2018-10-26
Golub J, Lebina L, Chon S, Cohn S, Jack T, Masonoke K, Variava E, Martinson N, TEKO team. The TEKO trial: implementation of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube test at CD4 blood draw for diagnosing latent tuberculosis among newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults in South Africa. 49th Annual Union World...

BRIEF TB Treatment of Latent TB Infection With One Month of Isoniazid & Rifapentine in HIV-Infected People: Interaction of Treatment & CD4 Count

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2018-10-25
Swindells S, Ramchandami R, Gupta A, Sanchez J, Juste MAJ, Mwelase N, Chaisson R, BRIEF TB Study Team. BRIEF TB Treatment of Latent TB Infection With One Month of Isoniazid & Rifapentine in HIV-Infected People: Interaction of Treatment & CD4 Count. Session: TB Infection: From Latent to...

Impact of Maternal Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) Timing on Acquisition of Infant TB Infection (TBI) in the IMPAACT P1078/TB APPRISE Trial

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2018-10-25
Gupta A , Aaron L, Montepiedra G, Theron G, Chipato T, Onyango-Makumbi C, Stranix-Chibanda L, Weinberg A, for the IMPAACT P1078/TB APPRISE Study Team. Impact of Maternal Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) Timing on Acquisition of Infant TB Infection (TBI) in the IMPAACT P1078/TB APPRISE Trial. 49th...

Preventive Therapy for PLWH - 3HP. MTE HIV Meet the Expert Session

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2018-10-25
Dooley K. Preventive Therapy for PLWH - 3HP. MTE HIV Meet the Expert Session. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-27, 2018.

Challenges in TB Diagnosis in Pregnant Women in India: Findings from a Cohort Study in Pune, India

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2018-10-25
Alexander M, Bhosale R, Gupte N, Deshpande P, Kulkarni V, Chandanwale A, Gupta A, Mathad J. Challenges in TB Diagnosis in Pregnant Women in India: Findings from a Cohort Study in Pune, India. Session: LTBI Screening: Challenges and Opportunities. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health...

Sub-therapeutic Rifampicin Concentration is Associated with Unfavourable Treatment Outcomes in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients on Thrice Weekly Regimens in India

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2018-10-25
Ramachandran G, Chandrasekaran P, Kumar AKH, Kannan T, Gomathi NS, Gaikwad S, Gupta A, Mave V, for C-TRIUMPh team. Sub-therapeutic Rifampicin Concentration is Associated with Unfavourable Treatment Outcomes in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients on Thrice Weekly Regimens in India. Session: Clinical...

Host Inflammation Markers IFN- γ, IL-6 and IL-15 Strongly Associated with Risk of Incident TB in Advanced HI

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2018-10-25
Manabe YC, Gupte N, Leong S, Kintali M, Bisson G, Hosseinipour M, Salgame P, Gupta A for the ACTG 5274 REMEMBER and NWCS 408 Study Team. Host Inflammation Markers IFN- γ, IL-6 and IL-15 Strongly Associated with Risk of Incident TB in Advanced HI. Session: Diagnosis, Screening, Prediction of Disease...

Time to culture conversion, identifying independent modifiable risk factors in Indian patients

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2018-10-25
Gupte N, Gupte A, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Pradhan N, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P for the CTRIUMPh RePORT India team. Time to culture conversion, identifying independent modifiable risk factors in Indian patients. Presented at 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague...

Regional Prospective Observational Research in TB (RePORT) India: Biomarkers, Diagnostics, and Comorbidities

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2018-10-25
Christopher DJ, Kornfeld H, Ellner J, Mave V, Rustomjee R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A. Regional Prospective Observational Research in TB (RePORT) India: Biomarkers, Diagnostics, and Comorbidities. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-27, 2018.

Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of tuberculosis medicines: outcomes of a WHO expert consultation

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2018-10-24
Dooley K. Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics of tuberculosis medicines: outcomes of a WHO expert consultation. Post graduate course: Update on Clinical and Programmatic Management of Multi-drug- and Extensively Drug-resisant MB (MDR/XDR-TB). 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The...

How can we translate next generation sequencing data to shorten anti-tuberculosis treatment?

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2018-10-23
Tornheim J. How can we translate next generation sequencing data to shorten anti-tuberculosis treatment? TBScience 2 Parallel session on reducing transmission: what is the scientific basis behind for the reduction of transmission and the initiation of appropriate treatment? 49th Annual Union World...

Mobile Health and Behavioral PMTCT Intervention among Community Health Workers Improves Exclusive Breastfeeding and Early Infant Diagnosis in India: A Cluster Randomized Trial

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2018-07-24
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Suryavanshi N, Kadam A, Hegde A, Sivalenka S, Kumar VS, McKenzie-White J, Kanade S, Gupta A, Bollinger RC, Shankar A, Gupte N, Mave V. Mobile Health and Behavioral PMTCT Intervention among Community Health Workers Improves Exclusive Breastfeeding and Early Infant Diagnosis in India: A Cluster...

