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Research Update: TB Trials Conducted by JHU-India Team Will Shorten Drug-Susceptible TB Treatment for Children and Adults

Post Date: 
2020-12-07
Research Updated
Reporting from the virtual 51st Union Conference on Lung Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced promising findings from 2 TB trials

Super-spreading Events: Lessons from India on Containment of COVID-19, Co-Hosted by Johns Hopkins India Institute

Post Date: 
2020-11-09
Super-spreading Events
Join Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo for a conversation with Drs. Brian Wahl and Sanjay Mehendale on what we can learn from India about pandemic safety. Register now!

Maunank Shah Receives NTCA Robert Koch Award

Post Date: 
2020-10-08
Maunank Shah
Congratulations to Maunank Shah, this year's recipient of the NTCA's Robert Koch Award for outstanding contributions toward eliminating tuberculosis!

India's National Digital Health Mission and the Patient Data Revolution, Co-Hosted by the Johns Hopkins India Institute

Post Date: 
2020-10-07
Livestream
For decades, global health systems have been transitioning from paper to electronic health records to improve patient data accessibility, particularly to facilitate epidemiological study and preventive care.

Helping Venezuela Confront a Humanitarian Emergency

Post Date: 
2020-07-29
Dr. Kathleen Page
United Nations: Dr. Kathleen Page was a panelist in this virtual meeting on the critical state of healthcare in Venezuela and COVID-19.

NIH Awards Johns Hopkins Baltimore-Washington-India Trials Group $460,679 in Supplemental COVID-19 Funding

Post Date: 
2020-06-30
NIH
The supplement is leveraging existing HIV research infrastructure and personnel for DAIDS-sponsored COVID research

Venezuela: Urgent Aid Needed to Combat Covid-19

Post Date: 
2020-05-26
Kathleen Page
Human Rights Watch: Kathleen Page & colleagues call out the continuing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela & the dire situation posed by COVID-19.

Pandemic Planning in Pune: Distributing Study Medication during COVID-19

Post Date: 
2020-04-23
Dr. Sandesh Patil
Dr. Sandesh Patil reports how the team in India ensured study participants received medication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCGHE at CROI 2020

Post Date: 
2020-03-04
CROI 2020
CCGHE is part of 17 presentations at this year's Conference of Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections! Check out where we will be!

CCGHE Joins the Alliance of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Post Date: 
2020-01-13
Dr. Robert Bollinger
“AAIH’s mission dovetails very well with our own work at Hopkins,” CCGHE Director Dr. Robert Bollinger noted.

Page Appointed Medical Director for The Access Partnership

Post Date: 
2020-01-13
Dr. Kathleen Page
"TAP’s mission and approach meet a critical shortfall in patient care locally, and it’s an honor to be entrusted with strategic medical leadership for this effort."

CCGHE at the 2019 Union TB Conference

Post Date: 
2019-10-21
2019 Union World Conference on Lung Health
CCGHE researchers and faculty will be in Hyderbad for the Union Conference--check out our agenda!

Tuberculosis Prevention Therapy in HIV+ Pregnant Women versus Waiting until After Delivery: A Delicate Risk-Benefit Conversation

Post Date: 
2019-10-14
CCGH Globe
Study findings suggest that waiting until after delivery to start preventive therapy is associated with fewer adverse events

Integrated Mobile Health Applications Show Promise for Quicker Care of Drug-Resistant TB in South Africa

Post Date: 
2019-10-11
Jane McKenzie-White
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and other institutions developed and tested a suite of mobile health applications that shows great promise for patient care and public health.

Amita Gupta Named to NIAID Council

Post Date: 
2019-09-06
Amita Gupta
CCGHE Deptuy Director Amita Gupta was recently appointed for a 4-year term to the NIAID Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health

BJGMC Team Convenes PHOENIx Pre-study Event for Maharashtra Government TB Program Officials

Post Date: 
2019-08-19
Meeting participants, Group Photo
Collaboration and coordination with local government TB program officials are critical for ensuring transparency and a shared understanding of the study’s purpose, methods, consent process, logistics, and potential implications for India’s national TB control efforts.

Helping Latino Immigrant Families Navigate the Health Care System

Post Date: 
2019-08-15
Kathleen Page
Dr. Kathleen Page is interviewed by Baltimore NPR affiliate WYPR about access to healthcare among Baltimore's LatinX immigrant community

FDA OKs 'Game Changer' Pretomanid for Highly Resistant TB

Post Date: 
2019-08-14
Amita Gupta
Medscape: Dr. Amita Gupta weighs in on the FDA approval of a new drug for XDR-TB

2018 Year in Review

Post Date: 
2019-06-30
2018 Year in Review
Our newly released 2018 Annual Report features ongoing and new work underway last year. And boy, what a year it was!

