Presentations

Cristina Jiménez-Gonzáles

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an undergraduate mentor for Ms. Jiménez-Gonzáles, who is a student at Universidad de Puerto Rico. Program: MCHC-RISE UP Program at Kennedy Krieger

Mayra Cruz

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page served as an advisor in 2013 to Mayra Cruz while she was an undergraduate in the MCHC-RISE UP Program at Kennedy Krieger. She is now a student at George Washington University.

Samyra Cox, MPH

Research Program Manager
Ms. Cox is the CCGHE Research Program Manager responsible for tracking and managing projects across the Indo-JHU research partnership. She serves as the Executive Committee Secretariat of the RePORT consortium for tuberculosis (TB) research funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Government of India. She also plays a project management role on a number of the center’s studies, compiling progress reports, tracking deliverables, managing work plans, and coordinating among collaborators. She works closely with the CCGHE Deputy Director, Dr. Amita Gupta, and supports...

Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease Fellow
Baltimore, Maryland
Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Infectious Disease here at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing undergraduate studies in International Development and Economics at Brandeis University he moved to East Africa where he engaged in health system strengthening for returning refugees to South Sudan and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the epidemiology of pneumonia and diarrhea in Western Kenya. He completed a joint MD/MPH at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with his thesis evaluating the impact of water...

Aarti Avinash Kinikar, MD: Pediatrics

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Education : MBBS (1984); DCH (1988); MD-Paediatrics (1988), DNB-Paediatrics (2003); MRCP-UK (1995). Medical Education- Grant Medical College – Mumbai University, India.

Amit Kale, MS: Orthopedics

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
I am working as associate professor in orthopedics. Currently, I am conducting various drug trials for rheumatoid arthritis.

Anita Basavaraj, MD: Gastroenterology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr Anita Basavaraj has done her MBBS from Nagpur University with Honors in Surgery (1987). Thereafter she did her MD in Medicine (1990) and her Diplomat of National Board (D.N.B.) in 1992.She has done her post graduate Diploma in geriatric Medicine (P.G.D.G.M.) winning the university Gold Medal by virtue of standing first in the country (2012), which is a distant education venture run by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi, MD: Preventive and Social Medicine

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
I have led research projects related to Reproductive and Child Health, Sanitation and Infectious diseases. As part of the BJGMC JHU Fogarty training program in HIV-TB, I have research interest in TB epidemiology. I am interested in studying the association of co-morbidities with clinical presentation and treatment outcomes in tuberculosis.

Sunita Girish, PhD: Medical Biochemistry

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Education : Ph.D, Pune University, 2005 (Medical Biochemistry) title “Antioxidant Status in Leprosy.” Overview : How to improve health systems to combat various infectious diseases like Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV in developing countries, is a research and policy issue that affects many aspects of public health. My research interests include further to understand molecular level changes in cystic fibrosis which is under diagnosed .My interests also involve innovations in molecular techniques dealing with infectious diseases, help governments in developing countries to improve and modify...

Sangita Shelke, MD: Preventive and Social Medicine; Diplomas in Nutrition, Hospital Administration, Psychological counseling

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Indeed TB is a social disease with so many social problems especially the women suffering from TB/HIV undergoes a pathetic life situation. Women are silent suffers, of both HIV and TB in male dominated society of India. My ultimate desire is if I can make a difference in the lives of these silent suffers.

Dr. Smita Deshpande: Microbiology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
My research interests have been: Rapid diagnostic methods for Acute pyogenic meningitis, Diagnosis of enteric fever , Role of Methicillin resistance Staph aureus in infections, Molecular diagnosis of Leptospirosis, Rapid diagnosis of MDR-TB by REMA ( Resasurine Micro titre Plate Assay)and by Line Probe Assay.

Dr. Chhaya Valvi: Pediatrics

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Chhaya Valvi has completed her undergraduate and postgraduate medical education from the premier institute of Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India. She was awarded the prestigious Dr. Palekar prize as she ranked first among the candidates for M.D. exam.

Dr. Vasudha Belgaumkar: Dermatology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr.Vasudha has completed her undergraduate medical education from S.B.H. Government Medical College, Dhule,Maharashtra .A meritorious student throughout, she topped her first and final year University examinations. She is presently working as Associate Professor of Dermatology at B.J. Government Medical College, Pune. Having completed her post-graduation in Dermatology, Venereology (including HIV) and Leprology from this premier institute, she has acquired clinical skills as well as an affinity for research.

Rahul Lokhande, MD: Pulmonary Medicine

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
He is Unit In charge at B J Government Medical college and Sassoon Hospital Pune . He has special Interest in Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Sassoon Hospital.

Dr. Shilpa Naik: Obstetrics and Gynecology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
I am working as an Associate Professor & Unit Incharge since 2009 in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at B.J.Govt Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals Pune. I have been managing High Risk Obstetrics and has keen interest in Critical Care Obstetrics.

Bharat Randive, PhD

Study Coordinator
Pune, India
Bharat Randive, PhD
Bharat Randive is Study Coordinator for the Healthcare-Associated Sepsis study in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in Pune, India, supported by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) SHEPheRD Domain 7 program. This study aims to understand the epidemiology of neonatal sepsis and guide future interventions to prevent the sepsis in NICU. The study also includes analysis of antimicrobial resistance patterns to inform antibiotic selection for suspected neonatal sepsis. Dr. Randive leads the implementation of a quality improvement initiative—Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program...

Spruha Kurlekar

Spruha Kurlekar
Spruha Kurlekar is a final year MBBS student in Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, who is working with Dr. Matt Robinson on antimcrobial resistance in India. In her latest University Examinations, she secured a 'first-class' grade along with a distinction in ENT. Spruha follows a detail-oriented approach and has won praise from teachers and colleagues for her contributions during postings. A conscientious learner, Spruha is excited by the prospect of being a well-rounded, practical, and compassionate doctor. Spruha is interested in research and participated in a 'Clinical...

Erica Orsini, MD

Pune, India
From January 3, 2018 to February 26, 2018, Dr. Orsini worked under Drs. Vidya Mave and Amita Gupta to observe clinical rounds and provide support to the BJGMC Clinical Research Site. She also supported provides the CTRIUMPh substudy entitled “Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary TB” and the study entitled “Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis among Hospitalized Febrile Patients.”

Rahul Rajkumar, MD

Pune, India
Dr. Rahul Rajkumar visited BJGMC from January 9, 2018 to January 20, 2018, where he provided targeted lab support on a CDC ShePHERD protocol, "Healthcare-Associated Sepsis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India." Dr. Rajkumar is a Johns Hopkins Master of Public Health (MPH) student with a medical degree. Dr. Rajkumar is mentored by Dr. Yuka Manabe, and worked under Derek Armstrong, a Johns Hopkins microbiologist who collaborates closely with BJGMC on lab strengthening activities. Whiel on site, Dr. Rajkumar supported Derek Armstrong in conducting quality checks of specific...

Lubaina Arsiwala

Lubaina Arsiwala
Dr. Arsiwala is a Johns Hopkins Masters of Health Science student with a Bachelor in Dental Survey from DY Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, India. She visited BJGMC from June 18, 2018, to August 11, 2018, to provide support to the BJGMC Clinical Research Site. She is working with Dr. Matthew Robinson to support to ongoing studies, including “Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis among Hospitalized Febrile Patients in Pune, India” and “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Oral Cancer among HIV-Infected Adults.” Dr. Arsiwala received funding for her visit through the Johns Hopkins Global...

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