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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Shahs’ Donation of Mobile Clinic Brings Healthcare to Patients in India

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2019-05-28
Raj and Bharti Shah
Philanthrophy Update: The Mobile Health and Wellness Clinic, a gift from Raj and Bharti Shah, CTIS, and the NB Shah Charitable Trust has been a workhorse for delivering health care in Pune, India, right where it's needed.

Connecting the Dots: Johns Hopkins Visiting Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr. Bruno Andrade

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2019-05-21
Dr. Bruno Andrade
Andrade has built an impressive research enterprise in Brazil, and a creative way to sustain it

Venezuela: More Aid is Needed in Humanitarian Crisis

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2019-04-11
Summary: Dr. Kathleen Page & colleagues briefed the UN Security Council on critical health crisis in Venezuela

Page Urges UN Security Council to Declare Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis

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2019-04-10
Kathleen Page briefs UN Security Council on Venezuela humanitarian crisis, April 9, 2019
Calling for the declaration of a humanitarian crisis, Dr. Kathleen Page briefed the UN Security Council on Venezuela's Humanitarian Emergency, a recent report by Page and colleagues at Human Rights Watch

Celebration of the Dedicated Participants and Staff of the REPRIEVE Study in Pune, India

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2019-02-18
REPRIEVE Team Members of the BJGMC Clinical Research Site
Staff and nearly 140 participants in the REPRIEVE study gathered for a community event in Pune, India

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A new deal could ease Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. The international community must get behind it.

Post Date: 
2020-07-02
Source: 
Washington Post
Dr. Kathleen Page
Washington Post: Now the only hope for curbing the spread of covid-19 is to ensure a large-scale humanitarian response that puts the Venezuelan people first.

Latinx people more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, US study finds

Post Date: 
2020-06-30
Source: 
Medical News Today
Dr. Kathleen Page
Medical News Today : "The need to work, lack of occupational protections, and crowded living conditions have led to high transmission in this community."

Latinx health crisis: 42% of sampled Johns Hopkins patients test positive for coronavirus

Post Date: 
2020-06-30
Source: 
BaltimoreBrew
Another study finding was that the hospital admission rate for Latinix patients was 29.1%, lower than than for White patients (40.1%) or Black patients (41.7%).

Hispanic Americans Being Hit Hard By COVID-19

Post Date: 
2020-06-29
Source: 
US News and World Report
Dr. Kathleen Page
US News and World Report : "The data corroborate what we've been seeing in the wards," said co-researcher Dr. Kathleen Page, an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins.

World Renowned Infectious Disease Doctor Talks Latest COVID-19 News

Post Date: 
2020-06-26
Source: 
The Leslie Marshall Show
Robert Bollinger
Leslie Marshall Show: Bob Bollinger discusses COVID-19 and the state of the epidemic in the US.

The Coronavirus Isn't Gone. An Expert Answers Your Questions

Post Date: 
2020-06-25
Source: 
Spectrum News NY1
Robert Bollinger
NY1 News : Bob Bollinger discusses a wide range of issues related to COVID-19 testing, immunity and transmission in this broadcast.

New research confirms higher rates of new coronavirus in Latinx populations

Post Date: 
2020-06-23
Source: 
Medical Xpress
Kathleen Page
Medical XPress: Kathleen Page: "...we must engage with communities early & provide language & culturally appropriate information & services, removing as many barriers to care as possible."

Rising coronavirus cases among Latinos alarm public health experts

Post Date: 
2020-06-18
Source: 
Politico
Dr. Kathleen Page
Politico: Dr. Page was interviewed for this report on the disproportionate affects of COVID-19 on Latinos.

Dr. Robert Bollinger on the Coronavirus Pandemic

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2020-06-12
Source: 
C-SPAN
Robert Bollinger
C-SPAN, Washington Journal: Dr. Bob Bollinger fielded viewer questions on COVID-19 during this hour-long broadcast.

Should You Shave Your Beard For Coronavirus?

Post Date: 
2020-06-09
Source: 
themanual.com
We talk to Dr. Natasha Mubeen Chida, the assistant Director of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, to get some guidance on whether to shave or not to shave.

Is it safe to go to a nail salon now? What experts want you to know

Post Date: 
2020-06-09
Source: 
today.com
Natasha Chida
"Masks may help prevent transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the person wearing a mask, but they aren't a fail-safe," says Dr. Natasha Chida.

Coronavirus: Is herd immunity possible and if so, what’s the threshold?

Post Date: 
2020-06-04
Source: 
FOX News (Via Yahoo! News)
Robert Bollinger
FOX News: Dr. Bob Bollinger discusses COVID-19 and the use of masks, infection, and antibody testing

Baltimore journalist Pedro Palomino provides urgent coronavirus information to Spanish speakers

Post Date: 
2020-05-31
Source: 
Capital Gazette (Annapolis, MD)
Dr. Kathleen Page is mentioned as part of a team helping to get information to Spanish speaking community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Venezuela's official virus data is 'absurd': HRW and Johns Hopkins

Post Date: 
2020-05-29
Source: 
Yahoo! News Australia
Dr. Kathleen Page is quoted in this report: The true number could ultimately be closer to "at least 30,000" coronavirus deaths, according to Johns Hopkins associate medicine professor Kathleen Page, who interviewed several Venezuelan doctors and nurses for the report.

What is going on in Florida?

Post Date: 
2020-05-29
Source: 
Morning Brew
Dr. Larry Chang is quoted in this article.

Venezuela’s official virus data is ‘absurd’: HRW and Johns Hopkins

Post Date: 
2020-05-27
Source: 
AFP (via Macau Business)
Dr. Kathleen Page discusses her recent report of Venezuela's COVID-19 response capacity. “One of the surgeons told me they have to wash their hands from water that falls from the air conditioning,” she said.

Latin America has become the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, WHO says

Post Date: 
2020-05-27
Source: 
The Telegraph (UK)
Dr. Kathleen Page was quoted in this article. “The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the breakdown of the health system have created dangerous conditions conducive to rapid community spread, unsafe working conditions for health personnel, and high mortality rate among patients in need of...

Venezuela health system 'grossly unprepared' for COVID-19 crisis

Post Date: 
2020-05-26
Source: 
al Jazeera
Dr. Kathleen Page is featured in this article: "Venezuela's lack of capacity to confront the COVID-19 pandemic may drive people to try to leave the country, further straining the health systems of neighbouring countries and imperilling regional health more broadly"

Venezuela’s Covid-19 death toll claims ‘not credible’, human rights group says

Post Date: 
2020-05-26
Source: 
The Guardian
Dr. Kathleen Page
The Guardian: Kathleen Page: "it is impossible to follow the basic guidelines to prevent hospital-acquired infections, which is hand-washing"

Johns Hopkins steps in to help shelters, communities ravaged by Covid-19

Post Date: 
2020-05-26
Source: 
Baltimore Business Journal
Dr. Kathleen Page discusses challenges posted by COVID-19 for Baltimore's Latino community. Dr. Kathleen Page, an infectious diseases professor at the Hopkins School of Medicine, has been working in the more heavily Hispanic area of Southeast Baltimore, which “has definitely been hit hard,” and...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...