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Selected 51 CCGHE activities.

BWI (Baltimore-Washington-India) Clinical Trials Unit

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To conduct HIV/TB/infectious disease trials in adults (including pregnant women) and children. CCGHE's research staff at JHU in Baltimore and at BJGMC in India conduct and oversee all research operations for the India Clinical Research Site.

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB training program

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To identify, recruit, train, and mentor junior faculty members at BJGMC to conduct research focused on HIV and TB
  • To increase the institutional capacity of BJGMC to conduct HIV-TB research by supporting a sustainable group of faculty who will collaboratively build their expertise around HIV-TB over the course of the program
  • To ensure that program responsibility transfers from JHU to BJGMC at the end of the funding cycle by identifying and further mentoring a select group of trainees who will be accountable for the final phase of the program
  • To evaluate the impact of the program and its contribution to HIV-TB research capacity at BJGMC

Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes: Tuberculosis-Diabetes Cohort

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To estimate the prevalance of diabetes among persons with active TB in India 
  • To evaluate the impact of co-existing diabetes and active TB on both TB and diabetes treatment outcomes  

Malnutrition and HIV treatment failure

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Characterize baseline micronutrient status and assess its relationship to baseline HIV disease stage, demographics and simple-to-measure nutritional indices among treatment-naïve HIV-infected adults initiating HAART
  • Assess whether specific measures of baseline malnutrition are independent predictors of early HIV treatment failure
  • Determine whether malnutrition and HIV treatment failure are associated with microbial translocation, immune activation, and reduced immune restoration. 

C-TRIUMPH

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Examine host and microbial factors associated with: 1) TB treatment outcomes in adults and children (Active TB case cohort); 2) progression from infection to active TB disease in adults and children (Household Contacts Cohort); and 3) TB transmission (Household Contacts and Control Cohorts)

Burden and risk factors for drug-resistant tuberculosis in Pune, India

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Assess the burden of drug resistant TB in India and evaluate candidate biomarkers of TB treatment response using the C-TRIUMPH framework

Hair concentrations of anti-tuberculosis drugs among HIV-infected and uninfected children in India

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Validate the use of an anti-TB drug hair assay as a therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) tool among young children receiving anti-TB treatment in India 

A prospective study evaluating the role of cryptococcal antigen screening among HIV-infected adults with low CD4 counts

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Assess prevalence of asymptomatic cryptococcemia among adults with advanced HIV disease in India
  • Determine whether a Cryptococcal screening strategy should be the standard of care among patients with advanced HIV disease who are admitted to medicine wards or seen as new patients in the Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) center in Pune, India

Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV: India SWEN study and sub-studies

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • India Six-Week Extended dose Nevirapine (SWEN) study: Assess the efficacy of SWEN given to infants to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV via breast milk
  • SWEN study sub-studies: Assess the impact of various factors on MTCT of HIV and/or maternal-child health using primary India SWEN study data (n=783 HIV-infected pregnant Indian women and their infants)

Indoor air pollution and TB study

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Assess indoor air pollution in homes of persons with and without TB

Latent TB screening in pregnant women in India

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Evaluate different methods for latent TB screening among pregnant women

India HIV Clinical Case Discussions

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Share clinical expertise in HIV care among US and Indian healthcare providers 
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education programming for health workers providing care for patients with HIV

TB Noon Conference

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To provide open access to Johns Hopkins continuing medical education programming for tuberculosis (TB) researchers and trainees 

TB Case Conference

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To provide a forum for tuberculosis (TB) clinicians to discuss complicated cases of active TB with an emphasis on evidence-based management
  • To provide open access to Johns Hopkins continuing clinical education programming for providers caring for patients with TB

ONCOGRID study

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Determine whether support from a novel, emocha®-based mHealth application improves diagnosis of early stage oral cancer and pre-cancer lesions and provides access to earlier treatment among patients in rural India

Johns Hopkins Infectious Diseases (ID) Grand Rounds

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support clinical training needs in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Provide open access to Johns Hopkins continuing clinical education programming for health care providers in Infectious Diseases

Ethiopia HIV Clinical Case Discussions

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Share clinical expertise in HIV care among healthcare providers from the US and Ethiopia
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education programming for health workers providing care for patients with HIV 

EXposure Assessment in Current Time (EXACT) study

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Evaluate the impact of a novel emocha®-based mobile Health (mHealth) application to support peer-administered, strengths-based case management on time to antiretroviral treatment (ART) initiation and retention-in-care among injection drug users (IDUs) initiating HIV treatment

Technology-enhanced peer navigation to improve injection drug user (IDU) engagement in HIV care

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Evaluate an emocha®-based mHealth intervention to improve retention-in-care and ART adherence among out-of-care, HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) 

DOmestic Violence Enhanced home visitation and smart phones (DOVE)

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Optimize risk assessment for domestic violence and referral for care among pregnant women by supporting home visitation with a novel emocha® application

PreventionRx study: home-based counseling and testing in Uganda

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Optimize HIV prevention and care among those at highest risk for transmiting HIV using an emocha® application to support standard home-based counseling and testing (HBCT) 

Ecobiosocial approach for dengue vector control

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve dengue prevention by using a novel emocha® application to facilitate collection and analysis of data on host ecological, biological and social (eco-bio-social) determinants of vector density (a proxy for dengue transmission)
  • Develop and evaluate a sustainable, community-centered management intervention directed at vector control using a mobile emocha®-based framework

HIV screening of sex workers

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Optimize AIDS control programs in Afgahanistan by using an emocha®-based mHealth application to electronically and securely collect sensitive data from female sex workers

