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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

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

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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

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

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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

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...

Building Bridges to a Healthier India

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2015-05-19
Year One Campaign Report, May 2015

Ujala Foundation Recognized for Commitment to Hopkins Work in India

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2015-04-30
Back Row: Ashlyn Sowell, Kelly Dooley, Jessica Elf, Rupak Shivakoti, Natasha Chida, Akshay Gupte, Jyoti Mathad, Leslie Bernard. Front Row: Molly Bowen, Bob Bollinger, Kamla Gupta, Raj Gupta, Amita Gupta, Jane McKenzie-White Photography: Jon Cristofersen Baltimore, MD—On April 30, 2015, the Ujala...

Hewlett Packard Generously Supports CCGHE Indo-US Research Initiative

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2014-06-25
In June 2014, five visiting physicians from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, India, were delighted to receive brand new laptops from Hewlett Packard (HP) for their training in epidemiology and clinical research. Drs. Geeta Pardeshi (Associate Professor of Preventive...

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We need to expand access to rapid coronavirus testing and contact tracing: Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Bollinger

Post Date: 
2020-04-08
Source: 
CNBC
Bollinger-CNBC
Dr. Bob Bollinger appeared on CNBC's ‘Power Lunch’ to discuss coronavirus response.

For Undocumented Workers, More Risk and Little Safety Net

Post Date: 
2020-04-07
Source: 
The Colorado Trust
Dr. Kathleen Page
Dr. Page was interviewed about Latino immigrant health during COVID-19.

Diário coronavírus (07/04/20): Brasil registra 667 mortes por coronavírus e 13,7 mil casos

Post Date: 
2020-04-07
Source: 
ADVFN News (Brazil)
novo coronavírus (covid-19), segundo atualização do Ministério da Saúde divulgada hoje (7). O número representa um aumento de 20% em relação a ontem (6), quando foram registrados 553 óbitos. São Paulo segue como epicentro da pandemia, com 371 mortes, mais da metade dos óbitos de todo o país. O...

Le médecin de Johns Hopkins dit que les États-Unis ont encore besoin de tests supplémentaires

Post Date: 
2020-04-07
Source: 
News 24 (France)
L'amélioration dans ces domaines, ainsi que les efforts de distanciation sociale existants, "nous permettront vraiment de faire avancer l'économie, de reprendre le travail", a déclaré Bollinger, professeur de maladies infectieuses à la faculté de médecine de Johns Hopkins. Bollinger a déclaré que...

Johns Hopkins deploys mobile health app to assist frontline health workers

Post Date: 
2020-04-02
Source: 
America's News Room | FOX News
Fox News Interview
FOX News: The emocha Mobile Health app is helping Hopkins health workers self monitor for COVID-19.

America's Newsroom: COVID-19 Report

Post Date: 
2020-04-02
Source: 
America's Newsroom with Sandra Smith and Ed Henry | FOX News
CCGHE Director Dr. Bob Bollinger is interviewed by Sandra Smith about healthcare workers and personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 response. ( Video not available )

HIV-ASSIST Uses Algorithms in Appropriate ART-Regimen Selection

Post Date: 
2020-03-31
Source: 
Contagion, Infectious Diseases Today
Dr. Maunank Shah
Contagion highlights a randomized study of HIV-ASSIST recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases by Maunank Shah and colleagues.

EMA Panel Backs Pretomanid for Drug-Resistant TB

Post Date: 
2020-03-31
Source: 
Medscape
Amita Gupta is mentioned in this article.

What Would It Take to Lift Coronavirus Restrictions? Experts Weigh In

Post Date: 
2020-03-25
Source: 
Bloomberg News
“We need to absorb the pain now,” says Larry W. Chang, an infectious disease doctor and researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “If you lift restrictions early, the number of infected people will skyrocket. Hospitals will be overwhelmed.” That might cause state and local...

