Molemolemo: Building Research Administration Excellence in South Africa
Under the program, Molemolemo: Building Research Administration Excellence in South Africa, grant administrators from the Vanderbilt Institute for Global facilitate advanced research capacity through training and implementation of a structured grants management course with administrative leaders from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). A significant focus and output of the collaboration with Aurum is the in-house development of a structured grants management training course for non-US-based organizations, which includes essential and elective modules.
Vanderbilt-Nigeria Biostatistics Training Program (VN-BioStat)
Fellowship applications are open for this NIH collaborative research training grant focused on creating a cohort of highly skilled Nigerian biostatisticians with the capacity to lead and supervise high-level biostatistics activities for HIV research studies in West Africa. Focus includes hands-on biostatistics training. Trainees will take biostatistics courses, become members of a team of biostatisticians doing HIV research at Vanderbilt, and will be assigned to HIV research projects using data from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH).
Etiology of Persistent Microalbuminuria in Nigeria
The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano, Nigeria have received a federal grant to study the factors associated with microalbuminuria among participants in an ongoing clinical trial of genetically at-risk HIV-positive adult Nigerians. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) grant will provide $2.2 million over the next four years.
The South African National HIV Pregnancy Cohort: evaluating continuity of care among women living with HIV
Project Details: NIH Reporter
Implementation of Rapid HIV Testing and Linkage to HIV Treatment or Prevention Among Vulnerable Populations in Tennessee
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection remains a significant public health problem in the United States (US). It is estimated that almost 15% of the 1.17 million people living with HIV (PLWH) in the US are unaware of their HIV status. And despite the existence of highly effective HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy, ART), only 65% of people living with diagnosed HIV have achieved viral suppression. Similarly, among HIV-negative people eligible for PrEP, only 18% have used PrEP.
Mobile Health and Treat (mHAT) for Malaria Elimination
Principal Investigator(s): Martin Were, M.D., M.S. David Wright, Ph.D.
Examining antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 in Sierra Leone
Excerpt from the article Fogarty awards $3.3M in COVID-19 supplements to support research, training published in Global Health Matters by the Fogarty International Center:
Predictors of treatment toxicity, failure, and relapse in HIV-related tuberculosis "RePORT-Brazil"
Principal Investigator(s):Timothy R. Sterling, M.D. Valeria Cavalcanti Rolla, M.D., Ph.D.
Partners-based HIV Treatment for Sero-concordant Couples attending Antenatal Care
Principal Investigator(s): Carolyn Audet, Ph.D.
Population mobility and retention in HIV care among postpartum women in South Africa
Principal Investigator(s): Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Immunogenetic predictors of active and incipient TB in HIV-negative and -positive close TB contacts
Principal Investigators: Timothy Sterling, MD Bruno Andrade Thomas Hawn
The Partnership for Research in Emerging Viral Infections-Sierra Leone (PREVSL)
The West African Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 exposed the fragility of Sierra Leone’s health system and highlighted the need for further investments to ensure its future capability of responding to a disease outbreak of this magnitude.
The Risk Of HIV Acquisition Among Traditional Healers In South Africa: Implementing Novel Strategies To Improve Protective Behavior
Traditional healers, community-based partners with the national health system of South Africa, are exposed to patient blood an average of 1,500 times during their careers due to the practice of delivering herbal remedies via herbs rubbed into dozens of sub-cutaneous cuts. The purpose of this proposal is to compare two implementation strategies to increase consistent use of PPE: (1) a health care worker provided training program followed by 3 educational outreach and coaching visits at the healer's place of practice vs.
HIV Mobility and Engagement in Care in TN
The project connects Vanderbilt researchers across disciplines in order to understand how often people living with HIV move within or outside of the state, and if this mobility is associated with HIV outcomes.
Traditional Healer-initiated HIV Counseling and Testing in Rural South Africa
In South Africa, HIV testing has been undermined by HIV stigma, distrust in the allopathic health system, a preference for traditional medicine, and distance to the health facility. South Africa has made progress towards their 90-90-90 goals, yet a substantial proportion of the population do not test regularly; only 33.9% of adults in rural Mpumalanga (our study site) underwent HIV testing in the past year.
UNZA-Vanderbilt Partnership for HIV-NCD Research (UVP-2)
The UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP-1) and the UNZA-Vanderbilt Partnership for HIV-NCD Research (UVP-2) continue a longstanding training collaboration between the University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH), Vanderbilt University (VU) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).
Vanderbilt-Nigeria Building Research Capacity in HIV/Non-communicable Diseases (V-BRCH)
The Vanderbilt-Nigeria Building Research Capacity in HIV/Non-communicable Diseases (V-BRCH) Program builds capacity of Nigerian investigators to successfully initiate and implement high-quality clinical trials in HIV-associated non-communicable diseases.
Avante: Towards Epidemic Control
Principal Investigator(s):William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.