Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/ en Vanderbilt-Zambia Cancer Research Training Program (VZCARE) https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/vanderbilt-zambia-cancer-research-training-program-vzcare <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt-Zambia Cancer Research Training Program (VZCARE)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/27/2022 - 22:06</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2813" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt-Zambia Cancer Research Training Program (VZCARE)"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In partnership with the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Zambia Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center received $1.3 million for a five-year training grant funded by the National Cancer Institute to support cancer epidemiology research in Zambia.</p> <p>Vanderbilt and UNZA are joining forces to build the Vanderbilt-Zambia Cancer Research Training Program (VZCARE). The VZCARE team is led by <strong>Xiao-Ou Shu, MD, PhD</strong>, professor of Medicine and <strong>Douglas Heimburger, MD</strong>, professor of Medicine from Vanderbilt and <strong>Wilbroad Mutale, PhD, MBChB</strong>, Assistant Dean for Research in the UNZA School of Public Health, lecturer in UNZA’s School of Public Health and Medicine and <strong>Violet Kayamba, PhD, MBChB</strong>, senior lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zambia School of Medicine.</p> <p>The overall goal of VZCARE is to develop a cadre of researchers and educators equipped with modern knowledge and expertise to lead cancer epidemiology research and training in Zambia and to encourage US-based researchers to engage in cancer research in low- and middle-income countries.</p> <p>VZCARE builds on the successful 20+ year UNZA-Vanderbilt HIV Research Training Partnership and on the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center’s global cancer epidemiology expertise, resources, and research training in LMICs.</p> <p>Zambia’s National Cancer Control Strategic plan (2016-2021) lists cancer as one of the four major non-communicable diseases causing disability and premature deaths. By 2040, the burden of cancer in Zambia is expected to increase by 122%. Except for HIV-related malignancies – primarily cervical and Kaposi sarcoma – that have benefited from HIV/AIDS funding, there has been very little investment in Zambian cancer research in general and cancer epidemiology in particular.</p> <p>To develop effective prevention and treatment programs, well-designed studies are urgently needed to identify risk and prognostic factors for cancers, particularly those related to westernization, and for individuals living with HIV. At this time, however, such investigations in Zambia are challenging to implement due to a lack of well-trained investigators experienced in conducting large-scale epidemiologic studies using state-of-the-art methodologies and analysis techniques.</p> <p>Zambia has no cancer epidemiology-specific research training programs to address this workforce gap. There is a pressing need for infrastructure and resource building, leadership development, training of experienced investigators, and development of research methodologies and protocols appropriate to Zambia to fight the country’s growing cancer burden.</p> <p>VZCARE is supported by the NIH-National Cancer Institute D43CA270474.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2188" hreflang="und">Vanderbilt-Zambia Cancer Research Training Program-VZCARE</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=755" hreflang="und">Douglas Heimburger</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=675" hreflang="und">Xiao-Ou Shu</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2142" hreflang="und">Wilbroad Mutale</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2189" hreflang="und">Violet Kayamba</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=749" hreflang="und">Cancer</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=678" hreflang="und">Zambia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=253" hreflang="und">Fogarty Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=448" hreflang="und">Non-Communicable Diseases</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 28 Apr 2022 03:06:37 +0000 ridingkm 2813 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt-Nigeria Biostatistics Training Program (VN-BioStat) https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/VN-BioStat <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt-Nigeria Biostatistics Training Program (VN-BioStat)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/22/2022 - 09:46</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2805" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt-Nigeria Biostatistics Training Program (VN-BioStat)"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> <h1 class="text-align-center">Fellowship applications are<br /> open through 31 May 2022</h1> <h4 class="text-align-center">Junior Investigator Scholarships Available</h4> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=KX3XRPAAYAX3LXCH">APPLY HERE</a></h1> <p>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).</p> <ul> <li>Junior investigators with a PhD or “all but dissertation” in statistics or related field, including mathematics and computer science</li> <li>From PhD programs in northern Nigeria, especially Bayero University Kano (BUK) or Ahmadu Bello University</li> <li>12 months of training at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA</li> <li>Two semesters of coursework and mentoring at Vanderbilt University</li> <li>Mentorship from faculty at AKTH/BUK and Vanderbilt</li> <li>Provides tuition, school fees, roundtrip airfare to Nashville, living expenses while in Nashville</li> </ul> <p>Interested persons should contact: Dr. Nafiu Hussaini, PhD | Bayero University Kano<br /> email: <a href="mailto:nafiu_hussaini@yahoo.com">nafiu_hussaini@yahoo.com</a>  </p> <hr /> <p>The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), the Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics, and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), longstanding collaborating institutions in the U.S. and Nigeria, have partnered on a new Training Program from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The <strong>Vanderbilt-Nigeria Biostatistics Training (VN-BioStat)</strong> program leverages other successful NIH-funded training and infrastructure programs in Kano, Nigeria (V-BRCH and V-RAMP), building upon a solid foundation of collaborations between Vanderbilt, AKTH, Bayero University Kano (BUK), and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Nigeria. The program seeks to create 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.</p> <p><meta charset="utf-8" /></p> <p>Drs. Bryan Shepherd, Professor of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt; Nafiu Hussaini, Associate Professor of Mathematical Biology at BUK; and Muktar Aliyu, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at Vanderbilt and Associate Director for Research with the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), serve as multiple-principal investigators (MPIs) of VN-BioStat.</p> <p>The program will bring two Nigerian data scientists per year (total of 10 over 5 years) to Vanderbilt to immerse them in hands-on biostatistics training for one-year fellowships. 