Pride in Pune: BJGMC TREAT Asia Team Conducts Health Camp

Post Date: 
2019-06-24
TREAT Asia Team Members
Pride in Pune: The BJGMC CRS teamed up with the Udaan Trust to convene a sexual health awareness & screening camp

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World Renowned Infectious Disease Expert on CDC's New School Guidelines.

Post Date: 
2021-02-16
Source: 
Leslie Marshall Show
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Leslie Marshall interviews Dr. Robert Bollinger on CDC's New School Guidelines.

Will the New COVID-19 Variants Increase Reinfection Rates?

Post Date: 
2021-02-16
Source: 
VeryWellHealth
Dr. Robert Bollinger
"While the mutations don’t mean much in terms of how the virus functions, if the mutations lead to a change in how the virus works, then we pay more attention to it."

Should You Double Mask in the Workplace?

Post Date: 
2021-02-15
Source: 
Inc.
Dr. Robert Bollinger
You don't want the mask to be uncomfortable. "The most important mask is the one you're going to wear all the time when you're in high-risk situations," says Dr. Bob Bollinger.

Trust And Community Critical To Immigrant COVID-19 Outreach, Vaccinations

Post Date: 
2021-02-11
Source: 
KBIA 91.3 FM
Dr. Kathleen Page
Dr. Kathleen Page: "There's two different pieces: one of them is access, and then the other is addressing hesitancy."

How to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland

Post Date: 
2021-02-11
Source: 
WEAA
Dr. Kathleen Page
Dr. Page: "It's normal to have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on information from large clinical trials, we know that the vaccine is safe and it's effective."

Mentoring your mentor

Post Date: 
2021-02-08
Source: 
YouTube
Vidya Mave
How do you mentor your mentor and how establishing a structure can overcome some of the hurdles in building this relationship.

State of Maryland Launches Public Outreach and Equity Campaign to Promote Vaccine Confidence

Post Date: 
2021-02-05
Source: 
The Southern Maryland Chronicle
Dr. Kathleen Page
The State of Maryland today launched its grassroots public outreach and equity campaign to promote vaccine confidence. GoVAX encourages all Marylanders to protect themselves...

GoVAX---Let's end COVID Maryland

Post Date: 
2021-02-03
Source: 
WMAR 2 News
Dr. Kathleen Page
“I have had the privilege to serve in the medical field to take care of patients with COVID, but I also have been heartbroken so many times to see so many people suffer so severely..."

What do teachers mean when they say they don't have 'adequate' PPE?

Post Date: 
2021-02-03
Source: 
Independent Tribune
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Bollinger: “There are 17 genetic changes in the B.1.1.7 variant from England. There’s some preliminary evidence that it’s more contagious."

Des Moines County supervisors hone their budget chops

Post Date: 
2021-02-02
Source: 
The Hawk Eye
Dr. Robert Bollinger
“All RNA viruses mutate over time, some more than others. For example, flu viruses change often, which is why doctors recommend that you get a new flu vaccine every year."

Experts Explain How To Effectively Wear Two Face Masks

Post Date: 
2021-02-01
Source: 
Bustle
Dr. Robert Bollinger
"Some of the new SARS-CoV2 variants appear to be more infectious and easier to transmit, so although we don’t have clear data yet, it makes sense that more effective masking might help."

When will it end?

Post Date: 
2021-02-01
Source: 
TheStar
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Bollinger: “We are not seeing any indication that the new strain is more virulent or dangerous in terms of causing more severe Covid-19 diseases.”

How Dangerous Are the New COVID-19 Variants?

Post Date: 
2021-01-29
Source: 
Global Citizen
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Robert Bollinger: “[RNA] viruses are notorious for having variants because every time they copy themselves inside a new infected person, they're sloppy."

The New Strain of COVID-19: How Much More Dangerous Is It?

Post Date: 
2021-01-27
Source: 
Radio Health Journal
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Bob Bollinger was interviewed about the new strain of COVID-19 for this live radio broadcast.

COVID-19 Strain Variants, Ramping Up Vaccinations to Get to Herd Immunity

Post Date: 
2021-01-27
Source: 
Leslie Marshall Show
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Leslie and Dr. Bollinger discuss the latest news surrounding COVID-19, including: Moderna announcing that its COVID-19 vaccine is effective against new...

Doctors Explain The Risks If You Miss Your Second Vaccine Appointment

Post Date: 
2021-01-27
Source: 
Bustle
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Robert Bollinger: "You could be less protected against COVID, for a shorter period, or it could also give the virus time and space to mutate."

New strains of COVID swiftly moving through the US need careful watch, scientists say

Post Date: 
2021-01-25
Source: 
USATODAY
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Instead of perfectly copying its 29,811 bases, the four-letter alphabet used to describe its genetic code, a wrong letter sneaks in.