Loopholes may lead to China’s 2nd wave of viral outbreaks

Post Date: 
2020-03-23
Source: 
Global Times (China)
Some overseas experts also warned that covert coronavirus infections could lead to new outbreaks, while scientists are now rushing to estimate the proportion of people with mild or no symptoms who could be spreading the pathogen, according to an article published by Nature on Friday. Also some...

Time for China to help US fight against pandemic

Post Date: 
2020-03-21
Source: 
Global Times (China)
"The immediate need is for more PPE and testing capabilities," Larry William Chang, an infectious diseases expert from of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told the Global Times via email. Chang noted that the major challenges the US faces include inadequate supplies of PPE, ventilators, and...

Do Anti-Inflammatories Like Ibuprofen Aggravate Coronavirus?

Post Date: 
2020-03-20
Source: 
US News and World Report
“Unfortunately, with so many places experiencing patients with COVID-19, almost inevitably we’re going to see some strange associations, and it’s hard to know what’s going to be real and what’s noise,” says Dr. Larry William Chang, associate professor of medicine, epidemiology and international...

Could the Coronavirus Topple Nicolas Maduro's Regime in Venezuela?

Post Date: 
2020-03-20
Source: 
TIME
Dr. Kathleen Page
TIME: Dr. Kathleen Page: “I fear that Venezuela is going to have one of the highest mortality in the world from this disease.”

VERIFY: No, hand dryers will not kill the coronavirus; They won't spread it either

Post Date: 
2020-03-17
Source: 
WUSA9 (CBS, Washington, DC)
"Hand dryers are not effective," the WHO wrote. "In killing the new coronavirus." Dr. Larry Chang from Johns Hopkins University agreed. "There's no evidence that hand drying reaches enough temperatures," he said. "Or that drying out the virus is going to prevent transmission."

Rifapentine demonstrates efficacy for pregnant women, including those with HIV

Post Date: 
2020-03-14
Source: 
Infectious Disease News via Healio
Dr. Jyoti Mathad
Infectious Disease News via Healio: Jyoti Mathad discusses findings from the IMPAACT 2001 clinical trial.

VERIFY: No, mosquitoes will not give you coronavirus

Post Date: 
2020-03-13
Source: 
WUSA9 (CBS, Washington, DC)
To find out the truth, the Verify Team reached out to Dr. Larry William Chang, an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. He said that this blame of the mosquito is nothing new. “The mosquito has been implicated in a lot of things," he said. "Way back when it was implicated...

VERIFY: No, sipping water will not prevent coronavirus, as claimed in viral post

Post Date: 
2020-03-12
Source: 
2020-03-12: WUSA9 (CBS, Washington, DC)
Chang said that the virus is transmitted by small droplets, that are released when someone coughs or sneezes. He said the tiny droplets will then attach themselves to a person's cells. "When you're drinking water," he said. "You're not going to wash away virus, which may have already gone inside...

DBT-NIH support 9th annual meeting of RePORT India

Post Date: 
2020-02-17
Source: 
BioSpectrum
Representatives of RePORT India and P. D. Hinduja Hospital
Consortium is chaired by Dr. Sonali Sarkar on the Indian side and Dr. Amita Gupta U.S. side, with oversight provided by DBT and NIH.

In pregnant women on ART, safer to initiate isoniazid after delivery

Post Date: 
2019-10-08
Source: 
healio.com
Initiating 28-week isoniazid therapy during pregnancy was noninferior to initiating it 12 weeks after delivery to prevent tuberculosis in pregnant women with HIV who are on ART.

Pune part of clinical trial to prevent TB in people exposed to multi-drug resistant cases

Post Date: 
2019-08-28
Source: 
The Indian Express
PHOENIX Study Team Members meet with local government health officials in Pune
Indian Express: Drs. Vidya Mave and Nishi Suryavanshi are quoted in this news article about a recent PHOENIx trial event at BJGMC Clinical Research Site

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