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 AKTH. The program will also host an annual workshop in Nigeria, team-taught by Vanderbilt and Nigerian investigators, to provide mid-level, hands-on biostatistics training in specific statistical techniques and their applications to HIV research. The workshops will be open to HIV researchers and data scientists from West Africa. </p> <p>This work is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 1D43TW012268-01.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=635" hreflang="und">VU Biostatistics</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2184" hreflang="und">Bryan Shepherd</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=420" hreflang="und">Muktar Aliyu</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=441" hreflang="und">Nigeria</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2163" hreflang="und">Infectious Disease </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 22 Mar 2022 14:46:51 +0000 ridingkm 2805 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Aima Ahonkhai receives grant to improve HIV care in Tennessee https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs-latest-news-vigh/aima-ahonkhai-receives-grant-improve-hiv <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Aima Ahonkhai receives grant to improve HIV care in Tennessee</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/15/2022 - 11:38</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2798" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Aima Ahonkhai receives grant to improve HIV care in Tennessee"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/02/24/ahonkhai-advances-in-national-challenge-to-improve-hiv-care-for-black-men-in-tennessee/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2022/02/24/ahonkhai-advances-in-national-challenge-to-improve-hiv-care-for-black-men-in-tennessee/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The <a href="https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/Content.aspx?ID=24556&amp;lvl=2&amp;lvlid=8">Office of Minority Health announced</a> phase one winners of <a href="https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/Content.aspx?ID=22538&amp;lvl=1&amp;lvlid=1&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=govdelivery">The HIV Challenge</a>, a national competition seeking innovative approaches to reduce HIV-related stigma and increase prevention and treatment among minority communities. The HIV Challenge provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to develop novel, innovative approaches for implementation within their local communities. It consists of three phases for concept design, approach development, and refinement with small-scale testing. </p> <p>Assistant Professor of Medicine and core VIGH faculty member <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/person/aimalohi-aima-ahonkhai-md-mph" target="_blank">Aimalohi "Aima" Ahonkhai, MD, MPH,</a> was one of the 15 winners to receive a prize of $20,000 and will advance to the challenge's second phase. Her proposal focuses on novel strategies utilizing barbers and barbershops to improve HIV care outcomes for Black men with HIV in Middle Tennessee.</p> <blockquote> <p>“Our partnership with Streetworks LLC and barbers in Middle Tennessee has been one of the most motivating research experiences I have had. Our community partners and the barbers themselves have helped me and my team to think outside of the box to meet the needs of young Black men living with HIV in our region, and I am very excited that the HIV challenge will allow me to explore and test these novel ideas” said Ahonkhai.</p> </blockquote> <p>In the U.S., racial and ethnic minority populations have higher HIV diagnoses and lower prevention awareness, treatment initiation, and adherence rates. HIV-related stigma contributes to poor uptake of prevention tools and treatment. Reducing new HIV infections involves community engagement and mobilization strategies to address stigma among at-risk groups. </p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=786" hreflang="und">Aimalohi Ahonkhai</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2171" hreflang="und">Leslie Pierce</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2164" hreflang="und">Local is Global</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=739" hreflang="und">Infectious Diseases</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=306" hreflang="und">HIV</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 15 Feb 2022 17:38:51 +0000 ridingkm 2798 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Global Neurosurgery Program https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/global-neurosurgery-program <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Global Neurosurgery Program</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/24/2022 - 13:29</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2792" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Global Neurosurgery Program"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://www.vumc.org/neurosurgerydept/global-neurosurgery-research" target="_blank">https://www.vumc.org/neurosurgerydept/global-neurosurgery-research</a></div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2179" hreflang="und">Neurology/Neurosurgery</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=448" hreflang="und">Non-Communicable Diseases</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=744" hreflang="und">Ethiopia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=743" hreflang="und">Ghana</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=360" hreflang="und">Kenya</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=441" hreflang="und">Nigeria</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=516" hreflang="und">South Africa</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=529" hreflang="und">Tanzania</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=678" hreflang="und">Zambia</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 24 Jan 2022 19:29:08 +0000 ridingkm 2792 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Primary Prevention of Stroke in Children With SCD in Sub-Saharan Africa II (SPRING) https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/primary-prevention-stroke-children-scd-sub-saharan-africa-ii <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Primary Prevention of Stroke in Children With SCD in Sub-Saharan Africa II (SPRING)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:56</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2786" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Primary Prevention of Stroke in Children With SCD in Sub-Saharan Africa II (SPRING)"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Strokes in sickle cell anemia (SCA), particularly in children living in Africa, are associated with significant morbidity and an increased risk of premature death. In the US, primary stroke prevention in children with SCA involves screening for elevated transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) velocity coupled with regular blood transfusion therapy for those with elevated velocities. However, regular blood transfusion therapy is not feasible in Africa due to inadequate supply of safe blood and the reluctance of parents to accept regular blood transfusion therapy for their children. Promising preliminary data from our feasibility trial in Kano, Nigeria (1R21NS080639-NCE, NCT01801423; October 2012 - August 2014) support the potential use of moderate dose hydroxyurea (HU) therapy of 20 mg/kg/day for primary prevention of stroke in children with SCA.