Perceptions and acceptability of mHealth interventions: a mixed methods study using emocha®

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Assess the acceptability and feasibility of using mHealth technology to facilitate HIV/AIDS care delivered by community health workers (CHWs) in urban Uganda
  • Guide the development and implementation of novel, task-shifting mHealth HIV/AIDS care interventions in a community-based clinic in Kampala, Uganda

Integration of HIV and other prevalent relevant infectious disease care into primary medical care

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Strengthen the knowledge and skills of health workers in Latin America and the Caribbean to integrate HIV and other infectious disease care into primary care
  • Provide open access to the online course material  

HIV POC-IT Guide for Central America: La Guía POC-IT del VIH

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Adapt the Johns Hopkins HIV POC-IT Guide for use in the Central American region as a clinical care resource

GETHealth Summit 2013

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Convene a global audience of global health and information technology innovators to generate new partnerships, insights and initiatives that will more effectively leverage the three information technology (IT) domains (infrastructure, device and software) to address the critical health workforce gap in developing countries 

GETHealth Summit 2014

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Bridge the health workforce gap in developing countries by convening innovators in global health, global health education and information technology (IT) to develop and discuss initiatives designed to empower providers in the world's most resource-limited regions 

Uganda Medicine Grand Rounds

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support medical education needs of health care providers and trainees in Uganda
  • Provide open access to continuing medical education programming 

Annual global health intersession course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Partner with global health leaders in resource-limited countries to provide medical students with an interactive, clinical education experience in global health 

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) HIV/AIDS management course in India

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support the continuing clinical education needs of health workers in India who provide care for patients with HIV/AIDS
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education on HIV/AIDS care 

Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, treatment and prevention course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Strengthen tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment in India and Pakistan
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education programming on TB care

Introduction to biostatistics and research ethics

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To support efforts to build in-country capacity to conduct research by providing online instruction on biostatistics and research ethics
  • To determine whether on-line courses in Biostatistics and Research Ethics could achieve similar improvements in knowledge, as traditional on-site, classroom-based courses.

Adult male circumcision training

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide an overview of the adult male circumcision surgical procedure as a prerequisite to in-person, supervised surgical training 

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) HIV course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support continuing clinical education needs of providers caring for pregnant women  with HIV infection in India and Zambia

Confronting gender-based violence course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve clinical and psychosocial care for individuals who have survived and/or are at risk for gender-based violence (GBV)

Laboratory training

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To provide training for laboratory technicians who process and manage specimens
  • To build in-country capacity to conduct research and perform clinical monitoring 

Continuing medical education for family practitioners and hospital specialists

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Support the continuing general medicine education needs of healthcare providers in Palestine
  • Provide open access to continuing general medicine education programming  

Management of adult HIV/AIDS in Zambia

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To support the improvement of local HIV clinical expertise in Zambia

Nursing training curriculum: HIV practice and reducing stigma

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve HIV knowledge and address practice gaps among nurses caring for patients with HIV at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India  

Learning Management System (Moodle) Training Workshop

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Practical training in digital course development within the Moodle learning management system
  • Develop skills for effective eLearning facilitation
  • Identify strategies to overcome and minimize barriers to eLearning implementation

Learning Management System (Moodle) Online Course

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide the necessary basic skills to begin building digital content in the Learning Management System, Moodle.
  • Deploy and assess a basic online course using the key elements of Moodle

Hypertension Management for Nurses

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve the quality of nursing care for hypertension in Uganda
  • Assess the value of an offline Continuing Medical Education (CME) program in providing skills training to nurses in remote, rural settings in Uganda 

Pharmacologic management of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve pharmacologic knowledge and management skills among health care providers caring for patients with HIV/AIDS

Curriculum Development Training in Uganda

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Establish a core group of faculty curriculum development experts who will provide curriculum development (CD) leadership, support and training to their own faculty
  • Train faculty on the steps of program evaluation and how to use this information to create a mechanism for standardized program evaluation in their home institution
  • Build interprofessional education to foster team-based care and improve interprofessional communication

MDR-TB South Africa - Patient Linkage to and Retention in Care

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Reduce time to treatment initiation among MDR-TB patients from 56% to 75% for newly diagnosed persons.
  • Improve MDR-TB patient outcomes
  • Implement coordinated communication among and across TB treatment facilities and timely and efficient access to lab results from the National Laboratory System

Biannual HIV management conference in Mumbai

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Promote excellence in clinical care of HIV
  • Facilitate capacity building of care providers in India

Confronting gender-based violence symposium

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide an overview of recent data on the relationship between gender-based violence (GBV) and multiple health issues
  • Provide an overview of the burden of GBV and review new US government programs addressing this issue
  • Launch GBV distance learning course

Optimizing Treatment to Improve TBM Outcomes in Children

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) (plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)) of rifampicin given at model-derived optimal intravenous and oral daily doses and levofloxacin given at a dose of 20 mg/kg daily in children ages 6 months to 12 years with TBM
  • To assess the relationship between rifampicin exposures and functional outcomes, adjusting for factors known to affect treatment response, such as stage at presentation, LTA4H genotype, levofloxacin co-administration
  • To evaluate the safety of TBM treatment over eight weeks, by Arm

Feasibility and Acceptability of Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment of Alcohol Use Among African American Men Who Have Sex With Men in Baltimore

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • To assess the feasibility of using mobile technologies to collect ecological momentary assessment data of alcohol use and sexual behaviors among MSM in Baltimore.
  • To determine whether daily experience (e.g. venues of alcohol use, drinking partners) predicts risky sexual behaviors.