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Internal medicine residents' knowledge and practice of pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis

Post Date: 
2018-06-27
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Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Internal medicine physicians are often the first providers to encounter patients with a new diagnosis of tuberculosis. Given the public health risks of missed tuberculosis cases, assessing internal medicine residents' ability to diagnose tuberculosis is important. METHODS: Internal...

Developing an assessment framework for essential internal medicine subspecialty topics

Post Date: 
2018-06-15
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Countries: 
Publication: 
Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Our assessment framework revealed knowledge and practice gaps in tuberculosis diagnosis among internal medicine residents.

Diabetes and pre-diabetes among household contacts of tuberculosis patients in India: is it time to screen them all?

Post Date: 
2018-05-22
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Publication: 
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Authors find that screening contacts of TB patients for pre-DM/DM and linking them to care may mitigate the risk of developing tuberculosis and improve management of diabetes.

Group mentorship model to enhance the efficiency and productivity of PhD research training in Sub-Saharan Africa

Post Date: 
2018-05-04
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Countries: 
Publication: 
Annals of Global Health
Annals of Global Health : Systems capacity building approach to PhD training allowed strong outputs at lower cost and with relatively few additional mentors to train independent scientists able to conduct original research and mentor others.

¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men

Post Date: 
2018-01-23
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Countries: 
Publication: 
Progress in Community Health Partnerships
Background: Latinos, particularly immigrant men, are more likely to present late to care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Objectives: This manuscript describes the development of ¡Sólo Se Vive Una Vez! (¡Vive!) (You Only Live Once), a multilevel (individual and community)...

The use of clinical decision support in reducing diagnosis of and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria

Post Date: 
2017-12-06
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Countries: 
Publication: 
Journal of Hospital Medicine
Clinical decision support embedded within the electronic health record is a potential antibiotic stewardship strategy for hospitalized patients.

Constituent variation in smokeless tobacco purchased in Mumbai, India

Post Date: 
2017-07-01
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Countries: 
Publication: 
Tobacco Regulatory Science
Objectives: Worldwide, smokeless tobacco products vary greatly in their formulations and chemical composition. Understanding of toxic and carcinogenic constituent variations in such products can provide valuable insights for the development of effective tobacco control policies. In this study...

Treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-04-27
Publication: 
Handbook of Tuberculosis
This chapter addresses the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis highlighting drug classes, recommended regimens, adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions, and practical aspects of monitoring, The principles of treatment of latent tuberculosis are also addressed including whom to treat, what...

Clinical features and diagnosis of tuberculosis: primary infection and progressive pulmonary tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-04-27
Publication: 
Handbook of Tuberculosis
In this chapter, we will review the clinical manifestations of intrathoracic tuberculosis (TB), including pathophysiology and clinical features of primary and secondary or reactivation TB. Specific topics discussed are the physical examination, and microbiological, radiological, and immunological...

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-04-27
Publication: 
Handbook of Tuberculosis
M. tuberculosis (MTB) can cause disease in almost any organ of the body. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is defined as tuberculosis (TB) disease outside of the lung parenchyma [1]. Much like pulmonary TB, EPTB can occur as a primary infection or as reactivation of a latent focus with subsequent...

Resident doctors' attitudes toward tuberculosis patients

Post Date: 
2017-04-15
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Countries: 
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Clinical Sites: 
Publication: 
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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...

Bedaquiline

Post Date: 
2017-01-01
Publication: 
Kucers’ the Use of Antibiotics: A Clinical Review of Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Drugs, 7th Edition
Section II, Antibiotics: Part 12 Anti-tuberculosis drugs.

The ripple effect: why promoting female leadership in global health matters

Post Date: 
2016-12-21
Publication: 
Public Health Action
Leadership positions in global health are greatly skewed toward men; the imbalance is more pronounced in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The under-representation of women in leadership is a threat to gender equality, and also impacts the improvement of women's health outcomes...

Patterns of use and perceptions of harm of smokeless tobacco in Navi Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh

Post Date: 
2016-12-04
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Countries: 
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Indian Journal of Community Medicine
Background: Globally, smokeless tobacco use is disproportionately concentrated in low-income and middle-income countries like India and Bangladesh. Objectives: The current study examined comparative patterns of use and perceptions of harm for different smokeless tobacco products among adults and...

Editorial Commentary: Recruiting the next generation of infectious diseases physicians: how do we reignite the passion?

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2016-07-15
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Introduction: Infectious diseases (ID) is the most exciting medical subspecialty. We may be biased, but we are not wrong. It is disheartening that applications to ID fellowships continue to decrease; in 2016, 61% of fellowship programs did not fill through the National Resident Matching Program, up...

Defining clinical excellence in adult infectious disease practice

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2016-06-16
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Clinical excellence should be recognized, particularly in the current climate that appropriately prioritizes relationship-centered care. In order to develop a recognition model, a definition of clinical excellence must be created and agreed upon. A paradigm recently suggested by C. Christmas...

Tuberculosis risk among medical trainees, Pune, India

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2016-03-22
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
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...