</p> <p>In the feasibility trial, we screened 331 participants; 92% (25 of 27) of participants with elevated TCD measurements elected to enroll and receive HU therapy. About 75% (210 of 280) of the screened participants with non-elevated TCD measurements agreed to be followed for a minimum of three years to assess the background rate of morbidity and mortality. Among those on HU therapy, 80% (20 of 25) of the participants who reached their third month on HU therapy dropped their elevated TCD value to below 200 cm/sec in both middle cerebral arteries. Based on the results from the recently completed Transcranial Doppler (TCD) With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea trial (NCT01425307), demonstrating that children with an elevated TCD measurement can be switched to HU therapy after one year of blood transfusion, coupled with our preliminary trial results indicating a decrease in TCD velocities in 2/3rds of the participants over 3 months, we propose a three center randomized partial double-blind Phase III clinical trial (1R01NS094041-01; September 2015 - July 2020) to test the following hypothesis: There will be a 66% relative risk reduction of primary strokes in children with SCA, and elevated TCD measurements (n=220), randomly allocated to moderate dose vs. low dose HU therapy (10 vs. 20 mg/kg/day) for 3 years.</p> <p>The aims of the randomized partial double-blind Phase III clinical trial are to: 1) determine the efficacy of moderate vs. low dose HU therapy for primary stroke prevention; 2) determine the efficacy of moderate dose HU therapy for decreasing the incidence of all cause-hospitalization for any cause (pain, acute chest syndrome, infection, or other) when compared to low dose HU therapy; and 3) assess long-term safety of HU therapy (mean 6.5 years) in participants from the feasibility trial with an elevated TCD measurement (n=25), when compared to children with an initial normal TCD (n= 210, followed for at least 3 years). In preparation for this application, the teams from Nigeria have received 1 month of patient-oriented research training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. This trial will help us to determine whether moderate dose HU therapy can prevent thousands of strokes in children at high risk in Africa, while simultaneously helping build research capacity among the next cadre of physician scientists in Nigeria.</p> <p><a href="https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02560935?term=NCT02560935&amp;draw=2&amp;rank=1">Visit the Clinical Trials website for more information. </a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=403" hreflang="und">Michael DeBaun</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2168" hreflang="und">Hematology/Sickle Cell Disease </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=509" hreflang="und">Sickle Cell Disease</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=441" hreflang="und">Nigeria</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=743" hreflang="und">Ghana</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 19 Nov 2021 20:56:15 +0000 ridingkm 2786 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Stroke Prevention in Young Adults With Sickle Cell Anemia (SPIYA) https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/stroke-prevention-young-adults-sickle-cell-anemia-spiya <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Stroke Prevention in Young Adults With Sickle Cell Anemia (SPIYA)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/19/2021 - 14:50</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2785" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Stroke Prevention in Young Adults With Sickle Cell Anemia (SPIYA)"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disease, affecting about 25 million people worldwide. Approximately 150,000 Nigerian children are born each year with sickle cell disease (SCD), making it the country with the largest burden of SCD in the world. Recent advancements in care for children with SCA have translated into improved survival of children in both high and low-resource settings. However, more complications of SCD are seen in those who survive to adulthood. Silent cerebral infarcts (SCI) and strokes are among the most devastating complications of SCD, affecting 40% and 10% of children, respectively.</p> <p>The overall goal of this study is to extend the Investigator's successful capacity-building effort in the assessment of neurological morbidity in children with SCD living in northern Nigeria (Kano) to young adults with SCD living in the same region. About 50% of all adults with SCD live in Nigeria. Despite the high prevalence of SCD in Africa, the neurological morbidity is not well characterized, limiting opportunities for primary and secondary stroke prevention strategies. At least 50% of young adults with sickle cell anemia (SCA), the most severe form of the disease, will have SCIs and an estimated 10% will have strokes, based on studies in high-resource settings. In high-resource settings, screening for abnormal transcranial Doppler (TCD) velocities in children with SCA, coupled with regular blood transfusion has resulted in a 92% reduction of relative risk for strokes. Despite this effective strategy, regular blood transfusion therapy does not seem sustainable in sub-Saharan Africa due to shortages and the risk of transfusion transmissible infections. Additionally, there is a lack of evidence-based stroke prevention strategies in young adults with SCA, either in the high-income or in low-resource settings. Based on the foregoing, the Investigators propose to determine the prevalence of neurological injury (overt stroke, transient ischemic attacks, and silent cerebral infarcts) in young adults at the transition age from 16-25 years. The Investigators will also, for the first time, assess conventional risk factors of stroke in the general population to determine whether a different prevention strategy is required to reduce the incidence of neurological injury in this high-risk population.</p> <p><a href="https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04808778?term=NCT04808778&amp;draw=2&amp;rank=1">Visit the Clinical Trials website for more information.</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=403" hreflang="und">Michael DeBaun</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=509" hreflang="und">Sickle Cell Disease</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2168" hreflang="und">Hematology/Sickle Cell Disease </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=441" hreflang="und">Nigeria</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 19 Nov 2021 20:50:15 +0000 ridingkm 2785 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health TN Together: Opioid Abuse and Response https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/tn-together-opioid-abuse-and-response <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">TN Together: Opioid Abuse and Response</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/17/2021 - 09:43</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2783" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to TN Together: Opioid Abuse and Response"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tennessee anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. In partnership with the Hamilton County Coalition, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) collect and analyze program demographics and outcomes. The Nu-Start program provides access to treatment and recovery services for individuals and families overcoming opioid dependency.</p> <p><strong>Carolyn Audet, PhD, MSci</strong>, associate director of the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research and associate professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy leads the VUMC research team.