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Awards: 2016

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2016-05-16
2016 CCGHE students receive awards for work on global health

Amita Gupta Appointed US Chair for India TB Research Consortium

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2016-05-11
“After more than 40 years of little discovery, interest, or funding for TB research, we are at a nexus of advancement."

Can Technology & Training Promote Retention in Care & Prevent HIV Transmission?

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2016-05-10
When HIV+ mothers are actively engaged in care, they are far less likely to transmit the disease to their babies. And while HIV+ women in India generally seek initial care, maintaining continuity of care can be challenging. One study in India seeks to answer the question: Can a focused...

Up Close: Savita Kanade

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2016-05-02
Clinical research on the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis and HIV isn’t possible without someone like Savita Kanade, an anthropologist and Community Outreach Coordinator for the clinical research site at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC-CRS) in Pune, India. As the...

Mobile Technology Developed at Hopkins Medicine Transforming TB Care in Texas

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2016-04-19
Harris County Public Health Environmental Services Hailed TB Elimination Champion by CDC The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently named Harris County Public Health Environmental Services among its 2016 TB Elimination Champions for...

Up Close: Rupak Shivakoti

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2016-04-01
Improving Health of HIV-infected Mothers and their Infants in India Rupak Shivakoti’s work takes guts—no joke. “Our team is looking at whether inflammation, diet, and the gut microbiome of pregnant women are predictors of preterm delivery, low birth weight, and small-for-gestational age in India,”...

Feasibility Study Complete on Preventive Therapy for Household Contacts of MDR-TB Patients in Pune, India

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2016-03-31
March 31, 2016—Pune, India—The Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit is pleased to announce that the BJGMC Clinical Research Site (BJGMC-CRS) in Pune, India, just finished the feasibility study titled A5300/IMPAACT2003: Study of MDR-TB Cases and their Household Contacts: Operational...

In Many Regions, World Tuberculosis Day is Every Day

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2016-03-24
India Assumes the Greatest Burden Each year on March 24, the world pauses to reflect on the devastation that tuberculosis causes globally. TB is preventable and treatable, and it disproportionately and gravely affects resource-limited regions of the world. The World Health Organization reports that...

Up Close: Nishi Suryavanshi

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2016-03-01
Combining Behavioral and Clinical Research to Improve Health Outcomes for Women in India “If there is one thing I have learned during my extensive field experience in rural areas, it’s that no disease is a purely clinical in nature,” notes behavioral scientist Nishi Suryavanshi, PhD. Based in CCGHE...

CCGHE at CROI 2016

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2016-02-29
JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR CLINICAL GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AT CROI 2016 FEBRUARY 22-25 2016 | BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Combination HIV Prevention and HIV Incidence in a Ugandan Hotspot Fishing Community. Poster Presentation. Session: HIV Testing and Prevention. Authors: Kagaayi J,...

Advancing Global TB Research through RePORT

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2016-02-29
Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) International is a large, international tuberculosis research effort being undertaken by 4 regional consortia: RePORT Brazil, RePORT South Africa, RePORT Indonesia, and RePORT India. While each region collects and maintains its...

LEAP Program a Resource for Investigators of New Antiretrovirals

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2016-02-03
February 3, 2016—Baltimore, MD—The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education, the Johns Hopkins Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and the University of Liverpool launched a new website for an NIH-funded drug development resource called the Long-Acting/...

Up Close: Matthew Robinson

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2016-02-01
Looking for Causes of Fever in India “The most common reason Indians go to the doctor is for fever. The list of potential causes for fever in India and other low and middle income countries in tropical settings is extensive.” Matt Robinson, MD, is a Clinical Fellow whose research in India aims to...

Dr. Larry Chang Promoted to Associate Professor

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2015-12-16
Baltimore, MD—The Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Medicine announced yesterday the promotion of Larry William Chang, MD, MPH, to Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Chang is a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), and a...

BJGMC Clinical Research Site Observes World AIDS Day

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2015-12-14
Pune, India—To mark the struggle of those living with HIV and in commemoration of those who have lost their lives, the Clinical Research Site at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC CRS) participated in the National AIDS Trust’s World AIDS Day . Each year on December 1, events are...

CCGHE At The Union 2015

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2015-11-30
JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR CLINICAL GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION AT THE UNION DECEMBER 2- 6 2015 | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Congratulations, Fogarty Fellows & Ujala Scholars! Dr. Anita Basavaraj, Ms. Jessica Elf, Dr. Sunita Girish, Dr. Nikhil Gupte, Dr. Aarti Kinikar, Dr. Rahul Lokhande, Dr. Jyoti...

emocha App for Ebola Monitoring Nominated for Innovation Award

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2015-08-28
emocha ® Mobile Health, Inc., was nominated this week for a 2015 Baltimore Innovation Award for its Outbreak Symptoms Monitoring Application developed to monitor symptoms among people traveling from west-African countries where there are active Ebola outbreaks. emocha ® is one of 5 companies...

Dr. D.A. Henderson Visits CCGHE

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2015-08-06
L-R: Matt Robinson, Bahkti Hansoti, Prar Vasudevan (front), Natasha Chida (back), Geneva Phillips, D.A. Henderson, Bob Bollinger, Akshay Gupte, Jeff Tornheim, Molly Bowen. Photo by Matt Williams Baltimore, MD—Drs. Bob Bollinger and Amita Gupta and CCGHE fellows and staff welcomed Dr. D.A. Henderson...

Registration Opens for 2015 Online Course on Caring for Survivors of Gender Based Violence

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2015-07-10
July 10, 2015--Registration is now open for the 6-week Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons with Case Studies from India . The course will run from September 7 through October 17, 2015. The MOOC is...

CCGHE Faculty and Fogarty Scholars Meet with BJGMC Leadership

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2015-06-22
Baltimore, MD—Dr. Ajay S. Chandanwale, Dean, and other faculty leadership of Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC) in Pune, India, arrived at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus today to meet with CCGHE faculty and Fogarty Scholars who are in Baltimore attending the Hopkins Summer...

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New research confirms higher rates of new coronavirus in Latinx populations

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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

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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

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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...

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

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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"

Why Did Florida Avoid a Coronavirus Disaster?

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2020-05-21
Source: 
Slate
Dr. Larry Chang
Slate: Dr. Larry Chang was interviewed for this article.

Comparing COVID-19, Flu Death Tolls 'Extremely Dangerous'

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2020-05-14
Source: 
Medscape Medical News
Dr. Natasha Chida was interviewed for this article. However, Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH, an infectious disease physician and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, told Medscape Medical News that the actual number of deaths doesn't tell the...

Latinos disproportionately hurt by coronavirus in Maryland, Baltimore and among Johns Hopkins patients

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2020-05-12
Source: 
Baltimore Sun
Kathleen Page
Baltimore Sun: Dr. Kathleen Page discusses access to healthcare among Baltimore's undocumented Latinex population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryland reports 688 new coronavirus cases, 70 more deaths

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2020-05-12
Source: 
Baltimore Sun
"Dr. Kathleen Page, an infectious disease expert and associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said Latinos often work low-wage jobs and live in shared households with multiple family members or roommates, which could further fuel the spread of COVID-19."

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

Post Date: 
2020-05-08
Source: 
USA Today
Dr. Larry Chang
USA Today: Dr. Larry Chang discusses COVID-19 and warns about the dangers of opening up the country too soon.

State antibody testing results murky as officials decline to release raw data

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2020-05-07
Source: 
Times Union (Albany)
Dr. Natasha Chida
Times Union: Dr. Chida comments about the reliability of COVID-19 antibody testing.

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