Infectious Diseases (ID) Learning Unit: How rapidly to evaluate for active tuberculosis disease in low-prevalence settings

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2016-03-11
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
With declining tuberculosis (TB) incidence in low-prevalence settings, many clinicians are likely unaware that the approach to diagnosing active TB is evolving with newer technologies. Rapid molecular assays are commercially available, and more are likely to enter the market in the coming years...

Awareness and support for graphic health warnings on smokeless tobacco packages in Navi Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh

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2015-12-04
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Tobacco Control
Awareness and support for graphic health warnings on smokeless tobacco packages in Navi Mumbai, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding breastfeeding in postpartum mothers at a tertiary care institute during a public health awareness campaign

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2015-10-09
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International Journal of Health Sciences
Background: Breast feeding has several benefits for both the infants and mothers. However, despite strong evidences in support of breast feeding its prevalence has remained low worldwide. The objective of the present study was to examine the knowledge and attitude towards breast feeding and infant...

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Venezuela’s health crisis demands an urgent regional response

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2018-11-27
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The Washington Post
Kathleen Page
Dr. Kathleen Page's OpEd in the Washington Post

Superbugs kill more in India than globally, mortality rate is 13%

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2018-11-20
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The Times of India
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Dr. Matt Robinson is an author on this study showing the mortality rate from drug-resistant bacteria in India is twice that of high-income countries.

Gupta, Page named Hopkins Mission Honorees

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2018-10-02
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Hopkins Medicine
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125 honorees were selected for their outstanding dedication to Hopkins' core values; CCGHE's Amita Gupta and Kathleen Page were among them.

Indian American donors gave more than $1.2 billion to US universities, colleges: report

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2018-10-01
Source: 
The American Bazaar
JHU President Ronald Daniels, Raj Gupta, Kamla Gupta Bob Bollinger, Amita Gupta, JH School of Medicine Dean Paul Rothman
Indian American donors have contributed more than $1.2 billion to US higher education institutions since 2000, according to a new study by the nonprofit Indiaspora.

Cutting off immigrants from public benefits means American children will pay the price

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2018-09-28
Source: 
The Baltimore Sun
Kathleen Page
Dr. Kathleen Page's OpEd in The Baltimore Sun discusses ripple effects that cuts in benefits to immigrants mean for American kids.

CCGHE at the Union 2018

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2018-09-26
Our Union dance card is full! Check out CCGHE's schedule of presentations at this year's conference.

Perspectives: How can we improve mental health services for people living with HIV in the Asia-Pacific?

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2018-09-19
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amFAR
Nishi Suryavanshi
People living with HIV are known to have higher rates of mental health issues, which can worsen their quality of life and affect adherence to HIV treatment.

Bollinger Installed as Raj & Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases

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2018-09-17
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On September 5, CCGHE Director Dr. Robert C. Bollinger was installed as the inaugural recipient of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases, funded by the Ujala Foundation.

Doctor who tackled HIV and other infectious diseases in India honored

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2018-09-11
Source: 
India Abroad
Robert Bollinger
India Abroad article highlights the dedication of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases.

National Institutes of Health Awards emocha Mobile Health $1 Million for Multi-State Study

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2018-08-29
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Bob Bollinger: "It is critical for patients to take tuberculosis medication as prescribed, and research supports new adherence strategies. . . "

Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia: Doing a World of Good

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2018-08-29
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers
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Amita Gupta is interviewed by AIChE about the intersection of chemical engineering and medicine.

$17M is awarded to support HIV, disease ecology, mHealth projects

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2018-08-16
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Global Health Matters
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Larry Chang's Multidisciplinary Research Training to Understand and Reduce HIV Incidence in Uganda is among the funded projects.

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day Recognized with Community Event at BJGMC

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2018-04-17
World Health Day group activities at BJGMC Clinical Research Site in Pune, India
This year's themes: Maintaining healthy nutrition, addressing mental health challenges, and the latest in TB research.

CCGHE at CROI 2018

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2018-03-05
Check out where and when CCGHE presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. One Month of Rifapentine/Isoniazid to Prevent TB In People With HIV: Brief-TB/A5279 Swindells S, Ramchandani R, Gupta A, Benson CA, Leon-Cruz JT, Omoz-Oarhe A, Juste MAJ, Lama JR, Valencia JA,...

2017 Year in Review

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2018-02-19
What a year! Our 2017 Year In Review outlines the most ambitious 365 days we’ve had to date.

Uniting for a Healthier India

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2018-02-14
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"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.

The Health App that Beat Hurricane Harvey

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2018-01-18
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Politico
CCGHE invented the emocha Mobile Health platform, and it's changing the way tuberculosis patients are cared for.

World AIDS Day: BJGMC Team Offers Community Counseling and Preventive Care

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2017-12-21
150 people participated in a non-communicable diseases awareness camp for people in Pune, India, living with HIV.

Celebrating Johns Hopkins Medicine's impact in India

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2017-12-13
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The Campaign for Johns Hopkins Medicine
In 4 years, the CCGHE has tripled its capacity for conducting research on grave health threats, thanks to strong philanthropic support.

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

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

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