</p> <p>The project is supported by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.</p> <p>In partnership with the Hamilton County Coalition, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center collect and analyze  provided this analysis of the Nu-Start program that provides access to treatment and recovery services for individuals and families overcoming opioid dependency.</p> <p>The project is supported by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=131" hreflang="und">Carolyn Audet</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2172" hreflang="und">Mariah Pettipiece-Phillips</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2164" hreflang="und">Local is Global</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2177" hreflang="und">Substance Abuse</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2169" hreflang="und">Mental Health</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 17 Nov 2021 15:43:32 +0000 ridingkm 2783 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/artificial-intelligencemachine-learning-consortium-advance <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/16/2021 - 16:53</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2782" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity (AIM-AHEAD) "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This summer the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new flagship initiative, the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consortium to Advance Health Equity and Researcher Diversity, or AIM-AHEAD.</p> <p>The initiative seeks to quell common biases that beset biomedicine and aims specifically to redress two glaring deficits identified by the NIH: a lack of diversity among artificial intelligence researchers and a lack of representation from various segments of society in the data available to support machine learning and the implementation of artificial intelligence in the health domain.</p> <p>The Coordinating Center includes 14 investigators from around the country, among them Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Toufeeq Ahmed, PhD, MS, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics, who’s one of nine investigators for the center’s Leadership Core, and Bradley Malin, PhD, Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Computer Science, who’s one of three investigators for the center’s Infrastructure Core. </p> <p>Under the leadership of Drs. Toufeeq and Malin, <strong>VIGH member Martin Were, MD, associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine</strong> will focus on software infrastructure to facilitate artificial intelligence and health disparities research.</p> <p><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/10/21/initiative-seeks-to-improve-diversity-of-ai-research/">Full VUMC Reporter Article</a></p> <p><a href="https://aim-ahead.net/home">AIM-AHEAD Website</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=713" hreflang="und">Martin Were</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2165" hreflang="und">mHealth Biomedical Informatics</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 16 Nov 2021 22:53:51 +0000 ridingkm 2782 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/applying-research-healthy-liberia <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=79" hreflang="und">Education and Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 23:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2726" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The University of Liberia College of Health Sciences is the leading educational institution for developing Liberia’s clinicians, researchers, health policymakers and innovators. As one of only two public universities in the country, it is poised to become a globally recognized leader in research utilization, meaningfully connecting academics with policymaking, innovation, and clinical practice. Devastated by civil war, the Ebola epidemic, and now COVID-19, Liberia’s health system has dealt with severe resource constraints, shortages in healthcare workers, and other systemic challenges including gaps in evidence-based medical training and practices. </p> <p>The Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH) partnered with Yale University and the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) to establish a public-private-academic hub for research utilization in the Liberian health sector and an academic network to strengthen Liberia’s education and health sectors.</p> <p>Funding for the Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia project comes from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization (BRIDGE-U) program. It will allow the three institutions to build on a longstanding partnership to create the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) in Liberia.</p> <p>This program builds off the successful implementation of capacity-building activities by the three institutions, including the <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-funding-portfolio-ordered-start-date/residency-integrated-medical-education-and">Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER Liberia) </a>USAID grant designed to strengthen medical training, build subspecialty medical capacity, and enhance research training in Liberia.</p> <p>The BRIDGE-U program will enhance ULCHS’s role as a national hub for research and interprofessional training by getting a Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation fully operational and connecting ULCHS faculty and students directly with policymakers, clinicians, and private-sector innovators to translate research outputs.</p> <p>As an academic hub, CTLI will comprise an experiential learning and assessment lab, a health start-up incubator as well as initiatives to translate and implement existing research findings, and programming to impart research utilization competencies.</p> <p>The BRIDGE-U program is part of <a href="https://www.usaid.gov/hesn/hesn-2-0">USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network</a>. This network provides a platform for USAID to partner with higher education institutions from around the world to address critical development challenges, build local capacity and cultivate innovation.</p> <p><strong>Program objectives include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Advancing research utilization in health and health sciences education for improved health outcomes and equitable economic growth in Liberia.</li> <li>Building research utilization skills among Liberia’s current and future health sciences students, faculty, clinicians, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.</li> <li>Generating new knowledge about how to translate and utilize research findings more effectively to achieve development goals.</li> </ul> <p>Funding for the project comes from award number 7200AA21CA00010.