VERIFY: What do we know about the coronavirus strain in South Africa?

Post Date: 
2021-01-25
Source: 
Radio Health Journal
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Here’s what we know about the strain found in South Africa. According to Dr. Bollinger, it looks to be more contagious than the original. “That's true, not just about the South African variant...

Covid Vaccination Incentives: The Risks And Rewards For Employers

Post Date: 
2021-01-16
Source: 
Forbes
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Bob Bollinger: “To stop this epidemic and get us all back to a new normal as soon as possible, we will need all segments of society to increase community uptake of vaccination[s]."

Experts say COVID-19 mutations are normal

Post Date: 
2021-01-15
Source: 
messenger-inquirer.com
Dr. Robert Bollinger
Dr. Robert Bollinger: “... As with any virus, changes are something to be watched, to ensure that testing and vaccines are still effective.

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Research Story Tip: Grants, Management Roles Keep Johns Hopkins A Leader In Hiv/Aids Clinical Trial Research

Post Date: 
2020-12-08
Research Story Tip
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine learned that they now have an enhanced opportunity to help move the world toward a day when that observance is rendered obsolete.

Johns Hopkins Researchers Publish COVID-19 ‘Prediction Model’

Post Date: 
2020-09-23
Dr. Amita Gupta
Johns Hopkins News New COVID study findings published in The Annals of Internal Medicine are highlighted

Research Story Tip: International Johns Hopkins Study Says Broad Measures Needed to Prevent TB Spread in India

Post Date: 
2020-08-06
Dr. Mandar Paradkar
Johns Hopkins News Release: News release highlights study findings published in PLOS One by Dr. Mandar Paradkar and colleagues.

Study Shows Mobile Health, Video Technology, Influence Behavior of Affected Populations

Post Date: 
2020-07-09
Dr. Nishi Suryavanshi
Johns Hopkins News Release: Dr. Suryavanshi discusses her study on mobile health and technology training for improving care among HIV+ pregnant and post-partum women and their babies

In Women with HIV, TB Preventive Therapy Poses Greater Risk in Pregnancy than Postpartum

Post Date: 
2019-10-02
NIH Logo
NIH Press Release: NIH announces NEJM published findings from the TB APPRISE trial, led by Dr. Amita Gupta

NIH Launches Large TB Prevention Trial for People Exposed to Multidrug-Resistant TB

Post Date: 
2019-06-25
Tuberculosis bacteria
NIH Press Release : NIH announces a large international clinical trial to prevent multidrug-resistant TB in children, adolescents, and adults who live with someone who has MDR-TB. CCGHE's Dr. Amita Gupta is a protocol chair.

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

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

Smartphone App Keeps an ‘Eye’ on Daily Tuberculosis Therapy

Post Date: 
2018-04-26
Johns Hopkins Medicine logo
Study shows success with TB therapy observation conducted via video instead of via in-person clinic visits.

One-Month Tuberculosis Prophylaxis as Effective as Nine-Month Regimen for People Living with HIV

Post Date: 
2018-03-05
National Institutes of Health Logo
The Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership participated in this important study that could change TB prevention for people living with HIV.

Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present at Annual CROI Meeting

Post Date: 
2018-03-01
Newswise — Amita Gupta, M.D., deputy director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Health Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present a multicounty study of preventive treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women—...

emocha Named to 2018 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health by Fast Company

Post Date: 
2018-02-20
The Most Innovative Companies list recognizes pioneering companies across 36 categories, from health to artificial intelligence to wellness.

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2017

Post Date: 
2017-12-01
. . . A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine found that HIV incidence dropped by 42 percent among nearly 18,000 people in a Ugandan district during a 7-year period when the rates of HIV treatment and voluntary medical male circumcision were significantly increased . . .

Combination HIV Prevention Reduces New Infections by 42 Percent in Ugandan District

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
NIH announces findings from Larry Chang and colleagues published in the New England Journal of Medicine .

Male Circumcision and Antiviral Drugs Appear to Sharply Reduce HIV Infection Rate

Post Date: 
2017-11-29
. . . The study, published Nov. 29 in the New England Journal of Medicine , is the first to track a large group of people before, during and after the start of an HIV prevention program and show that the program is likely working on a large scale. The researchers found that as the program began and...

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

Post Date: 
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...

Proactively treating HIV patients at risk for tuberculosis with multidrug TB therapy doesn’t save more lives

Post Date: 
2016-03-17
In what investigators say is a surprise finding, results of a new study appear to strongly affirm the effectiveness of prescribing the anti-tuberculosis drug isoniazid alone — in place of the standard four-drug regimen — to prevent TB and reduce death in people with advanced HIV/AIDS infections...