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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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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

Post Date: 
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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Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen

Post Date: 
2020-05-04
Source: 
New York Times
Dr. Larry Chang
NY Times : Dr. Larry Chang, "...the initial conditions that allowed this virus to spread really quickly across America haven’t really changed."

The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?

Post Date: 
2020-05-03
Source: 
New York Times
Dr. Robert Bollinger was interviewed for this article "[young people] are less likely to have certain health problems that can make Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, particularly deadly, according to the World Health Organization."

As Businesses Resurface After State Shutdowns, So Does Divisiveness

Post Date: 
2020-05-01
Source: 
New York Times
Dr. Larry Chang
NY Times: Dr. Larry Chang: “If you get this wrong, many more people will die. It’s as simple as that.”

VERIFY: Viral post says gargling water will prevent coronavirus; Our experts say false

Post Date: 
2020-04-30
Source: 
WUSA (Via WTHR)
As the latest strain of the coronavirus continues to spread, it's put a lot of people on edge. For that reason, many have been quick to believe online posts providing a miracle cure for the virus. The viral post claims that coronavirus "remains in the throat for four days," before it heads to the...

Apakah Pemeriksaan Suhu Tubuh Efektif Menghentikan Penyebaran Virus Corona?

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2020-04-29
Source: 
Femina Indonesia
Dengan kondisi seperti ini, sejumlah ilmuwan menganggap bahwa pemeriksahaan suhu tubuh mungkin tidak selalu efektif. Karena orang-orang yang tanpa gejala atau hanya merasakan gejala ringan bisa saja terlewatkan dari pantauan. Natasha Chida, asisten direktur program beasiswa penyakit menular dan...

Les contrôles de température sont-ils efficaces pour arrêter la propagation du coronavirus?

Post Date: 
2020-04-27
Source: 
Huffington Post Quebec
Natasha Chida, directrice adjointe du programme de bourses pour l’unité des maladies infectieuses et professeur adjoint de médecine à Johns Hopkins , a également souligné les lacunes des contrôles de température. «Cela ne peut pas nuire de mettre en place des contrôles de température dans les lieux...

Are temperature checks effective in stopping corona virus spread?

Post Date: 
2020-04-27
Source: 
Huffington Post
Dr. Natasha Chida
Natasha Chida, assistant director of the infectious diseases fellowship program and assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, also pointed out the shortcomings of temperature checks. “It can’t necessarily hurt to implement temperature checks in public places to limit people who are...

State response panel, experts meet to strengthen testing

Post Date: 
2020-04-24
Source: 
Hindustan Times
The Health Sector Response and Procurement Committee (HSRPC) of Punjab held a meeting over videoconference with experts from Johns Hopkins University, USA; Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh, to discuss approaches to strengthen testing strategy in the state. “The state...

Funeral industry concerned about guidance, protective gear

Post Date: 
2020-04-24
Source: 
Associated Press (via Washington Post)
Dr. Natasha Chida
Associated Press: Dr. Natasha Chida was interviewed for this article.

New Stanford Antibody Study Sparks Criticism

Post Date: 
2020-04-22
Source: 
KQED Radio Hosted by Michael Krasny
Two new antibody studies, from Santa Clara County and Los Angeles County, find far more widespread coronavirus infection rates than previously thought.  The findings have big implications for what is known about the lethality of COVID19 as well as when the shelter in place can be eased...

Want to end state lockdowns? Send in the coronavirus detectives.

Post Date: 
2020-04-21
Source: 
The Christian Science Monitor
Contact Tracing
CSM: Bob Bollinger discusses limitations in US capacity for tracing contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

¿Cómo se hace el conteo de enfermos y muertos en la Universidad Johns Hopkins?

Post Date: 
2020-04-21
Source: 
CNN Espanol
Dr. Kathleen Page discusses COVID-19 case and mortality rates. La entrevista es en español. (Interview is in Spanish)

El murciélago y su relación con los virus

Post Date: 
2020-04-21
Source: 
CNN Espanol
Dr. Kathleen Page discusses COVID-19 zoonotic origins. La entrevista es en español. (Interview is in Spanish)

Why Antibody Tests May Not Be the Answer

Post Date: 
2020-04-16
Source: 
New York Magazine
Dr. Natasha Chida
New York Magazine: Dr. Chida discusses COVID antibody testing: "The first step to figuring out immunity in the community is having a good test that performs well"

Crowd-Sourcing COVID-19 Knowledge: Doctors turn to social media

Post Date: 
2020-04-16
Source: 
NBC News (via WDTN, Dayton, OH)
Approved followers can see videos of nurses teaching others how to safely roll over a patient, or how to use a ventilator. Dr. Bob Bollinger of Johns Hopkins says medicine is changing. “I think it can be a very important tool, but it has to be leveraged in a way that it supports the other parts of...

Coronavirus live blog: Infectious disease expert Dr. Bob Bollinger answers your questions

Post Date: 
2020-04-10
Source: 
Fox News
Dr. Bob Bollinger, a professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and consultant at emocha, a digital health startup using telehealth to monitor healthcare providers for COVID-19 symptoms.

Economy CANNOT restart until testing and contact tracing improves, says John Hopkins expert

Post Date: 
2020-04-09
Source: 
Brinkwire
The US economy cannot restart until testing and contact tracing for the killer disease improves, according to a John Hopkins infectious disease expert. Dr. Robert Bollinger of Johns Hopkins University warned that the ‘biggest issue’ in the fight against the pandemic is the...

Without Testing We Do Not Know Where the Virus is and Who Has It

Post Date: 
2020-04-09
Source: 
Background Briefing with Ian Matthews
We begin with the U.S. having close to 500,000 COVID-19 cases, by far the highest in the world, and at the same time one of the lowest rates of testing for the virus with less that 1% of the population tested so far. Dr. Robert Bollinger, Professor of Infectious Diseases at The Johns Hopkins...

US needs more testing to ‘transfer the economy ahead,’ says Johns Hopkins infectious disease expert

Post Date: 
2020-04-09
Source: 
Gruntstuff
Dr. Robert Bollinger, CCGHE Director, was interviewed for this report on the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, the U.S. needs more speedy testing and a greater system of contact tracing to decide who has been contaminated by COVID-19 and who has not, Bollinger mentioned on “Energy...

‘Every part of the country’ still at risk — ex-FDA chief urges US to stay united in coronavirus fight

Post Date: 
2020-04-09
Source: 
CNBC
Additional testing and contact tracing efforts are critical in obtaining the information needed to “move the economy forward,” Dr. Robert Bollinger of Johns Hopkins University told CNBC earlier this week. He pointed to contact tracing programs in Massachusetts and Maryland as examples that need to...

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