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2151" hreflang="und">Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia - AR4HL</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=121" hreflang="und">Ann Green</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2148" hreflang="und">Harriett Myers</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=741" hreflang="und">Liberia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=156" hreflang="und">Capacity Building Research</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 11 Nov 2021 05:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2726 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Mobile Health and Treat (mHAT) for Malaria Elimination https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/mobile-health-and-treat-mhat-malaria-elimination <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mobile Health and Treat (mHAT) for Malaria Elimination</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Visitor</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2123" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Mobile Health and Treat (mHAT) for Malaria Elimination"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Principal Investigator(s): <br /> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/person/martin-c-were-md-ms">Martin Were, M.D., M.S.</a><br /> David Wright, Ph.D. </p> <p><strong><a href="https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9341772&amp;icde=39450462&amp;ddparam=&amp;ddvalue=&amp;ddsub=&amp;cr=1&amp;csb=default&amp;cs=ASC&amp;pball=">Mobile Health and Treat (mHAT) for Malaria Elimination</a></strong><br /> While malaria control efforts have shown success in limiting the spread of the disease, elimination campaigns will require improved surveillance capabilities and faster information workflow after the identification of an index case. This proposal, a collaborative effort between Vanderbilt University and the Macha Research Trust in Zambia, describes the development and testing of a “mobile health and treat” malaria elimination strategy that is sustainable and scalable.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=781" hreflang="und">Global Health Informatics</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=376" hreflang="und">Malaria</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=713" hreflang="und">Martin Were</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=678" hreflang="und">Zambia</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2165" hreflang="und">mHealth Biomedical Informatics</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2163" hreflang="und">Infectious Disease </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 Visitor 2123 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health The Risk Of HIV Acquisition Among Traditional Healers In South Africa: Implementing Novel Strategies To Improve Protective Behavior https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/risk-hiv-acquisition-among-traditional-healers-south-africa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Risk Of HIV Acquisition Among Traditional Healers In South Africa: Implementing Novel Strategies To Improve Protective Behavior</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2621" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to The Risk Of HIV Acquisition Among Traditional Healers In South Africa: Implementing Novel Strategies To Improve Protective Behavior"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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. (2) a training and educational outreach initiative led by a team of health care workers and healers who adopted and use PPE on their own (early adopters) to assess their effects on exposure to patient blood. With an HIV prevalence among healers well above that in the baseline population (30% vs. 19%) and HIV prevalence of 59% among those exposed to patient blood, this study will allow us to test a novel implementation strategy for delivering PPE training to prevent new HIV infections among a newly identified high-risk population in a region with the world's highest HIV prevalence.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/preventing-occupational-exposure-bloodborne-pathogens-among-rural-south-african"><em>VIGH News Article</em></a></strong><br /> <br /> <a href="https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9922456&amp;icde=52027446">NIH Grant Number R21AI150302</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=131" hreflang="und">Carolyn Audet</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=783" hreflang="und">Traditional Healers</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=315" hreflang="und">HIV/AIDS</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=516" hreflang="und">South Africa</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2104" hreflang="und">University of the Witwatersrand</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2163" hreflang="und">Infectious Disease </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2172" hreflang="und">Mariah Pettipiece-Phillips</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2621 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Predictors of treatment toxicity, failure, and relapse in HIV-related tuberculosis "RePORT-Brazil" https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/predictors-treatment-toxicity-failure-and-relapse-hiv <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Predictors of treatment toxicity, failure, and relapse in HIV-related tuberculosis &quot;RePORT-Brazil&quot; </span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Visitor</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2127" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Predictors of treatment toxicity, failure, and relapse in HIV-related tuberculosis &quot;RePORT-Brazil&quot; "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Principal Investigator(s):<br /> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/person/timothy-r-sterling-md">Timothy R. Sterling, M.D.</a><br /> Valeria Cavalcanti Rolla, M.D., Ph.D.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9199006&amp;icde=39447759&amp;ddparam=&amp;ddvalue=&amp;ddsub=&amp;cr=1&amp;csb=default&amp;cs=ASC&amp;pball=">Predictors of treatment toxicity, failure, and relapse in HIV-related tuberculosis "RePORT-Brazil" (R01 AI120790-01A1)</a></strong><br /> The over-arching goal of this project is to optimize the treatment of HIV-related tuberculosis in a large, genetically diverse cohort in Brazil. We will characterize the relationship between human genetic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), tuberculosis and HIV drug levels, and three key tuberculosis treatment outcomes: drug toxicity, 2-month sputum culture-positivity, and tuberculosis treatment failure/reIapse. These results will lay the groundwork for drug dosing and regimens that improve outcomes and treatment effectiveness of HIV-related tuberculosis.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=315" hreflang="und">HIV/AIDS</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=782" hreflang="und">Tuberculosis</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=732" hreflang="und">Brazil</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=537" hreflang="und">Timothy Sterling</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2163" hreflang="und">Infectious Disease </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2178" hreflang="und">Hilary Vansell</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 Visitor 2127 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health HIV Mobility and Engagement in Care in TN https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/hiv-mobility-and-engagement-care-tn <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HIV Mobility and Engagement in Care in TN</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2622" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to HIV Mobility and Engagement in Care in TN"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> <p>Dr. Ahonkhai’s current work aims to design novel care delivery interventions to improve quality of HIV treatment in resource-limited settings, especially vulnerable populations. Much of her research has focused on populations in Nigeria and South Africa to assess quality of HIV care. Dr. Clouse also has an extensive background in designing and implementing HIV studies, with an emphasis on population mobility and engagement in HIV care in South Africa.</p> <p><em><a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/impact-mobility-hiv-continuum-care-tennessee">VIGH News Article</a></em></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=786" hreflang="und">Aimalohi Ahonkhai</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=355" hreflang="und">Kate Clouse</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=306" hreflang="und">HIV</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2102" hreflang="und">Tennessee Center for AIDS research</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2164" hreflang="und">Local is Global</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2163" hreflang="und">Infectious Disease </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2171" hreflang="und">Leslie Pierce</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2622 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health An interactive, narrative intervention to address the mental health treatment gap among young people living with HIV in Nigeria https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/interactive-narrative-intervention-address-mental-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">An interactive, narrative intervention to address the mental health treatment gap among young people living with HIV in Nigeria</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2743" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to An interactive, narrative intervention to address the mental health treatment gap among young people living with HIV in Nigeria"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Young people living with HIV (Y-PLWH) have poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy and engagement in HIV care, making HIV the leading cause of death for African adolescents. Depression and psychological distress are much more common among Y-PLWH than in the general population, and are associated with significantly worse adherence to care and treatment when compared to Y-PLWH without these co-morbid conditions. Thus, untreated depression and severe psychological distress are important contributors to poor HIV outcomes in this population.</p> <p>Nigeria is home to the 4th largest HIV population globally and 10% of Y-PLWH, but mental health screening is not routinely conducted in this setting, and less than 10% of those diagnosed have access to evidence-based care. Despite this treatment gap, few interventions have targeted the mental health needs of Y-PLWH in Africa. The World Health Organization recommends that caregivers of Y-PLWH adopt youth- friendly strategies and incorporate psychosocial services to meet their needs, and that task shifting to non- specialized health workers be used to overcome the dearth of trained professionals in low and middle-income countries. Task-shifted problem Solving Therapy (PST) has been effectively used by our team and others to treat both depression and psychological distress using a task-shifted approach.</p> <p>However, PST is an intensive strategy (typically 6-15 weekly sessions) often delivered in-person and poor completion rates are associated with less effectiveness -- a concern further magnified during the current COVID-19 climate. Mobile health technologies may be uniquely suited to surmount some of the obstacles for effective PST delivery in Nigeria and novel digital game-based strategies, can be utilized to promote engagement in mental health interventions on a platform that is compelling for young people. Our team has developed, a preliminary prototype of a theory-grounded game, Change My Story, in which players navigate difficult experiences based on drivers of psychological distress and interact with a virtual environment to choose a narrative path toward the story's conclusion. In this proposal, we will finalize the prototype of Change My Story, and integrate this game into a comprehensive, task-shifted PST intervention delivered via mobile phone to optimize engagement in mental health care.</p> <p>Through the R21 mechanism, we aim to: 1) finalize the Change My Story prototype to address key drivers of psychological distress among Y-PLWH in Nigeria and 2) establish the usability, feasibility, and acceptability of Change My Story among Y-PLWH with psychological distress in Nigeria. Through the R33 mechanism, we aim to 1) conduct a hybrid implementation-effectiveness pilot RCT for 80 Y-PLWH with depression or psychological distress, and compare feasibility, acceptability, engagement, satisfaction and preliminary effectiveness among individuals receiving PST alone or PST with Change My Story, and 2) use the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) to assess factors influencing engagement, acceptability, and satisfaction along with facilitators and barriers to implementation delivery.</p> <p>Project Details: <a href="https://reporter.nih.gov/search/QIA8kBY6UEOQBAE2VaXBEQ/project-details/10311346">NIH Reporter</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2165" hreflang="und">mHealth Biomedical Informatics</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=315" hreflang="und">HIV/AIDS</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=786" hreflang="und">Aimalohi Ahonkhai</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2169" hreflang="und">Mental Health</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=441" hreflang="und">Nigeria</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2171" hreflang="und">Leslie Pierce</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2743 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health CareConekta: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a mobile health intervention to improve engagement in postpartum HIV care in South Africa https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/careconekta-study-protocol-randomized-controlled-trial <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CareConekta: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a mobile health intervention to improve engagement in postpartum HIV care in South Africa</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2623" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to CareConekta: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a mobile health intervention to improve engagement in postpartum HIV care in South Africa"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>South Africa has more HIV/AIDS patients than any other country and is home to the world’s largest antiretroviral program. According to the World Bank, as of 2018 the prevalence of HIV among South Africans ages 15 to 49 was 20.4%. Nearly one in three pregnant women attending antenatal care in South Africa is living with HIV.</p> <p>As South Africans with HIV move around the country, there is a risk they will disengage from the health care system or otherwise become lost to follow-up care.</p> <p>To study and address this risk, <a href="https://my.vanderbilt.edu/kateclouse/">Kate Clouse</a>, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of Nursing and Medicine and part of the core faculty at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, is working with researchers in South Africa and California on a randomized controlled trial of a smartphone app called CareConekta. Clouse devised CareConekta in collaboration with University of Cape Town researchers Tamsin Phillips, PhD, and Landon Myer, PhD, MBChB.</p> <p>The app is designed to facilitate patient engagement with HIV care across the peripartum period, that is, shortly before, during and immediately after giving birth.</p> <p><em><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2020/05/07/team-to-test-app-for-improving-hiv-care-for-new-mothers-in-south-africa/">VUMC Reporter Article</a></em></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=355" hreflang="und">Kate Clouse</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=516" hreflang="und">South Africa</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=771" hreflang="und">MHealth</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=148" hreflang="und">Biomedical research informatics</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2165" hreflang="und">mHealth Biomedical Informatics</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=306" hreflang="und">HIV</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=387" hreflang="und">Maternal and Child Health</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2623 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Liberia (PEER/Liberia) Consortium https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-funding-portfolio-ordered-start-date/residency-integrated-medical-education-and <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Liberia (PEER/Liberia) Consortium</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Visitor</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2133" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Liberia (PEER/Liberia) Consortium"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Principal Investigator(s): <br /> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/person/bonnie-miller-md">Bonnie Miller, M.D.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/person/troy-moon-md-mph">Troy Moon, M.D. M.P.H.</a><br /> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/person/marie-h-martin-phd-med">Marie Martin, M.Ed., Ph.D.</a></p> <p><b>Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Liberia </b><a href="http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PEERLiberia/index.htm"><strong>(PEER-Liberia</strong></a><b>) </b>program under PEER sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.</p> <p>In the aftermath of the Western Africa Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015, hundreds of Ebola survivors have developed a range of ocular conditions from persistent Ebola virus in the eye’s aqueous humor — fluid that fills space between the lens and cornea — for months following the initial hemorrhagic infection. Care and treatment of these individuals requires specialized medical expertise, and more research is need to understand ocular diseases among survivors.</p> <p>PRIMER-Liberia will focus on developing institutional capacity for a new, fully accredited Ophthalmology residency training program through the Liberian College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS) in Monrovia, Liberia; as well as providing technical assistance towards medical curriculum reform and overall research capacity of the AM Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMD). This initiative will also compliment Liberia’s preclinical sustainability plan, and help to strengthen the health system more broadly. Training and education activities include, curriculum development, in-county workshops, distance learning, training for community-based and ancillary health care providers, mentoring of faculty and residents, apprenticeships and clinical rotations.</p> <p>While the primary outcome is to enhance medical school training that will develop a pipeline of faculty in Ophthalmology with the requisite skills to ensure Ophthalmology Residency Programs meet accreditation standards of the West African College of Physicians, this initiative will also compliment Liberia’s preclinical sustainability plan, and help to strengthen the health system more broadly. Training and education activities include, curriculum development, in-county workshops, distance learning, training for community-based and ancillary health care providers, mentoring faculty and residents, apprenticeships and clinical rotations.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2018/02/08/partnership-enhances-eye-care-for-ebola-survivors-in-liberia/">Learn more &gt;&gt;</a></strong></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=795" hreflang="und">International Training Grant/Program</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=741" hreflang="und">Liberia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=778" hreflang="und">Ophthalmology</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=221" hreflang="und">Ebola</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=800" hreflang="und">Capacity Building</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=754" hreflang="und">Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=711" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Rose</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 Visitor 2133 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health UEM-Vanderbilt Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER) https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/uem-vanderbilt-academic-partnership-enhancements-research <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">UEM-Vanderbilt Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2667" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to UEM-Vanderbilt Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER)"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="margin-bottom:11px">Building on over a decade of partnership, the Faculty of Medicine at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) are seeking to expand upon the groundwork laid by the longstanding <a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="67616c68-1b20-4d64-b0af-a7800ed9efdd" href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/partnership-research-implementation-science-mozambique-prism">PRISM (Partnership for Research in Implementation Science – Mozambique </a>collaboration for HIV implementation science research capacity at UEM.</p> <p>Through a series of evaluations from PRISM, UEM identified two priority areas for further institutional strengthening. As such, the Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER), a three-year project funded by the Fogarty International Center of the NIH, focuses on grants management through activities designed to reinforce a newly created Office of Project Support at UEM, as well as reinforcing the discipline of biostatistics within the Faculty of Medicine.</p> <p><strong><a name="_Hlk71898155" id="_Hlk71898155">Key components of the program include:</a></strong></p> <p>1) Promotion of sustainability and increased faculty competitiveness in grants management through capacitation of the newly created UEM Office of Project Support in coordination with the Faculty of Medicine Administration/Finance Office.</p> <p>2) Development of a Biostatistics “Core” within UEM´s Implementation Science Unit to provide biostatistics support to faculty and students in the conduct of their research.</p> <p>The Fogarty International Center supports this project under agreement <a href="https://reporter.nih.gov/search/CNrx5ChKmEKSwh4Z2tZDDQ/project-details/10259747">G11TW011529.</a></p> <div> </div> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=156" hreflang="und">Capacity Building Research</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=790" hreflang="und">Implementation Science</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=553" hreflang="und">University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=414" hreflang="und">Mozambique</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=635" hreflang="und">VU Biostatistics</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2149" hreflang="und">Grants Management</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=121" hreflang="und">Ann Green</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2148" hreflang="und">Harriett Myers</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2667 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Cure Sickle Cell Initiative Data Coordinating Center https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/cure-sickle-cell-initiative-data-coordinating-center <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Cure Sickle Cell Initiative Data Coordinating Center</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2745" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Cure Sickle Cell Initiative Data Coordinating Center"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Project Details: <a href="https://reporter.nih.gov/search/36glQgxD8kWcd5yVIEF98w/project-details/9788996">NIH Reporter</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=403" hreflang="und">Michael DeBaun</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=448" hreflang="und">Non-Communicable Diseases</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2168" hreflang="und">Hematology/Sickle Cell Disease </a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2165" hreflang="und">mHealth Biomedical Informatics</a>, <a href="/global-health/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=425" hreflang="und">Nashville</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2745 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health VU-Mozambique Collaborative Research Ethics Education (FoCEP) Program https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/vu-mozambique-collaborative-research-ethics-education-focep <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VU-Mozambique Collaborative Research Ethics Education (FoCEP) Program</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Visitor</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2135" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VU-Mozambique Collaborative Research Ethics Education (FoCEP) Program"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Principal Investigator(s): <br /> Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.<br /> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/person/troy-moon-md-mph">Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.</a></p> <p><a href="https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9253856&amp;icde=39448420&amp;ddparam=&amp;ddvalue=&amp;ddsub=&amp;cr=1&amp;csb=default&amp;cs=ASC&amp;pball="><strong>VU-Mozambique Collaborative Research Ethics Education Program (R25TW09722-04)</strong></a><br /> The VU-Collaborative Research Ethics Education (Formacao Colaborativa na Etica em Pesquisa, FoCEP) program will nurture a new generation of global health researchers from Mozambique in the ethical review of human participant research and the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This program will also strengthen the development and institutionalization of a system for ethical review of human research protocols in Mozambique's biomedical research institutions and newly developed Research Ethics Committees (REC). The present proposal has been developed in response to focused and carefully considered requests from the leadership of UEM and the Mozambican National Bioethics Committee for VUMC's assistance in developing national capacity for ethical review of human studies protocols and teaching research ethics to biomedical and public health investigators.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=414" hreflang="und">Mozambique</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=231" hreflang="und">Ethics</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=795" hreflang="und">International Training Grant/Program</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=800" hreflang="und">Capacity Building</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 Visitor 2135 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Liberia IRB Practicum and Workshop Series: Ethics Supplement https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs/liberia-irb-practicum-and-workshop-series-ethics-supplement <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Liberia IRB Practicum and Workshop Series: Ethics Supplement</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?cat=2170" hreflang="und">Research-Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:31</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2668" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Liberia IRB Practicum and Workshop Series: Ethics Supplement"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNormal">Building on the partnership with University of Liberia, College of Health Sciences (ULCHS), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) will develop a develop a one-year research ethics education program for members of four institutional review boards (IRBs) in Monrovia, Liberia. Research education and training activities will adapt to the Liberian context from the well-established Collaborative Research Ethics Education (Formação Colaborativa em Etica na Pesquisa, FoCEP) Program for Mozambique.<p></p></p> <ul> <li>Two-Part Research Ethics Practicum Targeting Liberian IRB Directors/Administrators</li> <li>Two Part IRB Committee Member Workshop Series on Research Ethics, Research Integrity, and RCR<span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;mso-fareast-font-family:&#10;Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA;mso-bidi-font-style:italic"> </span></li> </ul> <p>This project is a Supplement for VU-Mozambique Collaborative Research Ethics Education Program: <p></p>Formação Colaborativa em Ética na Pesquisa (FoCEP). <p></p></p> <p>This program builds upon successes of its first five-year period and will continue to nurture a new generation of global health researchers from Mozambique in the ethical review of human participant research and the responsible conduct of research (RCR). This program will continue to strengthen the development and institutionalization of a system for ethical review of human research protocols in Mozambique's biomedical research institutions and newly developed Research Ethics Committees (REC). The present proposal has been developed in response to focused and carefully considered requests from the leadership of UEM and the Mozambican National Bioethics Committee for Health (Comité Nacional de Bioética para Saúde, CNBS) for VUMC's assistance in developing national capacity for ethical review of human studies protocols and teaching research ethics to biomedical and public health investigators.</p> <p><a href="https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_details.cfm?aid=9927718&amp;icde=52694503">NIH Reporter Details</a></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2105" hreflang="und">Ethics Research Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=2106" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Heitman</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=741" hreflang="und">Liberia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/current-research-and-training-programs?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 17:31:33 +0000 ridingkm 2668 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health